Magda Indigo photography

+ 2018 PART ONE

DAINTY SPRING-DANCE…mini DAFFODILS
PRIMA DONNAS… CALLA
FANFRELUCHES… Tulips
SPRING SONATA…
TULIPS CHANTILLY…
OF ORANGE CUPS and YELLOW FROCKS… DAFFODILS
WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lisianthus
SO HAPPY TOGETHER… Anemone
AFLUTTER… Narcissus Paperwhites
CRISS CROSS… PARROT TULIPS
ANEMONISSIME…
PURPLE LIPPED LISIANTHUS…
A WHIFF of SPRING… Narcissus
IRISSIME…
LIGHT CARESSED… Alstroemeria
CATCHING THE LIGHT… Lisianthus
WHEN IRIS MET ROSE…
FRENCH CAN-CAN… TULIPS
GROUP HUG… TULIPS
JUST THE TWO OF US… Anemones
THE TEMPTRESS… Tulip
LA VIE A DEUX… IRIS
MY FUNNY VALENTINE…
WRAPPED in RED…
CHEEK to CHEEK… Tulips…
MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT...
LOVE OVERFLOWING …
ROSES for VALENTINE…
ACROBATS… TULIPS
DIAPHANOUS… RANUNCULUS
SYMBOLIC… A ROSE
TRIUMPHAL… FREESIA
BEAUTIFUL AFFECTION…
X FACTOR…
ROMANCE in RED and WHITE…
EXQUISITE… FREESIAS.
LAST TANGO… Tulips
BLUE POLLEN… ANEMONES
GLAD TO SEE ME?
HAND STAND… TULIP
INVITATION A LA DANSE, IRIS
THE GIFT OF THE ROSE...
MYRIAD…
IN LOVE... Tulips
ROUGE l’AMOUR… ANEMONES
LIP-CARESSING.. Roses
THE POSY… ALSTROEMERIA
TAKE A BOW… TULIPS
DIPPED in PAINT… FRITILLARIA
THE EMBRACE… Tulips
SPLENDIDA… TULIPS
LES BUDS… ANEMONES
A Kiss to Build a Dream On… TULIPS
THE CHOIR… TULIPS
SWOONING… IRIS
LUSTER… TULIPS
THE FRAGRANT SIGH OF THE RESCUED ROSES...
GORGEOUS ALSTROEMERIA…
MONDAY BLUES… DWARF IRIS
IN SYNC… Freesias
MUSCARI BLUES…
A DEUX… Freesias
THE BODYGUARDS… Anemones
SWAY WITH ME… TULIPS
SILK DREAMS…Tulips
LA VIE EN ROSE... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...
FLORAL NOTE… Freesia
TESORO… Freesia
CAUGHT KISSING… Tulips
LE CARNAVAL des FLEURS… GERBERA
CAMELLIA in BEES-NESS…
LES TIMIDES… Tulips
COLOUR MY WORLD… TULIPS
THE SEDUCTION of THE TWO TIGER-LILIES
ASSORTMENT… IRIS
AAAHHH THAT FIRST CARESS...
SWEET ALSTROEMERIA…
LIEBCHEN… TULIPS
ALA MICK JAGGER… IRIS
FRAGMENTELICIOUS… TULIP
SENSE and SENSIBILITY… Snowdrops
CHANSON d”AMOUR… RATARATARA
NEON… HAPPY COLOURS
TOYSCAPE… SLINKY
SMILE… IT IS THE W-E!!!
STAND-OFF SLINKY
SERPENTINE… SLINKY
SAXY SLINKY…
SSSSSSSSSLINKY…
LOOP THE LOOP… SLINKY
OOOOPS… SLINKY
HAIRDRYER SLINKY…
SLINKY PELICANO…
FOETAL... SLINKY
BEAUTIFUL CHAOS… SLINKY
JUMP for JOY… SLINKY
A LOVE KNOT… Tulips
BELLEZA… GERBERA
FOR THE LOVE of FLOWERS... Lysianthus
SWAN of TUONELA… Lysianthus
LUVVIES… SPRING MIX
SWEETHEART… HYACINTHS
QUERIDO… ANEMONES
LIEBLING… IRIS
SACRE BLEU! IRIS...
CIAO BELLA… IRIS
MI AMOR… IRIS
DARLING… TULIPS.
MON AMOUR… TULIPS
MI CORAZON… TULIPS…
SCHNUCKIPUTZI… TULIP
FLAMBOYANT… TULIPS
MY MUSE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE TULIP MAD...
CHERIE… Tulip
NEON-TULIP…
TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM…
FLAMING PEAKS… TULIP
QUADRUPLE…. RANUNCULUS
TRIPLE…. RANUNCULUS
DOUBLE…. RANUNCULUS…
SINGLE…. RANUNCULUS.
CARIAD… Hippeastrum
WHERE ARE THE BEES… AMARYLLIS
CARA MIA… Hippeastrum
ALMOST THERE… Hippeastrum
OPULENCE… AMARYLLIS
HABIBI… ROSE
KISS KISS… ROSES
A NEW BUD for the NEW YEAR…
LES PETITES DANSEUSES, ROSES...
RED CENTERPIECE… ROSES
A NOVELTY RANUNCULUS…
VOLUBILE… RANUNCULUS
BELOVED… RANUNCULUS
RHUBARB and CUSTARD… AQUILEGIA…
TANTALISING… AQUILEGIA
THE LACE-MAKER... HYDRANGEA
MULTIBERRY...Symphoricarpos
PINK SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos
RED CATKINS BRANCH… Pussy Willow Catkin
SPRING MUSING…
ICY COLD…
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN... Narcissus
RAVELING RED RIBBON…
LIGHT HEARTED...
A FLOWER HEART for VALENTINE...
PURE HEART...for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...
GOOD VIBRATIONS... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...
LOVE ME TENDER… PRAWN
FINAL FLURRY…
CANDLES, LOTS of CANDLES…
WELCOME to MY WORLD…
NOW RED ROSES in SUSPENSE…
EYE-CATCHING, Roses
AND RED… ROSES and RIBBON.
DAYLIGHT ROSES….
FESTIVE GOODIES...
ON THE FIRST DAY…
LIVING WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER…
HATTED and SCARFED…
GREAT AFFECTION …
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...
THE KISS...
THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES…
UPSTAIRS… DOWNSTAIRS
SNOWBLANKET…
A WINTER DUNE…
WINTER goes GRAPHIC...
THE STONES in WINTER...
UNCHAIN ME…
WINTER PATTERNS…
REACHING for the LIGHT…
SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…
ON ILKLEY MOOR...
THE SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos
SNOW-MANTLE, FUCHSIA…
ON SNOWY HILL… SHEEP
DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE....
A BLUE WINTERSCAPE… YORKSHIRE DALES
WINTER BEAUTY… DALES
A WINTER'S DALE…
A GOLDEN BARN IN WINTER'S DALE REVISITED…
A GOLDEN BARN IN WINTER'S DALE…
A WINTER’S DALE REVISITED…
ANOTHER WINTER'S DALE…
A VIVALDI WINTER…
FROZEN…
WINTER WONDERLAND…
STORMY WEATHER…
FOGGY DEW in the PARK...
FROSTED VIEW over the CITY…
BRACING THE WEATHER!
SNOW in the CITY…
Chim-chiminey-chim-chim-cheree…
PICASSO IN WINTER...
IL QUATTRO STAGIONE…
A PALM DETAIL…
LAST of the SUMMER LIGHT...
ON NEW MOOR ROAD…
ANOTHER UNIQUE VIEW...
DE BRUGES A DAMME, le canal...
THE BEGUINAGE…
SOON, AGAIN… MAGNOLIA…
MAGNOLIA…
THE PROTECTORS… FLANDERS
POET'S LANE…
LES VERTS de MAI...
A FLANDERS' SUNRISE…
MISTY START TO A BEAUTIFUL DAY…
A MISTY MORNING..
SOLITAIRES…
IN THE NORTH-YORKSHIRE DALES...
APOTHEOSE… FINIR en BEAUTE…
The Roseland Heritage Coast… CORNWALL
THE WEEPING BEECH…
BY DOCHART FALLS…
FLANDERS’ LOCK…
RUNAWAY BRIDE…
COOLING DOWN…
PUDDLE FUN…
FUN on the BEACH…
FLOTSAM…
THE CONDUCTOR and THE NORTH-SEA ORCHESTRA...
WILD WATER SURFERS…
THE ATLANTIC WAVES…
WILD SOUTH AFRICA WATER…
CRASHING WAVES…
SMUGGLER'S COVE...
A SUMMER'S EVE… THORNWICK Bay
STORMY SEA…
CORNISH SAND WIND WATER ART…
MORE SAND-WIND-WATER-ART...
SEA-WATER SAND ART…
COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS…
WEEPING VEILS…

DAINTY SPRING-DANCE…mini DAFFODILS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I know I say I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! I admit hereby that lately ahem, I have been talking to them? Have I reached the next level? I encourage and cajole them to do well for me? Ohh dear... where is all this taking me? What a journey, for all the senses, the sweet fragrance, the velvety texture, the intricate shapes, the vibrant colours and yes, some you can eat? The Daffodils are now starting to be sold, aahh what joy, that yellow just brightens up your heart and mind! To me these looked like a dainty dance ... yep a vivid imagination, lol. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great 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!), 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

PRIMA DONNAS… CALLA

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! They are very photogenic flowers these Callas It is always the same, once I have an idea for the studio, I get in there, see something else, and something else again, wonderful how inspirational it can be. My imagination running wild again...I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... 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. All parts of the plant are toxic. I wish you all a great day, and thank you for all your words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) More of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co. Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FANFRELUCHES… Tulips

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Double tulips, heavy heads, but oh so frilly! Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) More of my other work 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

SPRING SONATA…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! STUDIO WEATHER! We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. Yep, some ‘cleaning’ work yo be done, but enough to photograph! I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! This is one of the many different compositions and combinations I tried, thanks, M, (*_*) M off my other work 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

TULIPS CHANTILLY…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! It says ’specialty’ tulips on the wrapping… Frayed, frazzled. LOL Frilly edges like whipped cream on a raspberry sorbet. I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For 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

