Friday, March 7, 2014

Floral Friday: Made Me Smile

This week's Floral Friday is all about flowers that 'made me smile' which I love. I've chosen a photo I took on our trip to Port Macquarie, a couple of weeks back now. Having just dropped Ben back at the airport on Wednesday (gone for another 6 weeks) it was a nice way to cheer myself up, looking through our holiday snaps.


I feel like I've been choosing quite cliched flowers for my Floral Fridays but I'm not going to lie big colourful hibiscus make me happy and definitely remind me of my favourite season, summer. By the way, I'm desperately trying to hold onto any glimpse of Summer - unfortunately I'm also currently wearing a jumper :P

I took this photo using my canon eos 3 film camera and 800 lomography film.  I'm really loving lomography's film, I feel the colours are so nice for the price :) When I was researching hibiscus flowers I read about how they are unfortunately attacked by a variety of bugs which made me focus in on all those poor little leaf holes - get better plant!

Floral Fridays is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along, please email Trishie (trishie@underlockandkeyblog. com) for next month's theme


34 comments:

  1. Beautiful capture! Glad they managed to cheer you up after dropping Ben off. I hope the six weeks fly by really quickly for you.

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  2. I love hibiscus - they remind me of a little Rainbow Lorikeet I once rehabilitated. He had a broken wing and spent almost a year with us. I never fed him commercial parrot food as he wouldn't get that in the wild so I used to feed him fruit and flowers - one of his favourite was the hibiscus, which he was fed when I couldn't find any native blossoms.

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  3. Love the bold color of this flower. I never used Lomography film before but I might try it now.

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    1. my advice is to always have low expectations with film but overall I've been super happy with lomo being my everyday film choice :)

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  4. Love hibiscus! I have fond connections with it as I see them a lot where I'm originally from in Taiwan. And they're just so bold and command your attention! -M

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    1. they definitely do command your attention, it's nice to have a connection to them too - happy memories :)

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  5. uau the color is amazing and there is not a simple sign of grain anywhere :) maybe i have to try this film - when i stop being broke ahah

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    1. it's pretty amazing for 800 isn't it with the grain factor, maybe taking it on a sunny day helped :) I'd definitely recommend you give it a go when you have some spare coin!

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  6. so beautiful. they kind of remind me of morning glories without the middle part. and such a pretty color combination in the photo! :)

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    1. I think morning glory is considered a weed here but I always think how pretty their flowers are :)

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  7. this is just gorgeous! i need to see some flowers. they can cheer me right up xx

    Katrina Sophia Blog

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    1. they're super pretty aren't they :)

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  9. I don't think Hibiscus are cliched at all and this one is gorgeous! I love this flower as well also because it reminds me of warm weather and the tropics which are two things I'm totally craving right now.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. and I don't want our warm weather to go :P

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  10. you like what you like. no cliches there!!

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  11. Oh friend!!! Your bloom is outstanding as are the sentiments attached to it!!! And as a gardener a gorgeous bloom is a gorgeous bloom... Period! Hope the 6 weeks goes by fast!
    A lovely weekend to you! Nicole xo

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    1. Thanks Nicole for your sweet words :)

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  12. Cool flower, I have never seen it before!

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    1. Ah silly me assumed they were all around the World but I'm guessing they like more tropical climates :)

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  13. I love your pretty Hibiscus flower and they really do scream out summertime.
    happy weekend
    Carolyn

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    1. Happy weekend to you too Carolyn!

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  14. stunning photo. I feel like I'm transported somewhere tropical just looking at it! I can see why it makes you smile

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  15. Aw this is such a beautiful link up! You chose such a lovely flower! I'm getting so excited for spring with this linkup! xx

    <(") Hoda
    JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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  16. I found your blog through Sam Heather and I have to say I am really love floral Friday, beautiful shots! xx

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  17. Very vivid colors, love this shot! I hope Ben is back in a blink of an eye (or the fatest possible at least!) I also love to hold to vacations by looking through the pictures, It's a really nice time travel :)

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    1. Thanks Damaris :) Time travel is lovely isn't it!! Maybe why we take photos :)

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