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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blossoms up Close!

Mid to late summer, I took some time to wander in my garden
and take a close-up look at the flowers in bloom.


Today, if you have gloomy or cold or white snowy weather,
think back to last season.

Here, I will help you......

The pistils inside the orange day lilies were amazing!:

I LOVED that the bee "matched" the flower!:

And this fuzzy cutie laying in the "fireworks" center of this pink flower
just begged my lens to take a shot!:

He deserved a closeup!:

The Hollyhocks were so delicate...weaved, see-thru petals, that looked like silk woven threads:

An orange explosion, led by golden dustmop centers!:

Speaking of explosions.....
the center of these flowers looked like fireworks to me!:

Whereever you are today,
don't forget to look at the DETAILS
around you....
they are amazing. 

You just need to take the time to notice.


Today is the very last day for you to enter November's

The theme is:

CATS and/or DOGS !!!

Enter your photo no later than midnight TONIGHT


Bossy Betty said...

That's the first time I ever saw a bee's knees! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Once again, wonderful photos! Such detail! You are amazing with that camera!

MadSnapper said...

your details are MAGNIFICENT. love those pistons, and the BEE Wow on that, the colors are gorgeous. amazing shots, all of these. as always. bet you can't take a bad shot

TexWisGirl said...

loved these. that fuzzy bee made me smile, big time!

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos ! Have a great day !

LindyLouMac said...

I think I have left it too late to get organised to enter this month, especially as we do not have a dog or cats of our own any more.
Thanks for coming to support me with my new photography project! I am adding you to my photography blog roll.

Sandi McBride said...

I love these photos...I'm ready for my close up, Mr DeMille!

Brian Miller said...

wow some really beautiful textures in the flowers...really like that second yellow one with the bee...

Mellodee said...

My goodness, you take absolutely gorgeous photos! I love these close-ups of Mother Nature showing off! lol!

I know I'm being a pain in the posterior, but I'm pretty sure that the parts of the flowers are named "pistil" not "piston". Just fyi.

Ramakrishnan said...

These are some of the most amazing series of flower pics that I have seen in a long time. Great captures.

L. D. said...

Wonderful shots. The close ones are great.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Thanks for this bouquet of beauty. I love close-up shots.

Linda Reeder said...

A bit of summer on a cold winter day.

Ellen said...

Ah the beauty of nature, God's little gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...


No snow here, but finally colder temps.

Your bit-of-late-summer, is always welcome.

Gentle hugs,
"The orange-scented zephyrs stirred, the branches rustled, and the tinsel crackled like merry music, to which the sparkling lights danced."

~~E.T.A. Hoffman "The Nutcracker"

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penny said...

Your flowers and bee shots are amazing, Joan. I am in awe of you delightful blog.

be well n happy,

How Much Do I Need to Retire said...

Nice shots! What's your camera? Your pics look crisp and sharp as if that bee is alive and ready to give me a sting!

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