Magda Indigo photography

+ 2017 part 2

ART in PHOTOGRAPHY...
SLOWLY OPENING... PEONY
SACRE BLEU, A DEUX! IRIS...
FEMININITY… Scabiosa
SHAME or SHY??? Peonies
JUST BEAUTY… Aconite
FOR DADS… LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS
ENCHANTMENT… ROSES
SHOOTING STAR… Aquilegia.
PENDING… HONEYSUCKLE
BLUSH… PEONIES
SPECIAL LILY…
SIMPLY NIGELLA...
RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus
SECRET LOVE… PEONY
WHERE LITTLE ANGELS SLEEP…
A SINGLE SOUL???? PEONIES
CAUGHT in the WIND… LAVENDER
SWAN MILKWEED…
A STAR… SCHLUMBERGERA…
PURPLE MARVEL… Petunia
A SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...
A SINGLE WHITE ROSE…
LIGHTER SHADE of PALE, PEONY...
BLUE HEART… Hydrangea
CORNUS ALBA…
TAKE A BOW… LABURNUM
DEEP PURPLE... LILAC
FROM THE HEART… ROSE
JOY, WISDOM, POWER… YELLOW ROSE
SUNRISE… Dahlia
Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA
THE CLASH of the Aquilegia…
ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA
ROSES ROUGES…
ROSE TRIANGLE…
LE BOUQUET de ROSES…
WEEPING in SILENCE… A ROSE…
THE BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION, Rose and…
CATCH ME if YOU CAN…
ROSE… LA MAGNIFIQUE…
YOU ARE 'MY STAR’, A ROSE...
ROSEBUD…
THE ROSEBUDS…
CLASSY PIERIS…
SPRING from MY GARDEN…
From MY GARDEN…
ORCHID DUETTINO…
ORCHID EN PROFILE…
ALLURING… ORCHID
THE EMPTY NEST...
THE PSYCHEDELIC NEST… A HAPPY EASTER
PLUMISSIMO…
STAND BY for EASTER...
PETITS POUSSINS...
EASTER REFLECTION…
EASTER SURPRISE…
ILLUMINATED JOYOUS EASTER…
EASTER BASKET...
PLUMES au VENT…
HAPPY EASTER… TULIPS
MORE INTIMACY… TULIP
MELODY… Tulips
THE OPEN FOUR… TULIPS
SEXTET of TULIPS…
SOLO… TULIP
THE NAKED THREE… Tulips
GENETICS… TULIPS
For MOTHER’S DAY… TULIPS
STANDING STRONG, TOGETHER… Tulips
PETIT BOUQUET… Tulips
CONGA LINE… TULIPS
A VASE of BRIGHTNESS… TULIPS
LIVING ART NOUVEAU…the yellow tulips
THREE CLASSES? TULIPS
WE’VE GOT RHYTM… TULIPS
La révérence… a Tulip
EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP
PFFT ATTITUDE… TULIP
CLASH of the TULIPS…
TRIPLICITY… TULIPS
MAMA MIA… Tulips
LA CAPRICIEUSE... Double Tulip.
VIBRANT RED… TULIPS
DO NOT DISTURB… TULIPS
LES CHANTEUSES… Parrot TULIPs
FIERY EXCHANGE… TULIP
“Two Halves, One Whole”? TULIP
OPEN for BUSINESS… Tulip
ATCHOOO... Tulip
WHOOPI DOO… Tulip
MOURNING… Tulip
SO BLOUSEY… Tulip
PRESENTATION… TULIPS.
CAPRICE… TULIPS
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Tulips
FIRST of the LAST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS
FLANKED…Spring Flowers
MORE VIBRANT BLUE… HYACINTHS
PINK FRAGRANT STOCKS…
THE DISPLAY… Narcissus
DAFFODILS for EASTER …
OPULENCE… NARCISSUS
IT IS EASTER WEEK… Daffodils
VIBRANT YELLOW… Daffodil
THE INTIMACY of Narcissus…
ME and MY BUD… IRIS
COLOURS of SWEDEN…
TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...
LITTLE FACES… Violets
NOT ALL VIOLETS ARE BLUE…
FRILLY EDGES… POPPIES
OPPOSITES… POPPIES
TRI COLORE… POPPY
MMWWAH a kiss from the daughter of the wind ANEMONE
VIBRANT BLUE... ANEMONE.
VIBRANT BLUES… ANEMONE
RED SPACE INVADER… ANEMONE
CENTAUREA BLUE…
GLOW in the DARK… PROTEA
RED VIBRANCY… ANTHURIUM
THREE ANTHURIUMS…
FIRST PEONY…
THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE… PEONY
TOGETHERNESS… PEONY
THE PORTRAIT, MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…
PEONY... ALA FLAMINGO…
NEON-BRIGHT… Peony
PORTRAIT OF A PEONY…
LIKE A VIRGIN… Peony
RICH HEARTS… PEONIES
LAST OF THE GARDEN ROSES…
LEARNING CURVE… ROSE
PARADISE REGAINED.. ROSES
PANACHEE ROSE… FIRE and ICE
DESIGNER BUDS… Roses
LEAN ON ME… ROSES
LIP-CARESSING.. Roses
BONJOUR TRISTESSE...
MANCHESTER...
FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA
BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia
BRING ME SUNSHINE ... RANUNCULUS
CASCADE of GOLD… Ranunculus
OPEN for SPRING… RANUNCULUS
THE LOST PETALS… RANUNCULUS
DECORUM of SPRING…
WE ARE ONE… Dicentra
