Throwback Thursday: Do You Have Pics of Flowers From Years Past...?

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This was a wild flower that grew in fields across from our quarters on the base at Anchorage, Alaska. This was taken in 1952-1953. I was 5 years old but remember these so vividly, beautiful flowers in a sea of weeds left by 9 months of snow on the ground. They are a favorite childhood memory.

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This is a "Fire Weed", it grew wild in Alaska when I lived there as a child, 1952 or so.
I always thought it was so beautiful.

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Love the butterfly on my old fashioned zinnia, the flowers my grandmother always grew.

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Antique hurricane lilies.

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Variegated lilies, smell so sweet.

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Princess Ya Ha Bibi, overseeing the early morning sunrise.
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  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Mar 10, 2017
    These are absolutely gorgeous - wow. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Sue  T Sue T on Mar 10, 2017
    Thanks, Cori... These photos bring good memories back to me.

  • Kathy Haines Cramer Kathy Haines Cramer on Mar 10, 2017
    Beautiful!

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 12, 2017
    This is exactly what I need to hold me over until spring actually gets here. Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful pictures!

  • Sue  T Sue T on Mar 12, 2017
    Shoshana, you are sweet, and You are very welcome. I can relate, I am So ready for spring myself...

  • V Valencia V Valencia on Mar 13, 2017
    This Statice is so hearty...butterflies love it too

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    • V Valencia V Valencia on Mar 15, 2017
      Thank you! I recently added a Butterfly Bush to attract more of these beauties to my yard.

  • Sue  T Sue T on Mar 14, 2017
    Beautiful picture...~Thanks for posting.

  • Tami Stone Tami Stone on Mar 14, 2017
    About 7-8 years ago I loved taking pictures of flowers. But my pictures were a little different. I don't have any idea on the names of most all of them. I called them my "Up close & Personal" pics. Here's why... The 2nd one, the flower is smaller than a dime & is actually a weed in my yard. The others, I think I took at Busch Gardens.

    • Maggie Smith Maggie Smith on Mar 27, 2017
      I love flowers also. The fireweed also grows in Western Washington.

      A "weed" is only a weed if you don't want it there. So, a rose could be considered a weed if you don't want it there. I once had some pretty pink flowers (leaves and flowers were only about 1"-2" tall) in our all gravel driveway. They were considered weeds by others but I liked them so I let them grow.

  • Sue  T Sue T on Mar 14, 2017
    Wow,Tami...These are Gorgeous pictures. I love the close-ups myself, and I also have developed shaky hands (I'm 70~!) But I got a few good shots before that happened...

  • Sue  T Sue T on Mar 14, 2017
    My camera is not as good as yours, not even close to compare!!

  • Christine Christine on Mar 16, 2017
    My beautiful HUGE Star Gazer Lillies

  • Tami Stone Tami Stone on Mar 27, 2017
    I would love to have a backyard full of luscious grass, but... I think I have every weed-type flower & it's grass-like bottom that can be found in the state of Florida. Lol 😊
    Some of the flowers on them are beautiful, but I'd still rather have grass.

  • Sue  T Sue T on Mar 27, 2017
    I know how ya feel, Tami! Our yard is in desperate need right now, my husband said the commercial of the man looking at his lawn (which is all weeds) and saying sadly, this is the only thing that grows, is a clone of us! We have been down in our backs (both at the same time!) for several months and have not done anything with our grass or flowers. We are just thrilled that our Weeds WILL Grow at This point...haha