OF ORANGE CUPS and YELLOW FROCKS… DAFFODILS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The daffodil serves as the national flower of Wales. One species, Narcissus obvallaris, grows only in a small area around Tenby. In Wales it is traditional to wear a daffodil on Saint David's Day (March 1). The flower is a common decoration flower during Chinese New Year. March 1: The Sharp Days This was considered the first day of the year in Venice and in Russia until the fourteenth century. It was also the first day of the Ottoman financial year. The Greeks say that good weather begins on March 1st. Supposedly, a thread left out overnight on a rosebush, then tied around the wrist or big toe will protect the wearer and is worn until Easter Day. St John Chrysostom complained of this custom (see March 22) and that of tying bells on children to protect them. In the Dodecanese and elsewhere, children go around with the effigy of a swallow singing a song in honour of the bird and the fine weather it brings and asking for food offerings. This custom derives from ancient Rhodes. The first three days of March are called Sharp Days: One should not wash clothes (for they will wear out), chop wood (or it will rot) or bathe (for one's hair will fall out). William Wordsworth's short poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud" has often become linked in the popular mind with the daffodils which form its main image. Various Cancer Societies around the world use the Daffodil as fundraising symbol. "Daffodil Days" are organised to raise funds by offering the flowers in return for a donation. Overall, I think it sends such a strong sign of hope, Spring is in the air, the Earth is moving again! I could not resist photographing those orange and yellow mini trumpets, challenging as they were! Have a fine day and thank you for your support, 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

WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lisianthus

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! From pale buds to dusky pink blooms! Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with frills... They are great cut-flowers, with a vase life of two weeks. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thank you for visiting, Magda, (*_*) 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

SO HAPPY TOGETHER… Anemone

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! https://youtu.be/Fd_O-WHnQVc song from the Turtles More from the latest flower-hunt. My flower year has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And 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

AFLUTTER… Narcissus Paperwhites

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Fluttering like butterflies? Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva' (paperwhite daffodil), White FRAGRANT Narcissus, very small flowers. This traditional paperwhite is said to have the strongest scent of all. It can be planted out in the garden, but it is more often planted up into bulb bowls and 'forced' to grow early as an indoor plant. The scent is unforgettable and will fill your house for weeks on end. Wishing you a colourful day and thank you 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 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

CRISS CROSS… PARROT TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Another new variety to be bought. The parrot tulips are back, with all the frills, ruffles and curves. The deeply fringed and ruffled petals of the gorgeous parrot tulip will gradually open right out to form big, bowl-shaped flowers. Although it is unknown who first brought the tulip to Northwestern Europe, the most widely accepted story is that it was Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, an ambassador for Emperor Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent. According to a letter, he saw "an abundance of flowers everywhere; Narcissus, hyacinths and those in Turkish called Lale, much to our astonishment because it was almost midwinter, a season unfriendly to flowers." 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

ANEMONISSIME…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! This little bouquet looked a bit pale, so, I wondered how I could make it ‘better’? Red ribbon can do wonders LOL Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. 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, 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

PURPLE LIPPED LISIANTHUS…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Lisianthus are also known as Texas Bluebells, Prairie Gentian, or Lira de San Pedro. Just opened, a small bud, white and purple just on the lips. Eustoma stems from the Greek words 'eu', which denotes something beautiful, and 'stoma', meaning mouth. Lisianthus on the other hand comes from the Greek words 'lysis', which translates as 'dissolution', and 'anthos', meaning flower. Symbolising gratefulness and charisma, this beautiful long stemmed flower in cymes makes a perfect bouquet when wanting to show respect, love, acceptance, and acknowledgement. Hope this makes you smile, have a good day and 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

A WHIFF of SPRING… Narcissus

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! PAPERWHITES… Narcissus Narcissus Paperwhite 'Ziva' is a pure white, highly fragrant, multi-headed daffodil. Wishing you a colourful day and thank you for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

IRISSIME…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Some Monday fun and brightness, two Irises, warm yellow. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

LIGHT CARESSED… Alstroemeria

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! this small the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thank you, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

CATCHING THE LIGHT… Lisianthus

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Lisianthus are also known as Texas Bluebells, Prairie Gentian, or Lira de San Pedro. Descended from a North American wildflower and native to Texas and Mexico, the single flower resembles poppies or tulips, while the double variety has the appearance of peonies or roses. In fact, another colloquial name for the lisianthus is the ‘poor man’s rose’, due to its striking similarity to the queen of flowers. Standing up to 60cm, these herbaceous annuals are sometimes grown as a stunning dwarf variety. Considered a relatively new genus, the lisianthus dates to as far back as the Victorian era, where it was thought to symbolise a flashy or showy person. Sometimes referred to by its scientific name, eustoma, the beautiful lisianthus ranges in colour from purple and blue-violet, to white and pink, with the colour of each lisianthus flower holding its own unique meaning. Eustoma stems from the Greek words 'eu', which denotes something beautiful, and 'stoma', meaning mouth. Lisianthus on the other hand comes from the Greek words 'lysis', which translates as 'dissolution', and 'anthos', meaning flower. Symbolising gratefulness and charisma, this beautiful long stemmed flower in cymes makes a perfect bouquet when wanting to show respect, love, acceptance, and acknowledgement. Hope this makes you smile, have a good day and 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

WHEN IRIS MET ROSE…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! sometimes it is difficult to chose! These just ‘fell’ together and seemed to be happy, LOL. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

FRENCH CAN-CAN… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The parrot tulips are back, a happy dance from them, with all the frills, ruffles and curves. The deeply fringed and ruffled petals of the gorgeous parrot tulip will gradually open right out to form big, bowl-shaped flowers. Although it is unknown who first brought the tulip to Northwestern Europe, the most widely accepted story is that it was Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, an ambassador for Emperor Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent. According to a letter, he saw "an abundance of flowers everywhere; Narcissus, hyacinths and those in Turkish called Lale, much to our astonishment because it was almost midwinter, a season unfriendly to flowers." 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

GROUP HUG… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Not just Tulips my dears, FLAMBOYANT Tulips. Two very vibrant colours, four expressive Tulips. Raindrops on tulips, just one of my favourite things... Lovely fresh red and yellow Tulips. 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

JUST THE TWO OF US… Anemones

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! From the latest flower-hunt. My flower year has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And 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 TEMPTRESS… Tulip

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I bought those beauties, they look like doubles. Of the smaller variety, but with gorgeous silk petals. That one opened beautifully open, bowing towards us, starting to reveal the inner secrets. Have a lovely day, 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 my web pages: 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

LA VIE A DEUX… IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Iris are often called Flags in North-America. I love the 'regality' of this flower, very ephemeral though...... In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, * A variety of flower, * A female first name. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

MY FUNNY VALENTINE…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Another one of my tulip images, this time photo-shopped, I gave it a heart, so it could sing to you... O Sole mio? I prefer MY FUNNY VALENTINE, Whichever, a HAPPY VALENTINE, 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

WRAPPED in RED…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Of plumes held captive by bright red ribbon. For Valentine, everything is wrapped with shiny red ribbon. Red, the colour of passion, red the colour most commonly associated with love, followed at a great distance by pink. It the symbolic colour of the heart and the red rose, is closely associated with romantic love or courtly love and Saint Valentine's Day. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, 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

CHEEK to CHEEK… Tulips…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! https://youtu.be/WOYzFKizikU Fred Astaire Heaven, I'm in heaven, And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak And I seem to find the happiness I seek When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek For Valentine, spread the love, everyday! Thank you, 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

MY VALENTINE'S PRESENT...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! My youngest son, he was born on the 14th of February. He hates to be photographed. Got him in for some proper portraits. After the session he relaxed, we laughed and joked, the conversation turned to romanticism and falling in love, he showed us his boxer shorts to 'prove' he was a TRUE Valentine. I caught the moment, knowing how shy he is. A HAPPY BIRTHDAY Son. Again,I will not see him either today... Difficult! Love is quite an abstract concept, much easier to experience than to explain. You can compare love to the truth, for you must love to find the truth, but most will find love on more instinct levels. About the photo, well you know by now that I like a bit different, ‘beyond the obvious’, so here’s another approach to the theme Valentine! I normally do not go for the mixed but here felt it was justified! LOL. I had one shot left on my my film, too many times this happened to me... Developed and printed in the wet darkroom, I hand-coloured the hearts in on this black and white photo. Nothing digital about this! Happy Valentine’s day. Have a romantic day and thank you for your visit, 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

LOVE OVERFLOWING …

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! These flower petals are like all the reasons why I love you, I hold them in my heart... to cherish, so beautiful. And often too many, overflowing= like falling flower petals! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, 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

ROSES for VALENTINE…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Mini roses, so dainty and delicate. There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. It will come as no surprise to you when I say: I love flowers, ney, I NEED flowers! Have a sweet day and thank you for viewing, Magda (*_*) 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

ACROBATS… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Three red, pointed tulips, flying in formation, synchronised. Ready to entertain us… LOL Thank you, 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

DIAPHANOUS… RANUNCULUS

ALL MY IMAGES BETTER SEEN ON BLACK, (yours too) The beauty of white Ranunculus? So magnificent and delicate, sheer petals form these white flower-heads on bendy stems. FUN from Studio Indigo 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

SYMBOLIC… A ROSE

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! What the flowers convey: Red:”I love you” Nothing says “I love you” like red roses. Red symbolises love, beauty, courage, respect, romantic love, and even congratulations. They speak the language of love and romance! A bright red rose means a love life that is fulfilled, while a burgundy rose implies a one-sided romance that has yet to be accepted. Red is also the colour of blood, which again, epitomises the pinnacle human existence and core. So, whether you are going with a single, long-stemmed rose, rose petals or a fresh flower bouquet made of brightest and freshest of roses, these are the perfect way to tell your loved ones that you are in love with them! Have a good 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

TRIUMPHAL… FREESIA

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! This reminds me of the Roman standards the Aquilifer used to carry… So elegant and fragrant, I see them, I smell them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, 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

BEAUTIFUL AFFECTION…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... Such tenderness, closeness, emotion, just HAD to be captured. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your visit, always very welcome, 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

X FACTOR…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Two pipe cleaners, two colours I love, a perfect combination, has the X FACTOR for me. More colour coming your way! Have a good 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

ROMANCE in RED and WHITE…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too “We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” Quote by Luciano De Crescenzo Feathers and red rose petals, for the romantic season. Thank you for your support and comments, 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

EXQUISITE… FREESIAS.

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Pure elegance and fragrance these beauties. A branch of Freesia, aah, I see them, I smell them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, 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

LAST TANGO… Tulips

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Con te partiro, Italian for time to say good-bye, song spring to mind!… These frayed Tulips entertained me for a week… then, came the end, one last dance before the petals fall… I love these frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! Frayed and elegant. Have a good 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

BLUE POLLEN… ANEMONES

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. Anemone coronaria, poppy anemone popularly in English, also Spanish marigold, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. The pollen is an ‘Indigo’ blue-gray… And these were dusted… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your 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

GLAD TO SEE ME?

