May 10, 2013

Love

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Study in Tulip.

I hope all is well in your neck of the woods! I've been very busy with work, so I'm a bit slow on making blog visits lately. My apologies. (I'm doing great, though, so I can't complain.)

Whenever I look at flowers, it makes me smile. Flowers can make the most simple rooms lavish and fabulous! It's great to have flowers in your house. I like to put fresh flowers on my kitchen table where I can smell them and enjoy them as it is where we spend most of our time. It's always a good go-to spot for me.

Have the flowers been blooming where you live?

Hope you have a beautiful weekend, my dears! xx

And here are a few wonderful blogs from around the Blogland.

Sarcastic Granny

Sylvia From Over The Hill

Joyful Reflections

A Rural Journal

Chatty Crone

Adventure Before Dementia

Our Neck of the Woods

Missing Moments

Desert Colors

An English Girl Rambles

Photos By Senior Hiker

Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Imac-Photos From the Mind's Eye

Craver-Vii

Have a great one! And Happy Mother's Day!

Oh my gosh, what miraculous birds!



Linking to Today's Flowers 
Linking to Floral Love
Linking to Weekend Flowers

(Video by Cornell University and National Geographic)

85 comments:

Sandra said...

yes, we have flowers and this tulip looks like there is a tiny baby being held close right in the center can you see it? and those birds in paradise are amazing. like dancing and singing flowers.

✿ chica said...

As flores deixam tudo muito lindo sempre! abraços, lindo fim de semana,chica

marijke said...

Such a wonderful photo's Betty.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Marijke

dianne said...

Your tulip images are beautiful dear Betty.
I love fresh flowers in the house, they brighten every room.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I have flowers,too!Without them,the house wouldn't have charm.Have a nice weekend!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

So lovely, and things are definitely blooming around here!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do love your tulip captures, Betty! What a lovely way to begin my day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

TexWisGirl said...

just dreamy! and you listed a BUNCH of my favorite blog buds!

bless you, dear betty!

Angel Corrochano Pérez said...

Waooo!!!!!
Bellísima serie y colores :-)
y el vídeo muy sugerente
Ciao!!

Kelly said...

I love what you've done with this shot - beautiful!!

Yes, the flowers are blooming and I'm SO glad it's Spring!

Anaximandro said...

Fantástica la gama de tonalidades de esa flor. Y el vídeo sobre los pájaros, una maravilla.
Un abrazo.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Very pretty, Betty! I love flowers and I'm happy to see them blooming now.
Have a great weekend!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Beautiful flower shots! We have a lot of blooms around here lately and I just love it. Flowers are an instant pick-me-up!

That birds of paradise video is incredible! They are the most fascinating and gorgeous birds I've ever seen.

Thank you so much for linking to my blog today! I am so honored :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

ricardo alves / são paulo,brasil said...

truly fine study!

Ms. A said...

Awwww, thanks for the shout out.

Gorgeous flower images, just gorgeous! Have a beautiful weekend, lovely lady.

Diane AZ said...

Lovely tulip study, really mesmerizing! How sweet of you for linking, thank you. :)

Theresa said...

Flowers always make me smile too, and tulips are my favorite!

Glad to hear you are happily busy! That's the best kind of busy there is :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh my! These images are beautiful.

Bob Bushell said...

Well done Betty, you've made the flower so pretty, brilliant. And, for the link.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I didn't know that was a tulip, and I like that I couldn't tell what it was.

Thanks for the blog suggestions.

Hugs for a great weekend, Betty.
xoRobyn

Pedro Luis López Pérez (PL.LP) said...

It is true, is the Love Flower to be left to grow.
As Confucius said:
"You ask me why I buy rice and flowers? Buy rice to live and flowers to have something to live for."
Beautiful and Cute Post.
.

DIMI said...

Such a wonderful photo's Betty!I love having flowers in my house!I like birds,and i enjoyed waching the video!I love Bob's blog,and his great photography!Happy Mother's Day!Have fun!
Φιλάκια!!
Dimi..

Craver Vii said...

This is a surprise and a delight to find my name among the blog mentions. Thank you so much!!

