Thursday, November 24, 2011

Meet Glad


13th Sept

I've known Glad for a long time, rejoicing over her safe arrival into the big world. She quickly grew before my eyes and became a long, lanky green thing. I watched patiently, looking for signs of maturity and colour.


Then it happened! Late Tuesday afternoon I spotted some strange new and deep spots of colour among the messy mix of plants and weeds which come with spring. I gasped with joyful surprise and rushed downstairs with my camera for a closer inspection. Not much to see but I knew the morning would bring with it a different story.





Yesterday morning brought the grand unveiling for which I had been hoping, and I wasn't disappointed!




As heavy rain was forecast for the day, I picked young Glad to bring her inside for safe-keeping.







Today Glad is quite the mature young woman, elegant in all her ways don't you think.










Glad will continue to be a delight for some time to come and she has some cousins who are about to join her also! Another reason for joy this Thanksgiving Day.

Sharing at And Then She Snapped, This or That Thursday, Photo Story Friday, Shades of Autumn: Finale.
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43 comments:

Sylvia K said...

So very elegant indeed! What a gorgeous flower and color! Terrific captures as always! Have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

Nadege, said...

Such elegant flower. I love the one you took against the black background. Very elegant photography.

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Traumhafte Blumen-Fotos...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Liz said...

WOW Karen!! These images are amazing! Your Gladiolus is absolutely beautiful and you have captured it so wonderfully. The black background higlights the rich colour.
The paper daisies in the background are gorgeous too!

And to answer your question about my King Parrot shots, I didn't use a flash (one of the things I love about my new camera). The sun was setting but the light was still enough to get some very clear images. I am really happy with all of them. It was SO hard to choose which ones to tage & use for my post! We are taking the Bec & "little Lizzie" back there on the weekend :)
Thanks for your lovely comment

Gemel said...

A prize indeed.

geanina said...

goureous images! great POV!:)

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Hello Glad.. You are indeed gorgeous, draped in your lovely shocking pink cloak. You're very photogenic, but then you have a wonderful photographer!

Lanlizzy said...

Glad is gorgeous, such a wonderful colour and you captured wonderfully as usual. I would love to have a glad in my garden. I must keep an eye out at the nursery.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Hello, Glad ! she has grown to be a beautiful lady !

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful in color and form. Great !

Michelle said...

Stunning! I love the ones against the black background :)

MarieHarmony said...

How wonderful it is to see Glad amazing colour and shape. Love to be able to see the growing process. Charming. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Jenni C's said...

beautiful...

Giga said...

Mieczyki są piękne, tylko łatwo się wywracają pod wpływem wiatru lud deszczu. Bardzo je lubię, nawet na mojej stronce "zdjęcie wejściowe" - to liście na kwitku mieczyka. Zrobiłaś śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

Wenche said...

Beautiful, you must have a lot of flowers in your garden :0)

marijke said...

Beautiful, Beautiful colors. Very well done.
gr. Marijke

days are numbered said...

Dame Edna would be proud :-)
Lovely colours.

ladyfi said...

What a stunning glad - superb! Have a wonderful day.

Jeanne said...

I love the glads! Always have some on my table in the living room when they are available. Have a wonderful day, and the photos are gorgeous! Jeanne

Steve said...

Gorgeous captures.....wonderful image, thank you for sharing.

Joop Zand said...

Very nice contrast colors.... great photo's.

greetings, Joop

About Aisha said...

Wow!!! What a beauty! We can never stop thanking God for some moments of our life, and seeing the little baby mature into an elegant lady is surely on of them. Thanks for sharing these moments with us.

Barb said...

Such glorious colour! and fantastic photography.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

SO lovely... reminds me I an thankful today for God's stunning creation... the beauty, variety and visual joy!

Karin M. said...

... beautiful gladiolus in a great color .... super nice shots...
love greetings Karin

Seeing Each Day said...

Amusing title - love the way you've personified this flower in your story , along with the beautiful photos, and the COLOUR Karen, what a rich colour it is. I stared at your second last photo for a long time.

Cristina said...

gorgeous!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

terrific shot and colour! very nicely done-/
thanks so much for sharing!

i love your blog!

Connie Smiley said...

Yes, so elegant in red and black, and I enjoyed seeing her as a youngster.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, I love the one with the new shoot poking up through the ground. Glad I saw this.

Ocean Soul said...

You have such a gift with your camera and your spirit of peacefulness and gratitude totally ooze out!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a beautiful gladiola! We don't see those much anymore.

Linda R. said...

Oh Yes... She is gorgeous. What a wonderful surprise.

Hugs, Linda

Jordan Marie @ hottlt.com said...

super psycho pretty!! <3xojo

Mihaela said...

Glad is wonderful :) And I also love the blog's background music..

Saun said...

You're so lucky flowers in bloom. We are getting ready for snow and cold weather ugh.....Beautiful photos

thefisherlady said...

Nice to meet Glad... Spring so faithfully brings her joy. Praise God!

Helene said...

I really enjoyed these...stunning, beautiful photos!

Cedar said...

Simply gorgeous against the black background! Stunning!

Satakieli said...

Very beautiful and so elegant!

We've had such fun hosting the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge and it's been great to have you take part, thank you so much!

Pieni Lintu said...

So pretty!!!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Holy moly! Those last few photos are absolutely stunning!
Thanks so much for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge Finale. :)

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Just wanted to stop by and say congratulations! You won one of the prizes in our Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge Finale Giveaway. Go here to find out which prize you won and reply to the email I sent in order to claim your prize!

http://liveandloveoutloud.com/2011/12/02/finale-winners-shades-of-autumn-photo-challenge/

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