Magda Indigo photography

+ 2017 PART 4

CONKER… One
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
AUTUMN BOUNTY…
B-SIDE… of COTONEASTER
WE’RE NUTS, COBNUTS…
l’HELICE… THE PROPELLER
WHEN SWEET CORN IS RIPE….
WHEN LACE ADORNS THE AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA
SOUVENIRS d'ENFANCE…
JEWELS in THE AUTUMN CROWN… ROWAN berries
QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS
EXPLOSION… NERINE
SEMI-LILY...
CARELESS LOVE... GERBERA
A TULIP named DESIRE...
ET VOILA... TULIP
CREATIVE HEADACHE... TULIP
A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS
THE VON TRAPP TULIPS…
TULIP... REVEALED.
CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER...
FROM THE HEART... GERBERA
FALLEN GLORY...
Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER for October…
L'EMBRACE… Gerbera
THE FULL GLORY AUTUMN COLOURS, Chrysanthemum
EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM
LEAVES OUT OF MY LIFE...
ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN…
AUTUMN SWEETNESS…
ULTIMATE AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....
BERRY BERRY NICE...
DARK DAYS of AUTUMN…
AUTUMN CHARMS…
QUINTESSENTIAL AUTUMN…
OUTSIDE the BOX…
INSIDE the BOX…
POT of JOY…CYCLAMEN
Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN...
DAHLIA FULL FACE…
DARLING BUDS… DAHLIA
Dee-light... Chrysanthemums
BRIGHT STARS… CHRYSANTHEMUM
SEVEN BEAUTIES… Chrysanthemum
MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE… SUNFLOWERS
SUN-LOVERS… SUNFLOWERS
SILK-LIKE… IRIS
STELLAR... Cosmos
BOUND TO BE LOVED... CALLA
EXOTICA… LILIES
A PROPER YORKSHIRE WHITE ROSE…
ASTER-ISSIMO…
GENETICS… ASTERS
THE LITTLE WIND-DANCERS… FUCHSIA
SALTO MORTALE… FUCHSIA
A GIRL’S DELIGHT… SKIPPING ROPE
OIL AND VINEGAR…
The ART of LOVE, The LOVE of ART...
PIUME BIANCHE…
TO TICKLE YOUR FANCY?
COLD COLOURS…
WARM COLOURS…
LES TROIS PLUMES…
FEATHERS in DETAIL…
SOFT TOUCH...
BEACHED…
AIL, AIL, AIL... GARLIC!
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE CAULIFLOWER...
ONCE UPON A TIME… (mini cabbage)
MONEY-PENNY…
15 MILLION CELEBRATIONS at Studio Indigo
PRECIOUS AUTUMN...
APOTHEOSE…
GOLD ABOVE THE LOCH…
I Think It's Going To Rain Today…
THICK GREEN LINE…
UNDER GENTLE RAIN…
LIGHT-PLAY in the HIGHLANDS…
MY MAN, KILLIN, AUTUMN…
OLD MANSE…
EARTH, WIND and FIRE…
The soft side of Loch Lomond...
ALSO AUTUMN…
A LONE TREE in AUTUMN…
THE ENCHANTED WOOD…
EBBING GLORY ...
WELSH GOLD ...
THE WING OF AN ANGEL?
KIDS in the CITY…

CONKER… One

#abfav_autumn Fresh conker from a horse chestnut tree. A wild chestnut found under the tree, I recorded the ‘opening’, over almost 18 days. It was fascinating. Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree. The horse chestnut's fruit is colloquially called a "conker" and refers to the shiny brown, poisonous seed that is protected by a green spiny capsule. Autumn fun from Studio Indigo Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

#abfav_autumn FOUND/ BOUGHT them on the Farmers' market. The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in the gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN BOUNTY…

#abfav_autumn When I am out and about, like last weeks, in Scotland, my main interest is never far from my brain, I always scan for ‘bounty, so, I brought back, found on the ground: Maple-copters, Mountain Ash berries, small cones and rose-bottles. Not just leaves that maked the Autumn! LOL Yep, I bring ‘work’ home, all too happy to! As always, fun from Studio Indigo. Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

B-SIDE… of COTONEASTER

Yes, the back of a beautiful branch of Cotoneaster, because the berries tend to ‘hide’ under the leaves, and these are a downy grey on the underside! Cotoneaster species are used as larval food plants by some Lepidoptera species including grey dagger, mottled umber, short-cloaked moth, winter moth and hawthorn moth. The flowers attract bees and butterflies and the fruits are eaten by birds. Although relatively few species are native there, in the UK and Ireland, Cotoneaster species are used, along with the related genus Pyracantha, as a valuable source of nectar when often the bees have little other forage in the June gap. The red berries are also highly attractive to blackbirds and other thrushes. I brought back a lot of interesting samples with me from Scotland, to photograph in the Studio Indigo. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE’RE NUTS, COBNUTS…

#abfav_autumn Every Autumn beautiful, unusual small nuts appear in the British larder. They are not dissimilar to a hazelnut, but should not be mistaken for them; the Cobnut is a nut in its own right. They are super-delicious fresh but can also be dried and eaten later in the season. Cobnuts, filberts, hazelnuts are all varieties of the Corylus family. They grow in Britain and can be found fresh from early Autumn, or dried and processed for using year round. Cobnuts are very distinctive in their pretty, downy cover which, when fresh, is easy to remove as is the shell of the young nut. Once they begin to dry the shell toughens yet will still only need a sharp tap to break. When young, the green cobnuts have a taste very similar to coconut and as they mature and become golden, they are much sweeter and juicier. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

l’HELICE… THE PROPELLER

I created a propeller with the ‘maple-copters’. More fun from Studio Indigo, lol. INFO: Also found under a tree in bonnie Scotland. Maple trees (Acer) produce winged seeds called double samaras, which twirl to the ground in late summer or early fall. They resemble helicopters in motion, earning them the common name of helicopters or whirligigs. The seeds vary slightly in size and colouring among species, but all produce winged seeds affectionately called helicopters. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones! Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN SWEET CORN IS RIPE….