I like the idea of doing a study like what you did with the tulip. Your blogging has such a friendly and edifying way about it. I love to visit!

The video was fascinating, and I had to wonder what it must be like to spend as much time as they did looking for footage of those remarkable birds. I laughed though when he called it a "miracle of evolution." That phrase is a paradox, isn't it?

It's me said...

Beautiful !!!...enjoy the weekend...love Ria...xxx...

Leovi said...

Very pretty, yes, I like your love in all versions, pure fantasy!

eileeninmd said...

Betty, your tulips images are lovely! And I loved the video, very pretty and exotic birds. I wish you a happy weekend!

George said...

I really like your tulip study. We got home tonight from the beach and found some beautiful iris in bloom.

Lisa Gordon said...

Wonderful macros, Betty, and beautiful variations!

Elizabeth Anderson said...

Beautiful study Betty! Perfect for Mother's Day weekend. The lilacs are starting to bloom here. The last of my tulips are a deep purple. Of course the for-get-me-nots are a blue delight.

Have a lovely week end filled with love and sunshine.

wenn said...

I love flowers too1
Happy Mother's Day!

Riot Kitty said...

Those are just amazing.

ladyfi said...

How very gorgeous!

diane b said...

Thanks for listing my blog. It is true what you say about flowers. I am looking after a friends garden while she is away and she said I could cut the roses. I'm so excited to have roses in the house.

sergio celle said...

...hello dear Betty, my wife loves the flowers in the house, and I'm really comfortable with my spirit. Hug and kiss. Good Sunday. Photo of a unique beauty...

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Amazing shots of the flowers! Love them.

Tina´s PicStory said...

how lovely! have a great weekend :)

ritsa said...

Beautiful!
What an amazing video.

Have a great weekend:-)

michael said...

Hi there!

WOW! breathtaking!

thanks for sharing that birds video-just amazing.

maya =^o^= said...

ναι ναι άνθησαν τα λουλούδια τα πουλάκια κελαηδάνε και είναι τόσο όμορφα..ειδικά όταν απομακρύνεσαι απο τον "πολιτισμό" και τους ανθρώπους...τότε είναι παράδεισος!!

έχω κι άλλο διαγωνισμό με δώρο δυο κολιέ γατένια αν σε ενδιαφέρει μπορείς να ρίξεις μια ματιά εδώ http://mayasfairytale.blogspot.gr/2013/05/mayasfairytale-2-meeoooow-o.html πολλά γατοφιλάκια και happy weekend!!!!

✿ chica said...

Feliz dia das mães por aí e tudo de bom!beijos,chica

Sandra Wilkes said...

I have lots of windows in my house...with no curtains...so I can look out at flowers and beauty. Love tulips so much. None in my yard. Maybe next year.

Hilary said...

It's fun when you can paint the flowers any colour you like! :)

Birgitta said...

Stunning beautiful macros!

Betty Manousos said...

sandra wilkes, i love windows in a house with no curtains!
your house sounds lovely!:)

rainfield61 said...

Wonderful birds.

That I love to see by myself.

TexWisGirl said...

i have seen that video before. it is truly amazing! such creatures that exist in our world. :)

Laura said...
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Betty Manousos said...

texwisgirl, so glad you enjoyed it!:))

Betsy Adams said...

Thanks for featuring me, Betty. You are sweet... I do love flowers --all kinds. Right now, our Irises, Azaleas and Rhododendrons are blooming. SO pretty.

We just got home from a week at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Had a fabulous time....

Happy Mother's Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lynn said...

Yes - lovely flowers abound around here. Love your tulip photos.

Molly said...

These are absolutely beautiful I love how you have captured the delicate nature of the petals

Mollyxxx

Karen said...

Beautiful captures. Tulips are one of my fave flowers.

KrippledWarrior said...

I was here and loved your photos and your sentiment.

Sandy Carlson said...

Your flower study is gorgeous. In the spirit of O'Keeffe! Happy Mother's Day, and thanks for visiting!

ANRAFERA said...

