Photography

False Sunflower

False Sunflower
False Sunflower

Happy World Wild Aster Day! False sunflower sounds as if it’s an imposter, which is a bit insulting to the bright display they put on. I think these are quite beautiful in their own right, perfect for a WWAD. I photographed the seeds of these last autumn, (that post is here: Sun Seeds) not knowing what the flowers had looked like, so it was really interesting to see them in flower now. I think that I sowed some of these in my wildflower project but perhaps they were late. Or maybe they will flower next year. I hope you enjoy this sunny flower in your day. A Flower a Day #322  (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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Thyme

Thyme
Thyme

Thyme. We never seem to have enough! I know, I know… apologies for the pun, but I couldn’t resist. These tiny little flowers have spilled over onto my path and form a colourful and sweet smelling carpet on the paving stones. And of course the bees love them too. They don’t seem to mind the occasional footfall and the lovely herby aroma that drifts up when we step on them makes me want to sprinkle them on everything. And why not? That’s one reason why we grow them – for ourselves to cook with and sprinkle on salads, not only for the bees and insects to enjoy. Hugs to all today! Flower a Day #321   

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Hoary Cinquefoil

Hoary Cinquefoil, potentilla
Hoary Cinquefoil, potentilla

The other day I mentioned a wild potentilla and this might have been one I was referring to. There seem to be many of the family, but this simple flower with its beautiful jagged leaves really appealed to me. I wouldn’t have ever noticed this without a close look as I went along on my walk. No wonder my walks take me twice as long! I hope you all like my little bright offering today and enjoy your day, friends! A Flower a Day #320  (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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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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