#abfav_autumn you know it is Autumn… here in Northern Europe at least. All Summer you see the fields getting higher. The fruit of the sweet corn plant is the corn kernel, a type of fruit called a caryopsis. The ear is a collection of kernels on the cob. Because corn is a monocot, there is always an even number of rows of kernels. The ear is covered by tightly wrapped leaves called the husk. Silk is the name for the pistillate flowers, which emerge from the husk. Sweet corn occurs as a spontaneous mutation in field corn and was grown by several Native American tribes. The Iroquois gave the first recorded sweet corn (called 'Papoon') to European settlers in 1779. It soon became a popular food all over. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN LACE ADORNS THE AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA

#abfav_autumn This bloom of Hydrangea turned into lace... skeletal... beautiful and delicate. I gently brought it in. The flower spoke to me of essence, the spine; I thought of an Autumn bride, all things romantic. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY ART PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOUVENIRS d'ENFANCE…

#ab fav_autumn MAPLECOPTER-MEMORIES Speak of childhood memories!!! Also found under a tree in bonnie Scotland. Maple trees (Acer) produce winged seeds called double samaras, which twirl to the ground in late summer or early fall. They resemble helicopters in motion, earning them the common name of helicopters or whirligigs. The seeds vary slightly in size and colouring among species, but all produce winged seeds affectionately called helicopters. The innocent fun you could have with those twirly thingies, throwing them up, running after them (kept us fit!), guarding and treasuring your 'best' ones! Used the ring flash on this. Now, DO NOT rush out to get one of those! It is not a priority, has quite 'limited' usage, is particular and specific and not the easiest to use! I use it together with other sources of lighting, but that's my game, my challenge (obsession?) literally PLAYING and PAINTING with light. Have a fun day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JEWELS in THE AUTUMN CROWN… ROWAN berries

#abfav_autumn I found these on the ground, in the ‘wild’. Berries are so autumnal, only very few are edible now, except for the birds and other animals. A jelly made from them is popular for dressing game. According to Robert James in 1747, the fruit is excellent for treating the scurvy, and the exudates from the bark is good for the diseases of the spleen. When dried and powdered the berries have been turned into a type of bread, and in an infusion make an acidulous drink. A gargle made from the berries is good for a sore throat and inflamed tonsils. However, it is bitter – very bitter. Sorbus is a genus of about 100–200 species of trees and shrubs in the rose family Rosaceae. Species of Sorbus are commonly known as white-beam, rowan, service tree and mountain-ash. This upright, tree is the most compact of the Rowan trees making it ideal for small gardens. Fluffy, white corymbs of flowers appear in April-May that are popular with bees. Mid/dark green pinnate foliage turns vibrant shades of orange and red in the autumn which complements the reddish orange berries that hang in heavy clusters and are a treat for the birds. Popular folklore maintains that a heavy crop of fruit means a hard or difficult winter. Similarly, in Finland and Sweden, the number of fruit on the trees was used as a predictor of the snow cover during winter. However, as fruit production for a given summer is related to weather conditions the previous summer, with warm, dry summers increasing the amount of stored sugars available for subsequent flower and fruit production, it has no predictive relationship to the weather of the next winter. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS

PINK for OCTOBER. Four candy-pink, Ranunculus, beauties. Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a perennial plant that can grow to be a foot and a half tall. They have blooms that resemble roses, with simple , like HERE, or branched stems. The petals are often highly lustrous, some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers. What got me 'in' to 'flower-photography', was that I was fascinated by ‘light’ and wanted to know more about lighting... That was 27 years ago, it started with painting and evolved into photography. Flowers seemed the perfect subject matter, because of their different colours, shapes, textures, great variety and 'characters', I'd had many a garden, grown my own, so, I started out with an advantage, I knew about flowers... I found a niche in the market, for 15 years now people have been 'raving' about them, asking me how I 'do' it? Copying, imitating and stealing, photos, words and even titles. They say it is the highest ‘accolade’ for an artist? LOL. There is NO magic formula, each flower is unique and treated as such! I do NOT consider myself a 'flower-photographer' but a a photographer who knows how to use lighting well... Glad you enjoy them. Thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXPLOSION… NERINE

PINK for OCTOBER. Like a firework display. Saw a lovely flower shop in Scotland, always curious what they sell, and to my amazement saw these… in bud, bought two stems to bring back… as you can see: they made it! Survived the trip and 5 days till this. Nerine, also known as Guernsey lily, Jersey lily, spider lily, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family. They bear spherical umbels of lily-like flowers in shades from white through pink to crimson. Native to South Africa, there are about 20–30 species in the genus. Though described as lilies, they are not significantly related to the true lilies (Liliaceae), but more closely resemble their relatives, Amaryllis and Lycoris. The genus was established by the Revd. William Herbert in 1820. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEMI-LILY...

