Rosy Red Flowers

Outside a light rain is falling and the beautiful white covering we enjoyed the past few days is drip, drip, dripping away and will soon be gone. So I had to reach deep into my archives to find rosy red flowers for this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge. Here’s what I found.

A flowering currant – looking quite like a lilac don’t you think? – I love that both the flowers and stems are rosy red. I think I’ll get one for my garden.

I love fucshias and you can find them in all shades of pink and red – the hummingbirds love them too.

They also love rhododendrons – our Washington state flower – as I discovered one day at Soos Creek Botanical Garden. Scroll through the pictures below and see the Anna’s hummingbird feeding.

Finally, I’ll close with the dahlias that were a gift from my mom – transplanted from her garden to mine and coming up reliably every summer since.

Yesterday was Valentines Day – it came and went without much fanfare as we’re still in a pandemic and also snowed in. I told my husband I’d take a rain check (correction ‘snow check’) for a steak dinner with a view, sometime this spring.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “Rosy Red Flowers

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  2. I love Fuchsias. Last night it rained heavily here, and the snow has now almost gone. At least it is much warmer, from -4C to +7C, and still warming up. We might get +15C by Saturday! πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Everything is turning to slush here and we were able to get out and get some groceries! I suspect it will be mostly gone by tomorrow – Time to welcome spring! πŸ™‚

  3. Such gorgeous red florals, Susanne! I’m glad you have such a treasure trove of reds in your archives. Those dahlias! Your Valentine’s Day sounds like ours, I’m not sure if I even ate dinner! We had a major dump of snow since last night and we had to drive to the property this morning to meet the engineer (good news–will share next week). I’m off to shoot some snow pics in the exciting RV park! Have a great day and stay warm!

    • Thanks Terri! I love how your challenges cause me to dig for treasures buried in my archives and gives me an excuse to share them! I’m glad to hear things are moving along for you and can’t wait to hear the good news! πŸ™‚ Have a great day too!

  4. Susanne, what a cheerful and colorful post! It certainly lifted my spirits amid all the snow and ice. Thanks especially for the fuschias, also my favorite flower. To catch a photo of an Anna’s hummingbird feeding is something special!

    • Thanks so much! It was fun rummaging through my archives looking for rosy red pictures. I loved watching the hummer fly from flower to flower with no fear. .

  5. Lovely flowers, they brought a smile to my face. I can’t wait for Spring! Thanks, for sharing! 🌺

  6. Now that is absolutely the most lovely and luscious shade of red ever! Perfect for lifting spirits when the drab grey of melting slush is all around. As for your mention of lilacs…not sure if the Lilac Festival will happen this year in Woodland, Washington, as that depends entirely upon covid and its assorted necessary restrictions (it did not happen last year). If you haven’t yet gone to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens during their brief open-to-the-public time starting around tax day and culminating on Mother’s Day, I hope you will have an opportunity to do so, it’s very much worth the drive from Seattle.

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I’ve been to the Lilac Gardens before but it was a long time ago. I’d love to go when the festival is happening. Hard to know when such events will occur again, hopefully soon since they’re outdoors. I’m also hoping the Tulip Festival will happen in the Skagit Valley this year but we’ll have to wait and see. πŸ™‚

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