“As usual for a Squares Challenge month I will be sharing squares daily, and I would love it if you did the same. However if daily sounds too daunting, don’t worry. It is fine to join us weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your squares. The frequency of your squares depends on you and also your blog. All I ask is that your image has 4 equal sides, and that it reflects the theme of bright.”
Thanks for joining me in my first attempt to post every day for a month. Have you ever done a month of challenges and made it every day?
I got my new computer yesterday – mine drown in a cup of coffee last week. I messed up trying to set it up and couldn’t sign into to my Microsoft cloud where my pictures are stored. And so therefore the meaning of challenge becomes reality.
In the Central Valley, spring is the most vibrant time, not only visually, but the way things smell as well. Summer and fall are hazy, Winter is foggy or rainy.
Red screams vibrant to me . Here are some beautiful examples of vibrant colors from the Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens. Their vibrant fragrances fill the air. Brought inside a small enclosed room, like my office at work, the scent almost overpowers me. But in the dining room, they perfume the entire house.Even the leaves are vibrant.Put on your most winning smile showing off your vibrant personality, and voila – your sweetie shows up with this. Sweet smells compliment vibrant colors, I smell the rich aroma of cup of French Vanilla coffee to go with this treat, don’t you? Put all these together and you see my dream Vibrant Valentine’s treat.
“Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.” –Arthur Miller
In the early 1900s Woodlakers called the three excursion boats on Bravo Lake purchased by the city’s founder, Gilbert Stevenson, his follies. No one says that about Bravo Lake Botanical Garden, brain-child of Manuel and Olga Jimenez.
I count the 1,700 rose bushes in 130 varieties as my favorite feature of Woodlake Pride’s Bravo Lake Botanical Garden.
I got a little carried away by the beauty of this cluster of pink roses. I wasn’t the only one enjoying their fresh scent. I gave Mr. B plenty of space even though he had his nose buried in his work.
The flowers are at their best in mid April, so if you are planning a trip to the Sequoia National Park, stop off here in Woodlake, CA in April.
To learn about the Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens click on the links below.
At the Kiwanis Hunger Run, we assembled at the Woodlake Botanical Gardens, which is a well-hidden treasure right on the main street skirting Woodlake. I wanted to go back and take pictures of the gorgeous roses before it got too hot for them to be beautiful anymore.
I’ll start with the over-all color palate, and narrow it down to individual colors.
As I entered from the side street, I felt like Dorothy following the Yellow Brick Road. Sadly I left my red shoes at home.
Keep in mind your job here. Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to find the perfect colored rose, indeed the perfect rose. If you don’t think yellow is perfect, let’s move on.
This one is a little deceiving for the princess who thinks she is going to get just a pink or salmon colored rose.
But let’s assume that the perfect rose is pink and only pink.
To some ROSES are RED, and only red roses mean anything. Is that you?
Okay, maybe red isn’t your thing. Do you prefer more of a mix?
Or maybe you like more of a blend of pink, rather than yellow/pink, maybe pink/yellow?
Maybe you can’t decide between red and yellow. This next choice might be what you would choose as the perfect rose.
Of course, if you can’t decide on one color, you can always combine them all and get white.
Maybe you should just site for a bit and ponder. Picking perfect is exhausting. Oh, you can’t find the bench? It’s right there with the pink roses. See it? Don’t worry; these roses don’t scratch. They’re perfect! 🙂
Portland, City of Roses, eat your heart out! 🙂 And may the best rose win. 🙂 Tomorrow I take my FIRST photography class, and Saturday, an all day photo shot – “Wildflowers.” I can’t wait! 🙂