Preciosa flor y excelente el procesado que le has aplicado. Me gustan.
Feliz Domingo. Un abrazo.
Ramón

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Hey Betty great to see you back again. What great projects! The Birds of Paradise are gorgeous.

Hope you can pop along and join our Naughty But Nice Giveaway!

Paul x

Nancy Claeys said...

Thanks for the mention, my sweet friend!

And I saw that bird of paradise documentary -- just amazing!

Happy Sunday Betty! xo

Magia da Inês said...

Lindooooooooooo!

¸╭•⊰✿¸.

Bom domingo!
Beijinhos.♡ღ

•*✿⊱╮ღ

Mona's Picturesque said...

Gorgeous study! Real artwork!
Thank you so much for joining Floral Love!

Rui - Olhar d'Ouro said...

Lindas imagens! Uma excelente publicação!
Feliz dia da Mãe!

NatureFootstep said...

unusual shots for a tulip. Love the idéa. :)

Reena Walkling said...

Lovely images! Nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up one's world!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I do appreciate it, and figured I'd return the favor. Glad I did, too. Your photos are beautiful.

Yes, I love flowers, too, but don't have cut ones in the house as often as I used to. Our cats also like cut flowers. They seem to think any plants they find in the house are their own personal salad bars.

La Gata Coqueta said...



La mejor medicina para el corazón,
es que lo llenemos de amor.
Te entrego las primeras gotas de rocío
para comenzar a cuidarlo...
...no te olvides de recogerlas.
Entre ellas se encuentra
una semilla de felicidad!!

Que este sea un delicioso
comienzo de semana para ti!!

Atte.
María Del Carmen



trishie said...

I feel the same about flowers. Fresh flowers in the house makes me happy.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful flowers, such views are giving much joy:) I am greeting

....Petty Witter said...

Such beautiful blooms, our tulips have yet to put in an appearance.

imac said...

Great growth and display

Ida said...

Flowers make me smile too. Your study in Tulips is lovely.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Olá Betty; excelentes fotografias....
Beijos

ladyfi said...

Wow - these are stunning!

Olivier Rault said...

Les variantes de couleurs sont superbe, j'aime beaucoup le traitement !

Pat Tillett said...

thanks for those beautiful photos! Flowers are everywhere here and there is so much pollen in the air, that you can see it...

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful! The first and last photos are my favorite! I have a lot of flowers blooming in the yard and I love it! :)

Randy said...

These are wonderful shots. I hope your having a great week.

La Gata Coqueta said...



La vida no es solo respirar y alimentarse es algo más, como compartir sentimientos que genera la amistad como lo estamos haciendo en este momento.
En el que yo te felicito por la ternura que hay en cada una de las palabras expuestas en tus textos, sean poéticos, de vivencias o cualquier otro contenido con tan excelsa exquisitez, para deleite del pensamiento.

Feliz y agradable fin de semana, para ti y familia!!

Un abrazo
y un te aprecio
más allá del tiempo y la distancia.

Atte.
María Del Carmen


Melissa said...

I am a new reader here on your blog and I love it already! Such loveliness captured by a lens and expressed in words. There must be a lovely lady who writes this blog.

Betty Manousos said...

melissa, hello and welcome on board!
nice to meet you and thank you so much for your kind words!:)

Cloudia said...

We all have such weeks. And we all love YOU - look at all your visitors!

You'll sail through the check up! And the Summer Joyz! :-)


Aloha, B

yonca said...

All beautiful! Hope your medical check up went good and the results are is fine, Betty!xx

Mandy Southgate said...

I love your study in tulips. Really lovely. I hope things have settled down and you have a bit more time. I've been travelling so am hardly around in May at all.

Christa Mavropoulou said...

καλησπέρα Μπέτυ μου
απίθανες εικόνες της ΄΄αγάπης΄΄
Σαν όνειρο είναι-))
Ηθελα να σου αφήσω σχόλιο στη νέα σου ανάρτηση,αλλά το έχεις κλειστό

Πολλά φιλιά και καλή συνέχεια

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos!

Tina´s PicStory said...

love them all! thanx :)

Georgia said...

Drop in for another look.
These are gorgeous!!:-)