Saturday, October 1, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 163

We are in Virginia Beach attending my father-in-law's annual shipmates reunion. We are also with our second 'family', all the people we have grown to love and respect who aren't actually family in the strictest sense of the word, but in every other way. This is how I met Rose whose husband (Royal Navy) had contact with my father-in-law's ship during WWII. She had a lot of memorabilia she thought we would all be interested in, came across the ship's website and wrote to ask if she could attend last year's reunion where she brought everything her husband had saved. She was a big hit, everyone loved her and she enjoyed herself so much she came again this year. She knows that she is part of our family now.

There are many different varieties of Lantana and I found this pretty one at the hotel we are staying in at the moment.

The red blooming flower I think is Celosia?



TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.


33 comments:

Sharon said...

Had not seen yellow Lantana before, I think it's beautiful!

ladyfi said...

So very pretty!

gigihawaii said...

Glad you are having such a good time! We have lantana in Hawaii, also.

Luna Miranda said...

lovely lantanas. the bright red flower is beautiful, too.

Glenda said...

Ahh! Lantana - the Southern garden staple. Easy to grow and so beautiful. Great pictures!

Andrew said...

Beautiful images Denise lovely to see.

The Elephant's Child said...

Very pretty indeed. Though some lantana is a noxious weed in parts of Oz. I think you are right and the red plume is a celosia. I am really happy that Rose feels so welcome. And I think the family you adopt are often at least as important as those with ties of kinship.

Lyn said...

they are beautiful, have a lovely weekend.
xxx

Janie said...

I'm glad you're enjoying many old friends at the reunion.
The flowers are lovely!

Mama-Bug said...

Sorry, having spelling issues tonite or maybe a senior moment! The lovely yellow lantana is new to me and I see you've captured a beautiful little moth too!

LauraX said...

lovely and delicate Denise...I love the soft yellow centers.

EG Wow said...

I don't believe I have ever seen Lantana in this light shade of yellow before. It's very pretty!

Maria said...

The yellow Lantana is really pretty!

Nayana said...

These are beautiful Denise!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flowers.

Regards and best wishes

Valerie said...

How lovely that you have a 'second' family. Sounds like you're having a great time. Loved all the flowers, especially the yellow lantana.

Indrani said...

Lovely pale yellow Lantanas, I have the deep yellow variety. :)

kanak7 said...

Your lantana photos are really beautiful! I have the darker version but prolific bloomers in any shade do deserve several second looks!

i beati said...

I have purple in my yard lantana or verbena lantana

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Denise, I'm trying to catch up with blog posts, please forgive my absence,my French classes have started and I'm a little bit busy these days, but I'm happy about it!
Your posts are adorable, this one has so lovely energy of flowers.I'm enchanted by this set of pictures and also by your header shot!God bless you all
Leia

ascu75 aka Don said...

Nice Flowers Denise, I love the butterfly and the red one. Sounddss like you are having a good time at the reunion XXXX Don

Carver said...

I love lantana but haven't seen the yellow before. I have orange, red and yellow all mixed into a single blossom but like this all yellow very much. Butterflies do love it so.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely flowers.

Andrew said...

Another visit and I just had to comment on your new header..
A lovely image..xx

Lui said...

Lovely flowers as always!
Thank you for helping me with TF and I completely forgotten that I am the featured guest this week! Haha!

Rose is special. I also grew up calling a lot of people Tito (Uncle) and Tita (Aunt) and realized later that they are never really 'blood kins' but they are just as special!

The storms have left and we are very safe.

SandyCarlson said...

These are super! What a great set of photos. I like the visitor on top, too.

Patty said...

Pretty flower. I guess I better check my pot of vegetable soup I have on cooking. Glad you are having a nice time.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous blooms and beautifully captured too!

Hosta post, have a nice week ahead!

imac said...

Great flower shots Denise, and glad you all are having a whale of a time.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely Lantana and Celosia...
Have a great day, Denise

Halcyon said...

Very pretty! I love lantana.

eden said...

Lantana flowers are beautiful. I love all your photos.Beautifully captured.

darla said...

hi denise, i see we both entered lantana in "today's flowers" last week. i am not good with the names of flowers, so i didn't know that is what they are! thanks to you, i now know! your photo's are lovely.