Friday, June 5, 2020

Blooming the Bluish-purple Flowers in the Public Park

The bluish-purple flowers.

Today, June 5th, Louisiana has moved to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy.

On June 1st, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced, “The people of Louisiana have done an incredible job flattening the curve here, and I’m thankful for their compliance and hard work.

Likewise, the state has matched their efforts by ramping up both testing and contact tracing. All of this has allowed us to get to a place where we can move into Phase 2 on Friday.”

In Phase 2, places of worship and businesses will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity with social distancing, face masks for public-facing employees, and also increased sanitation. Phase 2 will last at least 21 days.

The weather in morning of the first day of Phase 2 was nice, the sunrise was 6.00 am, and temperature was 80 F.


 Several flowers are blooming

We walked down to Independent Park to enjoy the summer blooms. Here, I spotted the blooms in the back of the garden center building, the bluish-purple flowers.

These flowers seem showy flowers. The flower are large, shaggy with deeply serrated edges in their petals, with the white stamens in the center.

Those flowers are held by strong stems. Their an attractive color and nectar attract the butterflies, bumblebees, and other pollinators.


 Start to bloom

These flowers bloom on June. Based on the clusters of flower buds, seem they will continue bloom for next a couple month. Looking at the flower buds, they are so appealing; they are surrounded by leafy, curved toothed bracts. 


Flowers look like wild

These captivating flowers are giving a cheerfulness in the Phase 2 of reopening path, then we will move to the next phase.

Have you seen this plant and its flowers? It is a perennial plant, native to southeastern US. It is called Stokes' Aster because it is in a family of Asteraceae, and genus Stokesia. Its species is laevis, Stokesia laevis. 

162 comments:

  1. These blooms are beautiful. Hawaii is starting to open up when our numbers went down to 0 for 3 days. Now, it’s going up again.

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  2. The flowers are such a lovely color. My state is in Phase 2 as well. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  3. Oh so beautiful flowers darling
    xx

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  4. Es una hermosa flor,en mi país también estamos en fase 2.te mando un beso.

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  5. Those purple flowers are really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Evi, and have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Amei as flores!
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  7. Amazing flowers :) Have a great weekend :)

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  8. Miglioramenti in molti luoghi per il covid19.
    Anche i fiori, coloratissimi, partecipano all'energia dell'anima.
    Cari saluti,silvia

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  9. Most beautiful purple flower.
    In my city we also entered phase 2. So exciting!

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  10. Felizmente que as flores não estão em confinamento nem em afastamento social. Florescem livremente para bem da humanidade.
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    Desejando um dia feliz

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  11. Lovely flowers 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  12. Un bel fiore, la natura ci regala sempre delle cose stupende. Qui da noi pare che il virus si sia calmato, spero che anche da voi vada meglio.
    Un sereno e felice sabato a te.

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  13. what beautiful flowers 😍
    I don't think I've ever seen them before ...
    in Poland also almost everything is open, but the distance is still in force
    greetings
    Lili

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  14. Restrictions have ,probably, been lifted too soon, as we have a rise in the numbers of the infected.
    The flowers in your post are superb!

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  15. Gorgeous pics. Thanks. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  16. Beautiful asters!
    We have a lot of loosening, but still a lot of illness. Regards!

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  17. Boa tarde de sábado, querida!
    Muito linda e não a tenho comigo em casa.
    Quem me dera ter espaço para um jardim.
    Muito bonita também é sua coloração.
    Tenha um ótimo final de semana!
    Bjm carinhoso e fraterno

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  18. Sono contenta che siate passati alla fase due del contagio, noi dal tre giugno siamo entrati nella fase tre.
    Quei fiori sono graziosi, sembrano stelle di un colore bellissimo. Buona domenica e abbi cura di te.
    sinforosa

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  19. We don't have this plant in NYC. It's gorgeous!

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  20. Wonderful. That beauty. I don't know that flower. It resembles that of the wild thistle, whose splendid coloring is protected by many thorns. It grows here in the countryside, in the famous Argentine pampa ...

    Hugs more than huge, Evi. Great post.

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  21. What lovely blooms in your park. The color is gorgeous. How nice to have this wonderful haven for walking.

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  22. What a lovely plant. I don't think I saw this plant before. I like its bluish purple flowers.

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  23. How beautiful the flowers are in the park, Evi!

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  24. What a beautiful mauve color these Stokesia flowers have!
    I did not know this beautiful plant that brightens the roads in these early June, back in Louisiana.
    Here we are also in phase 2, I think we will move to 3 very soon.
    Enjoy your walks and the splendid nature.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  25. These flowers are so beautiful with all those petals and that tranquil color tone. I hope numbers continue to decrease throughout the summer so we can begin to feel somewhat safe.

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  26. Belle fleur! Great hope!
    I hope you get fewer cases!
    Greetings from Poland
    Alina

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  27. Pretty flowers! I love that shade of purple. Stay safe with the weather coming today.

