Nurture Photography - Lilac/Flowers

Our lilac tree/bush has been blooming for a week or so and it smells so lovely.  Many of the blooms have begun to die off so I was glad I was able to capture a few photos before they were gone.


We also have some wisteria growing in our back yard.  It also smells great, but the bees think so too!  I had to be cautious getting so close.


And then we have these cute little miniature daffodil looking flowers.


UPDATE:  On last week's challenge, I had posted a photo of a plant that I thought was a trillium, but I couldn't determine what kind it was.  I recently downloaded a new app on my iPad called Audubon Guides - A Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Wildflowers, and Trees.  It's on sale for $5 (normally it's $20) until 4/29/13 to celebrate Audubon's birthday.  Through this app I was able to discover that the trillium I photographed is called a Toad Shade (trillium sessile).  I also discovered that it supposedly smells like decaying flesh.  Ick!  I'm glad I didn't get that close.

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8 comments

  1. Beautiful lilac flowers. That is how I remember them. I can smell them just by looking at this photo.

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  2. =) Thank you! They do smell wonderful!

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  3. These are lovely Christine! How perfect that you have lilacs blooming, I looked everywhere but I think Spring is just too late over here.

    Thanks so much for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge!

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    1. Thank you! Luck was on my side for this week's challenge! Thanks for pinning my photo, too!

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  4. Ooh! I want that app! I was looking for a flower identifier. And so happy that you were able to capture your lilacs in bloom! So, so pretty! Rebecca beat me to pinning it, but it's deserving. Bravo!

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    1. I've only looked at a few things on the app. I think for the most part it is handy, but when I tried to look up more info on wisteria it wasn't able to find it. So I guess the verdict is still out for now!

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