April 16, 2015
Finding the Flowers in Barcelona

Our holiday in Barcelona, Spain, on April 6-10 with the other American staff from Lezha Academic Center was a time of good fellowship and relaxation, and for me some good times photographing nature. Here are some of the flowers I saw.

Wisteria in bloom in the Diagonal Mar park

Wisteria Blooms from the Plantings in the Diagonal Mar Park (8-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

close up of wisteria

A Close-up of the Wisteria Blossoms (8-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

A three-foot high bush was producing loads of yellow daisy-like blooms not far from our hotel. I'm fairly sure it was an African Bush Daisy (Euryops).

daisy bush flower with pollen on the petals

Close-up of a Flower on a African Daisy Bush (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

African bush daisy as a bush

A Step Back to See More of the Foliage on the African Daisy Bush (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

The Diagonal Mar Park runs several blocks until it gets to the sea. Here are some photos I captured of the spring bulbs that were buried in shallow water along the park's waterways.

spring bulbs rise above the water shallows

Fris Bulbs Sprouting Their Spring Leaves (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

an iris bloom shows its beauty

A Yellow Iris in Bloom (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

iris stalk ready to lett its blooms break out

Iris Buds Ready to Bloom (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

narcissus blooms

Three Narcissus Blooms (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

On my slow walk back from the sea, I found more interesting plants and blooms.

tough dandelion blooms through crack in sidewalk

Dandelion Grows and Blooms through a Crack in the Sidewalk (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

ground cover in bloom

A Ground Cover of Narrow Fleshy Leaves (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

close up of lavendar floowers on ground cover

The Ground Cover Spouted Small Blue Flowers (9-Apr-15; © Richard L. Bowman)

While I do not like the way my hip/leg pain slows me down and makes me frustrated, it does help me to "stop and smell the flowers." For that, I thank God!

--©2014-15, Richard L. Bowman

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