Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Flower Rainbow

In my last blog post (click here)  I showed some of  the beautiful pink flowers I photographed on my last visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, along with some of the cool green landscapes in the garden and a few amazing and unusual trees.  Now I'd love to show more of the rainbow of flowers I saw in bloom in the garden, arranged by color combinations:

I saw arrays of  bright blue and purple flowers and ...


...wonderful white flowers and ....


                                                         ...... sunny yellow flowers and.....


.... radiant red flowers and....


... outstanding orange flowers!

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a flower lover and photographer's delight!

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83 comments:

Jojo said...

All of the murals are beautiful but I have to save I love the purple one best as I'm heavily influenced by the thistle.

Ginny said...

You are a wonderful photographer! My favorites are the first one and the orange one!

podso said...

Loved the color groupings! What would we do without digital cameras!

I will give your address to my work colleague! (the other was a patient's relative, long gone home.)

Linda Makiej said...

These mosaics are STUNNING!!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - I see a calendar in the making. Beautiful photos.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What gorgeous flowers, Pat. I needed to see all of those colors today since I have been grieving since Thursday over the death of a very good friend. We are going to Atlanta tomorrow to her funeral.

SO--thanks for making me smile.
Hugs,
Betsy

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Again, breathtakingly lovely - and such a beautiful arrangement, in colour groups.

Buttercup said...

These would be wonderful for a calendar. I can't pick a favorite. I like them all -- a lot!

diane b said...

Isn't summer grand. A rainbow of flowers. it certainly is. Great collages.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!!! WOW!! What beautiful mosaics of wonderful colourful vivid blooms!!! Yay!!! Awwww they're beautiful and beautifully arranged too!! You really know how to capture beauty most sublimely!! Yay! Thanks for sharing these here and wrapping up my day so prettily (it's nearly midnight here!) Take care
x

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Pat, these mosaics remind me of one of those gigantic crayola crayon boxes...your photos are stunning and the way you put the mosaics together is just gorgeous. A rainbow indeed!

ellen b. said...

Oh so pretty strolling through your mosaic garden! Just Beautiful...

E.R. King said...

Beautiful pics! I want a garden that looks like this!

Chatty Crone said...

I could look at these all day - beautiful eye candy...

La said...

So many pretty and vibrantly colored flowers. The bees seem to be very happy.

Yvette said...

Is their a better word than gorgeous? I can't think of it at the moment, Pat. Just gorgeous photos. I love them all.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Hi Pat....what beautiful flowers...enjoyed this summery post so much...
always my pleasure to stop by and visit with you, my friend

sending love from california

kary and teddy
xx

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The flowers are stunning. I can only imagine what they must look like in person. Great photos!!

Barbara F. said...

These photos would make beautiful notecards, Pat! I adore orange flowers. xo,

ARLENE said...

Pat, I've bookmarked this post and saved some of the images. First, they are simply gorgeous. Second, I'm wracking my brain for a design for a surface embroidery class I'm taking and I think I've just found my design for the second half of the class. Thank you!

RNSANE said...

Pat, this would be a post to return to on one of those snowed in winter mornings. How gorgeous these photos are and the bees and the butterly make them even more splendid. Thanks for showing me some memes with which I wasn't familiar!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All gorgeous pics Pat, sure was a lot in bloom! Lovin' the one of the bee:@)

Vee said...

Oh what lovely photographs and all arranged by color...too scrumptious to even absorb. I saw a few more flowers this time that I recognized. The bee balm is healthy and vibrant. I wonder what they do at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden about Japanese beetles the buggers. Maybe they have such information... I'll check.

Carol said...

They're all gorgeous, I love the mosaics by color, so pretty!

eileeninmd said...

WOW, gorgeous colors and flowers. The clematis are one of my favorites and I love the shot of the monarch butterfly. Lovely mosaics and photos.

Emily said...

Your a great photographer. I love your floral mosaics, and how you grouped them together by color.
Have a great week.......

~Emily
The French Hutch

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous flowers. Must be heavenly there. V

Snap said...

Beautiful, Pat. You have bees and butterflies, too, I see! I really do need to visit! ;D

Cherry Chick said...

Just beautiful, Pat, and know that I appreciate all the work that goes into your blog creations. Photographing in itself it time consuming but then to arrange these fabulous mosaics with them is even more spectacular! You've creative a feast for the eyes and I've enjoyed it all.

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GrandmaK said...

I'm speechless! These mosaics are just breathtaking! Thank you!! Cathy

Mary said...

Oh Pat, how wonderful! I love grouping photos by color, and I love that you started off with blue -- by favorites! thanks for sharing. :)
xoxo

Cindy said...

Ohhh...such lovely blossoms! ~Cindy

Lavender Cottage said...

Gorgeous blooms, thanks for sharing.
Judith

The Gathering Place said...

Your flower shots are so beautiful! Wouldn't it be fun to have them all in our yards?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So beautiful! YOur mosaics are masterpieces of color!
Yvonne

Beth said...

Oh, Pat, how beautiful! I love your mosaics and making them by color was brilliant! The purple and white ones are my favorites. I just got back from my trip to NYC. Not enough time to do everything, of course, but I saw a lot. I took well over 200 photos and had a really hard time choosing a few for a post. I'll be posting on my trip on the day of my new party, Travels Near And Far, which will post on 8/14. I invite you to join; I know you have travelled extensively as well as travelled within your own community - there are lots of things you could show. Again, great collages, Pat!!!
xo, Beth

Farmchick said...