SOLIDARITY… Flowers
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...
FRITILLARIA…
CATKINS...
THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...
GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!
MUGUET…
FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY…
TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.
RAVISHING RIBES…
PENDING... Ribes
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
BRIGHT YELLOW for SPRING, FORSYTHIA…
SAKURA RESCUED…
DO YOU REMEMBER, MAMA...
GREAT EXPECTATIONS…
WHAT NOW?
SECRET GARDEN 5... ANTHURIUM
Secret Garden 1...
HOT TOO HOT … RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS...
LES OIGNONS…
THE KISSING PAIR of PEARS...
HOT LEGS...
A for ASPARAGUS...
GRAPHIC GREEN GRASS...
FUN FAN…
SUMMERTIME...
DOUBLE OOOOOOOO…
SMILE...
RIEN NE VA PLUS…… DOMINO
THE GIGGLY SISTERS…
GENETICS... MOTHER and SON.
PAPA IS THE BEST...
ABOUT PHOTOGENIC...
SO MUCH GRIEF AGAIN! LONDON…
LOOKING THROUGH TWO…
CARNIVAL COLOURS...
ABSORBED…
A LONDON STREET ARTIST…
SOAP in BRUGGE…
All ON THE GO…
DO I LOOK LIKE A BASKET CASE???
DOZING DUO…
GETTING TO KNOW YOU…
CATFISH DEVIL…
CRETAN LIFE…
WISH IT, DREAM IT, DO IT...
SO VERY BRITISH...
AN ENGLISHMAN at the SEASIDE...
I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT...
ANONYMOUS RED…
DOUBLE VISION?
DOUBLE VISION…
ON THE FERRY, PORTHOLES…
DID YOU KNOW?
FROM AND ON THE NAUSIKAA...
MERCATOR…
THE BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION...
UM-PAPA...
THE EUPHONIUMS...
GLASS…
urban refractions
REFRACTED REFLECTION…
RAINY REFLECTION…
SWEET BRUGGE…
TO ADD SOME COLOUR TO YOUR DAY...
Mid-Summer-window in Bruges…
LONG CLOSED DOOR…
DAPPLED LIGHT…
A GENTLE AUTUMN...
Incense in the sun-rays…
LIGHT AND DARKNESS…
LA CHAPELLERIE…
JEFF de BRUGES…
THE EMPTY CHAIRS... and the deep shadows...
FROM THE CAR...
THROUGH DUTCH WINDOW...
THROUGH THE WINDOW...
LITTLE SYMPHONY in BLUE…
UNE CHAUMIERE DE KERASCOET...
CHAUMIERES...
Windows of a chaumière...
HIS &HERS car?
ARTISTS’ SHOES…
ARTISTIC COUPLE…
HOPPA… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
DUBLIN ART...
SUN-BLEACHED in CRETE...
LA PUERTA…
SPANISH PAINTING…
GOOD SIGNS for SPRING…
THE SKEW BARN...
LAND IN WAITING…
A MISTY MORNING..
A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME…
ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS
THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...
AFTER THE STORM…
MAY GREEN... A WALK IN THE PARK
RED RIDER in Damme…
A PERFECT REFLECTION…
WILD ROSE…
TREE-LHOUETTES
I STAND, ALONE?
SHADOW on THE WALL…
UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME...
NO SHADOW WITHOUT LIGHT…
STAIR-LHOUETTE...
EL TANGO de LA SOMBRA…
CYCLHOUETTE…
BI-CYCLOUHETTE…
BEACH-LHOUETTE...
SEA-LHOUETTE...
SHIP-LHOUETTE ...
COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...
BATTLE AT SEA???
RED SKY AT NIGHT...
PIER-LHOUETTE…
OSTEND in the DISTANT MIST…
THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...
Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE...
THE BIG MIGRATION…
READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...
HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER...
EASTER BUNNIES…
Le Petit Pêcheur et son chien…
GOING HOME…
HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...
ALHAMBRA, GRANADA, SPAIN…
THE FUNNEL of OUR FERRY…
NO PARKING?
CHIEN à la MODE…
OF HUNKS AND LITTLE DOGS...
ANTWAARPSE FLAIR...
WHAT A COLOURFUL WORLD…
TRENDY HAIR COLOUR...
ORIENTAL SELFIE in PINK…
THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN 1...
Marché des Artistes…
WHAT'S TO DO IN SUMMER?
ON THE BEACH…
JUST THE TWO OF US…
UNIQUE View…
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE…
THINGS are BRIGHTENING…
FRESH PAINT?
SO LOVINGLY RESTORED and MAINTAINED...
LES OMBRELLES des AMOUREUX...
WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE...