PINK for OCTOBER. BEAUTY LIES OFTEN IN THE DETAIL. Love often shown most in the 'little' attentions and gestures! Ain't that the truth? For some reason this pink lily had lost two petals... showing the inner beauty. They are such showy flowers! Pink lilies stand for wealth and prosperity, but are seen as a symbol of youth and acceptance, as well. Also, their appearance may lead our thoughts to feelings of hope and aspirations. In this dreary season, a dash of colour and fragrance can do wonders! I have another agenda when I buy them... I just know I'll photograph them, cannot resist! I MAKE time! And 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. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission: copyright © All rights reserved

CARELESS LOVE... GERBERA

PINK for OCTOBER. Two pink Gerbera. Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A TULIP named DESIRE...

PINK for OCTOBER Obvious, curling with desire? I love these little aberrations. TO MAKE YOU SMILE! Fun from Studio indigo. And thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ET VOILA... TULIP

PINK for OCTOBER. Et Voilà! It is French and means, 'there (it is)', 'here' it is done, often an expression of satisfaction after something is finished. Born in Flanders, my beautiful language is influenced by French, as France is our Southern neighbour. Now, I never realised this, however, a friend made me aware of the fact that I often say it, well... each time after I've done something? How lovely, of course I now hear it each time I say it. Thanx, you know who you are! And I am NOT going to change! I know you love my accent and what I say, LOL. This little fondant-pink tulip said to me:"Et Voilà!" What's it 'saying' to you? ALWAYS BEST LARGE and View On Black Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE OR LINK ANY OF MY images or TEXT to websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CREATIVE HEADACHE... TULIP

PINK for OCTOBER. those fondant pink tulips were small and very beautiful, also they had a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here... And to find something 'new' each time... yep, sometimes a creative headache... LOL Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS

PINK for OCTOBER. A tender pink, a tender gesture… A grand pas de deux is effectively a suite of dances that share a common theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, following each other’s movements. I wish you all a very good day and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE VON TRAPP TULIPS…

Pink for October. The Tulip was originally a wildflower growing in the Central Asia and was first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1,000 AD. In the beginning of the 17th century the tulips were starting to be used as a garden decoration beside the former medicinal purposes. It soon gained major popularity as a trading product, especially in Holland. The interest for the flower was huge and bulbs were sold for unbelievably high prices. Botanists soon found ways of making it an even more decorative and tempting specimen. Hybrids and mutations of the flower were seen as rarities and a sign of high status. In the months of late 1636 to early 1637 there was a complete “Tulip mania” in the Netherlands. Some examples could cost more than an Amsterdam house at this time. Even ordinary men took part in the business. They saw how much money the upper class got in trading and thought that this was an easy way of getting lots of money at no risk. The bulbs were usually sold by weight while they were still in the ground. The trade with the un-sprouted flower came to be called “wind trade”. The traders made fabulous amounts of money every month, and people started to sell their businesses, family homes, farm animals, furnishings and dowries to participate. The government could not do anything to stop it, the trade was all about access and demand. But finally the tulip did not appear to be quite so rare to justify such high prices. Oversupply led to lower prices and dealers went bankrupt and many people lost their savings because of the trade. This “Tulip Crash” made the government introduce special trading restrictions for the flower. It is said that the flower became so popular because of the bright colours, dramatic flames and frilly petals. To have tulips in one’s home was a way to impress, and when the wealth spread down the social ladder, so did the urge for tulips. ALWAYS BEST LARGE and View On Black Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TULIP... REVEALED.

PINK for OCTOBER. Saw this mixed bouquet, spotted a few of these beauties amongst other Spring flowers. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER...

represented here by A PEONY. PINK for OCTOBER. They write (amongst many other things): It is the ability to "think outside the box" ! I ask: WHAT BOX???? LOL I must admit that as a 'creative', 1, being a night-person, my 'best' ideas mostly come after midnight! 2, it is an urge, not a choice... and 3.... as soon as you have 'problems', however small, with client, family, health... the first thing to GO is: my creativity! So please, tee hee, do not upset me, he? Characteristics of the creative personality: Creative individuals have a great deal of energy, but they are also often quiet and at rest. Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time. Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility. Creative individuals alternate between imagination and fantasy at one end, and rooted sense of reality at the other. Creative people seem to harbor opposite tendencies on the continuum between extroversion and introversion. Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time. Creative individuals to a certain extent escape rigid gender role stereotyping and have a tendency toward androgyny. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment. Text found HERE: California State University, Northridge, From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I recognize myself COMPLETELY in this! THANK you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE HEART... GERBERA

Pink for October, breast cancer month. To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. -- quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALLEN GLORY...