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  28. Hola Evie!! gracias a Dios todo va volviendo a la normalidad en mi país no! pero tendrán que hacerlo nadie puede vivir confinado para siempre!!
    Tus flores Evie! hermosas, bellas y que colores 👏, la naturaleza es bella! cuidate recuerda Dios está junto a nosotros a cada paso que damos!

    Besotes y abrazos inmensos!!

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  29. Beautiful flowers! We were also in public park :) It was very nice :)

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  30. Very pretty color. They look like lavender colored chrysanthemums.

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  31. look very beautiful! 👏👏👏 Thanks for sharing! 🌈🌈🌈

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  32. Hi Evi, good luck in this 2 phase reopening. I hope everuone is well. Beatuful flowers.
    kisses
    Chris


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  33. ¡Hola, Evi!
    Frente de mi casa hay un parque. Me encantaría que las hermosas flores que compartes florezcan por aquí. Son bellas y su color me encanta.
    Cuídate mucho.
    Un abrazo. 🌷😘

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  34. Muy bonita esta flor, que por aquí ni se suelen ver, ahora bien, lo que más ne ha gustado de esta entrada y que me ha dado mucha alegría, es saber de que vais a cambiar de fase porque la situación está mejorando. Y ojalá que pronto volváis a la normalidad.
    Aquí hoy hemos entrado en la fase tres, que ya nos permite más libertades, como el poder viajar entre diferentes provincias, el poder bañarnos en las playas, etc.
    Un abrazo, estimada amiga Evi.

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  36. Beautiful bluish purple flowers. Have a happy week.

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  37. These flowers are gorgeous :-D

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  38. Son preciosas las flores de tu reportaje.

    A partir de hoy en Andalucía, que es donde resido, se encuentra en la fase 3.

    Besos

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  39. We're in phase 2 as well, but I suppose that we'll all have to learn to live with this virus until there's a vaccine. Love the flowers!

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  40. Preciosas imagenes, espero estes bien tu y tu familia,saludos.

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  41. They are beautiful, but I never saw them where I live!!
    xoxo

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  42. Bellas florecitas amiga, cuídate mucho. Saludos y abrazo.

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  43. unas flores realmente preciosas 💓

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  44. Lovely flowers!
    Have a nice day.
    Hug.

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  45. Very showy flower. I have also grown some flowers to attract pollinators.

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  46. Son preciosas!! Con lo que me gustan a mi las flores. Un beso y feliz tarde 🌈🌈🌈

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  47. Tu blog es una fuente de cultura.

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  48. Beautiful flower!

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    Kisses ;*

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  49. Beautiful :)
    „Zapraszam także do siebie na nowy post - KLIK

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  50. Preciosas Evi. Los jardines están llenos de vida.
    Buen míercoles.Cuídate.
    Un abrazo

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  51. Wonderful flower. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day!

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  52. These flowers are so beautiful!

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  53. Very beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Kisses

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  54. Hello Eva!
    I love flowers in blue. Your flowers are beautiful.
    Hugs and greetings.

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  55. Yes, I have actually seen packet of seeds for those flowers. You took some gorgeous shots! Enjoyed the post.. I like to hear what each state is doing regarding the shut down.. Have a good week

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  56. Very interesting post! Have a great day! 💮💮💮

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  57. Ah yes I have seen these! They are so pretty. I think we all need a walk in a flower garden right about now!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  58. Wow, those flowers are beautiful. Seeing the second picture reminds me of Avatar world somehow😐 It's like one of those plants in Avatar movie, haha.

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  59. ¡Hola Evi!

    Me alegra saber que estás bien, todos vamos avanzando poco a poco con la esperanza de no retroceder y liberarnos lo antes posible de esta triste pesadilla que marca al mundo entero.

    Aquí comenzamos la fase 3, con mascarilla y guardando las distancias.
    Siento un placer inmenso por saber de ti por leerte de nuevo.

    Te dejo mi gratitud y mi estima.
    un abrazo y se muy, muy feliz.
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    I am glad to know that you are well, we are all moving forward little by little in the hope of not backing down and freeing ourselves as soon as possible from this sad nightmare that marks the entire world.

    Here we begin phase 3, with a mask and keeping distances.
    I feel immense pleasure to hear from you to read you again.
    I leave my gratitude and esteem.
    a hug and be very, very happy.




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  60. Hola Evi. En la zona donde residimos todavía nos encontramos en la fase 2, aunque parece que este próximo lunes pasaremos a la fase 3. Aquí no va todo igualado, hay zonas en una fase y otras más adelantadas. aunque ya se han relajado algo las medidas todavía existen muchas limitaciones.
    Muy bonitas las imágenes que nos muestras. ahora con este tiempo todos los jardines presentan una diversidad de colores y es una maravilla poder verlos.
    Espero que os encontréis bien.
    Un abrazo y cuídate.

