Ailsa wants us to show some delicate images this week. Today I went to the National Trust Estate at Killerton and there was a surprising number of flowers to see for November. What struck me most of all were the seed heads, they look so delicate don’t they?
Of course the truth is they are little power houses. Light as air, brittle, dry, usually dull brown colours, but each one unique. They have perfect timing, just at the very best moment they will catch a breeze or a raindrop and then fall. Next years potential flowers will work their way into the soil and lie dormant until conditions are right and then the brown will send forth fresh green growth.
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Red Hot Pokers
glowing your way to heaven
This weeks challenge is well timed for me. I’ve been trying to record an Agapanthus from bud to bloom for the last couple of weeks. Some of the photos are taken quite late in the evening, some earlier and todays just now at 5.30. There have been days with gloomy weather, some with sun and some rainy so the image quality varies quite a bit. Also getting in the right position has been amusing today, I had to go from the opposite direction to see the most open parts of the flower and got tangled in the shrubbery!
So the foreshadow,
Some places along the way.
and today the finale.
How will you interpret this weeks challenge? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/foreshadow/
I’ve just spent a week in Sicily and as you can imagine I have lots of photos to share. Where to begin? I thought I would post some shots of the flowers and plants, they are lovely and some, like the soapwort, are brave little things bursting their way through the soil that is always recovering from Etna’s eruptions. Click on any one to see a larger image.
You sweet Williams
bowl me over with fragrance
heady sweet like cloves
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Woodbury common is an area of heathland a few miles east of Exeter, with an ancient hill fort known as Woodbury Castle and stunning views of the sea and abundant wildlife. If you know the right place to look and the right time you may just get lucky and see these!
Wild Orchids – Dactylorhiza Maculata or Dactylorhiza Fuchsii – Can anyone clarify?
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Today is my birthday and I’ve had a three day weekend of fun with family and friends. On friday I went to Cockington Court and Dartington and I thought I’d show you some of the flowers I saw, enjoy!
Perhaps you can help name the mystery flowers?
Golden tiptoes walk
through pink blossom and daisies
Pink petals fallen
daisies so pure smiling through
Lush grassy background
nature’s finest green canvas
creates perfect foil
Timid fragile flower with strength
to bear and thrive through frost
you push your way through compacted soil
to spread a sunshine blanket
under woodland canopy
where no sun shines
you remain pure along shoulders
of polluted carriageway
and in a cemetery of tombstones
you stand alert and alive
your palest glow a greeting
that follows with fragrance elusive
as your unfolding gown dallies
its subtle caress in green velvet folds
. . . that’s how I felt when I saw this beautiful sign of spring.
What captivates you? you may find it here. http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/sunday-post-captivating/