ART in PHOTOGRAPHY...

WHAT IS ART? The big A... art? I consider myself a creative photographer, not an art photographer. It is such a massive discussion what art is... been there, worn that T-shirt, lol. Until the day there is a definite and 'plausible' definition of ART, that's when I'll change my mind, in the mean-time, I'll stick to creative... When not 'dictated' by a client, I take images that come out of my brain, the birth of the idea, the development of it, my vision and the creation, my enjoyment and the challenge, the hype and the anticipation, the playing with light, to me, the ultimate high, I don't need anything else. Once the image is there, I'm content, and if it 'inspires' others, releases an emotion, that's wonderful! OKAY, now I AM sure I’ve cracked it… all my life I have been wondering, nay… agonising, debating nights: WHAT IS ART??? So, now at last, I know… it is so simple? My quote what ART is: ART is the interpretation of reality by an artist, in different media. So, the artist is the one who has the concept and the SKILLS to make the original idea a reality. Do you agree? Can you go one better? LOL. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SLOWLY OPENING... PEONY

Another aspect of the Chinese Peony. You can see for yourself that this Peony was saying : "READY TO BLOOM and regale you with my beauty" !!! 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 likes and comments, 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

SACRE BLEU, A DEUX! IRIS...

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! Beautiful Blue Iris, with petticoat petals, unfurled and being hit by light!!! Sacre bleu, they exclaimed, with surprise!!! THAT was when I hit the shutter! LOL Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and thanx 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

FEMININITY… Scabiosa

I said it before, I think Scabiosa is a very feminine flower, well here you get three from me; Each floret is composed of tightly packed, button-shaped, nectar rich centres which up close have charming dancing stamens, which coat pollen over visiting bees and butterflies. Each flat flower is beautifully skirted in large outer florets and collared by reflexed vegetative bracts. If regularly deadheaded, they continue into October and last two weeks in the vase. I love what I’am doing and look forward to another week of finished images, to add to the vast collection. I am addicted to the final thrill… each time, when I press save, for the last time! Have a super day and thanx, 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

SHAME or SHY??? Peonies

Two peonies, white, from my garden, they showed me their back, also beauty, but did I detect shyness or shame? I guess both nowadays! What have we become, a race filled with hate and greed! NOT ME, I am still stand for goodness, beauty and love! I am on the winning team? The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, thanks 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

