A Colourful Respite

The summer here is fading fast. We have had beautiful weather in the month of August and though my garden didn't do very well this year, I have enjoyed the beauty of other gardens.

Here are some photos I took when I went to my acupuncture doctor yesterday. This community garden was near to her parking lot and I went over after my treatment and snapped these photos. I couldn't resist.

The colourful flowers stood tall and were beckoning me come and stay awhile. Although the sky had been overcast, the sun peeked out as if to say it wanted me to see the garden in all it's splendour. 
(You can click on the photos to enlarge).

If you missed my update on food relief in the Horn of Africa, please read my previous post. Also consider leaving a word of encouragement for Jonah. Thank you so much!

Join Tina and Maia for Weekend Flowers and Macro Flowers
and experience some awesome flowers.

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  1. Hi Penny..beautiful flower and mosaic. It's hard to pass up flowers. I didn't get as many in this year because the leftover seeds may of accidently gone out with the trash? At any rate, I picked the last Sunflowers today and am working on cleaning out the garden and re-planting this week. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  2. What beautiful colours and I just love that red and yellow one. Diane

  3. Yellow flowers are abundant here now. I do love that top flower, but the collage is amazing.

  4. Beautiful flower photos. I love the collage. We haven't seen much in the way of flowers this summer here in the desert, although the Mexican bird of paradise is quite stunning right now. Thank you for sharing this lovely garden.

  5. Ooooh, what beauty! I love the collage idea, but I also love the top picture where you've zoomed right into the flower's heart. Exquisite! Thanks for sharing them with us --- I feel blessed!


  6. Wonderful flowers, great collage!
    I love all of them ♥

  7. That first flower is just amazing, Penny. And your collage is lovely.
    I sure admire your friend Jonah for the work he is doing.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. Gorgeous flowers, Penny. I think they beckoned you, and when you responded to that they roped you & tied you up!

  9. Lovely macro! The red petals behind that yellow makes the center details pop.
    You must have had a wonderful time clicking away at all these beautiful flowers.
    Carletta's Captures

  10. Gorgeous gorgeous macro! so detailed and sharp.

  11. Thanks for your lovely Weekend Flowers. They are so beautiful! :)

  12. @KP thank you! I just love flowers but I can't seem to grow any myself. Or if they grow they stay only a short time.

    @FFL, thank you Diane. I just love colourful flowers too. That one on top esp. caught my eye as I've never seen it before.

    @Roan, thank you for your visit and your sweet comment.

    @Clair, thank you. I can only imagine the flower you mentioned; Mexican bird of paradise. It sounds spectacular.

    @Linda, thank you for dropping by and leaving a nice comment. I simply love flowers and love to share their beauty.

    @Moni, you're a woman after my own heart <3

    @Kay,thank you for leaving a comment for Jonah, Kay. I appreciate it so much and I'm sure he will too when he gets back from his mission.

    @Dimple, you are so right, lol!

    @Shanda, thank you!

    @Carlette, indeed I did have a wonderful time! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

    @Jama, wow, you really encourage me with your lovely comment.

    @LMK, thank you Tina. I'll be stopping by soon.

    @Lauri, thank you for your visit. It means a lot.
    @Jan, thank you!

  13. I love the flower collage, beautiful macros.

  14. Gorgeous collection of macros in your mosaic.
    The red-yellow dahlia macro is breathtaking.
    I've posted it for you to MFS.
    Have a great weekend!

  15. Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely mosaic!

  16. so eine Pracht
    LG vom katerchen

  17. Can't beat the beauty of nature. Your collage is well done showcasing the beauty of the flowers. Great photos!

    Pink or Peach

  18. I love the bloom you chose to highlight. The collage is gorgeous but that single macros is awesome.

  19. What a beautiful garden that must have been to have all these lovely flowers. Yes, summer is fading, but Fall will bring a beauty all its own. Mickie :)

  20. I love your collage of flowers, you captured some gorgeous blooms.


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