Sunday, May 24, 2009

On my walk to buy chocolate...


...I had to stop and admire the flowers.

I buy bars and bars of Theo chocolate to share with students at the Bead & Button Show. It's a tradition, started way back when I needed to appease the Shipping Gods (but that is another story!) and now some students are even placing their requests - Chai Tea, Bread and Chocolate, Fig Fennel, Cherry Almond... all Fair Trade, Organic, feel good chocolate!

Theo (that is short for Theobroma Cacao meaning Food of the Gods) Chocolate factory is in funky, artsy downtown Freemont - a hop skip and a jump from my dear friend Joie. So I parked at her house and she spontaneously joined me for a stroll down the hill. Yes, we had our cameras and found some fabulous flowers along the way.



Did I focus on Orange again? Silly me! Here is some purple to counteract - a clematis that opened up yesterday in my garden.

16 comments:

  1. Brilliant photos!! The colors are simply spectacular.

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  2. Theo rocks! We gave away the regional chocolate bars last year as xmas presents.

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  3. The texture and colors of those blooms are divine. Ah, spring!

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  4. Oh Beverly I remember us going to that chocolate store laste year. Yummy. The pictures are great again as usual. I ADORE nr 3.

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  5. A combination of chocolate, orange and purple - what could be more perfect?!

    And what a lovely tradition... lucky students!

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  6. What a way to get those students, Beverly! I never thought of adding CHOCOLATE as an incentive! :)
    Beautiful photos. Isn't the blooming season wonderful?

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  7. What colourful promises these gorgeous flowers promise a willing day.

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  8. wow! what lovely colors and amazing photography! you have a great eye for color and detail... and i can see you have a good macro lens! :) love the bright and beautiful photos!

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  9. Gorgeous colours in your photos! I like the sound of that chocolate too, yet another reason you have lucky students!

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  10. MMNnn....chocolate. I want to go get some right now!
    And your colours are so brilliant...I like the first one (is it a poppy?) best.

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  11. What striking colors and textures!
    And those chocolates sound divine! I must go find those! What lucky students you have! :)

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  12. I remember that chocolate-just what we needed.

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  13. What a lovely tradition! And what a delicious one! I wish I had such a fabulous place to shop for chocolate - wait, maybe I don't:).

    Your flowers are beautiful...keep the color coming!

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  14. Mmmm, that chocolate sounds fabulous. And these photos are incredible! I especially love the last two images. Makes me want to run outside right now and start taking pix of all my flowers :)

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  15. No matter how many times we want to capture a mood or place, flowers MUST join in....they just look up in yearn for their faces to be captured. The special thing is that you do it so beautifully and inspire others to take note. Thanks for the spontaneous jaunt and have a wonderful B&B show!

    Oh and...you know how I feel about chocoloate. I will not deprive of it. ever.

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