Flowers In August

A magnificent sunflower with the view of Mount Baldy in the background.
A magnificent sunflower with the view of Mount Baldy in the background. | Source

During the winter months, the luminous rays of the summer sun are dearly missed. Thus, taking pictures of flowers in August all the more alluring. In July and August, I highly recommend taking pictures of your flowers, which you will be able to enjoy for the rest of the year. Actually, now that it is almost Christmas, a digital camera would make the perfect gift for that family member who enjoys photographing flowers, and other scenery. One of my most favorite gifts from my childhood is when I was given my first camera at the age of seven. Back then developing film meant I could not always afford to take as many pictures as I would have liked, especially since I could have spent several hundred dollars doing that. The invention of the digital camera is probably my most favorite invention, after the computer.

Photo by sunflower near the fence.
Photo by sunflower near the fence. | Source
The noble sunflower on a sunny August day.
The noble sunflower on a sunny August day. | Source
The brilliant sphere of a sunflower.
The brilliant sphere of a sunflower. | Source
This sunflower would be delightful to sketch.
This sunflower would be delightful to sketch. | Source
A tall sunflower with a smaller sunflower behind it.
A tall sunflower with a smaller sunflower behind it. | Source
Sunflowers with a fence and mountains behind them.
Sunflowers with a fence and mountains behind them. | Source
Pink hollyhocks bask in the summer sun.
Pink hollyhocks bask in the summer sun. | Source
The contrast between the chocolate brown seeds and the yellow petals of the sunflower is quite mesmerizing.
The contrast between the chocolate brown seeds and the yellow petals of the sunflower is quite mesmerizing. | Source

Only a grumpy person would not be a bit more delighted when looking a pictures of beautiful garden flowers. I have always loved hollyhocks as these propagated themselves easily in the San Bernardino Mountains, and I spent many summers frolicking through a thick bed of these flowers. Hollyhocks require little water and are extremely drought resistant flower.

The pink hollyhock looks like a host saying hello to a visitor of the garden.
The pink hollyhock looks like a host saying hello to a visitor of the garden. | Source
Small white flowers.  Wish I knew the name.
Small white flowers. Wish I knew the name. | Source
Close-up of an orange star gazer lilly.
Close-up of an orange star gazer lilly. | Source
The backside view of two sunflowers.
The backside view of two sunflowers. | Source
Orange nasturtiums in bloom.
Orange nasturtiums in bloom. | Source

Walking around the garden allows you to enjoy many different types and shades of flowers. Just sitting out in the garden and reading a book, and having your camera nearby, so you can take pictures when the mood strikes. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to sit in a garden and luxuriate, as I take pictures whenever I feel like it. Since many of my photographs inspire my drawings, having a camera is always a pleasant way to spend my time.

Tall hollyhocks remind me of people in line at the movies, but this is a much more relaxed environment.
Tall hollyhocks remind me of people in line at the movies, but this is a much more relaxed environment. | Source
More hollyhocks on parade.
More hollyhocks on parade. | Source
Cream colored hollyhocks.
Cream colored hollyhocks. | Source
A demure pink hollyhock.
A demure pink hollyhock. | Source
A red-violet tinted hollyhock.
A red-violet tinted hollyhock. | Source
Close-up of a pink hollyhock.
Close-up of a pink hollyhock. | Source
Pink blooms on a hollyhock.
Pink blooms on a hollyhock. | Source
I used to think black-eyed Susan flowers were small sunflowers, until someone finally pointed out I was calling them by the wrong name.  Honestly, I love to photograph flowers, so I usually have to look up the correct names.  Sometimes I just say I l
I used to think black-eyed Susan flowers were small sunflowers, until someone finally pointed out I was calling them by the wrong name. Honestly, I love to photograph flowers, so I usually have to look up the correct names. Sometimes I just say I l | Source
Small purple flowers on the rosemary plant.
Small purple flowers on the rosemary plant. | Source
A myriad of colorful flowers can be found on a stroll through the garden.
A myriad of colorful flowers can be found on a stroll through the garden. | Source
Small purple flowers on the rosemary, and white daisies off to the right-hand side of the photograph.
Small purple flowers on the rosemary, and white daisies off to the right-hand side of the photograph. | Source
The flowering rosemary blooms are center stage in this photograph.
The flowering rosemary blooms are center stage in this photograph. | Source
The white daisies are dazzling.
The white daisies are dazzling. | Source

Clusters of daisies are beautiful things to admire in a garden. I love gardens where there are flowers mixed in with the vegetable patches. It gives the garden a bit more of a natural look, rather than just being rigidly defined.

Various flowers all planted together in the garden.
Various flowers all planted together in the garden. | Source
A cluster of daisy flowers in a garden.
A cluster of daisy flowers in a garden. | Source
The close-up of a daisy flower.
The close-up of a daisy flower. | Source
The garden with flowers and a bird bath.
The garden with flowers and a bird bath. | Source
A large variety of flowers and a bird bath create this peaceful garden scene.
A large variety of flowers and a bird bath create this peaceful garden scene. | Source
Flowers near a bird bath in a garden.
Flowers near a bird bath in a garden. | Source

There are many exciting hues of flowers you can plant in your summer garden, ranging from the orange to vermilion hues of marigolds, to the light purple petals of the demure African daisies.

