Rose, #Flower of the Day, #FOTD

Last Sunday, my parents and I had dinner after church at the Caldwell Diner in Caldwell, New Jersey. We noticed these beautiful roses as we pulled into the driveway. I regretted not having my phone camera with me, so Dad took some photos and gave me his permission to post them. Though these are not my photos this time, these are for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day challenge.

The roses don’t seem to belong to the diner but line a building adjacent to it, which has a salon and another small business in the front and apartments above and behind. Here, you can see that there was a long row of these flowering rose bushes.

Phlox, #Flower of the Day, #FOTD

Our phlox is growing really beautifully. It was a little tricky to photograph because of its location behind some shrubs. (It grew there on its own.) I stepped into the shrub area for the one photo, and just as I was getting ready to squat in the garden for another, presenting an interesting angle of myself, a stranger’s van pulled into the driveway in order to turn around. I waited until it passed. 🙂 This is for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge.

Peony #Flower of the Day, #FOTD

I’ve taken a number of iris photos in the garden, but now, several peonies are open. This is for Cee Neuner’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

According to Cee’s tips, I think I’ve missed a more ideal flower photo time by about 20 minutes. Perhaps, I’ll post a sequel later or a comparison. I’ve noticed Monet painted the same scenes at different times of day and in different lighting conditions.

Cee has some lovely peony photos in a pretty pink.