A VIVALDI WINTER… by magdaindigo

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Flanders’ winter-sunset

waited a long time for the right moment, was on my way home when I saw this in the side mirror.
I left my car on the side of the narrow road, grabbed my camera.
Nikon F4 and 400asa film, scanned from neg and comp in camera!
This is so very typical, the gnarled willows to keep the flat land ‘dry’, the sky reaching poplars, the majestic elm trees standing tall against the North wind.

In winter the sun just drops,he?
Ah well I got it… M, (*_~)

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SHOWERS to the SOUL… Just Joey Rose by magdaindigo

Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
Alfred Austin

One of the last roses this year in the garden, it was rained on (hence the water-drops), and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in.
“Just Joey” is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance ( to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994.

The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. Hybrid Teas are the world’s most popular type of rose by choice due to their colour and flower form. With their long stems, it gives them the advantage, over others, as cut flowers.
Most shrubs tend to be very upright, reaching up to 1.8 metres and are recurrent-flowering (flowering constantly during the season, unlike wild dog roses that flower once).

Each time I think… that’s it, there’s only so much you can do with flowers… and yet again and again, I’ll see something new.
Being creative is not a choice… it is an urge in me.
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Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*)

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ITALIAN TONIGHT? by magdaindigo

Tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, garlic and basil?
A good base to start?

Eating the props again!

THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*)

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THE EXPLOSION… PROTEA by magdaindigo

Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom.
Read all about this amazing plant, this is the BEST article I’ve EVER come across on any flower: HERE
Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation of the Cape region of South Africa are the proteas.
Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.
The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms.
Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s.
Together with the Springbok Antelope, the Protea had been treated as a sometimes controversial national symbol in South Africa, both during and after apartheid.

I wanted it to look like fireworks.

Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*)
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MULTICOLORI… Veronica by magdaindigo

Veronica longifolia
Long-leaved Speedwell

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds
Slender, upright spires of white, pink and blue tubular flowers appear in summer above cream-edged, mid-green leaves. This elegant speedwell shows a good resistance to mildew and will add vertical interest throughout a sunny border on well-drained soil. If cut back after the flowers have faded, it may produce a second flush in late summer or early autumn.

With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
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YELLOW DUSTED LILY… by magdaindigo

Lilium longiflorum. Dusted with yellow pollen.
This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers.
I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of ‘you’re making my toes curl’?
Lol, thanx, M, (*_*)

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MAESTOSO… Alstroemeria by magdaindigo

I love my images to be crisp and sharp, so that you can see all the beautiful detail. I am a photographer of a dying breed? Proper photography? No scratching, no filters, no messing? Just the art and skill of the medium?
However I also like playing with dof mow and then… it depends what the flowers ‘tell me’, LOL!
Promise, I don’t talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
Each flower seems to have a different ‘personality’ which I’m trying to capture.

Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alstrˆmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing.
The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks.

Have a lovely day and as always, THANX, M, (*_*)

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LA FLOR TIMIDA… Alstroemeria by magdaindigo

Each flower seems to have a different ‘personality’ which I’m trying to capture. This bloom looking shy, yet revealing, peeking from under the protective leaf.

Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or , is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing.
The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks.
Thanx, M, (*_*)

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DUETTINO… Alstroemeria by magdaindigo

“We dance for laughter,
we dance for tears,
we dance for madness,
we dance for fears,
we dance for hopes,
we dance for screams,
we are the dancers,
we create the dreams.”

That is the ‘original’ quote, that goes for the flowers I photographed here, Alstroemeria… sadly, it did not mention who’s words they were.
It reminds me of ZORBA, By Nikos Kazantzakis, one of my favourite literary works, talk about overlapping expression!!!
Because it was so fitting to my own emotions, I made it into this now:

“I photograph for laughter,
I photograph for tears,
I photograph for madness,
I photograph for fears,
I photograph for hopes,
I photograph for screams,
I am the photographer,
I create the dreams…”

Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae.

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INDIVIDUALIST TULIP… Spring Memories by magdaindigo

Are individualists often ostracised? Feared?
This one tulip fell out separately from the bunch, the others stayed together. Individualist or ostracised?
I had the title before the photo was made and I thought it was quite an interesting topic? Delved into it and found it interesting.

It means exclusion from social acceptance, privileges, friendship, etc. where most of us want to belong?
Ostracism can be a challenge,it affects one on four basic human needs: belonging, control, self-esteem, and meaningful existence.
It dramatically raises anxiety levels and causes depression and despondency. Physical pain often accompanies severe ostracism, since the part of the brain handling pain management is activated.
Ostracised people feel isolated and lonely. The depth and the gravity of the symptoms are often not understood, the pain of people experiencing ostracism gets minimised.
Thanks, M, (*_*)

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