Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Eye Candy - Favorite Pictures of Annuals 2007



~~~~~~~~~~~~Cosmos~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~~Scarlet Sage~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cosmos~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Zinnias~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





~~~~~~~~~Purple Wave Petunias~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~Osteospermum, African Daisy~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sunflower~~~~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~Calibrachoa, Superbells~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~Swizzle Zinnia~~~~~~~~~~~~






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Verbena~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~~Scarlet Sage~~~~~~~~~~~~



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lantana~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Zinnias~~~~~~~~~~~~~

20 comments:

Sherry said...

Whoa! This is my first visit here and I am blown away by your pictures! They are AWESOME!

Pam/Digging said...

What sunny, summery photos. Great shots, Robin. I especially like your monarch pics.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Osteospermum is definitesly my favorite annual, especially the purple, but I might have to get some scarlet sage if it would lure hummers. Great shots!

Melanie Vassallo said...

Robin, it's so cold outside and your photos warmed me right up!

Just love those incredible colors, can't wait to see more.

jodi said...

Eye candy indeed! Just what I needed to wash away the blahs, especially the photos of monarchs in your flowers.
Remember the deep freeze here? The ice is gone...it's raining now. And I just made a flourless chocolate cake. Between those things and your flowers, I think I'll make it through the rest of January.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Be still my heart. Gorgeous photos. It just makes me want to start purchasing seeds...

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Hi, Sherry, thank you and welcome to Robin's Nesting Place. I'm glad you stopped by.

Thanks, Pam. I needed to see color today and had fun looking through old pictures.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter, the hummingbirds loved the scarlet sage. I collected seeds and will be planting lots more of it this year.

Hi, Melanie, glad you enjoyed the pictures. I needed to see color today too.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Jodi, what is it with this weather and chocolate? I have been doing so good on my diet and for the last two days I've been so tempted to bake chocolate chip cookies. You've thawed out and we have it coming tomorrow.

Hi, Lisa, I can't believe you haven't already purchased seeds. I feel so much better just having them here.

Frances said...

Those are the most exhilarating photos. The hummingbird is my fave. I have often tried to snap them, only to get blurs. Do you use a special lens or setting or both? So beautiful.

Frances at Faire Garden

Calendula said...

Eye candy indeed! Those photos are stunning. I adore the one with the hummingbird especially. Delightful!

kate said...

The scarlet sage is such a treat to see. I love the photographs of the Verbena and the Lantana.

The hummingbird photographs are amazing.

* * * For a Fair Deal * * * said...

Those are jelly-bean pretty pics, Robin. Thanks for sharing the colors on this cold winter's day in Florida!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Frances, I have an Sony Alpha 100 and I use the 70-300mm zoom lens.

I also put the hummingbird feeder right in front of the window so I can see them better. I have several posts on hummingbirds with pictures on my sidebar. They are hard to photograph for sure.

vonlafin said...

I love your photos!!!!

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Jayne said...

So much to look forward to! Beautiful images Robin.

Patricia said...

Robin, those are very lovely. I have zinnia photos very much like yours - for a long time, zinnias were my favorite photographic subject and they are wonderful for attracting butterflies.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Robin !
Your blog is amazing with such goregous photos ! The leap off the page at me. You have such a pretty style for your pots and garden .. I love the fact you have your furballs included .. there seems to be a very pronounced connection between gardeners and their furry kids.
Awesome pictures ! Thanks for dropping by my site : )
Joy

Connie said...

Stunning photos... I think you could sell them to a magazine. Thanks for sharing...my eyes are craving color this time of year, when all is covered in white!

minhus said...

Robin - What fantastic, bright, inspiring photographs. After seeing your Zinnias, I'm even more excited to see if the ones I plan to winter sow will turn out.