JUST BEAUTY… Aconite

Aconitum, commonly known as aconite, monkshood, wolf's bane, leopard's bane, mousebane, women's bane, devil's helmet, queen of poisons, or blue rocket. It is a genus of over 250 species of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. These herbaceous perennial plants are chiefly native to the mountainous parts of the Northern Hemisphere, growing in the moisture-retentive but well-draining soils of mountain meadows. Most species are extremely poisonous and must be dealt with carefully. The tall, erect stem is crowned by racemes of large blue, purple, white, yellow, or pink zygomorphic flowers with numerous stamens. They are distinguishable by having one of the five petaloid sepals (the posterior one), called the galea, in the form of a cylindrical helmet, hence the English name monkshood, and in Flemish: monnikskap. 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

FOR DADS… LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS

I was thinking… so today is Father’s Day. Many dads are keen gardeners, then why do we not present them with a lovely bouquet? Why is that so much more for mums? 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), 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

ENCHANTMENT… ROSES

More FROM OUR GARDEN. The Roses in our garden, earlier they just exploded and then the weather turned with stormy wind and rain for about a week, both blooms and buds thrashed, now better weather and they are recovering once more. Just Joey Rose next to the white climbing spray-Roses, flanked by the Fire and Ice vibrant flower-heads and topped by the fragrant yellow beauties. So opulent, swaying gently in the breeze and painted in the dappled sunlight. A paradise for humans, a haven for bees. The white ones sometimes come out with a 'blush'... but that disappears, fades as they open and 'mature'. Here together in the studio for your joy. 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

SHOOTING STAR… Aquilegia.

This columbine cultivar is perennial that features large, upward facing, fragrant, bright bi-toned flowers with outward curving spurs. Flowers grow on a long stem above the leaves and have five pointed sepals and five petals with long spurs projecting backwards between the sepals. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle in reference to the flower's five spurs which purportedly resemble an eagle's talon. The plant's seeds and roots are highly poisonous however, and contain cardiogenic toxins which cause both severe gastroenteritis and heart palpitations if consumed as food. Native Americans used very small amounts of Aquilegia root as a treatment for ulcers.[citation needed] However, the medical use of this plant is better avoided due to its high toxicity; columbine poisonings may be fatal. I is ALWAYS better to wash your hands thoroughly, after handling flowers! Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

PENDING… HONEYSUCKLE

FROM OUR GARDEN Honeysuckles (Lonicera) are arching shrubs or twining bines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. Approximately 180 species of honeysuckle have been identified. About 100 of these species can be found in China and approximately 20 native species have been identified in Europe, 20 in India, and 20 in North America. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers on some of these plants. Honeysuckle gets its name because edible sweet nectar can be sucked from the flowers. The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist. Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUSH… PEONIES

Pale Peonies, from the garden once more, so beautiful, with a multitude of ruffled petals, with a slight blush! THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

SPECIAL LILY…

I was given this Gloriosa Rothschildiana by a friend, to photograph. Also known as Climbing Lily and Flame Lily, the Gloriosa Rothschildiana is probably best known as the Glory Lily. This aptly named flower is strange and exotic looking, boasting 4-5 inch blooms with wavy-edged petals that face downwards in bud, but grow to reflex backwards, as though blown back by a strong wind. Ruby red petals with yellow bases and edges look as though these flowers are on fire. The bright green stamens and pistil are extremely prominent, with trailing sturdy stems and lush green leaves tipped with tendrils to aid in climbing. As a native of South Africa, the Glory Lily grows fast-growing vines and can climb up to 8ft on a fence or trellis in warm weather. Wishing you a beautiful day and as always, thanks for visiting, 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

SIMPLY NIGELLA...

#abfav_2_together_theme Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. Nigella damascena has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times. For many years 'Miss Jekyll' was the only widely available variety, and it is still popular for its dependable masses of sky-blue flowers. ‘When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.’ Georgia O'Keeffe quote (American Painter, 1887-1986) A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... 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

RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus

A bit of brightness on a lovely day. I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... 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 (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

SECRET LOVE… PEONY

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. Pablo Neruda This Pale Peony, from the garden once more, so beautiful, with a multitude of ruffled petals and guarding the inner secrets so very well! THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

WHERE LITTLE ANGELS SLEEP…

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

A SINGLE SOUL???? PEONIES

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." by Aristotle Shimmering in silky tones, trembling with beauty and individuality... joined in passion like grown from one stem, they belong together. I discovered these, a salmon pink I had NEVER seen before! The petals look 'waxy' but feel silky soft! The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means medicine from China. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

