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THE LAST ROSE OF FALL – 10/25/15

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SURE, THE RAINFALL MAKES THE FLOWERS GROW …

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But apparently …DSC01382

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Is enough … after two weeks of daily rainfall!

Thankfully, the Rose Of Sharon are able to bloom inside a shelter of branches and leaves.DSC01385

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SLAM ART IN BLOOM … Minus Orange Flowers

Just to let you know that there were a lot of flower arrangements in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s ART IN BLOOM exhibit that did not contain orange flowers.

Enjoy the multitude of other colors! Don’t forget to click on the thumbnail photos to see a larger version and informational comments.

DAILY POST WORDPRESS WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – Orange

What’s not to love about orange? It’s vibrant. It’s cheerful. It makes a statement. It’s the perfect punctuation for a punchy photo.

This week, share a group of photos where orange is either the dominant color, or provides a bold highlight. Shoot for at least three photos, and look for different shades — bright neons, deep rusts, delicate peaches. (For more information go here!)

ORANGE you glad it’s photo challenge time? Thankfully the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Annual ART IN BLOOM show opened today which provided me with a lot of subject matter for this challenge. I also had to sort through over 50 images to select the following.

So I give you not only more shades of orange than you’ve ever seen, but also great art and tons of flowers.

Each spring the museum staff selects more than 35 works of art from the museum’s collection and invites florists from around the Saint Louis area to interpret these works using floral arrangements. Here’s a sample of the works that met the ORANGE part of this challenge in the original work, the floral arrangement or both.  (NOTE: Click on the small gallery pics for a larger view.)

 

And if this isn’t enough orange for you, TRY THIS!The Spectrum

 

Now, can any one give me the title of the works, and or the artists.

 

THE WORLD THROUGH MY EYES / TOTAL PICTURE

As I mentioned in today’s Weekly Photo Challenge, I bought a new camera and to become fully acquainted with all of its many functions and features I decided to spend the afternoon sitting the backyard under the shady trees just clicking away.

Here’s what I saw and photographed … if you run the cursor over the individual picture frames you’ll be able to read the captions. Click on the individual pictures for a bigger view.

And that’s how a spent the entire afternoon in back yard. Never did get to read my book. Hope you enjoyed the picture show though.

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #111 – APRIL 21

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR – SUNDAY EARTH DAY WARMUP

DSC06611 As I noted yesterday, I decided to do my origami salute to Earth Day by featuring two of the most important things to recognize on the earth.

KIDS AND FLOWERS

For flowers I created another version of the pin wheel using a special sheet of floral folding paper. And today representing kids, I’m featuring the newest little boy in the family … my new five-month old great-nephew Luke.DSC06627

I really do have a parcel of photogenic little folk to pose for my camera. Notice I’m getting the peace sign.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – COMMON BONDSDSC06615b

I’ll let you ponder that one for a while.

And here’s the answer to Saturday’s Judo Math …

N is the original number of participating judo studios,

So 14N = 21(N-3) or there was 9 original studios.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE CALENDAR  – PHONETIC WORDPLAYDSC06610

And the answers are …

TUAT and THGUO

DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #110 – APRIL 20

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – SATURDAY EARTH DAY WARMUP

DSC06611  Well, this weekend’s calendar anticipates the arrival of another EARTH DAY. I’m all for Earth Day, but it really does do much in an origami way this weekend. So I’ve decided to do my origami salute to Earth Day by featuring two of the most important things to recognize on the earth.

KIDS AND FLOWERS

For flowers I decided to do another version of the pin wheel using a sheet of floral folding paper I’ve been saving for a special day. For kids I’m featuring with the most charming little girl on the face of the earth for Saturday … my great-niece Nichole who just celebrated her first birthday. Yes, another Aries. who really does rule.DSC06628

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – SATURDAY YOGA MATHDSC06615a

Do the math if you’re so inclined. I don’t do math on weekends … and just to let you know that a lack of math is not a family trait, my nephew is still in Lagos teaching math to high school kids.

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE – PHONETIC WORDPLAYDSC06610Your option, you can work it Saturday or Sunday, but I won’t give the answer until Sunday.

SPRING AWAKENS – A PHOTO FEATURE SALUTE

When Friday Becomes Fry Day!

My US Army Official Food Inspection Thermometer at 1:30 DST on Friday, July 6, 2012 … in the shade on the way to 106 for the ninth record-breaking day in a row over 100!

It’s a wonder any of the flowers are still blooming.

The gold lily … the only one that opened.

The Red Rose – gives new meaning to everblooming!

The Pink Rose – close second to the Red in everblooming race!

The Rose Of Sharon … living up to its biblical reputation!

Despite the heat and the drought these are the blooming standouts! Of course, they’re getting daily watering. Don’t ask about the gladioli!