May 7, 2012

Spokes & Stems & Seeds & Sunrise








29 comments:

  1. Emily:

    This is a fine group of photographs. Not pictures; Photographs! Showing off these flowers using the magnificent magic of macro.

    Nice work.

    Richard

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    1. Thanks, Rich. I consider macro my close friend. :)

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  2. Such beautiful colors! Such beautiful photos! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's nice to meet you!

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  3. Lovely photos, particularly the dandelions. Here in France they are called Pissenlits ( wet your bed is the literal translation, originally inspired the the plants duretic properties). The words dandelion also comes from the French dent de lion (lion's teeth) from the shape of the petals. Nice to drop in here and meet you!

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    1. Lasuza, I don't know if it's like this in France, but the Americans I know have a love-hate relationship with dandelions. They're a sign of warm weather (all the more welcomed in the north), but they're also considered a weed by those who like to keep their lawns pristine. I love your bit of trivia. I'm traveling to west France this June, and I'll see if I can work Pissenlits into a conversation or two. Glad you stopped by!

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  4. Where are you going, I live in Western France?

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    1. I'll be staying primarily in a small German town called Lahr, but I plan on visiting Strasbourg, among other French towns in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Any suggestions? I studied in Paris in college. Can't wait to visit the country again. :)

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  5. Beautiful perspectives, angles, colors. Beautiful flowers, even the dandelion. You're definitely encouraging me to visit the arboretum, a place I've seen only once, many decades ago.

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    1. It's beautiful, Audrey, especially this time of year. As I pass by it every day on my way to and from work, I try to take a stroll around its gardens as often as I can. So peaceful.

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  6. Hi Emily, I love the beautiful light and point of view in your flower images. :)

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  7. It is very hard for me to believe that Minnesota is so far ahead of us relative to growing season this year!

    I really liked the angle of these photos! And especially liked the dandelion (which are still blooming here).

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    1. Bill, I heard that you northeasterners actually had snow not that long ago. And yes, the extended blooming season this year has been a thing of beauty.

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  8. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, which led me to your blog and these gorgeous pictures. I gasped in awe at the bee. Beautiful.

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    1. I had hoped you might like that one. :) Glad you clicked over!

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  9. These images are lovely! I love all the colors of spring - such a great time to be out and about!

    Lovely Blog,
    e

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    1. Agreed. Hard to be inside and tend a blog, that's for sure... :)

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  10. Beautiful shots, Emily. It is nice to see some sun in your photos.

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    1. I trust the sun is coming your way, Sandy. We're just on the end of a sweep of rainy days. I have deep appreciation for a healthy storm, but these blue skies are hard to beat.

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  11. Emily, Glad to see someone else's shares my love of flowers! Your pictures are wonderful. Will be your newest follower, would love to have you as a follower. Many years ago I lived in Minnesota, a beautiful place. Thanks for stopping by Laura

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    1. Hi Laura: glad to have you here. Minnesota is indeed a beautiful place, even in the winter. The spring is always a lovely shock, though, after all that white. Following...now!

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  12. Wow, those tulips are so pretty! Gorgeous red. :)

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  13. Crimson drifts of light. Lovely.

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