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too A famous Mae West quip was: "Is that a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?" This is for all those of you who have a healthy sense of humour…LOLOLOL Have FUN, I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. 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

HAND STAND… TULIP

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A Parrot Tulip, pink and green, playful, beauty and fun. Wishing you a day filled with love and thank you for commenting, always appreciated, 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

INVITATION A LA DANSE, IRIS

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The name Iris is Greek and it means rainbow for its many colours. However, most irises are shades of blue or purple. The majority of irises that we see today are hybrids of the originals. The iris has been around for many centuries, and many artists have chosen to paint them. There are several famous paintings of the flowers. From 1888 to 1890, Van Gogh painted at least four paintings of irises. Monet painted "Iris" sometime between 1914 and 1917. 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. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colours making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridise a red iris. 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. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri. The iris is now the sole feature on the flag of the Brussels-Capital Region. The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, * A variety of flower, * A female first name. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

THE GIFT OF THE ROSE...

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Another "flower-face", Dolores de la Rosa brings you a gift... LOL and thank you, 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

MYRIAD…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Two totally different type of flowers, Tulips and Freesia, both adorned in the same colours, from pink to yellow! A bouquet, for all the senses, fragrant and stunning. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thank you for visiting, Magda, (*_*) 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

IN LOVE... Tulips

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! "In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two." quote by Erich Fromm Valentine's day is getting closer... I know it is mostly about commerce and some are a bit blasé about it, but it is a nice thought, although one day in the year is not enough, in my book, to pay 'special' attention to your partner. Here, in our home, it is Valentine's day EVERY DAY, we give flowers when WE feel like it, which is often... and then... I photograph them so you can enjoy them too! LOL. So another quote from the same author: Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a loving day and thank you, 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

ROUGE l’AMOUR… ANEMONES

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! TOUJOURS l’AMOUR… Anemones, red, ‘hanging out’ together. From the latest flower-hunt. My flower year has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And 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

LIP-CARESSING.. Roses

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A kiss is the touch or pressing of one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. The word came from Old English cyssan (“to kiss”), in turn from coss (“a kiss”). Here two mini pink roses, kissing… 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 POSY… ALSTROEMERIA

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The genus is named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centres of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thank you, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

TAKE A BOW… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Bowing, not in shame, they are rather shy… I bought those beauties, they look like doubles. Of the smaller variety, but with gorgeous silk petals. They are bowing towards us, starting to reveal their inner secrets. Have a lovely day, 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 my web pages: 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

DIPPED in PAINT… FRITILLARIA

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Fritillaria michailkovskyi is a richly flowering bulbous plant with striking reddish-purple flowers with yellow edges. A dainty little plant in the garden. Fritillaria are commonly known as ‘snakehead’. Have a superb day and thank you 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 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 EMBRACE… Tulips

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Tulips in an embrace, the leaves forming a heart, I spotted them amongst the rest in the bouquet... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen… with my eyes! You can see for yourself what these tulips were clearly saying!!! "I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL Wishing you a day filled with love and thank you for visiting, always appreciated, 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

SPLENDIDA… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Two types, three frizzle frazzle white and two gorgeous red, a perfect combination in my book. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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 BUDS… ANEMONES

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Young buds, like buddies, ‘hanging out’ together. From the latest flower-hunt. My flower year has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And 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

A Kiss to Build a Dream On… TULIPS

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! youtu.be/PSe1Takt5FU By Louis Armstrong “Give me a kiss to build on and my imagination will thrive upon that kiss” These two were ‘at it’ behind my back? But I caught them, don’t you think? LOL Emotion in photography, an ALL-IMPORTANT ingredient! For without emotion a photograph just becomes a ‘picture’? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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 CHOIR… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Red Tulips, shoulder to shoulder, to entertain you, LOL https://youtu.be/m8m2BYv02Nw Kalinka Most of my images are made under the influence of lovely music, from jazz to pop to opera, music from all over the world, Mongolian, Greek Orthodox to African water drums. I also like some of the more modern trendy songs. Yes, good music needs to have melody for me and images infused with some kind of emotion! Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

SWOONING… IRIS

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A bit of cheer, yellow Iris, promise of things to come… Irises can be very showy and expressive . Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

LUSTER… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I bought those beauties, they look like doubles. Of the smaller variety, but with gorgeous silk petals. Slowly they are now opening, the petal more and more lustrous, they are bowing towards us, starting to reveal their inner secrets. Have a lovely day, 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 my web pages: 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 FRAGRANT SIGH OF THE RESCUED ROSES...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Two tea-roses, name Just Joey, from the garden... Rescued again, it was May and we had gales, their heavy blooms were being trashed on their delicate stems, I couldn't stand it any longer, brought them in! Now and then, I think they sigh with contentment for the peace and quiet and warmth, a waft of gorgeous fruity rich fragrance each time... Bowing with headiness, the ruched petals softly glowing in the light!!! 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

GORGEOUS ALSTROEMERIA…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thank you, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

MONDAY BLUES… DWARF IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Iris cristata (also known as 'Dwarf Crested Iris' and 'Crested Iris') is a species in the genus Iris, here a flower and a bud. Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, * A variety of flower, * A female first name. I wish you a good day and thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

IN SYNC… Freesias

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! To dance to the same tune? LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for all the beauty, the comments and invites, 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 my web pages: 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

MUSCARI BLUES…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. This lovely blue is so very cheerful in the winter-awakening garden, THIS IS THE TRUE BLUE OF THESE TINY LITTLE FLOWERS! The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth, the name Muscari comes from the Greek muschos, musk, referring to the scent. 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. © All rights reserved

A DEUX… Freesias

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Most things in life are better in twos? LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for all the beauty, the comments and invites, 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 my web pages: 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 BODYGUARDS… Anemones

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! LA STAR is in the back, protected by her bodyguards, but still wants to be seen, lol. From the latest flower-hunt. My flower year has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And 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

SWAY WITH ME… TULIPS

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Two yellow pointed Tulips, in another dance, swaying with the music. Most of my images are made under the influence of lovely music, from jazz to pop to opera, music from all over the world, Mongolian, Greek Orthodox to African water drums. I also like some of the more modern trendy songs. Yes, good music needs to have melody for me and images infused with some kind of emotion! Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

SILK DREAMS…Tulips

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I bought those beauties, they look like doubles. Of the smaller variety, but with gorgeous silk petals. Can’t wait for them to open, they are bowing towards us, starting to reveal their inner secrets. Have a lovely day, 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 my web pages: 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

LA VIE EN ROSE... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IJzYAda1wA True loves matures well... The laughter-lines a bit deeper, a few more scars, a bit more weather-beaten maybe... the beauty still very much there... love... more than ever... still feeling the thrill of the tender touch... These are two roses from our own garden (rescued) last Summer. They are fragrant, blousy and called 'JUST JOEY'. A whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? Wishing you a colourful day and thank you for commenting, always 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 my web pages: 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

FLORAL NOTE… Freesia

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! both visual and fragrant pleasure... Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), a German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Have a lovely day, 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 my web pages: 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

TESORO… Freesia

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Tesoro= treasure, sweetheart in Italian. These beautiful, fragrant Freesia display a gorgeous colour transition, from a soft yellow to pink. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thank you for visiting, Magda, (*_*) 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

CAUGHT KISSING… Tulips

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The tulips are full-on in the shops here. A real whiff of Spring! These two I caught kissing, already in the mood of the romantic season, lol Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved 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

LE CARNAVAL des FLEURS… GERBERA

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A celebration, sealed with a kiss... fusion. It is carnival time and that in the love season! I sometimes have a different kind of ’FUN’, I’ll see something in one image, something that is not there, something that has to be ‘made’ with the box of tricks that photoshop is. And still, 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. Thank you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, 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

CAMELLIA in BEES-NESS…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A lovely pink Camellia from the garden, attracting the bees, LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved 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 TIMIDES… Tulips

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! These two have truly found each other, so shy, so expressive… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved 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

COLOUR MY WORLD… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Tulips, all fighting for their spot in the light. 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

THE SEDUCTION of THE TWO TIGER-LILIES

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! https://youtu.be/GtoXWICX-Mk SEDUCTION by Adam HURST (be thrilled, emotion and class!) Two Tiger Lilies already tied, so close they touch and still want more, they seem full of desire... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! 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

ASSORTMENT… IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! This lovely trio of bulb/Spring flowers made me contemplate the joys of the awakening of my garden, soon now, the signs will be there… Have a great day and thank you, 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

AAAHHH THAT FIRST CARESS...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Sometimes even more memorable than the first kiss? That gentle, furtive touch? Comp 'in camera'... just how I like it! 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. READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... AND HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, 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

SWEET ALSTROEMERIA…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Flowers are a great 'subject' because of their diversity, shape, colour and texture. I wanted to learn more about light, more than 25 years ago, flowers seemed the perfect subject for all the above reasons. Now, at last, I get the results I WANT! So contrary to what many think: I AM NOT A FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHER! Just "A" photographer. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria: the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thank you, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

LIEBCHEN… TULIPS

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! So expressive! Although tulips are associated with Holland, both the flower and its name originated in the Persian empire. The tulip, or lale (from Persian lâleh) as it is also called in Turkey, is a flower indigenous to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other parts of Central Asia. It is unclear who first brought the flower to Northwest Europe. The most widely accepted story is that of Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, Ambassador from Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire in 1554. He remarks in a letter upon seeing "an abundance of flowers everywhere; Narcissus, hyacinths, and those which in Turkish Lale, much to our astonishment, because it was almost midwinter, a season unfriendly to flowers! In Persian Literature (classic and modern) special attention has been given to these two flowers, in specific likening the beloved eyes to Narges and a glass of wine to Laleh. The word tulip, which earlier in English appeared in such forms as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulipa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend, "muslin, gauze". (The English word turban, first recorded in English in the 16th century, can also be traced to Ottoman Turkish tülbend.) FOR ALL THOSE I LOVE... Thank you, M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! 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

ALA MICK JAGGER… IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too A bit of cheer, yellow Iris, promise of things to come… Reminded me of a cover Rolling Stones, the tongue? LOL Irises can be very showy. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

FRAGMENTELICIOUS… TULIP

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Two petals of a Rococo Parrot tulip... two fragments of one flower-head Comp in camera, to show you all the beautiful detail and colours! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! You can see for yourself what this Rococo tulip was saying!!! I grew and bloomed for your visual pleasure! I am complex and sensual... Do I make your toes curl with pleasure? Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work 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