#abfav_autumn I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of spring, the warmth of summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, bearing the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! Taken in the studio, it was an 'easy' one to light! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER for October…

Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER for October… Etymological meaning of the Chrysanthemum Flower. It’s surprisingly easy to remember the scientific name for this flower because it’s Chrysanthemum, the same as the common name for gardening varieties. However, the exhibition varieties used by florists and arrangers were divided into their own genus known as Dendranthema. The mums in your yard are likely part of the Chrysanthemum group, while the bouquet sent by the florist contains all or mostly Dendranthema flowers. Aside from small Latin differences, all Chrysanthemums share a common Greek source for their name. The words Chrysos, meaning gold, and Anthemon, meaning flower, were combined to reflect the beauty and value of this blossom. This name carries over the Chinese and Japanese translations, which literally mean gold flower or blossom as well. The Chrysanthemum was first cultivated from wild blossoms by the Chinese,since importation in 1798. Some varieties sport daisy-style blooms with a single row of petals around a central core, while others are so ruffled and doubled they look like pom-poms instead and obscure the core, like this here. Meaningful Botanical Characteristics of the Chrysanthemum Flower The Chrysanthemum is far more versatile than many other decorative flowers. While they don’t provide a very strong smell when growing, there’s a delicate and sweet aroma released when certain types are used for food. Chinese cooks add the blooms to soups and stir fries that need a hint of floral to balance out more strongly flavoured or musky ingredients. The greens are also used for brightening up salads and fried dishes. You can try your hand at making your own sweetly scented Chrysanthemum tea if you have access to flowers that were never treated with pesticides. Speaking of pesticides, organic pyrethins are extracted from this plant to keep bugs away from people, pets, and plants. NASA studies even found potted Chrysanthemums improve air quality! The Chrysanthemum Flower’s Message Is… Support your friends with loyalty and love, especially when they’re facing an obstacle or recovering from a life-changing event. Remember to honour the cycle of life, both at its end and with new beginnings. As a bloom of great importance, the Chrysanthemum symbolises concepts like: Lasting friendship and non-romantic affection Support from your family and loved ones Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person Rest and recovery after a long trial or challenge Enduring life and rebirth, especially the birth of a child Loyalty and devotion, both romantic and platonic Have a super day and thanks for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

L'EMBRACE… Gerbera

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease... I think by now everybody knows or sadly has somebody... Breast cancer is about 100 times as frequent among women as among men, but survival rates are equal in both sexes. Please think about making a month long commitment to sharing your pink photos during October! I upload this especially for this cause, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FULL GLORY AUTUMN COLOURS, Chrysanthemum

#abfav_autumn Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. FOR FULL IMPACT E: PLEASE View On Black Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Have a blooming day and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM

A Japanese Spider Chrysanthemum, so again; a different type. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAVES OUT OF MY LIFE...

#abfav_autumn I like the analogy, we are here for our one beautiful ‘season’, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. Some vulnerable to diseases, not making it... In light, in dark, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful, with missing bits, some scars, by far not ‘perfect’ anymore if ever, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought… SO, in my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of what it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL. It is in fact tiny! Anyway, it is very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks, two if your lucky with the weather, it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. View On proper Black Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn …In one flower! Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light getting closer! Have a blooming day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN SWEETNESS…

A bigger, more ‘feathered’ variety of Aster. Asters are about the last flowers to bloom in the garden? I held them up, when I saw a spider....... so, I turned them down till it was gone and that's when I saw THE image! FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL, View Large and On PROPER Black With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ULTIMATE AUTUMN APOTHEOSE....

#abfav_autumn A grand celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a few compositions. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to complexity of the texture, all the veins, the small bumps, little scars due to weather or visitors? Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanks for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BERRY BERRY NICE...

#abfav_autumn Leaves, greenery with berries. This is a detail, not a crop, a new composition, comp in camera. Thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARK DAYS of AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Used as DECORATIVE CORN and Fresh Hazelnuts, called cobnuts Here you see Corn ’Black Aztec’ a delicious heirloom corn said to have been grown by the Aztecs 2,000 years ago. And a Zea mays 'Strawberry’, ruby-red rounded cobs produced in abundance on this highly ornamental variety. Once dried, the kernels are simply the best variety for popping! Flint corn (Zea mays indurata; also known as Indian corn or sometimes calico corn) is a variant of maize (var. Linnaeus), the same species as common corn. Because each kernel has a hard outer layer to protect the soft endosperm, it is likened to being hard as flint; hence the name. … et voila, Autumn in studio Indigo. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN CHARMS…

#abfav_autumn I don’t know about you, but hmmm, every season has its charms? Each their colours… not that Spring doesn’t have orange or Summer doesn’t have reds, I think it much lies in the ‘combination’ of colours? And this here is pure Autumn! An orange onion Pumpkin, some Strawberry Corn (mostly decorative Zea mays 'Strawberry'. Popping Corn), some cobnuts (fresh Hazelnuts) and a few Physalis… et voila, Autumn in the studio. Hope you have a lovely w-e. Thank you for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUINTESSENTIAL AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Autumnal ornaments, seasonal decoration, little pumpkins, to stimulate the creativity? With berries and acorns. Fun from studio Indigo. Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OUTSIDE the BOX…

Autumnal ornaments, seasonal decoration, little pumpkins, to stimulate the creativity? Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INSIDE the BOX…

Autumnal ornaments, seasonal decoration, little pumpkins, to stimulate the creativity? Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POT of JOY…CYCLAMEN

#abfav_white The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. I love them! Full of promise, plenty of buds. Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…

Fuchsia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501ñ1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and even orange... For those interested, the anatomy is as follows: 1:at the top the green 'stem is the PEDICLE 2:the thicker bit of green is the OVARY 3:then you have the (red here) TEPALS 4:the mauve petals are the COROLLA 5:there are 8 STAMEN/FILAMENTS/ANTHERS 6: And finally: the STYLE or PISTIL, with at the end: 7: the STIGMA: the sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN...

