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Monday, January 6, 2014

You Might Not Agree...





...with the state of politics in the State Capitol...
but I'll bet you'll agree, these beautiful flowers are a beautiful addition on the grounds of the 
California State Capitol building in Sacramento!!!

They should be blooming again in the next month or two!!!


"Flowers....
are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values 
all the utilities of the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


(Still reaching back into the archives...
this was taken in Sacramento, CA while at a conference)

Linking to...






42 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Next month or so? We're just heading into winter here in Germany ...

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    1. Sacramento is our State Capitol in Northern California...on the other side of the mountain range from us Katrin!!! We're just starting our winter too!!! Sacramento is much drier and warmer.

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  2. Magnifiques fleurs! pas encore de neige à côté de Paris ! (il est vrai que dans ta région tu n'en as jamais)
    Bonjour de France.

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    1. There will be snow here for the next few months!!!

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  3. Gorgeous blooms Chieftess, are they magnolias? As for politicians ..pffft!

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    1. I really don't know what they are PerthDp...they do look like they could be a type of magnolia...

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  4. Such pretty folds in those petals and love the tone. Magnificent macro.

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  5. If one side of politics said this flower was beautiful, the other would feel obligated to disagree! Some times I wonder what we have done to get to this point!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Australia too, eh??? I think it's just the nature of the beast Stewart!!!

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  6. Yes those flowers are gorgeous! Who cares about politics when you have pretty flowers nearby?

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  7. Magnolia?

    Beautiful, whatever they are.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous blooms! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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  9. gorgeous and luv the Emerson quote too; have a nice Monday

    much love...

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  10. No blooming flowers here until early May, if we're lucky. Five months to go & we'll be in bloom!
    Winter.... sigh.

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  11. Same here Amanda!!! This is a shot I took last winter while at a conference in Sacramento!!!

    I'm reaching back into my archives for pics this past week...

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  12. When your archival collection has beauties like this in it, the least you can do is share them with us!! Gorgeous.

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  13. They are lovely. Sorry to have been absent for a while. Just a few too much to do over here. But I'm back and looking forward to catching up with everyone.

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    1. And vice versa Margaret!!! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

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  14. With all of the cold weather, it is a delight to see this lovely bloom. It does seem to be related to the magnolia family... perhaps a Japanese magnolia?

    Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Practically the entire country is freezing their tuckasses off...and here we are...supposed to be freezing our tuckasses off and nary a snow flake in sight...It's one of those record years!!!

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  15. Marvelous photo!
    I won't get started on state politics though. Grrrr!

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    1. I think both "sides" agree on this point Tash!!!

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  16. I have no idea what it is, but I do know it's beautiful.
    Things are still blooming down here!

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  17. seems to be Magnolia and they are always lovely. Wherever they are.

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