Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Colorful Spring

take time to be quiet; it is the opportunity to seek thy soul.©Isadora De La Vega 

Mermaid Sculpture.webSiren Call    2021©Isadora De La Vega

According to Greek mythology, winged creatures or women lured sailors onto rocks with siren calls.                          I photographed this luscious green pond at Selby Orchid Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. 

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Spring Bounty  2021©Isadora De La Vega

A sun-shiny day is a perfect way to photograph my bougainvillea bush. It’s a Spring bounty of colorful reddish pinks. In a vase on my table or in my kitchen, they scream rebirth. 

Flower Cactus green-red.web

Fan a Breeze   2021©Isadora De La Vega

While walking through my local park, I came upon this cactus. I was fascinated by the fan shaped leaves. The colorful edges seem to be beckoning the hot weather that can’t be far behind our beautiful Spring.

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Flowing Purple  2021©Isadora De La Vega

Selby Orchid Gardens in Sarasota, Florida has a yearly Mother’s Day luncheon and concert we began attending annually. With children and grandchildren living at a distance, it was a welcomed event to celebrate with other mothers. Last year, it was canceled. I hope they have it this year.

Ochid pink flowers.webRebirth   2021©Isadora De La Vega

The unfolding of new dendrobium orchids is fascinating to watch each day. In the Spring, I have many blossoms blooming. It’s a feast for the eyes. 

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Garden of Orchids    2021©Isadora De La Vega

Several years ago, I was blessed with an explosion of orchid flowers. It was a stunning display. I wish I could have this magical dance of flowers every year. I enjoyed every minute of every flower of every color and shape.  The white orchid with the pink center died shortly after Hurricane Irma went through our town. The powerful winds and overabundance of water were more than they could handle. As in life, death is a part of the rebirth planting season. 

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 Garden Wall   2021©Isadora De La Vega

I photographed this clever idea of a garden wall while vacationing in Cartagena, Columbia. The monks at this church grow their own herbs and flowers. They decorate the church with their floral cutting. They use the herbs in their daily meals.

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Spring Dawn

Every flower 

of every tomorrow

is a seed well planted 

On a Winter’s day

Then, earth awakens.

The wonder of another season

bringing colorful flowers

For Spring’s debut.

   2021©Isadora De La Vega

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – 

This week our photo challenge is from Amy: Colorful Spring

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For future challenges follow one or all of these four moderators:

Week 1 – Patti 

                   Week 2 – Ann-Christine 

Week 3 – Amy 

Week 4 – Tina 

17 thoughts on “Lens Artists Photo Challenge – Colorful Spring

    • Thank you, Ana. I had 50 orchids at one time from purchases and learning about cutting. I’ve slowly dwindles down to a more manageable number. They do take work despite the abandonment behavior they like. ‘m pleased I decided to begin photographing them. Now, I can still enjoy them. Have a wonderful week … Izzy😎

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  1. A beautiful response Izzy – those orchids are spectacular and I loved the fan cactus – very unusual! Spring is such a time of renewal, it’s great to see everyone posting beautiful color, especially following this year of multiple lockdowns.

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    • Spring is my favorite time of year. It’s cool enough, the trees and flowers are being renewed to their pre-winter beauty.
      I had 50 orchids at one time. From purchases, gifts and propagation. As I get older, I’ve given many away since they do require a bit of work from time to time. I have my photographs to remind me of those beautiful days. I think I can manage the 25 I have now. Thank you, Tina. Be Safe … Izzy😎

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  2. These are all stunning, Issy! We have two bougainvillea, one a red like yours and one orange. They’re beautiful but beware of the thorns which I didn’t realize they had until cutting them back. 🙂 I especially like those last two shots and I’d love to have a wall like the monks have. I’ve also seen succulents grown in a similar way but with solid containers on the wall, not this bag-like structure.

    janet

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    • LOL … yes, my hubby discovered that one day while he was trimming it. He enjoys trimming our bushes. He usually makes creative shapes out of them but not the bougainvillea. I like the wall planter too. I can see starting seeds for herbs or plantings. Thank you for enjoying my selections. Have a wonderful week.Be Safe …
      Izzy 😎

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  3. A remarkable set of spring flowers, Isadora. Your photo of the Selby Orchid Gardens reminds me the fabulous garden tour we had years ago. The Garden Wall is very special. I love how you end the colorful April with your beautiful poem. 🙂

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    • Selby Garden is a beautiful place filled with orchids and flowers at every turn. I never tire of going. I have way too many flower photographs from there. I must change my floral obsession. lol Thank you, Amy for enjoying my selections and poem. Have a slovely Sunday … Be Safe … 😷 🙏🏻 😊 Isadora 😎

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