Friday, April 1, 2016

APRIL CDP THEME DAY--SIMPLICITY + HAPPY 1ST ANNIVERSARY WWDP

Simply Beautiful . . . the Red Geranium

Nothing says summer like the age-old red pelargonium, aka red geranium. 
I have 21 of these beauties waiting to plant in my patio pots that will delight me 
with their cheery red blooms well into late October or November. 
At $2.88/plant, that's not a bad investment for seven months of pleasure.

My favorite variety is the Pelargonium x hortorum Calliope that is heat-loving and drought tolerant, 
which makes it perfect for Walla Walla's hot, dry summers.

And of course, my favorite geranium color is red because I love anything red.


By the way, April 1 is my one-year anniversary for my Walla Walla Daily Photo blog and posting on the City Daily Photo site. 
Without intention, I initially caused quite a stir with my not-quite-official first submission, but once the dust settled, 
I have hopefully become a respectable CDP member, albeit not always a consistent daily poster. 
Suffice it to say, I am still the new kid on the block.


I enjoy the challenge of sharing photos of Walla Walla, a quintessential small American town 
in eastern Washington state, with my followers and readers of City Daily Photo.

If you'd like to see more April 1 theme day photos by CDP photographers from around the world, just follow the link here.

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    1. It is a very deep, brilliant red, especially in the sun. I love it!

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  2. Congratulations! I like Walla Walla because it rolls off the tongue!

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    1. Yes it does, Linda. I always love having people say it when I am traveling abroad. It never fails to bring a smile to their face and then to mine, as well.

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  4. Lovely images, great choice for the theme!
    And Congratulations, Happy Anniversary !

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    1. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.

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  5. Lovely choice of flower. Looks like you have some gardening planned. Congratulations!

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    1. I love to garden, although the spring clean-up is always a chore. I don't do much in the fall as I like to leave seed heads for the birds and the leaves keep falling all winter. But I like to get my tubs planted as soon as possible in the spring so they have a bit of a head start.

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  6. I love geraniums. And I love your picture. Happy blogniversary!

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    1. I especially love red geraniums as I have seen them in window boxes in many of the countries where I have traveled including France, Italy, even Istanbul, Turkey.

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  7. Gorgeous beauties, great photographs!

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