SENSE and SENSIBILITY… Snowdrops

Galanthus nivalis plenus ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Each flower is a masterpiece! The inside shows a double centre with a pattern of fresh green stripes. Comp in camera! As a photographer, your main tools are: - you, as a person with a creative mind. - your eyes, using the visual literacy. - your camera, keep it in shipshape, handle it with the care and the respect it deserves (even as a pro!!!). - the technical and practical knowledge you have acquired over the years! - sense and sensibility... THANK you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty© All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

CHANSON d”AMOUR… RATARATARA

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too February= LOVE, romance and beauty month. youtu.be/ARfARi-gpWc two tulips, singing their love song. Leaves touching, like hands, over heart, like two lovers, never wanting to let go… Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thank you for visiting and commenting, 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

NEON… HAPPY COLOURS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too “We all know what the ‘bad and sad’ news is each day. We are bombarded with it. All too aware of it. Why would I want to repeat/share this?” To counteract this, I am setting out to create nothing but images that are filled with beauty and lots of vibrant colour! And share them with the world in 2018 and beyond. “I prefer to sprinkle some beauty, goodness, kindness and joy. We all need it. And I do it in colour. I perfected my lighting over the years with flowers as my main subject matter, now in this project, I try and make the mundane into the extraordinary.” Colours photographed under natural sunlight may appear different when seen under the light from a tungsten light-bulb, darker and more orange. “I am fascinated by how light and the colour of an object can affect how one perceives an object's position. If light or shadow, or the colour of the object, masks an object's true outline, it can appear to be shaped differently than it really is. Carl Jung pioneered the stages of colour psychology. He was interested in the properties of colour and their meanings, as well as in their potential as a tool for psychotherapy. Colour has been used to create a sense of cosiness or spaciousness. People are affected by different colour-stimuli but this varies from person to person. However, research shows that colour preference may depend on ambient temperature. People who are cold prefer warm colours, yellow, orange and red. People who feel hot may prefer colder colours like purple, blue and green.” Hope this brings a smile again, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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

TOYSCAPE… SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Looking like something out of some trendy robot game… LOL I really had a lot of fun with it, always the child at heart... thankfully. I love all the vibrant colours in these funky and temperamental 'models’, 'alive' and: misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, Great fun from Studio Indigo. I wish you a colourful day and thank you for your visit, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMILE… IT IS THE W-E!!!

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Some more of the temperamental slinky. It was making fun of me! “Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it's breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll see the sun come shining through for you Light up your face with gladness Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near That’s the time you must keep on trying Smile, what’s the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile…” Words by john turner and Geoffrey Parsons and music by Charlie Chaplin Mind your eyes, don't jiggle this about... hihi Have a colourful day and thank you, M, (*_*) And 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

STAND-OFF SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Looking like something out of some trendy robot game… LOL I really had a lot of fun with it, always the child at heart... thankfully. I love all the vibrant colours in this funky and temperamental 'model', it is 'alive', misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! I wish you a colourful day and thank you for your visit, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SERPENTINE… SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! COLOUR is THE SPICE of MY LIFE! Here what I see is a sexy saxophone, LOL I made this photo with the giant slinky. I really had a lot of fun with it, always the child at heart... thankfully. I love all the vibrant colours in this funky and temperamental 'model', it is 'alive', misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! I wish you a colourful day and thank you for your visit, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAXY SLINKY…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! COLOUR is THE SPICE of MY LIFE! Here what I see is a sexy saxophone, LOL I made this photo with several slinky. I really had a lot of fun with it, always the child at heart... thankfully. I love all the vibrant colours in the funky and temperamental 'models', 'alive', misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! I wish you a colourful day and thank you for your visit, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SSSSSSSSSLINKY…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! COLOUR is THE SPICE of MY LIFE! I made this photo with this giant slinky. Another eye-teaser, I really had a lot of fun with it, always the child at heart... thankfully. I love all the vibrant colours in this funky and temperamental 'model', it is 'alive', misbehaved a lot and got entangled quite a few times, ooh give me children and animals any day, tee hee! Mind your eyes, don't jiggle this about... you have been warned! LOL. I wish you a colourful day, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOOP THE LOOP… SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, Great fun from Studio Indigo. Wishing you a fun time 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

OOOOPS… SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A VERY Large, temperamental SLINKY! It got entangled and took two of us to get back to ‘normal… LOL I do like the photo that came out of that… A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, Great fun from Studio Indigo. Wishing you a fun time 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

HAIRDRYER SLINKY…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Do you see what I see? LOL Strange what I sometimes see in these intertwined coloured circles…. Manyarge, very temperamental SLINKIES! A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, Great fun from Studio Indigo. Wishing you a fun time 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

SLINKY PELICANO…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Do you see what I see? LOL Strange what I sometimes see in these intertwined coloured circles…. A VERY Large, very temperamental SLINKY! A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, Great fun from Studio Indigo. Wishing you a fun time 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

FOETAL... SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Strange what I sometimes see in these intertwined coloured circles…. From the series Circles and lights. A VERY Large, temperamental SLINKY! Mind your eyes, don't jiggle this about, have fun... A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, Great fun from Studio Indigo. Wishing you a fun time 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

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS… SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, In 1943, Richard James, a naval mechanical engineer stationed at the William Cramp and Sons shipyards in Philadelphia, was developing springs that could support and stabilise sensitive instruments aboard ships in rough seas. James accidentally knocked one of the springs from a shelf, and watched as the spring "stepped" in a series of arcs to a stack of books, to a tabletop, and to the floor, where it re-coiled itself and stood upright. James's wife Betty later recalled, "He came home and said, 'I think if I got the right property of steel and the right tension; I could make it walk.'" James experimented with different types of steel wire over the next year, and finally found a spring that would ‘walk’. Betty was dubious at first, but changed her mind after the toy was fine-tuned and neighbourhood children expressed an excited interest in it. She dubbed the toy Slinky; meaning "sleek and graceful”. Great fun from Studio Indigo. Hope this brings a smile again, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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

JUMP for JOY… SLINKY

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too A Slinky is a toy pre-compressed helical spring invented by Richard James. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, In 1943, Richard James, a naval mechanical engineer stationed at the William Cramp and Sons shipyards in Philadelphia, was developing springs that could support and stabilise sensitive instruments aboard ships in rough seas. James accidentally knocked one of the springs from a shelf, and watched as the spring "stepped" in a series of arcs to a stack of books, to a tabletop, and to the floor, where it re-coiled itself and stood upright. James's wife Betty later recalled, "He came home and said, 'I think if I got the right property of steel and the right tension; I could make it walk.'" James experimented with different types of steel wire over the next year, and finally found a spring that would ‘walk’. Betty was dubious at first, but changed her mind after the toy was fine-tuned and neighbourhood children expressed an excited interest in it. She dubbed the toy Slinky; meaning "sleek and graceful”. Great fun from Studio Indigo. Hope this brings a smile again, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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

A LOVE KNOT… Tulips

#ABFAV_2love Where there is love there is life - Mahatma Gandhi For the season of Love, give it some extra. ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, 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

BELLEZA… GERBERA

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too To ease off the stresses of the week, deep breath, sigh, hope you have a relaxed w-e! Take time to enjoy the flowers! 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 centre of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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

FOR THE LOVE of FLOWERS... Lysianthus

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with frills... They are great cut-flowers, with a vase life of two weeks. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thank you for visiting, Magda, (*_*) 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

SWAN of TUONELA… Lysianthus

SWAN of TUONELA… Lysianthus ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I create my images under the influence… of music. This here: https://youtu.be/zfBTiv3WGU0 The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelan joutsen) is an 1895 tone poem by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The white Lysianthus made me think of swans… hence the adapted music in the studio. 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

LUVVIES… SPRING MIX

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too White tulips and blue Hyacinths, beauty and fragrance… A whiff of Spring, of things to come The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumery in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thank you, 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

SWEETHEART… HYACINTHS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A true blue not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumery in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thank you, 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

QUERIDO… ANEMONES

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. 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 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

LIEBLING… IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. A bit of cheer, yellow Iris, promise of things to come… Irises can be very showy. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

SACRE BLEU! IRIS...

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too.... Sacre bleu is an old French profanity, meant as a cry of surprise or anger. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! A beautiful Blue Iris, just awakening and unfurling and being hit by light!!! Sacrebleu, it SCREAMED!!! Irises can be very showy. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

CIAO BELLA… IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too 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

MI AMOR… IRIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. 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… Irises, reaching out for that caress. 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

DARLING… TULIPS.

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! So expressive! Although tulips are associated with Holland, both the flower and its name originated in the Persian empire. The tulip, or lale (from Persian lâleh) as it is also called in Turkey, is a flower indigenous to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other parts of Central Asia. It is unclear who first brought the flower to Northwest Europe. The most widely accepted story is that of Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, Ambassador from Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire in 1554. He remarks in a letter upon seeing "an abundance of flowers everywhere; Narcissus, hyacinths, and those which in Turkish Lale, much to our astonishment, because it was almost midwinter, a season unfriendly to flowers! In Persian Literature (classic and modern) special attention has been given to these two flowers, in specific likening the beloved eyes to Narges and a glass of wine to Laleh. The word tulip, which earlier in English appeared in such forms as tulipa or tulipant, entered the language by way of French tulipe and its obsolete form tulipan or by way of Modern Latin tulipa, from Ottoman Turkish tülbend, "muslin, gauze". (The English word turban, first recorded in English in the 16th century, can also be traced to Ottoman Turkish tülbend.) FOR ALL THOSE I LOVE... Thank you, M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! 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

MON AMOUR… TULIPS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Yes, I bought the first tulips of the season. They only had white ones left that time, aah I came home happy! I arranged them lovingly, kissing in an embrace, all for PEACE, always! Wishing you a very good day and thank you for visiting 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

MI CORAZON… TULIPS…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. bought these beauties for their extraordinary colour. A bit of brightness in these dreary days. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great 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!), 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

SCHNUCKIPUTZI… TULIP

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. Schnuckiputzi means my sweet in Germany Trying to attract your attention! LOL Lots of gesticulation, do you see what I hear? Very vibrant colours, an expressive Tulip. Lovely fresh red and yellow Tulip. 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

FLAMBOYANT… TULIPS

Not just Tulips my dears, FLAMBOYANT Tulips. Lots of gesticulation, do you see what I hear? LOL Two very vibrant colours, four expressive Tulips. Raindrops on tulips, just one of my favourite things... Lovely fresh red and yellow Tulips, welcome to January 2018. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

MY MUSE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE TULIP MAD...