CAUGHT in the WIND… LAVENDER

#abfav_2_together_theme and more from my garden! Lavandula pedunculata, Lavande 'Papillon' also known as French Lavender has scented purple flowers with two big, upright, purple , lilac-purple petals or bracts. of a butterfly. Have a super day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 MILKWEED…

Gomphocarpus fruticosus: Asclepias fruticosa is the old botanical name, Narrowleaf cotton bush, Swan bush, Swan milkweed the popular ones. Here: the seedbox/fruit Inflated green and later light brown, papery pod or follicle; short bristly hair cover the outer surface; dark seeds have silvery cotton wool-like attachments that facilitate wind distribution. Asclepias fruticosa is a species of milkweed native to South Africa. It is also common in New Zealand where it is the main host of the monarch butterfly. The plant's tissues contain sufficient cardenolides that consumption of significant quantities of the plant's leaves, stems, or fruit may lead to death in livestock and humans. Brought this from Sardinia to photograph in my studio. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black 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 STAR… SCHLUMBERGERA…

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman FLEUR de CACTUS. Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. Again I played with lights in the studio, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Thanx, M, (*_*)Have a super day and thanx, 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

PURPLE MARVEL… Petunia

not just ‘A’ Petunia, no, ‘A DOUBLE’ Petunia. in that most regal of colours: purple! Purple was the colour worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial colour worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the colour is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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 SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh 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. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises – innocence and purity Have a sweet day and thanx 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

A SINGLE WHITE ROSE…

from my garden… for PEACE... 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

LIGHTER SHADE of PALE, PEONY...

This beauty had a slight 'blush' maybe a bit camera shy? Like so many of us? LOL. LOVE, BEAUTY, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, will be my survival mechanisms! The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too, Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The name of Peony is after a Paion (Peon) who was a student of the Gods' Doctor Asklipios. Paion had cured a wound Hercules had caused to Pluto. Asklipios got very angry with his student and killed him. Pluto then metamorphosed Paion into a flower. This flower is supposed to relief many illnesses and fever. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HEART… Hydrangea

dear friends, I don’t know about you, but today, my heart is blue, heavy and oh so very sad. Pessimism is winning over my natural optimism as I realise now that we are at war, a war like no other, a war that targets any and all… It will not stop me going out, and eventually I will be able to look up at the sky once more, and enjoy the warmth of the sun… but not today! 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

CORNUS ALBA…

Cornus alba, commonly known as Dogwood, is an easy to maintain shrub, which is neat, bushy and fills a gap in the border quickly and easily. Beautiful variegated foliage in cream and green cover this vigorous shrub during Spring and Summer. The summer flowers are cream, and the large green leaves turn an attractive autumn shade too. I was after that feeling of 'old print’. It is a specific light, sometimes people think it is underexposed, but no, this is what I wanted! I played with the lights till it was there! Have a blooming day and thanks for your 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

TAKE A BOW… LABURNUM

Laburnum (also called Golden Chain, or Golden Rain) is a small tree with yellow pea-flowers in pendulous racemes 10-30 cm (4-12 in) long in spring, which makes them very popular in gardens. even smaller ones. Laburnum has historically been used for cabinetmaking and inlay, as well as for musical instruments. In addition to such wind instruments as recorders and flutes, it was a popular wood for Great Highland bagpipes. All parts of the plant are poisonous and can be lethal if consumed in excess! I was intrigued by the shape of these beauties and again could not resist cutting one to photograph in 'my way' in the studio, it seems to have a 'Victorian' feel about it? Have a bright day and as always, THANX, 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

DEEP PURPLE... LILAC

Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), is native to Europe and Asia. The usual flower colour is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white and pale pink are also found. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! This was singing to me about le temps des lilas, Spring and fresh green...? This is NOT a crop, but a proper new composition. 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, hope you all have a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE HEART… ROSE

over 14 MILLION views on Flickr today over 11 1/2 MILLION on 500 PX THANK YOU, I hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed ‘making’ Yellow roses are the perfect way to toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being. Thanks 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

