This month, since #TreeSquares is over I decided to post to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Like Becky B, Cee offers us the freedom to post every day or when we feel like it.  I made the mistake of classifying my trees as flowers for about half the month last month. So this month – no trees. (maybe). Cee’s FOTD challenge accepts:

  • Single flowers
  • Buds
  • Multiple flowers
  • Bouquet
  • Flower fields
  • Wildflowers
  • Tree or bush blossoms
  • Autumn leaves
  • Spring leaves
  • Decorative Cabbage
  • Berries
  • Still life
  • Fake or Silk Flowers

As I swirled through my forested universe last month I came in touch again with my Australian trip. This month I’ll revisit only the flowers I photographed in Ballarat, Melbourne, Healesville Sanctuary and Queensland. Sometimes I might combine my post with another challenge I am doing, but I may just post one photo a day. I’ve never done that, so I’ll see how it goes.

August 6 Ballarat Botanical Beauties

This first photo also works for Mama Cormier’s Thursday Trios and Jude’s Life in Colour Challenge.

A trio of red & white fuchsias
Ruffled petunias – I think
Ballarat Botanical Gardens Robert Clark Conservatory
Ballarat Botanical Gardens Robert Clark Conservatory
Ballarat Botanical Gardens Robert Clark Conservatory

Coming Up

Have a happy Friday and a great weekend.


22 responses to “FOTD #6 Ballarat Botanical Beauties”

  1. Jim Borden Avatar

    beautiful shades of red…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Jim. I always thought that fuchsias looked like lipstick. Nothing sexier than a red flower that looks like a tube of lipstick.

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        I like purple flowers best… 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I can’t say that I have a favorite color. Every one is gorgeous in their own way. My flowers today are purple. Just for you, Jim.

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          1. Jim Borden Avatar

            can’t wait to check them out! they would probably go nice with that purple Porsche… 🙂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Yes, and a bit like my face. 🙂

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  2. Teresa Avatar

    Beautiful shots Marsha. I haven’t gone there for a long time now.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was one of my favorite sites, though it’s hard to pick one activity and sight over another.

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  3. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    These lovelies remind me of ballerina skirts.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      They were twirling their stuff that day. Very gorgeous!

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  4. the eternal traveller Avatar

    The fuschias were so beautiful. I’ve tried growing them but they never do as well as these ones.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I know. Those were amazing. What a wonderful time we had taking them.

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  5. OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com Avatar

    Cannot imagine seeing in real life such a stunning flower as those fuchsias. Our cactus blooms pale in comparison. Beautiful, crisp photographs, too.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much. Those were real life!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks vj

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  6. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Oh Marsha, these are beautiful photos. I hope you are getting some much needed rest. I’ll write after I get my blog caught up. Sending you energy.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee! I’m not on my computer much.

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  7. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    great captures Marsha!💖👏👏👏

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy!

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome!💖💖💖

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