Author Archives: Ellie

Rose Campion

Rose Campion
Rose Campion

Finally my site seems to be up and working again! Apologies for the late posting today.
My hairdresser is another who is gifted in flower growing. She pointed these out to me as I was leaving her house, saying that she didn’t know what they were but she loves them. They are so simple and beautiful alone, but of course there is a whole patch of this gorgeous colour in her garden, making each individual bloom seem even stronger and richer! We are often fine alone, but a gathering of a group of friends can also be a beautiful thing, making us feel warm and connected. I hope you can be together with your friends and feel this close bond soon. Flower a Day #319  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Mauve Hosta Flower

Hosta flower
Hosta flower

Heads up: I am moving web hosts today, so it is possible (if there are glitches) that my posting tomorrow might be delayed. I hope not, but if so, you will know why!

It seems to be hard to find flowers that are not pink to share with you all, so I am just going to go with what the countryside (and my garden) presents me with and share pink! Another Pink Flower Day is fine with me, so I hope it is with you. I was intrigued by how the stamens of this hosta flower almost look cartoonish in their colour and shapes. If it makes you all smile, then I have succeeded in my intent today! Happy Tuesday, friends. A Flower a Day #318  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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New Hydrangea

Hydrangea
Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are not new for me to photograph, of course, but when I see such a bright fresh grouping developing on this bush, I can’t resist capturing it for you. The little buds are as charming as the flowers, I think and the subtle colours of yellow and pink are so pretty with the white. Have a good week, my friends! Flower a Day #317  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Pink Mallow

Pink Mallow
Pink Mallow

This mallow grows in a ditch along our walk, looking every bit as beautiful as any blooms planted in the flowerbeds and tended lovingly by a gardener. It’s a perfect one for a Pink Flower Day and so I hope it brings a little wild joy to your day, my friends! A Flower a Day #316  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Fox and Cubs

Pilosella - Fox and Cubs
Pilosella – Fox and Cubs

Honestly, I didn’t plan to have a Hen and Chicks flower photograph followed by a Fox and Cubs one! But isn’t it great that it worked out that way? And neither is a threat to each other. This is a little wild flower, common, but so bright and cheerful, just what we need for these days of constant rain. I hope it brightens yours, my friends! Flower a Day #315  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Hen and Chicks

Hen and Chicks
Hen and Chicks

This little plant was given to me by a friend and for the first year or two sat in a little pot before I found the right spot to plant it. There have been no chicks, unfortunately, but this year it has decided to flower and these interesting spiky blooms have risen on a long stalk, totally changing the look of the plant completely. Apparently this spells the end of this plant, but there will be new ones to follow, I have learned. I send this to you today in hopes that you might have some pleasant surprises in your day, friends! A Flower a Day #314  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Globe Thistle

Globe Thistle
Globe Thistle

Today is a lovely thistle day, the first one of this year. The spines on this are so gorgeously coloured, they are perfect for your daily flower. I am having a few technical issues to deal with so the joy in an unusual bloom like this is a relief from the stress. I hope this helps de-stress you too, if you need that today. A Flower a Day #313  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Weigela

Weigela
Weigela

Bushes filled with blooms are guaranteed to delight me, and this weigela is one I look forward to every year. We have two of them, one at the front and one at the rear of the house, so when they are flowering there is more than one lovely big splash of colour of the reddish pink they love, to attract bees and hummingbirds. The trumpet shape is particularly loved by hummingbirds and so these fit that particular bill really well. Have a good day, friends! A Flower a Day #312  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Gramineae

Barn Grass
Barn Grass

I’m so often struck by the beauty of the grasses, often so tail, as they wave in the sunlight, against the setting sun or even early in the morning as you see in this older post. Although technically not a flower, I suppose, I couldn’t resist catching this in its lovely mauve colouring to share with you today. As always, it’s worth a closer look at something we take for granted, to see the delicate beauty that is in plain sight for us, every day. A Flower a Day #311  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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