Sunday, October 5, 2008

Today's Flowers: A Plethora of Petunias


I would like to dedicate this post to my dear friend Doris in Chesapeake, Virginia. Doris was my backyard neighbor before I moved last year. We enjoyed crafts and painting and going to bead shows to buy goodies for the jewelry we make. Our kids went to school together and we were PTA buddies and worked together part time for a little while.She has been my best friend for over twenty-five years and today is her birthday. Happy Birthday Doris! I miss you more than you know.




I took these photos last week when I visited my Mom. They owe their beauty to her.
(Be sure to enlarge to see the detail.)
I hope you'll visit my friends, Luiz and Denise, our wonderful hosts for the Today's Flowers meme. Just click on the badge at the top and see all kinds of beautiful blooms from all around the world.

54 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

Happy Birthday, Doris!!
The petunias are beautiful! Your Mom must talk to them a lot!

Rose said...

Carletta, this was a wonderful post...brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful photos, also.

Judi~Gmj said...

Happy Birthday Doris! Your mom has a talent for sure, she raised you and beautiful flowers :D

Leora said...

Lovely petunia photos! How nice to have a friend like Doris. Happy Birthday, Doris.

Norm said...

Happy to your friend Doris! I love the different colors of petunias...

Raven said...

What a lovely birthday present. Doris must be wonderful to be your friend. I wish her a very merry birthday. The flowers are exquisite.

quilly said...

Happy Birthday, Doris! I hope your day is as bright and fresh as these flowers!

charm said...

very wonderful and colorful petunias!

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What neat petunias your mother has. I wish you would have done the red,white and blue ones first.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Carletta
I have an Aunt Doris, and you have reminded me her birthday in on the 1oth.. ha! I very nearly forgot.. and that just would not do.
Your mothers flowers are beautiful.

Tom

mirage2g said...

Wow and in many different colors too! Each is beauty, I thank you for sharing them! Here's to a lovely week!

Visiting from ViennaDaily.

Connie said...

The blue one is such a pretty color.

juliana said...

how sweet! and the blossoms look gorgeous with their vibrant colours.

krisuh said...

Happy Birthday to your friend Doris! Pretty pretty petunias!

Reader Wil said...

Happy birthday to your friend Doris! What a lovely tribute to your friend. The petunias are so colourful!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh, that must have been (and is) difficult to leave such a friend. These are awesome; so many colors and each so perfect.

Marcos Santos said...

Hi Carletta

If you think my series of photos very good... what I can talk about those here? Simply wonderful.

You outsmarted themselves.

Parabéns!(Congratulations!)

lucy said...

Beautiful petunias. I never have any luck with them. They always get so leggy. Happy B-day to Doris. Stop in and say hello!

April said...

Beautiful petunias - I like the white one. It's always sad when you move away from the ones you love. I hope Doris has a nice birthday, also. Very nice display!

Misty Dawn said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! You captured their delicate beauty spectacularly!

Denise said...

Gorgeous flower photos Carletta, and Doris will be overjoyed I am sure, and may I wish her a Happy Birthday also? Happy Birthday Doris.

Denise BC said...

Hi, Carletta

Beautiful tribute to his great friend Doris, the variety of colors and delicacy of these flowers are amazing, excellent contribution. I thank you for sharing.
hugs
Denise & Santilli - Today's Flowers Team

Kelly said...

How lucky Doris is to have such a nice friend like you! I know the friendship is felt by both of you, but what a wonderful way to recognize your dear friend so Happy Birthday Doris!

twobarkingdogs said...

Very pretty!

ellen b said...

Beautiful Carletta, and a very happy birthday to your dear friend Doris!

Lilli & Nevada said...

AAAAH these are so pretty i love the rich colors
And Happy Birthday to Doris

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful flowers and friendship.

photowannabe said...

Love your plethora of petunias. Beautiful closeups and gorgeous colors.
Happy Birthday to your dear friend Doris too.

Lizete Vicari said...

Lindas petunias!
Cores maravilhosas!
Um abraço. lili

dot said...

Your Mom must really have a green thumb! I love all the different colors and your photos really show them off well.
Happy Birthday to Doris!!

piedmontperspective said...

Beautiful petunias, Carletta! Last year I had a pansy the same color as the third photo. I haven't been able to find another like it. Happy birthday to Doris!

msdewberry said...

Very nice pictures. I love the colours!!

Gattina said...

Beautiful flowers, here they fade already since a few weeks. Having good neighbors who become best friends is so precious. I have it with my neighbor since she moved in 7 years ago.
Here it is monday morning, so when I put up my flowers the page wasn't open yet. It's a little late for the rest of the world if they want to call it today's flowers on a sunday.

antigoni said...

Beautiful flowers. Friendship is so precious. Happy birthday to your friend.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

These are beautiful flowers from your mother's garden. Birthday wishes to your best friend Doris.
Reminds me of my best friend Lavina, who lives in Dubai now.
My Ixora flowers

2sweetnsaxy said...

Happy Birthday to your buddy. A crafting kind of buddy is one of the best. Love the pictures of the petunias. They're wonderful.

Lawstude said...

my girlfriend will definitely love this. i will invite her to see this and spray perfume all around the room to have the blossom effect. lols. great post. i truly enjoyed it.

Lawstude said...

by the way, happy happy birthday.

Neal said...

Beautiful. I need to get in on Today's Flowers since I have lots of flower photos.

Inkivääri said...

So nice kavalkade of many kind of colours of petunia - thank you:) And happy birthday!

Gretchen said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Happy Birthday!

Darla said...

Happy Birthday Doris!! Pretty Petunias, one of my favorites!

Anil P said...

Happy Birthday to Doris.

The pictures of the flowers are so alive.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your friend, Doris!

What a nice thing to do for her, Carletta! These are all just beautiful!


Junie

lepis2 said...

Beautiful variety of petunias. And great shots of them. Love the colors.

Maria said...

Beautiful flowers, good wishes!

Shelly said...

Petunias are just plain happy flowers, I love them.
You've reminded me to call my best friend, thanks!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your mother grows lovely flowers. ;-)

nonizamboni said...

What a gorgeous collection--a lovely & colorful tribute. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Monday!

dulce said...

I'm sure your friend would love them. I sure did.

Paz said...

Such lovely, lovely colors!

Paz

Carla said...

I love Petunias and these are beautiful!

Hope your friend had a wonderful birthday.

i beati said...

still blooming wonderful

becky voyles said...

I could almost smell these, Carletta. I preferred the fushia colored ones.