JOY, WISDOM, POWER… YELLOW ROSE

Yellow roses are the perfect way to toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being. You can never go wrong with yellow roses. In many Eastern cultures, the colour represents joy, wisdom and power, the symbolism of flowers eh. By the 18th century the worldwide love of roses was in full swing, but they were only cultivated in shades of pink and white. At last, the elusive yellow rose was discovered growing wild in the Middle East, and the European love affair with yellow roses was born. The early yellow rose lacked the sweet scent for which the rose is now also famous. So, as cultivation methods were developed and refined, the beloved sweet-and-spicy rose scent was soon introduced and the yellow rose achieved all its optimistic and aromatic glory. Thanks 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

SUNRISE… Dahlia

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

Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA

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 CLASH of the Aquilegia…

Pollen flying… 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 aquilegia, pollen,stamens, drops, granny's bonnet, golden columbine, flowers, RHUBARB and CUSTARD, design, studio, black-background, colour, square,Nikon D7200, magda indigo

ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA

Delightful rapture, these two 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

ROSES ROUGES…

Like I say, my images are made on the rhythm of music, some classic, some jazzy, some traditional, some trendy (only the good stuff!) like this here: Rose Rouge by Saint Germain https://youtu.be/b9yqqhr_7Sg These roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. Thanx 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

ROSE TRIANGLE…

Roses are red… These roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. Thanx 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

LE BOUQUET de ROSES…

A whole bunch of lovely little Roses, for you… These roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. 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

WEEPING in SILENCE… A ROSE…

"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." Ginny Cantrell A small Rose with great impact, the raindrops clinging onto the tender petals, ah, what beauty. 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

THE BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION, Rose and…

I see it in everything, that it is often the combination that ‘makes’ something… Whether it be food, clothes, colours euhh, or people… LOL It becomes MORE, a perfect marriage? A red Rose and an electric-blue Centaurea, YESSS! 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

CATCH ME if YOU CAN…

said the Poppy petal to the blue Centaurea/Cornflower… and it did! LOL Having fun with my garden flowers. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, 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 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

ROSE… LA MAGNIFIQUE…

these roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. ALWAYS BETTER LARGE and on BLACK, Thanx 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

YOU ARE 'MY STAR’, A ROSE...

"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." Ginny Cantrell I like this Rose in top-view with drops... 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 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

ROSEBUD…

In Citizen Kane, when wealthy media magnate Charles Foster Kane (played by Orson Welles) dies, he utters the enigmatic word "Rosebud"... View On Black please 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 thanks 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

THE ROSEBUDS…

THAT NEVER OPENED… So full of promise,when I bought it. Well, to remain positive, a different kind of beauty. THANk you for your comments, 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

CLASSY PIERIS…

Both from our garden. Pieris is a genus of seven species of shrubs in the family Ericaceae, native to mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia, eastern North America and Cuba. Known commonly as andromedas or fetterbushes, they are broad-leaved evergreen shrubs growing to 1–6 metres tall and 0.9–3.0 m wide. The leaves are lanceolate-ovate and with an entire or serrated margin. The young leaves in spring are typically brightly coloured. The flowers are bell-shaped, 5–15 mm long, white or pink, and arranged in racemes 5–12 cm long. Beautiful, no-work plant. With love to you and thanx for your 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

SPRING from MY GARDEN…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Yes, all from the garden… a branch of white Spirea, a pink Daisy and purple and cream Aquilegia Trembling they swayed in the cold weather, brrr. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

From MY GARDEN…

Yes, all from the garden… a branch of white Spirea, a pink Daisy and purple and cream Aquilegia, small blue Lithodora White Star pattern alpine flower and two fragrant mini Pinks(Carnation/Dianthus). Trembling they swayed in the cold weather, brrr. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

ORCHID DUETTINO…

Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting havs continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

ORCHID EN PROFILE…

Sideways, in profile. Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting havs continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

ALLURING… ORCHID

Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting has continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

THE EMPTY NEST...

The nest is empty, the eggs gone, only some feathers and straw left now, seems colder... Easter Monday… Happy to have some of the child still in my heart and mind! LOL. Have a good one, enjoy the chocolate (+;~) 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 PSYCHEDELIC NEST… A HAPPY EASTER

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME The nest feathered and full, the feathers soft, the eggs cosy, the straw warm, the basket protecting... Another of my 'creative' images, while I had everything out... I always experience that one idea brings on another and then I am feverishly working away, time flies and nothing goes fast enough... my actions can't follow my brain lol, it's not easy being a 'creative', nor to live with one... day crosses into night, I forget to eat or drink, I'm in my own world. Hope you like it as much as I do, thanks for your time, 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 or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PLUMISSIMO…

LOL, I can have so much fun in the studio and always, it starts with one idea (the serious one?), which brings on another and another and before you know it… the hours have flown and I am left satisfied with many new images! Plumes, to feather the Easter nest? I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

STAND BY for EASTER...

