Magda Indigo photography

+ 2018 PART ONE

HABIBI… ROSE
BELOVED… RANUNCULUS
CARIAD… Hippeastrum
DARLING… TULIPS.
SWEETHEART… HYACINTHS
MON AMOUR… TULIPS
MY MUSE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE TULIP MAD...
CHERIE… Tulip
NEON-TULIP…
QUADRUPLE…. RANUNCULUS
TRIPLE…. RANUNCULUS
DOUBLE…. RANUNCULUS…
SINGLE…. RANUNCULUS.
WHERE ARE THE BEES… AMARYLLIS
SWAN of TUONELA… Lysianthus
KISS KISS… ROSES
A NOVELTY RANUNCULUS…
VOLUBILE… RANUNCULUS
FLAMING PEAKS… TULIP
FLAMBOYANT… TULIPS
RHUBARB and CUSTARD… AQUILEGIA…
THE LACE-MAKER... HYDRANGEA
TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM…
MULTIBERRY...Symphoricarpos
RED CATKINS BRANCH… Pussy Willow Catkin
PINK SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos
TANTALISING… AQUILEGIA
SPRING MUSING…
OPULENCE… AMARYLLIS
ICY COLD…
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN... Narcissus
LES PETITES DANSEUSES, ROSES...
RED CENTERPIECE… ROSES
A NEW BUD for the NEW YEAR…
ALMOST THERE… Hippeastrum
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…
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...
MAGNOLIA…
POET'S LANE…
LES VERTS de MAI...
A FLANDERS' SUNRISE…
MISTY START TO A BEAUTIFUL DAY…
SOLITAIRES…
The Roseland Heritage Coast… CORNWALL
BY DOCHART FALLS…
FLANDERS’ LOCK…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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