"Do not attempt to adjust your screen!" Remember that advice from the sixties TV show the Outer Limits? Haha! Well that's the first thing I thought of when I was posting these pictures.
The colors really are this brilliant even in the morning shade along the garden walls where these photos were taken.
Somehow the firey hues seem best fit beneath the desert sun. But today it is the blooms themselves that are blindingly beautiful on this cool spring morning.
I did't choose these varieties, but their characteristics just dazzle me. See those undertones?
And the pink and yellow together is so lovely. A peace rose maybe? But this is the way spring announces herself. With trumpets.
I should be raking the lawn of twigs and branches from the storm. I should be doing the dishes or combing my hair before the neighbors catch sight of me. But instead here I am, camera in hand, waking up to a day of brilliant color.
This narrow English ironstone milk pitcher has become my go-to flower vase of late.
But this fat metal pitcher that I found a few days ago holds a more formal looking arrangement. So classic. Undeniably perfect. (Are these from your bushes? my son asks.)
There can be so much beauty in the things of this world that are not of our own choosing.
I hope it's a brilliant day for you!
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