The chicks are ready... LOLOLOL More seasonal fun in the studio. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETITS POUSSINS...

Peeping chicks, ready for the festive season. Things are looking up? LOL More fun for Easter, never let the child in your heart die! I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

EASTER REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME in FB one of the candles on the decorated Easter table… Some seasonal fun. Lol, thanx, 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

EASTER SURPRISE…

Or the chicken that laid the Golden egg??? LOL Seasonal table decoration. Some fun for the season. Smile! I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

ILLUMINATED JOYOUS EASTER…

my Easter yellow basket? LOL As it stands now, lol, Some fun for the season. Smile! I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

EASTER BASKET...

A tisket, a tasket, my green and yellow basket or : A tisket, a tasket, my Easter yellow basket? LOL Some fun for the season. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

PLUMES au VENT…

Yellow plumes, ready to feather the nest for Easter. Some fun for the season. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

HAPPY EASTER… TULIPS

you know I say it with flowers, lol. 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 INTIMACY… TULIP

This is a Parrot Tulip, no need for me to gently fold back the petals to show you the intimate secrets… WE HAD A STRIPPER!!! LOLOLOL I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

MELODY… Tulips

Swaying to the music. Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink,tinged with green, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, 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 OPEN FOUR… TULIPS

Brought back fro Belgium, been working my way steadily through them, lol. The Open Four Temperaments Scales were developed in 2014 by Eric Jorgenson using surveys of individuals who knew of the four temperaments and identified as one, and selecting items that reliably predicted self-identification. The idea of the four temperaments traces back to the Ancient Greek medical theory of the four humours, which held that there were four fundamental bodily humours (blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm) and that illness was caused by an imbalance in these. The terms sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic were coined by the Greek physician Aelius Galenus to describe the effect of the humours on personality. The four temperaments have not been a part of medicine or psychology for a hundred years, but remain popular in the writings of several prominent self-help and spirituality authors and the idea remains relatively well known. I wish you all a very good day and thanx 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!), 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

SEXTET of TULIPS…

https://youtu.be/C2U-lL_qdTI A kind of Tulip madness here? Six double beauties, so opulent, a visual feast! I make my images with music, LOTS of music… All sorts! I wish you all a very good day and thanx 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!), 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

SOLO… TULIP

THE BEAUTY WITHIN... Double open tulip, hope you like the result of how I saw it... We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, I love playing with the light... A close-up of a duo-toned tulip of the double variety with enormous beauty. With the center petals it shows us it's secret beauty... 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

THE NAKED THREE… Tulips

I keep repeating this... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! These Tulips lined up, for once, naked, stripped of their leaves. I was glad they were not shivering, LOL Hmmmm, have to reconnect with the flowers. I guess I am still a bit in holiday mode? Hope they have the same effect on you and bring a smile... I wish you all a very good day and thanx 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!), 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

GENETICS… TULIPS

Papa is red, mama is yellow, I am red and yellow, LOLOLOL Thank you for ALL your faves 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

For MOTHER’S DAY… TULIPS

Mother's day... Being a parent... not easy! Neither books nor advice can help you, every child is different... You do your best, often not good enough, that's all you can do... I raised 3 sons from babies to men, always taking such care, trying to protect them, teach them, be a good example... These are some of the lyrics from the song (Samba) It Would Be So Nice, by Astrud Gilberto, which I think are appropriate for being a mother, works both ways: Someone to hold me tight That would be very nice Someone to love me right That would be very nice Someone to understand Each little dream in me Someone to take my hand And be a team with me... My addition, let them free to fly when it is their time... Have a good one, from one mum to another... Happy Mother's day, hope they'll remember you well and not just today but EVERY day, thanks 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

