I was surprised to see that I had never used the flower theme for the CBBH Photo Challenge before, because I take so many photos of plants, trees and flowers. So, I thought I would remedy that situation by sharing with you some of the flowers that grow here in my garden in southern Spain, at different times of the year.
The first photo (above) is a waxy-flowered stephanotis, which creeps along my fence and gives off a delicate fragrance.
I sometimes find it difficult to photograph the purple agapanthus, as they flower at the end of long stems, so I got in close for these shots. I like the effect of the first photo, in particular, but what do you think? Here is a photo of the first delicate blossom on one of our 47 almond trees, in January this year. ….and these beautiful wild Butterfly Orchids also make their appearance each year, heralding the arrival of Springtime in Andalucía. I’m a huge fan of the colour purple, so this plant is a favourite of mine, and it was only thanks to some of my readers that I finally found out its name. Hardenbergia comptoniana, a native of Australia, is a vigorous climbing plant and the arching flowers look so beautiful after the rain.
So, I’ve shown you mine – now it’s YOUR turn to show me YOURS!
Don’t forget that the CBBH Photo Challenge is a little different from some other challenges, in two ways. First, it’s only once a month – giving you lots of time to consider your entry before the end of the calendar month. Second, and most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hop, conejo blanco means white rabbit in Spanish), so DON’T FORGET that in your post you need to add links to two blogs that you have visited and commented on during the past month.
That way, when we visit each other, we can HOP OVER to your links, connect with others and share a little blog love around!
My Featured Blog Links for this month:
*** Travel writer Annie Bennett spends most of her time Mooching around Spain, researching articles for national newspapers and magazines, but often just sitting in cafés, reading the paper and drinking wine. Not only does Annie love writing about her travels, she also loves writing about food. So, if you want to know where in Lanzarote you can buy the best cheese, or exactly where you can find a traditional shop in Menorca that sells everything horse-related, then Annie is your woman!
*** Another blogger I always enjoy visiting is Tamara at A Foot in Two Campos who, two years ago, bought a beautiful old house in the village of Colmenar, in Málaga province. She had me worried for a while when she admitted in one of her blog posts to stalking me – but fortunately, what she meant was that she was inspired to visit three places that I had blogged about! Tamara has thrown herself into village life in Colmenar and also into learning Spanish. Indeed, at the end of each of her blog posts she discusses a particular language point, which always proves helpful.
Please HOP over and say HELLO to both of these ladies, and tell them Marianne sent you!
So that´s the CBBH Photo Challenge for July, everyone.
Remember, all you have to do is post your entry by the end of the month, tag your entry ‘CBBH Photo Challenge’, link back to this blog and, most importantly, don´t forget to add links to any two blogs that you´ve commented on during the past month, so that we can all HOP OVER and have a look.
Make sure you follow this blog so you don´t miss next month’s exciting challenge!
For more information on how the CBBH Photo Challenge works click here.
I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!
I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations.
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