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Friday, June 27, 2008

Brenda's Photo Challenge...

{ Please click on photos for a wonderful view}
I took this photo of a tobacco flower on crushed orange brick.. The tobacco flowers are ethereal in the way the float silently from the trees to the ground.

I stood under the branch of the tobacco tree one day for a few minutes just to watch them fall...


These Lilies are in my yard. I love the bright orange of the lily and the wonderful contrast of the yellow center and the green foliage.

The colors are married to one another in magnificence...

Go to Donna's Made in Heaven for links to the other participants. I am a bad blogger. I don't have the photo challenge links done yet on my favorites. I am doing it this week, I promise. Smile..

I forgot to add that Joni from Morning Coffee is hosting the challenge this week..The theme is orange. Orangecha glad I didn't say banana? Ha! Joni is an absolutely wonderful person, and so creative.. please check her site out.

~Nita~

Song, Beautiful Wreck by Shawn Mullins...
1st video, 1st clip

23 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've never seen a tobacco flower before. It's pretty.

So is the lilly in your yard.

Hope you are feeling more upbeat today.

It's going to take a long time to heal.

I spent time and read your whole blog the other night. I could tell how much you loved your husband and how much pain you are going through.

I wish there was something I could tell you that would make you feel better. But, there isn't. When you love someone that much you are going to hurt when they leave.

I cried the whole time I read your blog.

My brother had a stroke about 6 weeks ago and is paralized on 1/2 of his body so he is going through a lot of what your husband did.

He finally got to go home so I felt much better and like he was going to be ok. After reading all what you went through and how well your husband was doing and then out of the blue he died made me very scared for my brother again.

I can understand a little bit of what you are going through but not all of it as I'm not dealing with my husband of many years.

I want you to know I'm here if you ever want someone to talk to. I won't tell you you should feel better or that you will be fine becuase I know that is not true and not what you want to hear anyway.



Hugs,
Joanne

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi Nita,

I have never heard of these tobacco flowers before, id love to see a photo of a whole tree.

Your Lilly is also gorgeous, i adore lillies of any colour :)

Have a lovely weekend,

Shannon :)

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi again Nita, I have just been reading through your blog and i wanted to come back and offer my sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear husband. My heart goes out to you and i send heartfelt prayers your way. Be strong and hold your memories close to you :)

Take Care,

Love Shannon x

Donna said...

I've Never heard of the tobacco flower either!! Or the story...How Neat to be standing underneath one when the flowers start to fall....The lilly is Wonderful!! Great picturs Nita!!hughugs

Jeanne said...

Beautiful pictures Nita. Never seen a tobacco flower and guess not the tree. We have tobacco fields near here but that's another story. The lily is beautiful love those and I love the way you described it, so poetic. {{HUGS}}

joan said...

Hi Nita,

I'm with everyone else, I have never seen a tobacco flower before and love it. You have done a great job with your photos.Loved them all. I pray you are having a good day.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I've never even heard of a tobacco flower, but after the way you've described it, I'm longing to now.
Great pictures and thoughts!

This is my first week participating in the challenge. It's been so much fun! I'm having a great time going around to all the blogs to see their pictures.

Kari

Brenda said...

Great shots!! My first view of a tobacco flower too, it's lovely!
This has been so much fun!

Mimi said...

beautiful photos today... the tobacco flower is beautiful...I have never seen one before...
I am praying for you every day...
Love,
Mimi

Donna said...

Pictures of flowers are like a song in your heart! Beautiful!

The Feathered Nest said...

Nita, your photos are beautiful! I love the water droplets on the petals of the lily. And the contrast of the rocks to the tobacco flower ~ just gorgeous! Wishing you a weekend filled with beauy sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Cindra said...

Isn't it amazing how the different orange daylilies can be so different? Some of yellow inside, some burgundy, some a ruffled petal, some straight and spiky.
I'd love to see a photo of the tobacco flower tree, too.

Nonnie said...

your photos are always beautiful...and amazing, nita....i also(to join the many) have never heard of a tabacco flower...but it is so delicate looking...and love the lilly....i have found these colors contrasting on quite a few things this week....lovely my friend!
hugs and prayers....
kimberly

Karen M said...

I just love flowers with rain drops on them. Great choices!!

Keep on snapping pictures and sharing them with us.

mon@rch said...

Stunning photos and my Day Lilies just started opening today! Well I noticed for the first time today!

Laurie said...

See There Nita,

I knew you were special and the comments here prove it:)!! I have never seen a tobacco flower either and it is so delicate and beautiful. It reminds me of some orchids I have seen. You are amazing with the way you find beauty in your days and share it with us. We are so fortunate to have you in our lives. And the lillies are just gorgeous. Mine are starting to bloom too. Keep finding the beauty in your days Nita, and the clouds will lift and sunshine will light your way. I love you girl and am praying for you.

Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Laurie: I want to thank you for the comments you leave me...I love the tobacco flowers. I will post a picture of the tree this week for everyone to see.
You are loved too.
xoxo Nita

Shelley said...

Hi dear Nita, what beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing...have a wonderful Lord's day.

Blessings,Shelley

Debbie said...

Nita, a tobacco tree? I'm from NC and have never heard of it LOL! Beautiful lillies! I love the orange ones too :)

Great job and this was fun!

Treasure Barn said...

Nice photos Nita. I love Joni too!
You need to post the like to Joni and Donna's site so people can take a look at it.
There is no link to click on .

I will try to participate in the Orange Challenge it sounds like fun!
Hugs
Patti

Sharon Ellery said...

Like many others, I have never heard of or seen a tobacco tree. What a magic few minutes standing under it when the flowers drifted down :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog. The festival was fantastic, as usual :-) I have my orange photos posted now if you want to visit.

Sharon

Just Joni said...

aren't you a sweetheart *wink ~
looks like you have given us all a lesson on tobacco flowers...they are absolutely stunning...but so is the lilly in your garden...

these photo challenges are fun aren't they? and YOU are always so creative, I always enjoy what you come up with...wishing you sweet thoughts today ~

Karen said...

Nita,

I just realized I had missed your orange photos from the last photo challenge. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your flowers are beautiful. I love the orange lily.
I've never heard of a tobacco flower either. I've been blessed by reading your blog. I love the quotes you've added to your sidebar. I may borrow some! May God surround you with His strength and comfort.

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