Posted by: Debra Kolkka | December 18, 2012

Fabulous flowers

Things just seem to grow in Italy. Everywhere I go there are geraniums tumbling out of pots, roses climb the walls, wisteria hangs in gorgeous lilac bunches and peonies grow wild beside the road in spring. I can’t pick them all and take them home, so the next best thing is to photograph them.

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The last two are my balcony in Bagni di Lucca, with my geraniums, roses and my single peony.

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  1. How beautiful! I can’t wait for spring to come:)

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    • Spring is the best time of the year…but I love autumn too.

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  2. I’m so glad you took the hotos and brought them here… wonderful colors and shapes!

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    • I can’t resist taking photos of gorgeous flowers.

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  3. Breathtaking Debra. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and 2013.

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    • Thank you. I hope your Christmas is great too.

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  4. How gorgeous, Debra! An amazing collection of images—-
    Happy holidays to you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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    • Have a great Christmas Kathy…and a happy and healthy new year.

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  5. A perfect post to find today as we experience yet another 30 degree day and everything is wilting. Your flowers are brilliant – do not know if my favourite is still the wisteria, or the flanders poppys or perhaps it is the small magnolia from Lucca. thank you -gorgeous photographs. Now show your overseas readers the Aussie Christmas flowers.

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    • I think it is more than 30, and the humidity is just awful…can’t wait for some winter in Italy.

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  6. Beautiful selection of flowers – I love the vivid colours.

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    • I am surrounded by gorgeous flowers in spring in Italy.

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  7. Beautiful closeups. Interestingly, my favs are the one with the mountain background and the one straight down the river. 🙂 Well done Debra!

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    • Mimosa is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring and looks wonderful dotted through the mountains.

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      • 🙂

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      • Ah, Mimosa! Love them. Is this not a flower to be given to a female by a female on international friendship day? Ciao, Carina
        Have a wonderful Christmas, Debra, and a good New Year 2013

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  8. Debra, your blogs are fab. Can’t wait to be in Bagni di Lucca to see, for ourself, the wonderful images you post.

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    • By late March there should be some spring flowers for you.

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  9. PS: Make sure you stop by on the 24th for my holiday party … even starting early so the Aussies have more of a chance to visit on Christmas Eve! … Oh – of course others who see this are welcome!

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    • I’ll drop in for your party. We are ahead of you here. I’m not sure of the time difference.

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      • My guess you are +14 …. so I figure if I post in the evening (23rd), it will be your mid-morning on the 24th.

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      • Thank you for that, I will be watching out for you.

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  10. Gorgeous!!!

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  11. There’s something very special about flowers..I’m usually a peony girl but the magnolia shots are stunning. Best wishes for a great Christmas & New year

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    • Peonies are my all time favourite flower, and they do grow beside the road in our area.

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  12. You are right, Debra. Flowers do incredibly well around Bagni. They really thrive.

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    • It must be a combination of soil, climate and water…whatever…it works.

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  13. Such vibrant colors, you must feel wonderful to wake up to such beauty! Have a merry Christmas!

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    • I am constantly amazed and delighted when the flowers appear.

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  14. Love the one with the mountain in the background, Debra. Excellent shot. Buon Natale! 😀

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    • That was taken in San Cassiano last spring.

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  15. Reblogged this on Steinberg Design Blog.

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  16. Such beautiful colours! And amazing that they’re like this even in Winter too!! :O

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    • The photos have been collected over the past year. I doubt there would be much colour there now…it is freezing.

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  17. My favourite was the pink rosebud – so delicate!

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    • That one was growing beside the road at Ponte a Serraglio in October.

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  18. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these, Debra. 🙂

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful work. Thank you.

    I have nominated you for The Beautiful Blogger Award. If you wish to accept please visit my blog for further details. http://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/

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    • Thank you very much for the nomination, and the kind comments.

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  20. Beautiful pics, could you tell me when pink mimosa flowers near Rome. Many Thanks

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    • I don’t know about pink mimosa, I have only seen the yellow variety.

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