26 Apr 2009

Today's Flowers No 37 - Spring is here to stay



This Sunday meme is hosted by Luis Santilli Jr, Denise Gullickson, Laerte Pupo, Denise B. Castro
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I'm still stuck on those nature's little spring glories that we have around. This time of year it's easy to count the new arrivals in both nature and garden. Later so many different species come at once that it is no longer possible.


The Coltsfoot you already know but they are now out in big numbers all over the place.


Same goes for the blue (pink/purple) Woodanenemies. The forest floor is now totally littered with them in places where the light conditions are right.


These white Woodanenemies are new for the week and have just started in the sunnier places. In a week or so they will cover the ground in many places.


The Pussywillows are also flowering now and the Bumble Bees have woken up. A small white one here.


In the gardens there are Grape Hyacinths, Scilla and Spring Iris among other spring flowers. As you can gather Pussywillows are among my favourite subjects. Especially like this when the light comes from behind.


A yellow Bumble Bee busying itself in a Crocus. There's a lot of saffron material on it (saffron comes from crocuses).

Hope you enjoyed these northern beauties and look forward to seeing all your wonderful blooms of the week.


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25 comments:

Pacey said...

Yeah, I love them all and how you present them. I love the pussywillow and the purple ones. So lovely.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos! Spring brings beautiful sprung.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

Judy said...

Wonderful photos, again!! I have not seen any bees yet, but yesterday, I saw three butterflies! The Forsythia is starting to bloom, so I will have a post about it in the next few days.

George said...

You've made some beautiful collages of your spring flowers. Thanks for sharing them and I look forward to seeing more in the weeks ahead.

Ebie said...

The bumble bees are just having a feast sucking the nectars, or saffron, I should say. Something new I learned. I love those colorful flowers and even the way you highlight your narratives in colors. Great idea!

VALKYRIEN said...

For en fantastisk serie med blomster du har denne gangen! Du overgår deg selv om dagen! Selv har jeg forsøkt å fange noen humler og slikt også - men har ikke lykkes ennå.

De fuglehistoriene dine lenger ned er kjempemorsomme! Lo og humret for meg selv da jeg leste samtalene de hadde! :) Og mye fine bilder av fugler jeg må innrømme jeg ikke visste navnet på.....Jeg er litt sånn "en and er en and er en and...)

Joda - jeg er her! Men har vært litt i dvale....Litt opptatt med kjæresten, og ikke vært helt i form faktisk. Men det er på retur - så jeg kommer tilbake med blomster hvert øyeblikk! Det blir hvitveis (vitsippa) på meg denne gangen. Er jo litt kos å bli savnet da! :) Men det blir nok litt slik i perioder, særlig på sommeren. Vi reiser litt mer da - og spiller golf i helgene.

PSYL said...

These collages are so well-put together, and the images are just fantastic. Nothing like these bright little flowers to brighten someone's day. Thanks for sharing!

soile said...

Minäkin eksyin tänään kameran kanssa krookuksen eteen,missä mönki mehiläinen.Ei niistä kuvista kylläkään tullut noin hienoja.
Oon tainut aikoinaan jo sanoakkin,mutta sinä kehityt ihan huimaa vauhtia noitten kuvausten kanssa.En tajua,miten saat ne noin teräviksi.Ja värit ovat kohdallaan.Ei mulla vaan :(

ilanadavita said...

A lovely selection. Your macro shots are great. Thanks for sharing.

RuneE said...

Du har fanget hele våren - og for en prestasjon. En nytelse å se - mye godt arbeid.! :-)

Lindab said...

All beautiful shots, and especially that bee dusted with crocus pollen.

Rosamaria said...

Beautiful collages, wonderful photos on your blog!

Thanks for visiting.
Good week!

Barbara said...

Beautiful captures. You have composed them beautifully.
Smiles. B

Leora said...

Such wonderful spring photos. I especially like the woodanenemies. The white ones remind me of my strawberry flowers that I just saw in my garden yesterday.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful flowers and photos.
Thanks for participate on TF.

sunnymama said...

What beautiful, colourful flowers! They are all delightful and I love the bee on the crocuses. Such great photos :)

aino said...

Ihania kuvia. En olekaan aikaisemmin tiennyt leskenlehden englanninkielistä nimeä "varsanjalat". Lystikäs nimi lystikkäälle kukalle. Iloista kevään jatkoa.

Carrizo said...

Great flower photos. Specially I like about those Woodanenemies.

Ankia said...

Että on ihanan pirteitä ja keväisiä kuvia. Upeita.

hpy said...

Blasippor ar vackra men jag har aldrig sett sadan i Frankrike. Vitsippor nog. I mangder.

mimi said...

i love your purple flower entries, they are so pretty.

Tulip said...

i love the blue entry of flowers, so stunning.

Zilga said...

Näin se kevät etenee, kimalainenkin jo liikkeellä. Teilläpäin sille onkin jo kivasti mettä tarjolla.
Kukkasarjat hienoja lähiotoksia :)

Ruminations said...

So many BEAUTIFUL blossoms in lovely colors. I shared yellows at Happily Retired Gal and Purples at Ruminations today ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Denise said...

What a wonderful series of the most gorgeous blooms. They just make you happy to look at them. Thank you very much for sharing them.