Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Gardens

Cee’s Fun Foto:  “This week the topic is Gardens.  Gardens comes in all shapes and sizes.  They can be of plants, flowers and vegetables or herbs.”

I include a couple photos of large gardens, followed by my small garden with some of the plants and flowers. There are quite a few Date Palms in my garden. They were shorter than me when I first planted them. Now they are taller than me.

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On one side of the wall, you may find some nasturtiums in front of and in between the iceberg roses. By another wall, the bougainvillea plant is in full bloom. My jade plants had flowers for the very first time last winter. Roses are my favorite flowers. Other flowers do well in my garden also. My small garden gives me a lot of joy!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – May 23, 2017

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Sky

Cee’s challenge this week is one of my favorite categories of photos. I am fascinated by the sky – the dramatic changes of light or dark cloud formations, color reflections of sunlight. or a completely clear blue sky. Sometimes I point my camera toward the sky finding focus while walking or turning directions. Fortunately when I do that, I walk on a safe ground!

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Sky

Cee’s Fun Foto: Harvest – Earth

When I started gardening, I mixed the original soil with good soil, added nutrient. Then I planted most flowers. Some flowers grow well better than others. Some green plants go crazy so I separated them and transplant to different areas in my garden.

Years ago, I only had the orange tree from previous owner. I started to grow other fruit trees and seasonal vegetables. The fruits have been growing well. These are two crops a years for the oranges. Each crop has three or four hundreds of oranges.

We are having fresh squeezed orange juice every morning.

For the plums, I only got about 30 plums last year. With the right timing of bees to pollinate, I think there’ll be a couple hundred this year. I’m so pleased that the apple blossoms and the grape vine show promising harvest this summer.

Young plums and Red Delicious apple blossoms

Young grapes, and young oranges when we are still picking the current crop

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Cee’s Photography Late Summer is time of harvest, a time of plenty, of reaping what we have worked for throughout the year. The plants and animals have grown and produced the fruit of their labour.

If our Earth is of good quality, like quality soil, we will have the ability to produce good food to nourish ourselves — 5 Elements of Nature

Cee’s Fun Foto: Harvest – Earth

Daily Prompt: Pleased

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer – Fire

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Fire of love intensified

Called for no distance, no long drive

Tied the knot in the summer, with

Presence of family and friends

Under the Ball of Fire

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After Spring we move into the active time of Summer.  This is the energy of Fire, the time of activity, warmth, movement, growth and relationship.  Nature itself is moving, the plants are growing, animals are getting ready to produce young and things are busy. — 5 Elements of Nature
 Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer – Fire

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Spring Wood

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My trees definitely tell me that Spring is here. The Eucalyptus tree had a haircut in the winter, the leaves slowly start to come back. the rose bud next to the tree shows her spring pink cheeks. The maple tree is busy branching out and burst out the tender young green leaves. The orange tree is doing super well after the winter rain. It produced several hundreds of second crop of juicy Valencia oranges.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Spring Wood