#abfav_white youtu.be/QdykXAT19Go At the end, the poem "Late Lament." It was written by Graeme Edge. Breathe deep the gathering gloom, Watch lights fade from every room. Bedsitter people look back and lament, Another day's useless energy spent. Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, Lonely man cries for love and has none. New mother picks up and suckles her son, Senior citizens wish they were young. Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight. Red is grey and yellow white, But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion??? This detail of a White rose reminded me of folds, soft waves... white satin sheets... nights in white satin. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DAHLIA FULL FACE…

A beautiful bloom! Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative purposes, and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes. The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARLING BUDS… DAHLIA

I love Dahlia buds, so photogenic, and flowers are like people, some are more so than others! Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as garden plants. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated the dahlia for food, ceremonies, as well as decorative purposes, and the long woody stem of one variety was used for small pipes. The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Dee-light... Chrysanthemums

Love the light-play in the 3D ‘special’ Chrysanthemums. About 10cm diameter. Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house, especially at this time of year. Enjoy and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRIGHT STARS… CHRYSANTHEMUM

White and yellow spider chrysanthemum. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Ancient Greek: χρυσός= chrysos (gold) and Ancient Greek: ἄνθεμον anthemon =flower. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. Over 500 cultivars had been recorded by the year 1630. The plant is renowned as one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. In Chinese art, the Four Gentlemen, also called the Four Noble Ones, are four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo and the chrysanthemum. The plant is particularly significant during the Double Ninth Festival. The flower may have been brought to Japan in the eighth century AD and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. The "Festival of Happiness" in Japan celebrates the flower. Here they are year-round favourites, a staple. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN BEAUTIES… Chrysanthemum

“Seven Beauties” is an Azerbaijani ballet, composed by Gara Garayev in 1947/48 to mark the 800th anniversary of classical poet Nizami Ganjavi. https://youtu.be/jQQeF3llOiM Many of my images are made with the sound of music! ‘Mums’ in Autumn, 4 blooms and 3 buds, one of them the ’individualist’, lol Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the centre of diversity is in China. There are countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI

A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!! From start to finish, from buds to blooms, always beautiful. Flaming fire petals, another variety I had never seen! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE… SUNFLOWERS

HELIANTHUS Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. They seem lost, no sun! As the sun was shying away, I bought this bouquet of Sunflowers (Helianthus), to brighten up the place and your life. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With my eyes.. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUN-LOVERS… SUNFLOWERS

HELIANTHUS Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. As the sun was shying away, I bought this bouquet of Sunflowers (Helianthus), to brighten up the place and your life. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With my eyes.. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILK-LIKE… IRIS

#abfav_white I dream of Beauty, I dream of Peace, I dream of all things good, I dream of a different world, I dream of people living side by side, I dream of love, I wake up, beside my love… Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STELLAR... Cosmos

#abfav_white White Cosmos... a reminder of Summer, starred in my garden... thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BOUND TO BE LOVED... CALLA

#abfav_white I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... yet... something was missing... I looked in my box of tricks and found this small piece of red velvet ribbon YESSS!!!! That was it, now, they were bound... and I loved it... My imagination running wild again... lol. More experiments with lights and shapes, Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. Thank you very much for your time, visit, comments and awards, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA… LILIES

#abfav_white 'I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.' Helen Keller The white trumpet-lilies seemed to reach for ... THE LIGHT? Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PROPER YORKSHIRE WHITE ROSE…

#abfav_white From my garden… here in Yorkshire, one of the last ones this season. A bloom supported by two buds. On 1 August 1759, British troops and their allies defeated the French at the battle of Minden. After the battle, the British soldiers picked white roses and wore them as a tribute to their fallen comrades. Since that day, a number of Yorkshire-based regiments have worn white roses on 1 August to commemorate the events of 1759 and all those from Yorkshire who have fallen in battle since. Yorkshire is my adopted country. I live here by choice and love it. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ASTER-ISSIMO…

#abfav_white Although the common name is Aster and they are known to many by that name, the genus is Callistephus. There is a genus of Aster with approximately 180 species. This Callistephus Aster has a large solitary flower head at the top of the stem and sometimes on branches Names: Aster, Chinese aster, China aster, Matsumoto aster, Callistephus and annual aster Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GENETICS… ASTERS

this happens when you have white and purple next to each other, you get ‘mixed’ ones: whurple??? LOLOLOL Asters are almost the latest flowers in the garden here, still some colour though, despite the weather. The most popular asters are Monte Casino and the New England aster. Asters range in colours of white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue. Like the sunflower, the Aster flower is actually a collection of very tiny tubular flowers, which are grouped together in a central disk and surrounded by a “ray” of flowers or petals. Asters are one of the easiest garden perennials to cultivate. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE WIND-DANCERS… FUCHSIA

Fuchsia, free, fun, they dance to the tune and rhythm of the wind. Fuchsia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs The vast majority of garden hybrids have all descended from a few parent species. A whole week of magic again… Am I the only one to enjoy the beginning of the week? LOL Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SALTO MORTALE… FUCHSIA

Fuchsia flowers, some of the last from the garden, the were dangling precariously in the strong wind… I took pity on them lol. So delicate and pretty and in a lovely colour-combinations! Yes the garden is slowly beginning the long winter hibernation, I hope often under the beauty blanket of snow, to stop it from freezing! Because I want to see them back next year. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501->1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and orange... Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GIRL’S DELIGHT… SKIPPING ROPE