Your color mosaics are always so lovely. Another great set!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness what a beautiful palette of colors, Pat! You make such beautiful mosaics of such beautiful photos! Always good for a smile! Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh my, stunning!!! They are all beautiful.

Oliag said...

Your flower photos are amazing Pat! I hope you have some printed and hanging on your walls!

pam said...

Oh Pat....this weary soul needed this dose of beauty. Well done my friend, well done.

Genie said...

The way you sent through all of your flower shots form the gardens and gathered them together by color for the mosaics. They turned out so attractively. You really do have an eye for composition. What a lovely post filled to the brim with grand captures. Wish I could smell the roses through the computer screen.Genie

Pondside said...

Now, that's what summer's all about - glorious colour!

Houseelf said...

Great pics! The bee in the flower is gorgeous! I love the colours of Summer but already I am looking forward to the colours of Autumn.

Riet said...

Good morning Pat.
What a wonderful serie of mosaics you have. And all so beautiful. You know it's so funny. I had the same idea, made color by color mosaics but I only show red today. The blue and yellow and white I keep for other weeks. LOL.
Have a great week.

From the Kitchen said...

What a visual treat from you! I especially loved seeing the purple clematis as it reminded me of our Charleston garden!

Best,
Bonnie

Ola said...

It's really pretty there, so many colors and such a great choice of flower-beauties:)

Tracy said...

This floral parade brings JOY, Pat! Just stunning all the color & textures. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful mosaics! As someone else suggested...they would make fabulous cards.

Have a wonderful day!

Kim, USA said...

Very beautiful!!

MYM

Cafe au lait said...

Gorgeous blooms!

My Blue Monday is here.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

hi pat....it's kary from farmhouse kitchen...i posted the lemon curd recipe for you...let me know if you try it...

kary
xx

LV said...

I would have loved going on that trip with you. I love all these pretty flower sights.

Sarah said...

Wow, these are fabulous. I don't think I can pick a favorite.

Tanya@takesix said...

Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. You do such a great job creating mosaics! Have a great week, Pat!

bj said...

Don't we just love our quick, digital cameras? Your photos are lovely..the stinkin ole drought has killed all my flowers. bwaaa

Veronica said...

What a visual feast that was! Thank you. the first one is exquisite....but they all are amazing. Mother natures is the best artist ever.


Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Pat!

Gracie said...

How beautiful.... the true spirit of summer!

Sue said...

Pat, your photos are gorgeous! I love purples and blues and these are among the very best I've seen. Love that bee! I agree that these would look great as a calendar.
:-) Sue

La Petite Gallery said...

Great photo's. I love Fox Glove, when I was a child the wonderfully
illustrated books by childcraft had images of hollyhocks and fox gloves. The are so fairy like to me.

yvonne

Claudia said...

Your thousand favorite flowers are here for the picking. I know it's been a hot summer (beastly here also) but I just savor the color. Your photos are magical.

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, really amazing shots of all those beautiful flowers! Visiting some gardens is something that I didn't get to do this summer, because of the heat. Hopefully we'll have a break in the hot temps soon!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Mecky said...

Thank you for sharing. The flowers are beautiful.
I think I am ready to skip Fall and Winter and move right on to next Spring. Everything seems brown already. We need some color like those!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Pat, your photos are just beautiful! I wish all those flowers were in my yard! Have a wonderful week!

Mary

Bonnie said...

Wow, what beautiful mosaics that are color coordinated. Your pictures are as pretty as a book I have! So glad to meet you. I enjoyed visiting New York two Christmases ago. It was soo cold.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your photography is beautiful as well as your subjects!

Saun said...

Beautiful,great shots of the flowers. I wish this was my flower garden.

Light and Voices said...

My favorite photo was of the purple thistle.
Joyce M

Really Rainey said...

Those were all so beautiful! I love visiting your blog and learning about New York! Thanks Pat!

Rainey @ The Project table

Mary Ellen said...

Oh your mosaics are so very lovely!! I have been wanting to visit the Denver Botanical Gardens again. Went when we first moved to Colorado but 1 visit is never enough for a garden!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

These shots are gorgeous! If only I could grow flowers like these.

Shirleyanne said...

A beautiful collection of photos.
Just love all the colours. A joy to see!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Absolutely stunning Pat. I can't believe you got so close to the bee. Hope you didn't get stung...

You certainly have the artistic eye. I believe others have mentioned this before me, but your photos would make a beautiful coffee table book.
Sam

guild-rez said...

Wonderful flowers and great pictures!!
Gisela
The Emerald Ash-borer has been detected in New York as well. Over the next 10 years most of our ash trees will be gone. Please read my new article on my blog.

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Mom Walds Place said...

How delightful! You should print cards from your collages, because they are so lovely. Happy Rednesday!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous photos, Pat. Those gardens are spectacular.

Annie said...

You take beautiful photos.
Just beautiful

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers, Pat! I love how your arranged them.

Barb said...

Flowers, flowers everywhere! I'm partial to the white - they seem to glow. Your mosaics are great.

betsy said...

Pat, your photos made my day. Every flower was lush and beautiful. I especially liked the roses.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! I so want to grow some herbs in pots when we get back to Florida! They make such a difference in a dish like this! ♥