Plus de Fleurs (or...nature blows me away)

Okay, so yes, I realize that I sometimes get carried away with photos of flowers. But I can't help myself...their incredible and natural beauty blows me away (especially when looked upon through a camera lens or close up). All of these flowers are growing in my next door neighbor's front yard (thanks Melissa!). And I'm pretty sure that other neighbors on the street--by now--know me enough and are not alarmed at seeing me crouched down in the yard next door with my camera. At any rate, after a busy and hot day in the kitchen, coming home and shooting these photos was like therapy for me. I hope you enjoy them as well. Click any photo for a slightly larger view.

Urban Simplicity.