Monday, May 6, 2013

Bursting

As you can see, my agapanthus are beginning to bloom. Last year, for one of my first posts back after my brief hiatus, I dedicated these to the sweet and lovely Leontien, God rest her soul. Right now we have 20 blooms. TWENTY! That's twice as many as last year.




In other news, my IRS issues with the state of Louisiana were resolved by email, miraculously. They corrected their mistake and we do not owe any more money. Hallelujah! I have a trip planned to see my daughter in Portland at the end of the month and I'm very excited about that for obvious reasons. Finally, happy birthday to Double D, the love of my life! Today he wants to traipse around New Orleans and eat at The Court of Two Sisters. Y'all have a great week ahead!

41 comments:

Stewart M said...

We have these in our garden - but they dont look as good as yours at present!

In my head I know I need to shed some of the books - but my heads not in charge!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Buttons said...

Oh Sweet Leontien I still miss her these are beautiful.
Happy birthday double D and enjoy your visit Gail that will be fun I will be going to see my daughters soon again too. Always fun especially all the hugging. B

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty!

Glad the IRS thing was resolved. And happy birthday to Double D.

Richard Pegler said...

I just can't believe how fabulous these images are, Gail. They are way more than 'professional' standard. You are a true artist!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the backgrounds...the flowers really pop!

Glad the tax issue got resolved so easily! I'm actually surprised.

Happy Birthday to Mr. Belle! :-)

Stephanie said...

Praise the Lord the tax problem was resolved! And happy birthday to Double D :) Have a splendid day.

Your pictures always put a smile on my face, Gail ... truly beautiful!

Hugs to you!

Mitzi said...

Well a very Happy Birthday to the Mr. for certain! At least today the weather is beautiful for a NO trip! I know you will enjoy the visit to see your daughter and as always, your photos are amazing. Big hugs from down the Bayou, xoxo

Tricia said...

These are so beautiful! Agapanthus are so eye-catching...you don't see them too much around here. Happy birthday to Double D! Hope you two have a good day. xo

ladyfi said...

Happy Birthday to your love! These are wonderful shots of my favourite flowers!

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday DD! :)

love the 3rd and 4th photos! wow!

(and a sweet mention of leontien...)

Linda said...

Such a pretty flower, and your captures are stunning. And so many good things all in one post! Happy birthday to DD. And congrats on getting that tax issue cleared up.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh my word- these are gorgeous. I love the tones & all that light. Swoon.

Kerry said...

Delicate, lovely flowers+ bokeh. These would make fab note cards.

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Gail! Happy BD to Double D!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh those are beautiful beautiful pictures.

Excited that you're heading to Oregon (and a little envious as I'm missing everything about it, most of all MY daughter and everybody else!). We leave here around the first of June (I hope).

Donna said...

Stunning..I wish I could grow these flowers...you know I have never been to New Orleans and hope to visit someday.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Happy Birthday to Double D and have a great day. Lovely floral photos, Gail. You have a great week, too! (hug)

Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet thing you did in memory of Leontien. Boy wasn't she full of life and want to live. She was quite a gal. I miss her.

Happy birthday to Double D.

sandie

She Who Carries Camera said...

those flowers are magical! happy belated birthday DD, hope it was fun!

Patrice said...

I miss my lily of the Nile!

Deanna said...

Oh do I love that flower. I had it in a pot once on my front porch (they don't survive our winter's here). Congrats on resolving your tax issues, whew, thank goodness. Have a fun birthday dinner.

eileeninmd said...

Gail, these are gorgeous flowers. And your photos are beautiful, well done!

Terri said...

Gorgeous purples and Happy Birthday to your dh!

bailey-road.com said...

Exquisite photos! They are lovely flowers. Hope your hubby has a great birthday.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

your photography is amazingly beautiful!

Shug said...

Happy Birthday to Double D. I know you all will be feasting on some wonderful foods. I love seeing these flowers in arrangements. They are so beautiful and airy. Happy for the resolve with the IRS. This kind of thing can be extremely stressful. Can't wait to see pictures you will be bringing us from Portland...Sounds fun!!

Starla said...

OHHHH!! I love these shots! I will have to try and photograph my Peter Pan's if/when they ever decide to bloom!! (of course, my processing won't be as cool as yours....NEED to figure out how to add "stuff" to my photos! haha!!

Happy B-day to Double D!!

Hilary said...

Stunning flowers, Gail. And I love it when issues get resolved. Happy B-Day to DD.

hootnonny said...

Stunning, it is! I love the third one. Glad your tax issues were resolved in your favor.

Indrani said...

I like the delicate look of these. So well taken, lovely shots!

Reena Walkling said...

Such a beautiful delicate flower and your images are superb.

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful these are, Gail.

Happy Birthday Double D, and have a wonderful time in New Orleans!

Ruth said...

Wow, these are beautiful Gail :) I hope you have a great trip and glad all is resolved for you too, hope your beloved had a wonderful day :)

Ruth said...

Wow, these are beautiful Gail :) I hope you have a great trip and glad all is resolved for you too, hope your beloved had a wonderful day :)

Barbara Shallue said...

These are so beautiful! I wonder if they'd grow here? Glad your IRS issues were resolved and happy, happy birthday to Double D!! I hope y'all had a great day!!

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! I LOVE this blossom, and to think you have twenty of them!

Rambling Woods said...

They are beautiful and I went to read about that brave young woman.... The age of my daughter... I am so sorry... Michelle

Renae at simple sequins said...

Thank you Gail! Nice to hear someone else has a fetish for diamonds and silver!!!!!! yay!

Linda R said...

Oh my stars girly.. Just look at these shots. Truly amazing.. So happy to hear your all clear with the IRS. That must be a huge relief.

Hugs~

Amy Burzese said...

Lovely flowers! The lavender/purple is so pretty. Happy belated birthday to Double D, and congrats on all your other good news.

Charlotte Wilson said...

Oh Gail, you have outdone yourself. Every single one of these photos is stunningly beautiful!
Belated Happy Birthday to DD.
Have a wonderful trip to see your daughter!

charlotte