All That Remains

Shadow of ranunculus flower

My springtime friend, lovely ranunculus. Even your shadow was enticing. But not just to my camera and me, to the aphids as well.

I didn’t know it was happening until it was too late. There was no hope of undoing what had so swiftly taken place. Your second bud would never know the warm sun on its open face.

I looked at you, but I did not see. I gave you water but not what you really needed. I brought you home, and I let you down.

Now all that remains is a shadow of a memory.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Orange and Yellow Flowers

Orange ranunculus
As part of Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge, here are a few photos of yellow and orange flowers. Yellow daffodils in sunshineI took these images last spring and summer. I guess I had intended to post them but never did.

Orange and white daffodil

These images were featured in past posts, but I figured that they fit the theme so I included them too.

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With no flowers outside to look at, the more the merrier, right?

Flowers on a Tomato 'Lemon Boy'
Flowers on a Tomato ‘Lemon Boy’

Even vegetable flowers are worth a second look.

yellow and orange flowers

Flowers provoke so many different emotions. Even the most cheerful colors can lead me to think of things serious and sad. So to wrap up my thoughts for this week, I want to say RIP David Bowie and Alan Rickman, two beautiful voices that will be missed.

Y is for Yellow Flowers

In honor of the letter Y and the color yellow, here is a gallery of some of the yellow flowers of spring that I’ve seen recently.

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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.