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Sunday In My City – Taking Time to Smell the Flowers

by Vidya Sury January 22, 2012 40 comments
Let’s take time to smell the flowers, today. Some are from my backyard, and some from other places.
All from my camera.


and….my own sweet sleepy flower, 6 years ago.

Kindly hosted by Unknown Mami every Sunday, Sunday In My City is my most favorite linky. Because I am fond of her and also, get to visit other city sights across the world from her blog. You can, too!

With love,

Vidya Sury

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Someone is Special January 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

beautiful clicks, சங்கு பூ ரொம்ப அழகா இருக்கு, I was busy with my work that’s the reason I was unable to stop by here frequently..  I have a suggestion for your blog, (menu’s could have been better, color as well as the format), just my personal opinion..  and here is an invite 🙂 Hope you participate…
Vidya,I would like to invite you to write for The Haiku Challenge 2012. The prompts are out, rules are set, and for details visit hereSomeone is Special

Vidya Sury January 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thank you, Tara. Loved your SIMC today!

Vidya Sury January 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thank you, Saravana, that “sangu” flower is very special to me. It was the first in that creeper my mom planted. Same with the cream color hibiscus. I’ll check out the invite :-). Let’s have a separate discussion about the suggestions for the blog – what say? Gmail chat is fine for me. You know my email.

Tara R. January 22, 2012 at 11:01 am

All of your flowers are so beautiful, especially that last blue one. 

Vidya Sury January 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Thanks, Keetha! 🙂 The last one is my favorite too!

Vidya Sury January 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Yes, Laurie! Keetha told me. I am eager to visit. I plan to do the rounds first thing tomorrow morning. 😀 That human flower – I love it too! Thank you for coming by!

Keetha Broyles January 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Someone else also made a tropical flower post today. We “ain’t” got no flowers up here in the snowy climes right now!!!

All are gorgeous, especially that last one.

Lauriematherne January 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Our posts are alike, today, Vidya. Tropical blooming flowers. Except I didn’t post a human flower. Love it. 

StarTraci January 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

All from your camera — all beautiful. Especially your most precious flower!


terrisonoda January 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Ah, my friend, you capture my heart when you photograph flowers!   I love the colors!  It makes me miss my flower gardens I used to grow when we lived in Ohio some 6  years ago.  Beautiful pictures.  Thanks for sharing!  XOXOs

My Inner Chick January 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

AHhhh, Vidya,
The only flower missing is “YOU.”

Love the photos, especially, your sweet angel.

unknownmami January 22, 2012 at 6:21 pm

I was going to say that the bursts of yellow were my favorite until I got to the last picture and then there was just no competion. Thanks for the smiles.

Kimberly January 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Ahhh…the first specks of colour I’ve seen all season.
Lovely. They warm my heart on this very very very cold Canadian day 😉

Life with Kaishon January 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm

All the flowers are so pretty but I love YOUR own flower the best of all! How cute!

Rachel @ Totally Ovar It January 23, 2012 at 3:27 am

The last one is my favorite!  Beautiful photos, Vidya!  Thank you for for sharing.

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 3:48 am

Thank you, Traci! We had such fun that day!

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 3:51 am

Gardens and flowers are so soothing, Terri. I love our local market best – the smells of different types of flowers is intoxicating. Hugs and thanks for your comment!

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 3:53 am

Thanks, Unknown Mami – that one’s my favorite too. And the close up of the yellow one (the 6th picture). My Mom used to love those.

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 3:53 am

Thanks, Kimberly – and thanks again for you know what 😀 Still trying to synchronize some comments. 😀 Hope you had a good weekend!

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 4:04 am

Thanks, Becky (I hope I got your name right! :-)). You have the most gorgeous blog! Being a Mom rocks 😀

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 4:04 am

Sheila! Thanks for being here – those are my favorites too. I can never tire of the texture on the big yellow one. It stays fresh for a week, almost. 

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 4:05 am

Hey Rachel! Hugs to you – so nice to see you here. Thanks!

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 4:07 am

Hehe…thanks, Kim. What a lovely thing to say!  Hugs. I am crazy about my feller 😀

Sheila January 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Oooooooo love these, beautiful!!!  Your son is precious… and OMG that one big yellow one?  That’s amazing Vidya, love that one!

Emily January 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

They’re all pretty, but I like your sweet, sleepy flower best. Precious!

What are the red and yellow flowers though? I think they’re in the 9th picture and they’re gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything like them!

BLOGitse January 23, 2012 at 10:23 am

Flower power rocks! I hope your sleepy flower woke up already.. 🙂 Have a great week!

Betsy @ Zen Mama January 23, 2012 at 4:59 am

How beautiful it all looks!  Next Sunday I’m going to post our trip up in the snow!  Just the opposite of your lovely flowers!!

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi Betsy! thanks for your comment – I am looking forward to seeing the snow through your pictures!

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hey Emily! Good to see you back – hope you had a great holiday! I am trying to find out the name for those flowers – there’s an abundance of them at the children’s park where I photographed them. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear from my friend who is an expert with plant names 🙂 I do know the name of the sleepy flower, though 😉

Vidya Sury January 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

🙂 Hi BLOGitse! yes, that sleepy flower did wake up in time! You have a lovely week too!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

So nice to see those happy flower pops of color. It’s a horribly dreary day here today!

Vidya Sury January 24, 2012 at 4:35 am

Hi Liz! Thanks for dropping by! Glad you liked it!

Leovi January 24, 2012 at 7:26 am

These flowers give off a wonderful light, beautiful macro photos with delicious colors. Greetings.

Vidya Sury January 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

Greetings to you, Leovi. Thank you!

May January 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You have a very beautiful garden!!! Miss having colorful blooms the whole year round!!!

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs January 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm

These are so beautiful, Vidya, especially the last one! 🙂 You have an awesome eye and ability. I look forward to more!

Vidya Sury January 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

Thank you, May – it is indeed a lovely sight!

Vidya Sury January 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

So happy you’re here, Lisa. 😀 that last one is my most favorite! You know how I look forward to your blog updates!

Vidya Sury January 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Wow – that sounds like a plan, Arvind. I hope you won’t be too tired to join me in my next edition of Sunday In My City tomorrow. I promise you an enjoyable trip 🙂 from the comfort of your computer screen!

Arvind Devalia January 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Vidya, thanks for sharing your lovely images!

Tomorrow (SUnday) morning, I plan to visit Regents Park which is near me here in central London. I am looking forward to seeing the early daffodils:-)


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