Looks like we have to go seek blooming gardens, and since I have just returned from early spring in Yunnan Province in China, I shall flaunt the spring flowers I photographed there for Tootsie' Fertilizer Friday.
So what's blooming in Kunming, you ask? Quite a fair bit, ladies. Big and small, yellow and purple, in the parks, by the lakes, on the mountains...for Katarina, at Blooming Friday, I present the big and the small.
We'll flaunt the small flowers on big trees first:
|on a big tree!|
|Or...small flowers surrounding a big tree!|
Some of the colours and shapes of flowers are rather unique:
Others are plainly...pretty. There are masses of colours in the parks:
And the prerequisite in every country with a temperate climate, the pansies in a pretty pot:
The wild flowers grow from under limestone rocks in the Stone Forest!
But these are planted for their effect as a Western-style garden to frame the karst landscape in the background:
Oh, and by the lake...I found to my disbelief...vermillion tulips!
And a field of poppies.
For Maia, a special macro shot for you on Macro Flowers-Saturday:
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