Ten Flowers for Valentine's Day -- 2012

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Welcome to Free Photo Friday. The photos below are free, which doesn't necessarily mean they're not incarcerated; it means they're free for you to use them if you want. I don't know what you'd do with them, but that's not really my concern. You're free to decide, which doesn't mean you're not incarcerated. You might be. I suppose there are some people in prison who occasionally come across my blog. If you're in prison, I'm really sorry about that. The law is, however, the law. That said, even if you are in prison, you can still enjoy these ten flowers for Valentine's Day. Much love and much freedom from I Must Be Off!
Is this a species of thistle? The bank along the Fleuve St. Laurent was dappled with these dots of purple. The bees loved them. They must be tasty.
An offering? On the island of Madeira.

I love these simple yet intricate flowers. Each one is different. Amalfi, Italy.
Another busy bee. This one is high atop the island of Capri in Anacapri.
An individualist. The Badlands, South Dakota

Lost in the Crowd. Somewhere in South Dakota

Wild flowers in South Tyrol, Italy. I've had this picture as my screensaver for months. It reminds me that there's beauty everywhere you look. But you have to look.
And flowers always help beautify. Bali, Indonesia
The day was cold, but inside the greenhouses of Berlin's Botanischer Garten the air was humid and warm. The tree bearing this flower had hundreds of bursts dripping with pink. Happy Valentine's Day!

I must be off,

Christopher Allen is the author of the absurdist satire Conversations with S. Teri O'Type


  1. Pretty! Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day.

    1. Thank you, Karen! And Happy Valentine's to you as well!

  2. Ah, a man after my own heart. . . Lovely, Christopher! Wishing you a flower-filled Valentine's Day ~

    1. Hi, Nancy! Thank you for stopping by. Happy Valentine's!

    2. Gorgeous pics! M :)

  3. These are beautiful! And what a great idea for Valentine's :)

  4. I never met a Christopher Allen photo essay I didn´t like. Thanks for including me in the reader this week :)

    1. Hey, Robin! Thank you! And I've never read a Robin Graham story I didn't like. Great stuff, man!

  5. omg I love the flower in the third photo! We use to make bracelets out of that kind of flowers ^^

  6. Hey, foottrackerluvya! Do you know what the flower is called? I'm hopeless with names.

  7. Ohh what is the name of the white flower in the 2nd pic? I see those flowers everywhere when I was in Australia. They're so pretty :)


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