#abfav_white A skipping rope... it reminded me of when I was a little girl, what a delight, just loved it. I saw THIS image... and then another, and another... the usual... Don’t ever let your inner child go. View On Black With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OIL AND VINEGAR…

#abfav_white From the series Circles and lights. I saw how many round objects there are in our home, so, now that we are back in Autumn, it is dark early, the weather's not good, I've had plenty of time to think and be creative in the studio once more. Glass is one of the most difficult substances to photograph; my challenge is to use the reflections in a positive manner so that they add to the image. I love using different oils and vinegars in the kitchen, so over the years these glass beauties, cruets, have now become part of a collection, the first was the 'ball' one in front! I wish you all a sweet day and thank you for your visit, always welcome, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

The ART of LOVE, The LOVE of ART...

#abfav_white Some have butterflies, I have feathers? LOL Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. Ancient Greeks identified four forms of love: kinship or familiarity( storge), friendship (philia), sexual and/or romantic desire (eros), and self-emptying or divine love (agape). So, LOVE is MANY things... Read More Here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PIUME BIANCHE…

#abfav_white LOL, I often have a lot of fun in the studio and usually it starts with one idea (the serious one?), which brings on another and another and before you know it… the hours have flown and I am left satisfied with many new images! This was one of those days. I love plumes, the are so textile, light and euhh ‘different’ I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TO TICKLE YOUR FANCY?

LOL, I had these 6 glass, coloured ‘test’ tubes, and a big pack of feathers I separated the plumes, and had some fun in the studio with them. When finished, I saw the holder with the coloured glass, stored the feathers in them and was HIT by the visual: THE IMAGE! So it goes… By the way, I am not gay… these just happened to be the colours of the rainbow, which the gay community ‘appropriated’, making it sometimes more difficult for others to use these colours, without being labeled. Well not me, as you can tell by this creation from studio Indigo.. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet are the proper colours, so here Indigo missing, so I stepped in haha, completing it. Have a fun day and thank you for your appreciation, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLD COLOURS…

PLEASE VIEW on BLACK Even more of my coloured test-tubes and feathers.Water and plants are blue and green and they are relaxing. Cold colours are: green, blue, indigo and violet. Cold colours are linked to quietness, sweetness, rest, contemplation, sadness and different shades of these frames of mind. When we walk into a yellow room, we will feel more cheerful and lively than if we enter a blue or green room, which conveys tranquillity. And there is another distinction: Red, orange and yellow (warm colours) have a positive radiation; Blue, violet and indigo (cold colours) have a negative radiation; Green is both negative and positive and many experts say that it is the link between the two categories. Have a fun day and thank you for your appreciation, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WARM COLOURS…

PLEASE VIEW on BLACK. More of my coloured test-tubes and feathers. Warm colours are: red, orange and yellow. Colour theory classifies all shades of colours: warm colours convey joy, passion, sensuality, whilst cold colours are associated with sweetness and rest. Warm colours are exciting, they convey joy, strength, power, energy, passion. In the natural environment we can find the same analogies: blood is red, flames are orange and the sun is yellow and they are all warm. If we get into a yellow room, we will feel more cheerful and lively than if we enter a blue or green room, which conveys tranquillity. And there is another distinction: Red, orange and yellow (warm colours) have a positive radiation; Blue, violet and indigo (cold colours) have a negative radiation; Green is both negative and positive and many experts say that it is the link between the two categories. Have a fun day and thank you for your appreciation, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES TROIS PLUMES…

a good alternative for flowers, if you want colour, shapes and textures, is feathers. I had a lot of fun with these, always trying to ‘perfect’ and bring the best. Here straight feathers in graduating Autumnal colours. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FEATHERS in DETAIL…

Feathers insulate birds from water and cold temperatures. They may also be plucked to line the nest and provide insulation to the eggs and young. The individual feathers in the wings and tail play important roles in controlling flight.[17] Some species have a crest of feathers on their heads. Although feathers are light, a bird's plumage weighs two or three times more than its skeleton, since many bones are hollow and contain air sacs. Colour patterns serve as camouflage against predators for birds in their habitats. As with fish, the top and bottom colours may be different, in order to provide camouflage during flight. Striking differences in feather patterns and colours are part of the sexual dimorphism of many bird species and are particularly important in selection of mating pairs. A good alternative for flowers, if you want colour, shapes and textures, is feathers. I had a lot of fun with these, always trying to ‘perfection’ and bring the best. Here straight feathers in graduating Autumnal colours. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOFT TOUCH...

more feathers, this time straight ones, just as soft and they lovingly, tentatively touching. A favourite colour combination! More fun from Studio Indigo. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACHED…

#abfav_white White Cockle are unique with lots of bumps and ridges lined up in rows or ribs. Cockle shells belong to the large famous family of shells know as the Cardiidae. Living in sandy sheltered beaches throughout the world, they have a distinctive rounded shell which when pieced together and viewed on end resemble a heart shape. A common species in waters throughout the Indo-Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The rounded shells can have a pronounced heart shape and are frequently ribbed. In both Europe and the Far East cockle shells are one of the most popular edible shell fish. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIL, AIL, AIL... GARLIC!