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! "A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free." Nikos Kazantzakis (aahh one of my favourite Authors!) They are curving and twirling, itching for Spring??? All going a bit stir crazy in this looooong, wet and cold Winter? Or is it just me? LOL Wishing you a bright day and thank you, 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

CHERIE… Tulip

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! bought these beauties for their extraordinary colour. A bit of brightness in these dreary days. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great 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!), 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

NEON-TULIP…

bought these beauties for their extraordinary colour. A bit of brightness in these dreary days. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great 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!), 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

TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM…

On the 20th of January it is the official start of tulip season in Holland, National Tulip Day. The season begins on Dam Square (Damrak) in Amsterdam. This yearly event is organised by Dutch tulip growers who build a special tulip picking garden on Dam Square. It becomes a huge garden, with tens of thousands of tulips, a sea of colours, where thousands of people can pick a free bouquet of flowers every year. This festive event sets of the tulip season... some 1.7 billion Dutch tulips are expected to bring spring into homes around the world. I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. 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

FLAMING PEAKS… TULIP

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST On Black, yours too! There are no secrets... it only took me years of experimenting in the studio. First you hit it with everything you've got, like all things in life, hihi, now it is less and less. Just one spotlight set up in the position so that the light catches the edges and part of the flower... until I'm happy... a black bg. I use cutters and flags to shield and play with the light. Photography is an Art, a way of life and seeing life, it is my passion, mental and emotional nourishment. All I can say is experiment, experiment, experiment... the exposure is irrelevant because each flower, light source is different. Make it your own! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, 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

QUADRUPLE…. RANUNCULUS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Pleased to present you with a brand-new variety of Ranunculus. They are beautiful anywhichway you look at them… and when you have beauties like that in front of your lens, you shoot a whole sewer of course! Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. 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

TRIPLE…. RANUNCULUS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Pleased to present you with a brand-new variety of Ranunculus. They are beautiful anywhichway you look at them… Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. 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

DOUBLE…. RANUNCULUS…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Pleased to present you with a brand-new variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. 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

SINGLE…. RANUNCULUS.

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Pleased to present you with a brand-new variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. 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

CARIAD… Hippeastrum

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Cariad is sweetheart in Welsh. I love them in our home, especially this time of year! Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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

WHERE ARE THE BEES… AMARYLLIS

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! These flowers are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis. This image of the Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) has very prominent attractions, for bees;;; The name Hippeastrum, given to it by William Herbert, means "Knight's-star-lily", although precisely what Herbert meant by the name is not certain. For many years there was confusion among botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, often sold as indoor flowering bulbs particularly at Christmas in the northern hemisphere. By contrast the generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors. The genus is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Thank you for your comments and time, 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

CARA MIA… Hippeastrum

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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

ALMOST THERE… Hippeastrum

I love them in our home, especially this time of year! Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… PLEASE View On Black 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. READ MORE HERE, new Blog: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/about-innovative-creativity.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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

OPULENCE… AMARYLLIS

The amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum. Here two stalks both with massive blooms a true pleasure! What they lack in fragrance they make up in visual! LOL I love having Amaryllis over the festive season. They regaled us with their beauty for days and yes... we are well and truly in full communication again! They speak, I listen, with my eyes. LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you 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

HABIBI… ROSE

Habibi: means darling in Arabian.I love the sound of this word. ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. One of the last roses in the garden, it’s been rained on and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in, battered and damaged. "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance (to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. Hybrid Teas are the world's most popular type of rose by choice due to their color and flower form. With their long stems, it gives them the advantage, over others, as cut flowers. Most shrubs tend to be very upright, reaching up to 1.8 metres and are recurrent-flowering (flowering constantly during the season, unlike wild dog roses that flower once). Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time 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

KISS KISS… ROSES

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Two puckering Roses, ready for a kiss, mmmmwah? LOL A smaller variety but big beauties, such a myriad of colours too. 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

A NEW BUD for the NEW YEAR…

A metaphor, 2018 as the bud of a flower! Full of PROMISE of all things good. Petal after petal, layer after layer, day after day, week after week, it opens... with ups and downs, sunshine and rain, warm and cold! Get through the 'lesser' days and enjoy the 'better' days, it is like fighting through the storms and then basking in the warm sunshine. I hope 2018 brings a LOT of SUN for you, beautiful flowers and PEACE. Looking forward to another year filled with the beauty to all the senses that flowers provide. Have a good 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

LES PETITES DANSEUSES, ROSES...

Small roses in the colours that I like, red, white, green. Buds about to bloom and regale me They are tiny, open in lovely blooms and are virtually non-fragrant, but very long lasting. Wishing you well, and thank you, 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

RED CENTERPIECE… ROSES

RED amongst the white, lol A MANDALA of ROSES… for PEACE, always.. The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolising unity and harmony. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are ones made by Buddhists. These dainty roses are small and non-fragrant. Thank you and have a peaceful day, 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

A NOVELTY RANUNCULUS…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Pleased to present you with a brand-new variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. 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

VOLUBILE… RANUNCULUS

SHEER PETALS of a white fickle Ranunculus? So beautiful and delicate, a white flowerhead on a bendy stem. FUN from Studio Indigo ALL MY IMAGES BETTER ON BLACK, (yours too) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

BELOVED… RANUNCULUS

ALL MY IMAGES BETTER SEEN ON BLACK, (yours too) The beauty of white Ranunculus? So magnificent and delicate, white flower-heads on bendy stems. FUN from Studio Indigo With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

RHUBARB and CUSTARD… AQUILEGIA…

A more ‘old-fashioned’ flower, yes, there is a trend in everything! This is a Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, 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

TANTALISING… AQUILEGIA

When someone is tantalised, they go through something akin to Tantalus' punishment: having something desirable always just out of their reach. … Is what I saw in these delightful little Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! What a balancing act, lol. Have a lovely day, 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 LACE-MAKER... HYDRANGEA

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, (* _ *) 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

MULTIBERRY...Symphoricarpos

In pink... Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. I had to angle them, the berries were really hiding under the leaves! 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

PINK SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos

Of seasonal plants! Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. I had to angle them, the berries were really hiding under the leaves! 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

RED CATKINS BRANCH… Pussy Willow Catkin

Salix discolour (American willow) is a species of willow native to North America, one of two species commonly called pussy willow. It is native to the northern part of the globe. It is a weak-wooded deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall, with brown shoots. The flowers are soft silky silvery catkins, borne in early spring before the new leaves appear. Have a good 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

SPRING MUSING…

this trio of small bulb/Spring flowers made me contemplate the joys of the awakening of my garden… Mini Daffodil, mini Iris and a red Anemone. Have a great day and thank you, 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

ICY COLD…

so white, so cold, so beautiful… weeping Winter beauty, yes, I see beauty in every season! Wishing you a colourful day and thank you 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 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

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN... Narcissus

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva' (paper-white daffodil), White FRAGRANT Narcissus, very small flowers... ALWAYS BETTER viewed LARGE. This traditional paper-white is said to have the strongest scent of all. It can be planted out in the garden, but it is more often planted up into bulb bowls and 'forced' to grow early as an indoor plant. The scent is unforgettable and will fill your house for days on end. A whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? Already they are back in the shops… is it my imagination or is it earlier each year now? Wishing you a colourful day and thank you 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 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

RAVELING RED RIBBON…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Presents for your love, mostly wrapped in red ribbon. Red, the colour of passion, red the colour most commonly associated with love, followed at a great distance by pink. It the symbolic colour of the heart and the red rose, is closely associated with romantic love or courtly love and Saint Valentine's Day. Red is the colour of celebration and ceremony. A red carpet is often used to welcome distinguished guests. Red, by a large margin, is the colour most commonly associated with seduction, sexuality, eroticism and immorality, possibly because of its close connection with passion and with danger. Another, more ‘graphic’ minimalism image, which I adore! Hope you have a day full of love and thanK you for visiting and commenting, 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

LIGHT HEARTED...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! THEME: Valentine. Love is quite an abstract concept, much easier to experience than to explain. You can compare love to the truth, for you must love to find the truth, but most will find love on more instinct levels. About the photo, well you know by now that I like a bit more ‘beyond the obvious’, so here’s another approach to Valentine's Day A string of heart-shaped lights! Have a day filled with love, M, (*_*) And 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

A FLOWER HEART for VALENTINE...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I wonder, is my heart made of flowers, this one certainly is? LOL Have a superb day and thank you 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 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

PURE HEART...for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Love me without fear Trust me without questioning Need me without demanding Want me without restrictions Accept me without change Desire me without inhibitions For a love so free.... Will never fly away. By Dick Sutphen Keep your heart pure, don't clutter it with a book-keeping of lies. Keep your love, as tender and sweet as these petals... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, 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 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

GOOD VIBRATIONS... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. “The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.” 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 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 Fun Blog HERE about Valentine's: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html

LOVE ME TENDER… PRAWN

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Let the fun begin! I'm regularly commissioned to photograph seafood, after the 'proper' shoot I then can have some 'freedom and fun' before we eat the props... if we still can, because food photography is very much about 'tricks' to make it look shiny, fresh, attractive and appetising, which we try to avoid out of respect for the food! These here are prawn, NOT shrimp… Prawn vs. Shrimp Physical Appearance Prawns and shrimp both have claw-like legs. But prawns have three pairs of claw-like legs while shrimp have two. While the bend in the body of a prawn isn’t clear, it is clearly visible in shrimp. Prawns have branched gills and shrimps have lamellar or plate-like gills. Each segment in the body of the prawn overlaps the one after it. That is, the first segment overlaps the second and the second segment overlaps the third. In shrimps, the second segment overlaps the first and the third segment. Also, the legs of prawns are longer than those of shrimp. The front pincers of shrimp are the largest, while the second pincers are larger than those in prawns. Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, 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

FINAL FLURRY…

#abfav_winter ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Fun in the city. I end this theme of Winter with one last flurry of snow… such a happy image. If we have more snow this winter, of course I’ll be out there, chasing the shots! LOL 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

CANDLES, LOTS of CANDLES…

#abfav_winter Winter for me means lots of candles all sorts. I love their special warm light, the fragrance of pure stearin and wax, and ooohhh when you blow them out… I love the shadows they cast, and the sparkle they create... A great positive in Winter, pleasure and delight. It is what you make of it, lol. Have a good 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

WELCOME to MY WORLD…

#abfav_festive … where there is warmth and kindness, beauty and goodness. Once I let you in, I treat you well and hope you feel the same way too. I will not suffer anything else, as I am convinced this is the only way forward, with friendship and love… Behind this door my images are created, many more to come! Thankyou 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

NOW RED ROSES in SUSPENSE…

For Christmas the roses were white, because of the surrounding sparkle and brightness. But now, the dreary month of January is upon us… with a drizzly rain today and since we’ll get no snow to ‘brighten’ and beautify things, SO: the roses are RED… LOLOLOL FIRST IMAGE taken in 2018! Have a good 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

EYE-CATCHING, Roses

mini roses in a small square vase, meant to be hung, so the festive season seemed ideal for some vibrant accent, on a red ribbon in the window overlooking the garden. Oh I do love quirky stuff! Have a good 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

AND RED… ROSES and RIBBON.

mini roses in a small square vase, meant to be hung, so the festive season seemed ideal for some vibrant accent, on a red ribbon in the window overlooking the garden. Oh I do love quirky stuff! Have a good 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

DAYLIGHT ROSES….

