CARLETTA'S CAPTURES

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

A "Blanket" of Sunshine

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46 comments:

Carletta said...

I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM BLOGGING WHILE VISITING MY GRANDCHILDREN; BUT IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK CONTRIBUTING TO ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEMES. IN MY AREA WE ARE ANTICIPATING A MAJOR SNOWSTORM WITH VERY LOW TEMPS. I TOOK THIS PHOTO OF THE BLANKET FLOWER BACK IN MUCH WARMER OCTOBER. IT WAS THE LAST LONE BLOOM IN MY FLOWERBED.

quilly said...

Beautiful flower. We are in the midst of a storm -- major rain -- flooding is predicted. I hope you stay warm and dry -- I'm planning to do the same!

Thom said...

STUNNING as usual. Made my evening my friend :)

Gine said...

Comme un soleil pour les jours d'hiver ! Délicat et éclatant, pourtant.

Neal said...

That is beautiful!!

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful photo of this pretty flower.

George said...

This is absolutely beautiful. We had ice last night and it's snowing and very cold today. It's nice to be reminded of warmer days.

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful flower, Carletta. I would like this one in my garden. Glad to see you back and blogging.

Carver said...

What a welcome sight on this cold wet day. Great shot!

Rajesh said...

Superb shot of beautiful flower.

Tricia said...

I love it! I love the bokeh... gorgeous, just gorgeous!

Welcome back... =)

Janice Thomson said...

Awesome macro Carletta - a treat to see as we sit here in two feet of snow :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Carletta,

I'm sure this bright and sunny bloom brought many smiles to your readers during this COLD season!
It's beautiful!

So happy you're back! Hey-I missed you a lot because I depend on your posts to remind me which memes are on!! :) True!!


((Hugs))
Junie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

WELCOME HOME!! Cyndi and I were walking around her gardens on that one sunny day last week checking out the last hangers-on of the season (she had dapnhe and even a couple of roses). I love the sunshine" you had in yours though -- what a great color for the last gasp of Autumn.

chubskulit said...

Glad to see you back, I was wondering about your hiatus too hehehe.

Thanks for the visit,

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi my friend Carletta

I'm happy to see your marvelous post!
Lovely flowers!
Thanks for your great support!!

Luiz

Ashley Sisk said...

This is really beautiful - I love that it's slightly imperfect. It only adds to its natural beauty!

EG Wow said...

Beautiful closeup, Carletta!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

simple and beautiful

LauraX said...

so lovely to see a bright flower this time of year here in new england! Thanks for the sunny cheer:)

Life Ramblings said...

love the different tones of colours and texture.

Kala said...

Gorgeous colors and bokeh Carlettta.

Mar said...

What a beautiful, gorgeous one!!
Happy Monday!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

shining like a sun against the dark background, very nice!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This takes my breath away!!! Wow!!!!

Santa Centerpiece Do stop by sometime this week, I have a special hand made giveaway going on right now!!!

Artlover said...

Lovely colors and good contrast. It is enjoyable to watch.

Arija said...

Such a happy and warm flower!

Karen said...

So bright and cheery. Great macro.

Gattina said...

That's what I need right now !!

Maaike said...

very pretty

Míriam Luiza said...

Que cor linda! Foto maravilhosa!

Rose said...

This is so beautiful....and coming at a perfect time.

msdewberry said...

I love the colours of the flower, it has fall colours!
Good to see you back!

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely~

ladyfi said...

Such a cheerful and golden flower!

kaye said...

so nice to see as the color fades out of my world.

Karen said...

Amazing photo. They are all gorgeous.

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you are busy and well. That is one amazing photo. Thanks!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful macro of the Blanket Flower Carletta, this is one of my favorite flowers. Mine were still blooming when the first snow fell.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a very
Merry Christmas.

Kerri said...

It's lovely my friend! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

Judy said...

Flowers! I remember them! We are having a white Christmas here, so flowers are so welcome! And this gaillardia is simply beautiful!! Welcome back!

Kate said...

It's a wonderfully, welcome image on a Midwest snow laden day!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful flower!! Hope you had a wonderful time with your Grandchildren--isn't it fun!! I look forward to viewing more of your lovely photos.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is one proud and pretty flower! Well done, Carletta!

Happy new year and much peace in it.

Gina

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy New Year Carletta -- wishing you wellness and joy. (And thinking of you.)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I remember seeing these blanket flowers when we stayed in Texas. I love those last hangers-on -- and I love this bright yellow flower (and I'm in Florida -- I'm sure it means even more to everybody in the 49 snowy states ;>)

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