#abfav_white There may be upwards to six-hundred types of garlic being grown world-wide. In England, although it may seem a 'new' concept, garlic was in fact introduced to Britain by the Romans and has been a cook’s staple for millennia. The bulbous vegetable was praised in ancient Sanskrit writings, the Egyptians buried it with their dead and by 1500BC it had spread across the world – it even turned up in the medieval court of Richard II. But by the 19th century, the famous Mrs Beeton was describing it as ‘offensive’ and for most of the 20th century you barely caught a whiff of it in the domestic kitchen. LOL Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SECRET WORLD OF THE CAULIFLOWER...

#abfav_white I found this out today, that cauliflower is low in fat, high in dietary fibre, folate, water and vitamin C, possessing a very high nutritional density. As a member of the brassica family, cauliflower shares with broccoli and cabbage several phytochemicals which are beneficial to our health, including sulforaphane, an anti-cancer compound released when cauliflower is chopped or chewed. Boiling reduces the levels of anti-cancer compounds, with losses of 20–30% after five minutes, 40–50% after ten minutes, and 75% after thirty minutes. However, other preparation methods such as steaming, micro waving, and stir frying had no significant effect on the compounds. Along with other brassica vegetables, cauliflower is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. The compound also appears to work as an anti-oestrogen, appearing to slow or prevent the growth of tumours of the breast and prostate. Cauliflower also contains other glucosinolates besides sulfurophane, substances which may improve the liver's ability to detoxify carcinogenic substances. A high intake of cauliflower has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. PLEASE view On Black Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE UPON A TIME… (mini cabbage)

There was a mini pointed cabbage in the shop… A creative photographer came along and spotted it, picked it up, turned it around and around, looking at all the beautiful angles… could not resist, saw the potential… and bought it. Eagerly took it home, into a dark studio, positioned it, switched on the lights, set it it all up beautifully and made a portrait of the mini-cabbage… RESULT! LOLOLOL Thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MONEY-PENNY…

#abfav_white These annuals and perennials are found naturally from Europe to eastern Siberia. They are grown for their pretty mauve flowers and decorative seedpods, called silicles. The scientific name is Lunaria but commonly called Honesty, Money Plant, Money Penny, Moonwort, Satin Flower and Silver Dollars, the name is derived from luna, the moon, and refers to the shape of the seedpods. Monnaie du Pape in French. Judaspenning in Dutch. This is the final product, the end of summer, you cut them, peel off two papery sides in which are all the seeds, you are left with this delicate silver center. Wishing you a golden day and thank you for you visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

15 MILLION CELEBRATIONS at Studio Indigo

yes, today, 15 million views on Flickr! I hope all enjoyed as much as I did making the images, inside and out. Thank you, M, (*_*)

PRECIOUS AUTUMN...

#abfav_autumn “Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono My beautiful ( inside and out) grandson, Jim. Kindness equals beauty! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

APOTHEOSE…

#abfav_autumn Plants are rapturing me with their stunning colours, sadly not for long this time, the strong winds play havoc, tear the leaves off the branches, throw them in the air, a few saltos and twirls and then down on the wet ground... nature... It is easy , in Autumn, to look past the weather, as we are being treated with a beautiful festival of colours. Selective dof. I wish you all a wonderful day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD ABOVE THE LOCH…

#abfav_autumn We discover Loch Lubnaig, a nice spot for a break, in between two showers, we are to get a lot of images. Loch Lubnaig is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scottish Highlands. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It is around 5 km long, and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the Garbh Uisge to the south, Loch Lubnaig offers fishing from the shore while canoes can be rented at the north end. Alternatively, two car parking areas on the east shore offer perfect, albeit sometimes busy, canoe launching points. A golden Autumn branch decorates my view. Hope that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I Think It's Going To Rain Today…

Randy Newman - https://youtu.be/k9Fn8VhkK5g SCOTLAND… PLEASE ON BLACK. It is early October and we are in Scotland, so the weather is ‘Scottish’… which means, racing clouds, fast showers, lots of light play on the hills and lots of interesting light. As we are high up, we are closer to the sky, so; often the top of the hills are covered in eerie wisps of white cloud. Like a lover’s caress. The weather doesn’t bother us, we take it as it comes, everything has its charms and moods. We stand on the shore of Loch Lubnaig, standing silent, stunned by such beauty, which changes by the second! I capture the rain This is again how it came out of my camera! I’m a ‘purist’, lol Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THICK GREEN LINE…

#abfav_autumn Please view on black. Here, on the right banks the colour is still mostly green ever so slightly turning yellow, also Autumn! It is serenely quiet across the water, and nothing is rippling the surface, so the reflections are smooth. It starts to rain more, but it passes quickly, on the little beach we photograph from, there are trees which give us some protection. Loch Lubnaig is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scottish Highlands. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It is around 5 km long, and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the Garbh Uisge to the south, Loch Lubnaig offers fishing from the shore. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNDER GENTLE RAIN…

#abfav_autumn The bigger picture of the Thick Green Line yesterday. On the right banks the colour is still mostly green ever so slightly turning yellow, also Autumn! It is serenely quiet across the water, and nothing is rippling the surface, so the reflections are smooth. It starts to rain more, but it passes quickly, on the little beach we photograph from, there are trees which give us some protection. Loch Lubnaig is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area, Scottish Highlands. It lies in the former county of Perthshire. It is part of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. It is around 5 km long, and has depths of up to 44.5 metres. The loch nestles in the space between Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich. Fed by the River Balvaig from the north and drained by the Garbh Uisge to the south. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHT-PLAY in the HIGHLANDS…