The orange and vermilion hues of marigold plant still bloom in August.
The orange and vermilion hues of marigold plant still bloom in August. | Source
These purple African daisies are beginning to wilt, but I think these are beautiful all the same.
These purple African daisies are beginning to wilt, but I think these are beautiful all the same.
There is a bee on this sunflower.  The sunflower is a serene addition to any garden.
There is a bee on this sunflower. The sunflower is a serene addition to any garden. | Source
A extreme close-up of a section of a sunflower.  Slightly out of focus.
A extreme close-up of a section of a sunflower. Slightly out of focus. | Source
The out of focus picture of the petals of the sunflower is vibrant.
The out of focus picture of the petals of the sunflower is vibrant. | Source
The beloved yellow sunflower is always a welcoming sight.
The beloved yellow sunflower is always a welcoming sight. | Source
A slightly out of focus close-up of the light pink hollyhock.
A slightly out of focus close-up of the light pink hollyhock. | Source
The inside of a light pink hollyhock, which looks more white in this photograph.  In person, this hollyhock has a light pink hue.
The inside of a light pink hollyhock, which looks more white in this photograph. In person, this hollyhock has a light pink hue. | Source
The inside of a yellow calla Lilly.
The inside of a yellow calla Lilly. | Source

Yellow calla lilies and white daisies are beautiful flowers to look at.

This calla lily has green leaves with tiny white spots.
This calla lily has green leaves with tiny white spots. | Source
Sun shining through the petals of a yellow calla lily.
Sun shining through the petals of a yellow calla lily. | Source
A pot of flowers sitting on a picnic table in the garden.
A pot of flowers sitting on a picnic table in the garden. | Source
More alluring white daisies.
More alluring white daisies. | Source
Slightly out of focus daisy.
Slightly out of focus daisy. | Source
Feverfew flowers look similar to daisies.
Feverfew flowers look similar to daisies. | Source
Daisies about in the garden.
Daisies about in the garden. | Source
A garden filled with daisies.
A garden filled with daisies. | Source
Daisies on an August day.
Daisies on an August day. | Source
Some feverfew flowers are still blooming.
Some feverfew flowers are still blooming. | Source
Beautiful fuchsia colored flowers.
Beautiful fuchsia colored flowers. | Source
More fuchsia colored flowers.
More fuchsia colored flowers. | Source

Taking a stroll in the garden during the summer months gives one an opportunity to experience the beaut of flowers in bloom.

A solitary feverfew bloom.
A solitary feverfew bloom.
Flowers blooming in August.
Flowers blooming in August. | Source
Various flowers are in bloom.
Various flowers are in bloom. | Source
Close-up of a fuchsia flower.
Close-up of a fuchsia flower. | Source
The side-way view of daisies.
The side-way view of daisies. | Source
Nasturtiums in bloom.
Nasturtiums in bloom. | Source
Slightly out of focus picture of a red nasturtium.
Slightly out of focus picture of a red nasturtium. | Source
Blurry close-up of a red nasturtium.
Blurry close-up of a red nasturtium. | Source
The red nasturtium in bloom.
The red nasturtium in bloom. | Source
The fuschia flower is quite lovely.
The fuschia flower is quite lovely.
Blurry picture of small white flowers.
Blurry picture of small white flowers. | Source
The cheerfulness of a black-eyed Susan flower.
The cheerfulness of a black-eyed Susan flower. | Source
Daisy flowers near a strawberry patch.
Daisy flowers near a strawberry patch. | Source
Light pink foxglove flowers.
Light pink foxglove flowers. | Source
A morning glory is a combination of beautiful blue, purple, and white tones.
A morning glory is a combination of beautiful blue, purple, and white tones.
A small purple flower.
A small purple flower. | Source

I continue my walk through the garden, photographing more flowers as I go along.

A light pink hollyhock opens itself for the sun to bathe it.
A light pink hollyhock opens itself for the sun to bathe it. | Source
Pink hollyhocks with deeper shades of pink near the center.
Pink hollyhocks with deeper shades of pink near the center. | Source
Hollyhocks parading around the garden.
Hollyhocks parading around the garden. | Source
Another view of the hollyhocks.
Another view of the hollyhocks. | Source
Hollyhocks of various colors.
Hollyhocks of various colors. | Source

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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

wonderful photos. I had trouble with all of them loading though. What did load were beautiful


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

@mljdgulley354,

I think all the pictures did not load for you because you have a slower connection. All the pictures loaded fine for me on a DSL connection. Sometimes you just have to give the page a minute to load, especially with picture galleries that have more photos. Thanks for your comments!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Some beautiful bright and cheerful summer flowers, my favourites are the hollyhocks, thank you for sharing.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia

Love your pictures of flowers...I feel like singing: 'What a beautiful world...'


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Movie Master,

The hollyhocks are very beautiful to look at. I hear these grow well in England, so maybe you could plant a few.

Hi Beata,

I appreciate the wonderful way you put things.


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

You are a superb photgrapher. You should put them as photalbum on Lulu ebook. It cost nothing.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

That is a great idea Hello, Hello!


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prettydarkhorse 19 months ago from US

Very nice and beautiful collection of flowers to make one smile. Thanks for sharing.


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SweetiePie 19 months ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks, Prettydarkhorse. I love the sunflowers out of all these pictures.

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