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African Daisies in the sun

The first sunny morning this week so decided to take a stroll around the block with my camera. Been playing around with the ISO to reduce the noise so was happy to come across these pretty African daisies.

Photo 1: African Daisies in the sun

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Photo 2: African Daisy after rain

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Photo 3: Cluster of African Daisies

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Photo 4: African Daisies

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Photo 5: Solitary African Daisy

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Photo 6: African Daisy duo

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Photo 7: African Daisy and buds

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Unusual frilly daffodil

My daughter’s grilled cheese sandwiches got a bit singed this morning as I got distracted by this unusual daffodil in the garden. Simultaneous photography and grilling are not a good combination but flowers and photography are lovely!

Photo 1: Unusual Frilly daffodil

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Photo 2: Pick the stranger

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Photo 3: Frilly daffodil up close

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Photo 4: Just peachy

Frilly daffodil 2 low resPhoto 5: Daffodils and Muscari

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Blossoms on twigs

Spring is in the air in Dublin. Pretty blossoms are appearing everywhere, my miniature daffodils are blooming and there is a blue hyacinth making it’s appearance too!

Photo 1: White blossoms on a twig

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Photo 2: Blossoming

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Photo 3: Blossoms blooming

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Photo 4: Blossoms of beauty

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Photo 5: Blossoming away

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Heavenly White Hydrangeas

Having grown up with a huge Hydrangea plant in our garden I got very accustomed to the bright pink version. However these white ones appeared almost lace-like and rather attractive.

Photo 1: Delicate White Hydrangea

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Photo 2:  Lace-like White Hydrangea

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Photo 3: White Hydrangea underneath

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Photo 4: White Hydrangea with pink centres

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Photo 5: White Hydrangea posy

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Viburnum in bud

This shrub is in our front garden and I really enjoy watching the tiny flowers open until the whole cluster is in full bloom. It’s that time of year when the buds are about to open – can’t wait ūüôā

Photo 1: Viburnum in the afternoon sun

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Photo 2: Viburnum in bud

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Photo 3: Flowering Viburnum

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Photo 4: Viburnum in the snow

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Playing with petals

Since there are so many photographs with flowers as their main subjects I have been thinking about ways to create unique images – so I started playing with petal arrangements. Then I started experimenting with colours on the petal arrangements – here are some of the results. Tell me what you think please.

Photo 1: White Clover with rose and Chrysanthemum petals

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Photo 2: Blue Tone White Clover with rose and Chrysanthemum petals

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Photo 3:  Green Tone White Clover with rose and Chrysanthemum petals

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Photo 4: Outline White Clover with rose and Chrysanthemum petals

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Photo 5: Cluster Outline White Clover with rose and Chrysanthemum petals

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Blue Chrysanthemums

Although I enjoy flowers in their natural states it’s sometimes fun to see them in quirky or unusual ways such as these blue Chrysanthemums that I recently purchased as a table decoration. If you like you can even dye your flowers.

Photo 1: Blue Chrysanthemum

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Photo 2: Blue Chrysanthemum and White Gypsophila

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Photo 3: Blue Chrysanthemum bud

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Photo 4: Rooi en Blou

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Photo 5: Blue Chrysanthemum bud on Red rose petal

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“Ne’er cast a cloot til Mey’s oot”

According to folklore the saying “Ne’er cast a cloot til Mey’s oot” conveys a warning not to shed any¬†cloots¬†(clothes) before the summer has fully arrived and the may flowers (hawthorn¬†blossoms) are in full bloom. The Hawthorn is a rather¬†common tree in the English countryside and usually in May it gives a¬†beautiful display of clusters of small flowers. It is therefore also sometimes called the May Tree and the blossom itself has also been called May. The Hawthorn belongs to a¬†large¬†genus¬†of¬†shrubs¬†and¬†trees¬†called¬†Crataegus. There are many species and hybrids and the flower colours include, white, pink and red.

Photo: Red Hawthorn

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Photo: White Hawthorn

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Photo: Red Hawthorn

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Photo: White Hawthorn over water

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Photo: White Hawthorn blossoms

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Lovely Lisianthus

The delicate blooms of Lisianthus are really lovely to behold and look a bit like roses but without the thorns. They have a romantic, dreamy look about them hence their popularity in wedding bouquets.

Photo: Pink Lisianthus bloom

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Photo: Lisianthus bunch

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Photo: Rose and Lisianthus

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Photo: Lisianthus with bug

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Photo: Lisianthus bud

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