On our way to the ‘coast’, not far outside Killin; our base, we discover this plain where the river Dochart meanders from one Loch to the next. It is fairly windy, so the clouds are chasing again, playing with the sun, casting shadows on the land. Makes for interesting landscape photography. Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MAN, KILLIN, AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn We stayed in Killin, in the heart of Scotland, where you find the Dochart falls in the centre of the village. Our first day, we had seen them upon arrival the night before, but in the morning: beautiful sunlight. What a sight! Many photographers around, so difficult to get ‘empty’ shots, lol. We both enjoyed it tremendously, out of my ’comfort-zone’, but to use a ‘trendy’ cliche! Hope that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OLD MANSE…

On our explorations in the heart of Scotland, on the less touristy side of Loch Tay, we discovered a lovely, unchartered waterfall called Old Manse. The ‘hills’ around here are over 3000ft (over 1000m), so you can imagine that IS a LOT of water running down to te Loch, from those that are Moors and not forested, Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EARTH, WIND and FIRE…

This is the photo I took when Paul photographed me reaching up, LOL https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212717373342408&set=a.2707714205258.135393.1028880187&type=3&theater Three of the elements... The earth was planted with young saplings, the wind played on Loch TAY, the Fire was glowing in the colours of the ‘weeds’… This is how it came out of my camera! Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

The soft side of Loch Lomond...

We stop to enjoy the stunning views of Loch Lomond, variable weather conditions make it interesting. Loch Lomond (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Laomainn) is a freshwater Scottish loch (=lake) which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault. It is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area. “Oh, ye'll tak the high road, and I'll tak the low road, And I'll be in Scotland afore ye; But me and my true love will never meet again On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.” Type: freshwater loch, ribbon lake, dimictic Primary inflows: Endrick Water, Fruin Water, River Falloch Primary outflows; River Leven Max. length : 24 mi (39 km) Max. width : 5 mi (8.0 km) Surface area: 27 sq mi (70 km2) Average depth: 121 ft (37 m) Max. depth: 620 ft (190 m) Surface elevation: 25 ft (7.6 m) Islands: 60 (Inchcailloch, Inchmurrin, Inchfad) Settlements: Balloch, Ardlui, Balmaha, Luss, Rowardennan, Tarbet Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALSO AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn Please view on black. Autumn can be a nostalgic season, the closing of another chapter, nature getting ready for the hibernation of Winter. It is the season of mist and fog, moodiness, mystery. Sometimes you have to guess what is there, use your imagination.LOL The clouds were low and euh, we were high… High up the hills, where you could almost touch the skies, wonderful. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LONE TREE in AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn A strong survivor! A more atmospheric day, with rain, which made for interesting moody images. We once more drove up along Loch Tay, the ‘BENS’ (=hills), mostly with their heads in the clouds, Autumn colours gradually dressing all now… Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ENCHANTED WOOD…

#abfav_autumn To my grandchildren, on a visit from the Continent, this was an enchanting and enchanted wood! They ran through the rustling carpet, collected coloured leaves, conkers and chestnuts, pine-cones, saw the squirrels, all the things that kids love to do in Autumn. Have a super day, I know I will, and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EBBING GLORY ...

#abfav_autumn The last Autumn leaf on the still water. Poem by Srividya (24 Sept 2006) a clear reflection, on still waters contended existence nothing else did matter the wind blew away the last autumn leaf it rippled the reflection and it was gone now nothing does matter The leaves, hurled by vehement winds into the pond beneath the wall coulored with Virginia creeper, were gently drifting, the blazing colours quickly tempered by the water... ebbing glory. My heart filled with a sudden sadness, in Nature beauty is so ephemeral, I saw however that in everything there is beauty... As you can see, I am a 'photography purist'? I do not mess with my images, I spent too many years 'getting it right'? Plus I feel Nature is doing a damn good job already... Have a beautiful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELSH GOLD ...

#abfav_autumn An Autumn Sunday in North-Wales. Little winding roads amongst the golden larches, up towards Mount Snowdon, this river surprised me with its golden and indigo colours, the limpid water ice cold and wild. Wales, with its dramatic scenery, is steeped in mystery and romance. Its majestic heather-clad hills cut by cascading waterfalls, and mountain streams rushing through gladed valleys are both the places of legends and of history running back into the mists of time. Yet, beneath the quartzite surface of this jewelled landscape, there is another treasure, as valuable as it is beautiful – Welsh gold. Today, Welsh gold is scarcer than it has ever been. When mining took place at the Clogau St. David’s Gold Mine in the late 1990s it used to cost over £1000 an ounce to extract. THANK YOU, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WING OF AN ANGEL?

#abfav_white We'd had rain and floods in June and July, so as we left a sodden Yorkshire for the 6/7hrs drive South for our midnight ferry to the Continent, about 4 hrs into the journey, just above London, the sun came through and I saw this cloud in the sky. It looked like the wing of an angel... even if you don't 'believe' in them... View On Black I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

KIDS in the CITY…

#abfav_white Spotted this, there was a muslim wedding, everybody dressed up, but kids will be kids, they moved from the main venue to the backyard of a derelict house and seemed to have a jolly good time… Kids in the city... There is so much going on if you look, it makes me smile! Have a great w-e Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved