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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

T-13 Beautiful birds of a non-feathered kind ...

Make Time for Small Reflections
Bird of Paradise ...
blooming around my neighborhood
in Southern California

13 Photographs taken with my Nikon D60
and filtered with Poster Edges
before being collaged
with PSE6
Click to embiggen for better viewing.
Find others participating in ... Thursday Thirteen this week.

If you missed Monday's Celebratory Post & have a bit of time right now ... click to find some awards I'm sharing in honor of this triple milestone and celebrate with me ;--)
See also ...
Wordless Watery Wednesday @ Happily Retired Gal
WW - Today's Flowers - Purple Passion Photo @ Sacred Ruminations

Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." e.e. cummings, 1955


Mia Celeste said...

Oh, how beautiful. I want to come visit your neighborhood just to take in all the flowers.

Sandee said...

They are indeed very beautiful honey.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Unknown said...

Those flowers look gorgeous! I love Bird of Paradise!

Akelamalu said...

I wish I could grow Bird of Paradise here - they are just sooooo beautiful!

Alice Audrey said...

They really do look like birds poking their beaks in and around everything.

Mitchypoo said...

Our house was built on a bird of paradise grove years ago. They were also one of my grandmothers favorite flowers. They are beautiful, your pics are really nice. I also remember their fuzzy black seeds. Great list!

Hootin' Anni said...

Helllllloooooo stranger!! I kinda figured your 13 would be a collage. And with photos of birds-of-paradise no less. They're so pretty, aren't they?

My post is up. Come on over and see some odd creatures. You'll be amazed. Happy Thursday.

Ari_1965 said...

I don't think I've ever seen this flower before. But then I'm in zone 4a. Beautiful.

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful photos!

I'm posting the June comment challenge this weekend- woohoo!

Shelley Munro said...

Bird of Paradise is such a weird looking flower. We used to have one at our last house. The plant was huge!!

I enjoyed your photos. Very pretty. :)

colleen said...

Exotic. I'm glad you didn't have pictures of people giving "the finger" aka "the bird.

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
I just wanted to let you know that this weekend I'll be posting the June comment challenge button and linky. Have you picked up your comment trophy yet?
Thanks for participating.

The Gal Herself said...

Your photos reflect much talent and patience. It's clear that when you're shooting outdoors, you're in "paradise" yourself!

Celticlibrarian said...

Ooo! Pretties. Well photographed.

MommyWizdom said...

I wanted to invite you to join us for Fun Monday on June 1st.

Come check out the topic at MommyWizdom

Thorne said...

I've always loved BoPs. Lovely photos.

Heather said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Definitely won't see anything that exotic around here.


Isolated Existence. said...

Beautiful shots! Never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing ;-)

i beati said...

looking especially birdy looking over the fence hah sandy

Unknown said...

Very pretty. You are very talented with that camera.
Happy T13!

Tumblewords: said...

The bird of paradise is endlessly beautiful. A painted wooden one sticks in the soil for a philodendron and delights me with its realness, although if the truth be known, I'd sure like a real one! Lovely shots, lovely!

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