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Light Society

A gathering of purple faces

Dancing in the light

Swaying gracefully in the breeze

Till they are darkened by the night

Photo 1: Patch of Society Garlic

Society Garlic patch

Photo 2: Starry faces

Society Garlic patch 5


Photo 3: Dancing in the breeze

Society Garlic patch 6

Photo 4: Circle of Life

Society Garlic patch 3

Photo 5: Purple company

Society Garlic patch 8

Photo 6: Light Society

Society Garlic 7


Photo 7:  Society Garlic

Society Garlic patch 11

Photo 8: Part of the patch

Society Garlic patch 10



Hemlock, ladybirds and Purple Goat’s beard

A walk along the nearby creek trail can reveal some interesting specimens. I came across what I thought was Queen Anne’s Lace only to discover after some checking that it was actually Poison-hemlock ( the purple blotches on the stem were quite noticeable in the photographs). What was nice to see though was it had two ladybird visitors, one with spots and one without. A little further away I found a purple flower that I had only seen in yellow before in the UK but did not know it’s name. Upon investigation I found that it is called Goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius).

Photo 1: Spotted Ladybird on Hemlock

Hemlock ladybird

Photo 2: Purple Goat’s beard

Purple goatsbeard


Photo 3: Two ladybirds on Hemlock

Hemlock 2 ladybirds b

Photo 4: Tragopogon

Purple goatsbeard 2

Photo 5: Spotless Ladybird on Hemlock

Hemlock ladybird 2


Happy Iris Day!

May 8 is Iris Day and to celebrate it here are some of the Iris photos I have taken recently. The word Iris is derived from the Greek term for “rainbow” so I’ve added as many of the colours as I have. The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee, symbol of Brussels, and flower for the 25th wedding anniversary. Brussels celebrates the Fête de l’Iris (Iris Festival) this weekend 10 and 11 May.

Photo 1: Yellow Iris

Iris yellow eye low res

Photo 2: Purple Iris

Iris pueple  low res

Photo 3: White Iris

Iris fairy 3 low res

Photo 4: Blue Iris

Iris blue 2 low res

Photo 5: Lilac Irises

Iris pair low res

Photo 6: Delicate Purple Iris

Iris purple 3 low res

Photo 7: Top of Blue Iris

Iris blue 3 low res

Photo 8: Yellow Iris Eye

Iris yellow eye 2 low res


Society Garlic in the Morning Light

There is a lovely patch of Gazanias flowering close to the school so I went out early to take some snaps. Unfortunately I was a bit too early and they needed more time to open. The Society Garlic growing close by looked so pretty in the morning sunlight though that I wasn’t too disappointed.

Photo 1: Society Garlic in the morning light

Society Garlic low res


Photo 2: Purple Society GarlicSociety Garlic 3 low res

Photo 3: Sociable Society Garlic

Society Garlic 2 low res

Photo 4: Society Garlic Mood

Society Garlic 4 low res

Photo 5: Society Garlic swayingSociety Garlic 5 low res

Purple and White Alstroemeria “Inca lily”

Alstroemeria sounds so exotic to me – well suited to the blooms. The two tone colouring is so alluring. The petals are rather delicate so any fiddling or touching up against other blooms tends to bruise them.

Photo 1: Alluring Alstroemeria

Inca lilies pw 1 low res

Photo 2: Alstroemeria petal

Inca lilies pw 5 low res

Photo 3: Lily on Lily

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Photo 4: Inca Lily and Wax flowers

Inca lilies pw 7 low res

Photo 5: Alstroemeria “Inca Lily”

Inca lilies pw 2 low res

Photo 6: Inca lily

Inca lilies pw 3 low res

Photo 7: Inca Lilies

Inca lilies pw 4 low res

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