Vibrant Flower

The day before my wedding my Matron of Honor and I went to the Colorado State University Flower Trial Garden to gush over the blooms.  It was mid October but unseasonably warm so there were plenty of blossoms to ogle over. This one stood out for the Vibrant challenge. I also love the little critter who found a blushing pink petal to perch upon. Now that we’ve been married three months, I hope to find more time to blog and read your posts!



I lie down at night and fall asleep. I awake in the morning—healthy, strong, vibrant—because the Eternal supports me.
Psalm 3:5

Deb and me

Deb and me at the Trial Garden


Flowers On The Way

On the way around Green Lake, Wisconsin on our bikes we ran across this field of wild beauties. Is there any more delightful surprise? Happy summer! 

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. 
Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

Word a Week Challenge: Vibrant…Orange You Glad

I’ve never appreciated orange. It doesn’t match my skin color and makes me look sallow and ill.  But recently I discovered the beauty of it, to which my mother replied, “Good for you, I still don’t get it.”  It’s a unique color that leaves many people wishing for an alternative, but maybe these will introduce you to its flavorful joy.

This little darling comes with sparkles included, wow, just my style!

Orange Vibrant Flower

I love how one flower shows the mixture of yellow and red to make orange. These first two shots were taken at the CSU Flower Trial Garden.

Orange You Glad Flowers

Outside my office at Centerra, Loveland, ColoradoOrange flowers at Centerra 2013 border:

My first post for Sue’s photo challenge.

More flower photos:

Ode to Spring

Field Flowers