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  61. So lovely flowers!!!
    Here in Italy we're almost back to normality, entering in some kind of phase 3.
    Still there is a lot of things to pay attention and we keep the social distancing.
    XO
    S
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  62. Greetings and have a nice weekend.

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  63. Śliczne astry, u nas kwitną dopiero jesienią.
    Serdeczności Evi:)

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  64. Hello!! I loved the pictures. A really good post, I'm glad that you're in phase 2 now!!

    Blessings!!

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  65. Las flores son los grandes legados que nos ofrece la evolución,
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  66. Beautiful flowers indeed, thank you for sharing! Have a nice weekend.

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  67. Such lovely purple flowers! it's a shame we don't have this plant here in Australia!


    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) I went shopping with my sister yesterday, it was a lot of fun and nice to get out to the stores again :)

    Away From Blue

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  68. Lovely blooms. Stay safe and well.
    Amalia
    xo

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  69. when flowers bloom we seem to be reborn. I look forward to spring after this terrible confinement. I hope the flowers bloom. I send a kiss

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  70. que bonitas son estas flores lilas

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  71. These flowers look so beautiful.

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  72. Thanks for the information! ✔️✔️✔️ Have a great week! 🎀🎀🎀

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  73. Great post dear!Photos are amazing !    

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  74. Exquisitely beautiful! I love the color and shape!

    Lindifique

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  75. Adorable photos,

    Kisses
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  76. So glad to hear things are getting better over there Enjoy the outdoors and these flowers are gorgeous I have never seen them before.
    Cris
    http://www.photosbycris.com.au/?p=6691

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  77. Bom dia, Evi
    Lindas flores, um forte abraço.

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  78. wow this flowers are so stunning xx

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  79. this flowers looks great! nature is amazing and beautifull <3

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  80. those flowers are just stunning;)

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  81. Nice flowers, I love purple flowers too. I have several in my yard. Greetings Caroline

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  82. Lindas flores!
    bjs
    http://www.pinkbelezura.com/

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  83. Las flores es os regalos que nos ofrecen la tierra

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  84. We are also loosening restrictions. Unfortunately, you still have to be very careful, because the virus does not go away with us.

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  85. Excelentes imagenes acompañadas de interesantes textos,saludos.

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  86. Da grande amante dei fiori non posso che amare questa meraviglia!

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  87. I am really glad to hear that you are also in phase 2, let's hope this will all be over soon.
    Such a lovely flower, both in shape and color.

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  88. Bonitas flores Evi. Nosotros mañana ya estaremos en la fase tres.

    Abrazos.

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  89. Nature is so beautiful. Can you imagine designing such a beauty? Love the color too.

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  90. Amazing :)
    „Zapraszam także do siebie na nowy post - KLIK

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  91. Preciosas flores, que alegran aún más esa buena noticia.

    Que tengas un buen fin de semana.

    Besos

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  92. Oh what a nice post! I love everything :)


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  93. Oh what a nice post! I love everything :)


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  94. Hi, Louisiana! ^^

    First of all, thanks for your comment on my blog! ^^ I see yours back and it's beatiful! ^^ I follow you! ^^
    Nice post! ^^
    Kisses!

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  95. These flowers are so beautiful. I like it so much.

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  96. I do like the flowers you've shown in this post.

    All the best Jan

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  97. hai mbak! apa khabar? waduhhhh lama sungguh saya tak mampir ke sini. mbak sihat ke tu? harap2 begitulah. maaflah sudah lama saya tak bertanya khabar dan hari ini baru dapat semangat dan momentum untuk kembali berblog. jika berkelapangan, sudi sudilah mampir ke blog saya ya! kita bertegur sapa seperti dulu ;-) see ya!

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  98. What beautiful flowers! I love their lovely color!
    Greetings

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  99. Deseo que estés bien Evi.
    Cuídate.
    Un abrazo

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  100. Nice flower, i have flower, name is "lidah mertua flower"

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  101. So much lovely flowers

    Kisses
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  102. Amazing! and i love that colour ;)

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  103. Greetings and have a nice weekend.

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  104. Beautiful photos. Finally, we can enjoy blooming flowers. This flower reminds me of "carnations":)

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  105. I know this flowers and I really like them. Beautiful walk you had :)

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  106. Beatiful post Evi!Love flowers and this one is so pretty

    I hope all is well with you?Long time blogging?

    wish you all great time

    Big hug!

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  107. These purple flowers look so beautiful and unique. I like them so much.

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  108. Very beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Kisses

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  109. Beautiful flowers and photos!

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  110. Un fuerte abrazo, y espero y deseo que estés bien y de que ya disfrutéis de una completa. libertad

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  111. Linda planta, acho que não vi aqui pela
    minha região RS/Brasil.
    Obrigada pela visita.
    janicce.

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  112. Lindas fotos!
    bjs
    http://www.pinkbelezura.com/

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  113. flower for purple lovers hahaha

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  114. que maravilla, es una flor preciosa 🌟🌟🌟

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  115. Great post

    Kisses
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