Blush Roses on our table, opulent and gorgeous. 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!), 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

FESTIVE GOODIES...

Stollen is a fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar. Bite size here or as a loaf… Our table was particularly pleasing this year. 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!), 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

ON THE FIRST DAY…

… of the New Year, we had another special breakfast. A festive table, with lots of goodies, cheeses and different breads, yum. Our table was particularly pleasing this year. 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!), 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

LIVING WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER…

Paul suddenly saw something in the … eeeuh, cheese… lol And then it is whatever camera is at hand… I saw the lovely 'NORTH'- light and I had my camera close, snap... 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

HATTED and SCARFED…

the trick in Winter is to go out well prepared, THEN: you can enjoy it. Doesn’t Paul look happy here? Doing what he loves, filming and photographing, whilst enjoying the sun and the magnificent views! Have a lovely time 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. © All rights reserved

GREAT AFFECTION …

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, and as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... One of the horses I had photographed was taken back, so this was one of those 'in-between' moments... This is the mother in the family that breeds horses, tough and yet rewarding. They witness the birth and tend to the foals with love and yet when they lose one, they are quite stoic about it... Another, slightly older foal quickly came for it's share of affection. No matter human or animal, we all enjoy love! Such tenderness, closeness, emotion, just HAD to be captured. I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much 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

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! This is Yvan, my friend and his partner, like I know them best. This is the last image I took that day, the last in the series... I suspect that she whispered something naughty back to him, for his ears only... AAhh, still so in love after all these years. Thank you to all those who commented and enjoyed this series as much as I enjoyed the session, what was so wonderful that most seemed to have A favourite! Anthropologically this has been a great exercise too, we learn more on this site than just about photography? From the series: Ex-and impressions. If you want to know the whole story behind this, see set, have a day filled with love and thanx, M, (*_*) Taken on my Nikon F4, negs scanned and retouched lovingly! magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/11/one-afternoon-in-life-of... 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 KISS...

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The little girl had been playing very intensely involved in a game, the adults having a vivid conversation, when she suddenly jumped up, ran to her daddy and gave him a kiss. I only had time to lift my camera to my eye and grab this precious moment. The settings all wrong... I was able to 'retrieve' what I wanted, everybody else would have deleted the raw file! A perfect example of the fact that it is NOT only about the technicality but the emotion in a photograph. In a studio, the light would be perfect but you would NEVER be able to 'create' a moment like this! Wishing you all a day full of love and thank you for your welcome visit, 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 BATTLE OF THE SEXES…

#ABFAV_2love ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Who will win? Will she, with her charm? Will he, with his strength? They are balancing on the barre while I was balancing the lighting. We had a good laugh, so we all won, lol... Taken awhile back, but this seems more relevant than ever, men are being scrutinised for not treating women correctly and there is the old gender equality debate again? Sigh… Thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

UPSTAIRS… DOWNSTAIRS

#abfav_winter It snowed during the night… I could ‘hear’ it… the world had gone silent… And it was that silence that woke me up, LOL I looked out and the magic unfolded in front of my eyes. Now, our Victorian house has two doors at the front, one going up and one going down. Pure magic, I love snow, no matter if I have to go through it! It makes the world look beautiful. To see that pure carpet, and then, taking the first ‘crunchy’ step, wow 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!), 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

SNOWBLANKET…

#abfav_winter walking through the woods, the snow crunching underfoot and leaving perfect bootprints in the virgin white, I arrived at this clearing, the pile of logs looked ever so snug under that blanket of snow. Wishing you a very good day and thank you for visiting 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 WINTER DUNE…

#abfav_winter ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! You must know by now what my favourite photography is: tight, graphic, the familiar and mundane, shot in a more unconventional way? For those who like it... First there had been a lot of snow and then a lot of sun, melting the snow in strange patterns and shapes. The sand and dune-grasses now golden in the warmth of the sun, so contrasting with the cool of the snow. May your day be filled with joy and thank you for viewing, 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

WINTER goes GRAPHIC...

An abstract designed by snow. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thank you, 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 STONES in WINTER...

#abfav_winter ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I love details like this. A pile of stones, snow, sun... the black ridge designed comes from melting snow. Another of my faves. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. 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

UNCHAIN ME…

#abfav_winter ALL IMAGES ARE BEST On Black, yours too! We used to scour the industrial fishing harbour of Ostend in Belgium. Netting, rusts, chains and all kinds of different ‘clutter’, so even more interesting with the beautiful white stuff. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thank you, 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

WINTER PATTERNS…

#abfav_winter I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thank you, 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

REACHING for the LIGHT…

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A branch of a majestic tree, so beautifully caressed by the Winter sunset sun… Thank you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, 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

SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…

#abfav_winter #abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I just like the design in this, snow does beautiful things, brings out shapes and details otherwise unnoticed. In this image, I love the way the artist 'Winter' chose his palette and played with the greens, blacks and whites. Hope you'll like it too. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. 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

ON ILKLEY MOOR...

#abfav_winter #abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! 't Was on a cold Sunday, late afternoon. It had snowed, 't was freezing cold, what little sun there'd been, was fast going down, the light was fading, no more folk around, they'd all gone home to warmth and cosiness. And me I was still standing, waiting for t'right moment... You have to read this with a Yorkshire accent, hihi. Ilkley Moor is very famous, I was standing high on the ridge, in the distance you see the other side of the Dale(valley). I love snow and cold, when it is that dry crisp air that tastes healthy and reinvigorates you. This had been it, properly dressed for this occasion, I felt so good. Hope you do too, thank you for viewing, 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

THE SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos

#abfav_winter Snowberries, Winterberries… Of seasonal plants! With early snow. Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. This is an older image, one from the days of 'film/negative' photography. When bokeh was called DOF (depth of field) and noise was grain! Thanks for visiting, have a great day, 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

SNOW-MANTLE, FUCHSIA…

#abfav_winter One of my Fuchsia was still blooming, thanks to the clement weather we had in Autumn. Winter gave it a snow-mantle… Have a good 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 "

ON SNOWY HILL… SHEEP

#abfav_winter PLEASE VIEW ON BLACK. it always pulls my heartstrings when I see animals out in Winter… and in snow… Of course, they have a thick warm coat, but still… When the grass is green the sheep look white but when the snow covers the ground, the sheep look anything but, LOLOLOL These were eating from a well stocked manger under the canopy of a massive tree. Sheep in the Yorkshire Dales, inquisitive, skittish and loud! Have a great day and thank you, 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

DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE....

#abfav_winter #abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Suddenly, a deep frost! Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skilfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! Thank you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, 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

A BLUE WINTERSCAPE… YORKSHIRE DALES

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The weak sun dropped behind the hills behind me, my hands were freezing slowly to my camera, I could not resist... and the cold wind was tearing at me, bringing tears to my eyes, I loved it! I was puzzled: Why a lone tree in such a big field? Must be a farmer who loves trees… LOL This is how it came out of the camera, hazy and blue. 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

WINTER BEAUTY… DALES

#abfav_winter Wharfedale, near Otley in Yorkshire. Always beautiful, yet in Winter, exceptional with snow… Chasing the snow, the light, THE SHOT!!! Have a great day and thank you, 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

A WINTER'S DALE…

#abfav_winter A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Brueghel's. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, a bright sky and some mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thank you, 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

A GOLDEN BARN IN WINTER'S DALE REVISITED…

#abfav_winter The typical Yorkshire Dales' view, old trees, a golden barn, the ever ongoing dry-stone walls, drawing dark dividing lines through the land. Yesterday, Sunday, was a glorious day in Yorkshire, sunny, blue skies and cold, the kind of weather that opens your lungs, lol It shows clearly, that although always beautiful, what I have written repeatedly... how snow embellishes everything? It was a while since we were there, it is a very narrow steep road, but well worth exploring, the view is epic. I uploaded it with snow before, now today without. The barn is standing! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Have a great day and thank you, 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

A GOLDEN BARN IN WINTER'S DALE…

#abfav_winter The typical Yorkshire Dales' view, old trees, a golden barn, the ever ongoing dry-stone walls, drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Breughels. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I 'softened' it a little bit for artistic purposes. This was how I saw it, long shadows, gold and mystery in the trees, the barn the star of the show... the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. THANK you 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

A WINTER’S DALE REVISITED…

#abfav_winter Please view large on black. Today was a glorious day in Yorkshire, sunny, blue skies and cold, the kind of weather that opens your lungs, lol It was a while since we were there, it is a very narrow steep road, but well worth exploring, the view is epic. I uploaded it with snow yesterday, now today without. the barn is till standing! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Have a great day and thank you, 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

ANOTHER WINTER'S DALE…

#abfav_winter A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. We had been chasing the snow and the light the whole afternoon, there it was, one shot after another...photographer’s bliss. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thank you, 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

A VIVALDI WINTER…

#abfav_winter www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc_yKk0k5XE A Flanders' winter-sunset I had waited a long time for the right moment, gave up eventually and was on my way home when I saw this in the side mirror. I was driving alongside the ISERE/IJZER, where so many battles had been fought during the first world war... I left my car on the side of the narrow road, grabbed my camera. Nikon F4 and 400asa film, scanned from neg and comp in camera! This is so very typical, the gnarled willows to keep the flat land 'dry', the sky-reaching poplars, the majestic elm trees standing tall against the North wind. In winter the sun just drops,he? Ah well I got it... M, (*_~) 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

FROZEN…

#abfav_winter On Golden Pond… Having walked around in Winter Wonderland, the sun had done her job and erased the ephemeral magic. On the way home I saw this chaud/froid of the lake, golden rays mirrored on the ice, the island in the centre, already looming in the fog of darkness... The ice was never strong enough to walk or skate on! Wishing you a lovely warm day and thank you again for viewing and leaving your words, always 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

WINTER WONDERLAND…

#abfav_winter The world changes with frost or/and snow, you see things you did not know were there. A silence envelops you, sound doesn't travel so well anymore, but the air is crisp, the cold fills your lungs and makes your eyes sparkle and cheeks blush. AAAhhh I love the cold, right ! Lol. 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

STORMY WEATHER…

#abfav_winter Our dog, a Border Collie, didn't want to go out in this weather. Could you blame him? I was determined to make a beautiful shot that day. I even risked my precious camera... The result was well worth it, I love the windswept movement of the sleet. We have the same weather today, 2018. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. 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

FOGGY DEW in the PARK...

