Friday Happiness

Even though it drives a certain travel companion batty, I love to take photos of flowers. Here are some of the flowers we saw in Malaysia. Next week I’ll continue sharing about the trip, including climbing Mount Kinabalu. Many of you have been following my training and knew that I was pretty nervous about this adventure–for good reason. But more about that on Monday. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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47 Responses to Friday Happiness

  1. Jennay says:

    So very lovely…some I’ve never seen before! Gorgeous!

  2. I am the same. Could not resist photographing those! Don’t even recognize some of them.

  3. bulldog says:

    Such lovely captures of beautiful flowers…

  4. Alastair says:

    These are great, I can’t make up my mind which I like best . . . all of them I goes. You might find some of these at the National Botanic Garden of Wales which I am going to be blogging about over the next week.

  5. wolke205 says:

    So beautiful πŸ™‚

  6. Guilezilla says:

    Hello TBM! It’s been very long since I’ve visited your blog! My vacation was spent with my cousins, and many other types of having fun. Sorry about that.

    Anyway, when I first saw the pictures on Reader, I thought you had suddenly come to India! These flowers are exactly the ones we have here! Photos # 827, 828, 829, 1160, 1162, 1815, 1816 and 1953 are VERY common here!

    Anyway, missed the start of your trip to Malaysia. Hope I will be regular now. πŸ˜€

    • TBM says:

      I hope you had a wonderful time on your vacation. Many of these flowers can also be found in California, where I grew up. I think that is one of the reasons I love taking photos of them–they remind me of home.

      And I just got back from Malaysia so you haven’t missed much and I’m happy to have you along for the trip. Have a great weekend.

  7. Guilezilla says:

    Oh, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the first picture! What is it, actually?

  8. Jackie says:

    Wonderful captures! Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€

  9. Caroline says:

    Gorgeous flowers.

  10. poppytump says:

    Lovely gallery TBM . I’m sure your travel companion would agree πŸ™‚

  11. Daniel says:

    Nature is truly spectacular in Malaysia!


  12. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful flowers and so appropriate for spring!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Simply beautiful!! Mikey doesn’t mind when I take pictures of flowers – he just minds how many I take LOL :).

  14. pattisj says:

    So many unusual blossoms–pretty gallery. I thought at first you were referring to Miles. πŸ™‚

  15. aFrankAngle says:

    It’s always good to see the range of biodiversity throughout the world.

  16. nrlymrtl says:

    I generally don’t care for the color pink. But it does look very good in nature in flowers. Great pics. I also take the time to photo flowers, driving a certain life companion to frustration.

  17. I usually end up slowing down whatever walking group I’m with by taking photos, but I can’t resist!

    • TBM says:

      We should go together then you can blame me for being slow. I’m used to taking the blame since I usually am the reason. I keep saying, “Just one more photo…and then another…”

  18. I really suck at taking photos of flowers. I can’t understand why I find it so hard. Yours look awesome!

  19. Novroz says:

    Beautiful flowers. Do you know all their names?

  20. beautiful shots as always. the colors are amazing.

  21. I adore flower pictures. These are so beautiful.

  22. fendikristin says:

    I think the flowers just ordinary flowers but when you capture them, they are really look beautiful! πŸ™‚

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