#abfav_winter ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I woke up, after only a few hours of sleep, to this fairytale sight, well what could I do? Get ready and going, I just had to catch this short-lived beauty. The orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol Have a glorious day and thank you, 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

FROSTED VIEW over the CITY…

#abfav_winter ALL MY IMAGES BETTER ON BLACK, (yours too) Sunday morning, wake up, a watery wintry storm, snow blown against the window, the heating melted the centre... just enough to oversee the city and take a shot... We lived in a penthouse in Ostend, Belgium, on the one side the sea the other the city centre. Always a camera at hand, in those days: FILM… Fuji 400 Iso Wishing you a lovely warm day and thank you again for viewing and leaving your words, always 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

BRACING THE WEATHER!

#abfav_winter ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I saw this solitary figure venturing down the hill, bracing himself in the early snowy morning. We were enveloped in a sudden and unannounced spate of Winter and another coming next week!! I love it... what can I say? It makes many things so beautiful, has its own atmosphere, there's that 'snow-silence' which is a joy to ...hear... I think a lot of people go out for the challenge, the world is NOT going to stop because for once you cannot get to a place! Be sensible, there are worse things than - overwintering - for a few days. Leave the roads open for those who are needed in hospitals and other important, life-depending instances! Only my opinion. Keep safe, LOL, thank you, 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

SNOW in the CITY…

#abfav_winter And sunny… soon the ‘beauty’ will be gone and turn it into what people so dislike: slush! But in the meantime… Wishing you a lovely warm day and thank you again for viewing and leaving your words, always 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

Chim-chiminey-chim-chim-cheree…

#abfav_winter From when I was very young and came to England, I was always fascinated by their chimney-pots. I love how the snow brings out the shapes even more. It was a good shoot, many interesting images. Here with a solitary black bird taking in the lovely view. Thank you and stay warm! 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

PICASSO IN WINTER...

#abfav_winter Just like me, our Border Collie loved snow. Felt right at home, especially when catching snowballs and than franticly searching where they've disappeared to... R.I.P 16-12-2005 AND STILL missing him badly... Thank you for viewing, 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

IL QUATTRO STAGIONE…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too From when I was a little girl I have always loved the sky, standing, looking up until you felt drunk and almost fell over... I still do it, looking for the right comp, my camera virtually lying on my face, a dent above my eye from the viewer by the time I've got what I want. This has been another of my 'ongoing for years' projects, I wanted the tree and the sky in the 4 seasons, this is the final work, just finished it. The beauty and multi-facets of Nature will never cease to amaze and enchant me. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comments, 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 PALM DETAIL…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Another one of my fascinations... never the same twice... You, your camera, the light and those palms...where you forget everything else, it is a pure creative moment, M, (*_*) Fuerteventura set. Best viewed larger http://magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/one-hour-in-life-of-photographer.html 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

LAST of the SUMMER LIGHT...

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Very windy, wild seas, soft rolling hills, spent after Summer, the leaning trees formed by the ever-present wind, STUNNING light... Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

ON NEW MOOR ROAD…

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. We wait for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, 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

ANOTHER UNIQUE VIEW...

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. The sky was still white with heat... I was standing on a bridge over yet another canal, on both sides: 3 to 4 rows of trees deep on each side. Over the years, some of them were diseased, chopped down, replanted with young ones, these are hurrying to become as tall and majestic as the old ones. It was a very hot day, we'd meandered the narrow small roads of Flanders, in an air-conditioned car, stopping whenever we saw something of interest. Waiting for 'better', evening, light, planned to be around Damme again. In the Middle-Ages, this used to be the harbour of Brugge, one of the wealthiest cities in the North. Due to silt the North Sea is now about 25 miles out, but Damme retained it's reputation for good food and beer, wonderful old buildings full of the history of revolutionary Flanders. Centuries later Napoleon saw the importance of the area and ordered a system of canals to be built. Today, whichever road you come from, if you want to get to Damme, you'll drive along those beautiful tree-lined canals. AAAHHH, the peace of the place, can you feel it in this image? Behind me were siphons and sluices. A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! I wish you all the very best, may your wishes come true, and than/k 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 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

DE BRUGES A DAMME, le canal...

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. A few miles from Brugge, you have the small town of Damme. In the Middle-Ages, this used to be the harbour of Brugge, one of the wealthiest cities in the North. Due to silt the North Sea is now about 25 miles out, but Damme retained it's reputation for good food and beer, wonderful old buildings full of the history of revolutionary Flanders. Centuries later Napoleon saw the importance of the area and ordered a system of canals to be built. Today, whichever road you come from, if you want to get to Damme, you'll drive along those beautiful tree-lined canals. the sun had sunk lower, the early Spring-day almost over... another canal, another image, surrounded by beauty. This is more about mood, I feel. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and 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

THE BEGUINAGE…

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. BRUGGE REVISITED... A wonderful time in my city of birth. The 'Beguinage' or Begijnhof in Spring dress. The Beguinage'De Wijngaard' (= the Vineyard). It is one of those typical areas in Bruges where one can find more peace and quiet than in the sometimes busy and overcrowded streets of the town center. The Beguinage is a group of houses around a lovely garden covered with large poplar trees. It was here that during the last seven centuries lived the beguines of Bruges. In 1937 the beguinage became a monastery for the Benedictine sisters,only very few live here now. The Beguinage of Bruges was founded in 1245 by the Countess of Flanders, Margaretha of Constantinople, daughter of Count Baldwin who conquered Constantinopel (now Istambul) during the crusades. In 1299, Philip the beautiful of France, placed the Beguinage under his own rule, thereby withdrawing it from the influence of the town magistrate. Visitors enter the place via a bridge over the canal. The entrance gate bears the date 1776. A lot of houses, however, are much older than that. Most date from the 17th and 18th century. Some houses were built in the 19th century in neo-gothic style. In the southern part is a little dead end street where still some houses of the 15th-16th century can be found. The largest and most impressive house is situated in the left corner behind the garden. It was here that the 'grootjuffrouw', or 'grand-dame' lived. It was she who ruled over the beguinage. The original church of the 13th century was destroyed by a fire in 1584. It was rebuild in 1609 and later again renovated in late baroque style. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, 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 ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOON, AGAIN… MAGNOLIA…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too On the Continent, in certain parts it's also called a 'TULIPTREE'. Name of the family Magnoliaceae, and the name commemorates a French botanist, Pierre Magnol, Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanic Gardens, Montpelier (1638 - 1715). A fascinating observance is that, like snowflakes, no two blossoms are alike. Each is unique. Again taken with a minimum of dof, just how I like it, not to everybody's taste I presume, I personally think it is wrong for your soul to take photographs to 'please' others'... except your clients and even then, try and put some of your own creativity in your images? LOL THANK YOU 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

MAGNOLIA…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too On the Continent, in certain parts it's also called a 'TULIPTREE'. Name of the family Magnoliaceae, and the name commemorates a French botanist, Pierre Magnol, Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanic Gardens, Montpelier (1638 - 1715). A fascinating observance is that, like snowflakes, no two blossoms are alike. Each is unique. Again taken with a minimum of dof, just how I like it, not to everybody's taste I presume, I personally think it is wrong for your soul to take photographs to 'please' others'... except your clients and even then, try and put some of your own creativity in your images? LOL THANK YOU 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

THE PROTECTORS… FLANDERS

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Often, in the midst of these flat lands, stands the farm, and around that farm: trees! To protect the house and barns from the wind, especially those situated in The Polders , the area behind the North-Sea dunes… THANK YOU 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

POET'S LANE…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Spring had sprung, everything bursting and unfurling; fresh green everywhere. A beautiful long tree lined lane leading to a mansion would make a perfect shot… if I was conventional. I decided I wanted something different, and walked around the majestic trunks, in the field, and photographed the ‘outside’, where the branches grew un-thinned and more wild. I love the patterns and think the delicate green looks very romantic, poetic. Have a wonderful day and thank you for viewing and commenting, 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

LES VERTS de MAI...

#abfav_trees The greens of May... a Bank holiday in May, and a warm Spring day... the greens never more fresh, it had rained the day before... ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Have a lovely day, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLANDERS' SUNRISE…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Flanders, 5 in the morning, the cool, fresh air fragrant with the promise of a beautiful day. I walk barefoot in the dewy grass, as the night-clouds drift away, chased by the new dawn, there's just enough light to handhold my first image of the day... I look around, deeply breathe in the cool air, birds are calling, I take my second image, this one. Typical in Flanders are the willows to mark the boundaries, often water ditches. They are to keep the 'Lowlands' dry... Pruned in a unique way, they form a head that gets wild every year, the trunk grows gnarly and stumpy, we call them 'knot-willows’… Have a great day and thanks for your comments and visits, 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

MISTY START TO A BEAUTIFUL DAY…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Flanders, 5 in the morning, the cool, fresh air fragrant with the promise of a beautiful day. I walk barefoot in the dewy grass, as the night-clouds drift away, chased by the new dawn, there's just enough light to handhold my first image of the day... Have a great day and thank you for your comments and visits, 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

A MISTY MORNING..

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. THE START OF ANOTHER DAY IN MY BELOVED FLANDERS! I love that time of year, where mornings start, dressed in the early mysterious cloak, some things barely visible, others hidden. The skeletal shapes of the trees, just getting their Spring dress, the dew like a bride’s veil on the grass... The sun is getting stronger every day and burns all this away, making for another lovely meandering through my beloved Flanders. Wishing you all the best and 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

SOLITAIRES…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Lone-tree on the Moors… I love trees, wether in bud, in bloom, autumn or green dress, but I love them in particular when they are skeletal, even more majestic to see their structure… Drystone walls are, with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. Mind you, I did see them in Crete too… While hedgerows are most common in the Lowland Zone, drystone walling is most often found in the Upland, Zone. It defines the landscape of most of West and North Yorkshire, cuts the land like endless veins. The story I was told was that they were loose stone because of the wind, now 'whistling' through.. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age. They provide ’shelter’ for animals and trees! Often you will see one or more trees leaning against a wall! May your day be sunny, thank you 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

IN THE NORTH-YORKSHIRE DALES...

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. Having a fellow/friend photographer Up 't North (from the South!) on a visit for a week, it is a wonderful occasion to exchange ideas AND to go into the Dales and up the Moors, you see 'old' things with fresh eyes! Trees are still in their ’naked’ beauty, for all to see the beautiful skeletal structure. We had chosen the BEST day that year! It was good to smell the awakening earth, see the budding nature, feel the fresh breeze and tentative sun of Spring on our 'Winter' skins... 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. © All rights reserved

APOTHEOSE… FINIR en BEAUTE…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too We chased the good light! We roamed the North-Yorkshire Dales, always lush, and The Moors, that bleak beautiful landscape. Came to Bolton Abbey, the trees in full glory. The light turned to gold, colouring the beautiful trees. I wish you a great day, 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

The Roseland Heritage Coast… CORNWALL

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too The Roseland peninsula is riddled with footpaths, over farmland, through woodland, along the coast and even taking you across the water. It had a Mediterranean flavour with this leaning tree… May your day be sunny, thank you 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

THE WEEPING BEECH…

#ABFAV_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too. Probably the most photographed tree??? LOL This must be the most photographed tree in Brugge. Hanging like a Tantalus above the still water. I’m pretty sure it is a weeping Beech, could not find any info, I would have love knowing how old it is. View towards the corner of the Rozenhoedkaai, in evening light. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, 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 ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BY DOCHART FALLS…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! 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’(not really, just felt like writing this…), 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

FLANDERS’ LOCK…

#abfav_trees ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too Not all of Flanders is 'flat', towards the border of France, more inland, away from the sea, the land begins to wave and undulate into the Flemish Ardennes, another beautiful area... One of the locks... going down. The Willows are water absorbing trees and are therefore very useful to this land, the farmers regularly 'trim' them, so that they do not grow high, but sturdy, more wind resistant and even more absorbent, they get very gnarled heads over time. we call them 'knot-willows', they often serve as separation of farmer's land too. May your day be sunny, thank you 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

RUNAWAY BRIDE…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! THE BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION? We had the couple alone for a brief time, and took them to the end of the beautiful garden, at Ullswater Lake (in the unique Lake-District), we had been briefed well, however, there are ALWAYS those unforgettable and unmissable moments. That's why wedding reportage is so stressful for a photographer, you have to stay sharp and focused ALL day long... if you want to do it WELL! I was so pleased when I saw this image, these are the 'golden' moments, thrilling, even after all these years! 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

COOLING DOWN…

#ABFAV_WATER ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! IN A VERY HOT LONDON. A family enjoy the water-feature on the South Bank. It was a very hot city day! Children and parents were taking advantage of the cooling fun. The balloons are a photographer’s bonus, lol. Have a great day and thanks for your time and comments, much appreciated, M, (*_*) More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PUDDLE FUN…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! This was an image that touched me deeply, it reminded me of when I was little, my boys were small… every child should be allowed to play with sticks etc in a puddle! Have a lovely day and thank you, 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

FUN on the BEACH…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Taken in Charlestown, Cornwall. You have the small harbour embraced by the thick walls, where most people do their fishing from, on the outer side, next to it was this tiny beach. The girls were screaming with glee each time they had to run from the in-rolling waves. Thank you for viewing, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

FLOTSAM…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! A lobster trap or lobster pot is a portable trap that traps lobsters or crayfish and is used in lobster fishing. Also used for crabs. A lobster trap can hold several lobsters. Lobster traps can be constructed of wire and wood, or metal and netting or rigid plastic. An opening permits the lobster to enter a tunnel of netting or other one way device. Pots are sometimes constructed in two parts, called the "chamber" or "kitchen", where there is bait, and exits into the "parlour", where it is trapped from escape. Lobster pots are usually dropped to the sea floor about a dozen at a time, and are marked by a buoy so they can be picked up later. You’ll find them at each fishing harbour, always interesting and photogenic. This one was waltzing away on the rhythm of the sea, absolutely mesmerising… well, I like it… LOL This is what makes harbours always so interesting. Hope you're day is lovely and thank you for the visit, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

THE CONDUCTOR and THE NORTH-SEA ORCHESTRA...

#ABFAV_WATER ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I don't 'DO' birds!!! However I could not resist this magnificent ego of a seagull in front of the sea in Scarborough, Ode to Sea? It really looked like he was conducting the waves. thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, 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

WILD WATER SURFERS…

#ABFAV_WATER ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! We are both two ‘water-rats’, all the favourite activities included water, deep sea diving, swimming, water-skiing, surfing for Paul, sailing… Still love it! Even just as a spectator, I can feel the thrill! Have a great day and thanks for your time and comments, much appreciated, M, (*_*) More of my other work 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 ATLANTIC WAVES…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! This was what I saw from my viewpoint on the rock, the Atlantic waves crashing in, on the most Southern point of Fuerteventura, I just sat there and took image after image and then stared some more taking it all in, no other sounds but the sea, the clean air filling the nostrils, the salty taste on the lips... An unforgettable moment so full of awe for our beautiful world and the power of water… I wish you a wonderful day, Magda, (*_*) 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

WILD SOUTH AFRICA WATER…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Waves crashing in thundering sound on granite boulders, AWESOME to just stand there and listen and feel the might of the sea. Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and 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

CRASHING WAVES…

#ABFAV_WATER ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! CHAPEL PORTH, CORNWALL, the small cove/beach of CHAPEL PORTH, on the North coast, Atlantic, with mysterious caves, the stuff of pirate stories, ouaargggh… Dangerous, the water fast and furious! 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

SMUGGLER'S COVE...

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I had decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Many in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. FLAMBOROUGH, probably our favourite 'haunt', the weather and colours typical 'North-Sea'... We both grew up on the Coast (different Continents!!!), with the sea, its pleasures and its dangers. This wonderful place is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast. You have Flamborough Head with the lighthouse, The North Landing = Smuggler's Cove, you can see where it gets its name, when the tide is out, you can get into the caves, and then, The South Landing where the Life guards have their house and boat. All within a mile from each other, three different places entirely, in the center you'll find a small village. In time you'll get to know its beauty, through the seasons ALWAYS special, its people, birds and superb views, changing with the weather, influencing the -all so important- light! The cliffs are limestone... Thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) 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

A SUMMER'S EVE… THORNWICK Bay

#ABFAV_WATER ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! (pronounced Thornick... welcome to Yorkshire, lol) Thornwick Bay derives it's name from "Thor" the God of Thunder because of the roar of the breaking waves on the rocks during a North Easterly gale which pounds the magnificent cliffs. In the winter when the winds are strong and the weather is bad, when the waves hit the rocks, foam and spray blows up the cliff and over the cafe, but thankfully most people come to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months when the weather is much calmer, and people can sit on the cliff top and admire the fantastic scenery and watch the sun reflect off the brilliant white chalk cliffs which have been cleaned by the winter storms over thousands of years. The stretch of water North of the Lighthouse was named the graveyard by the skippers and crew of sailing vessels which once they had lost the safety of Bridlington Bay, and without the aids of navigation and weather forecasting which we now take for granted, were at the mercy of the angry weather, Marine charts show hundreds of wrecks all within a few miles radius of Thornwick bay. Much more information can be found in the book "Shipwrecks off the Yorkshire Coast". A great many people visit Thornwick Bay each year to enjoy wonderful cliff top walks observing the abundance of seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory. Scuba diving continues to be extremely popular with many organisations and clubs. Have a lovely day and thank you, as always, 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

STORMY SEA…

ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! The North-Bay at Scarborough on the beautiful Heritage Coast... We had missed the sea and needed our 'dose'. We spent most of our time at the South Bay, where the fishing harbour and yacht-harbour are, the fair, the beach with the donkey-rides, the more popular part! The sea was calm there... After our meal, the sun was getting lower, drove to the North Bay... no more beach, just rolling and crashing waves! What a roar, what a force! You could smell it, feel it, taste it, hear it, a feast for the eyes... yes, came home, ALL the senses well fulfilled! Have a great day and thank you for your time, 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

CORNISH SAND WIND WATER ART…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! I see things forever, my imagination in overdrive. I could happily spend a whole afternoon, gazing at the patterns, made by the wind, drawing the water over the sand in ever-changing fantasies. Have a sunny day and thank you, 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

MORE SAND-WIND-WATER-ART...

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! In some places, the wind catches the water and makes it rush a little more in lovely patterns. Crocodile in the water? I see things forever, my imagination in overdrive... I could happily spend a whole afternoon, gazing at the patterns, made by the wind, drawing the water over the sand in ever-changing fantasies Have a sunny day and thank you, 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

SEA-WATER SAND ART…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Once down on the sandy corner, it was like standing in the sea, all the boats on my level. I walked over to the tiny stream, trying to disturb as little as possible. The water had furrowed its way through the sand… to the sea This always fascinates me, from when I was little I could just sit and watch this for hours, flowing water, making patterns and starry-sparkling in the sun. Have a sparkly day 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. © All rights reserved http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2007/04/one-hour-in-life-of-photographer.html

COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS…

#ABFAV_WATER ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! These Falls are in the North Yorkshire national park 'The Yorkshire Dales'. Aysgarth is best known for its breathtaking triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure on its descent to mid-Wensleydale. They are very popular and spectacular, can also be very dangerous when it's been raining a lot and the water comes gushing down the surrounding mountains and hills. They have been photographed to death, so I wanted something different... I was extremely attracted and fascinated by the colours, the indigo and amber, the chaud/froid and also the force of the water. Thanks for viewing, 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

WEEPING VEILS…

#abfav_water ALL IMAGES ARE BEST seen On Black, yours too! Fuerteventura. Most of the drinking water is desalinated sea water. Water is safe for cleaning teeth and washing food, it is very high in mineral content and very precious on the island. For crop irrigation they use what little rain a year they get, the island gets about 120 mm per year it gets preserved in storage in underground reservoirs and is pumped up with a "Water Pumping Windmill" or wind pump, the rest is agua recyclado, i.e. treated sewage. The photograph is a detail of one of the huge artificial waterfalls at the hotel, it is my artistic interpretation of it, that's how I saw it in my head. Hope you're day is cool and thank you for the visit, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com