STANDING STRONG, TOGETHER… Tulips

It is a shock to my sensitive soul when atrocities happens, because I’ll NEVER understand. I cannot comprehend such hatred? FRAZZLED??? NOUS?? Definition of frazzled: Past tense of the verb to frazzle. To wear away along the edges; fray. To exhaust physically or emotionally. A frayed or tattered condition. A condition of exhaustion... NOT ME! LOL Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the fringed variety. Not only are these beauties frayed at the edges but they are also duo-toned, they’ve got it all! Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx 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

PETIT BOUQUET… Tulips

These are a miniature variety. The tulip season is coming to an end again. Opening nicely under the studio lights. THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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

CONGA LINE… TULIPS

The conga line is a novelty dance that was derived from the Cuban carnival dance of the same name and became popular in the US in the 1930s and 1950s. Small, red variety of tulips. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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 VASE of BRIGHTNESS… TULIPS

Lemon yellow, pointed tulips in a glass cube vase, how can I resist? LOL. I wish you all a very good day and thanx 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!), 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

LIVING ART NOUVEAU…the yellow tulips

Art Nouveau is a decorative style in the visual arts, interior design, and architecture that flourished from 1890 to 1910. It is characterised by organic, sinuous patterns and ornamentations based usually on twisting plant forms. Here I 'shaped' them in a circle... It is not only the shapes of the flowers that are inspiring, one can be creative with different shapes you design them in and they take on a whole new meaning? A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the center. A circle as a metaphor and structure for defining a system of communication and interaction... Inner-circles, outer-circles... It seems to me that everything comes in 'circles'... It was Spring once more... Just a meditative day! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, 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

THREE CLASSES? TULIPS

-> There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. Leonardo da Vinci Three of a kind... later tulips, a special red. Bendy bowing they were. 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 thanks 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

WE’VE GOT RHYTM… TULIPS

Synchronised, in-sync Red Tulips, they seem to dance to the same beautiful melody, swaying… Have a glorious day and thanx, 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

La révérence… a Tulip

To me it looks like this tulip is taking a deep bow, in French, une révérence… A bow for gents, curtsy for the ladies, with a flourish? In english: reverence is an ancient virtue that barely survives and often exists in half forgotten forms of civility. 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

EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP

The petal of a parrot tulip, dropped off and was caught on the leaf. Now I love images that are different, and this here truly captured my imagination! Beyond the obvious! Love 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. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, Blog: href="magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativity.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: 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

PFFT ATTITUDE… TULIP

I often discover real ‘characters’ among the flowers, like with people in groups? LOL Do you also see what this one is telling us? I see attitude, LOTS of it, and insouciance, nonchalance, pppfffttt? Red tulip in the studio. 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

CLASH of the TULIPS…

These two ‘youngsters’, still very much in leaf, had a face-off in the studio…. LOL 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

TRIPLICITY… TULIPS

It is full on the time of the DOUBLE TULIPS in the shop... at the moment, I feel they 'might' be my favourites! They are a bit capricious, Baroque, so varied in shapes, with small oddities, I have become fascinated by them, aahh, and the colours, from deep red, through textured orange to veined yellow to green, the leaves also perform. Oh, and that sweet honey fragrance... HMMMM, Love them. A FLOWER STUDY, THE BENEFICES of FLOWERS! FOR MORE, READ HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-flower-study.html I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

MAMA MIA… Tulips

Double Tulips, speaking a silent language that I seem to understand. Wouldn't it be a lovely thought, if I had been a beautiful flower in a 'previous' life? As a youngster, a loner, being born in Bruges, West Flanders, I would often just walk into one of the many musea and churches (free in those days!), where you could admire all the great Flemish old Masters, I so loved their light!!! I was a sponge, absorbed it, stored it, till now? I do aim for it in my photography! SO,I adapted the lights and reflectors for the 'Flemish School of light' again, so suits these. It is full on the time of the DOUBLE TULIPS in the shop... at the moment, I feel they 'might' be my favourites! They are a bit capricious, Baroque, so varied in shapes, with small oddities, I have become fascinated by them, aahh, and the colours, from deep red, through textured orange to veined yellow to green, the leaves also perform. Oh, and that sweet honey fragrance... HMMMM, Love them. A FLOWER STUDY, THE BENEFICES of FLOWERS! Double Tulip FOR MORE, READ HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-flower-study.html I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

LA CAPRICIEUSE... Double Tulip.

A FLOWER STUDY , a stunner but with capricious ATTITUDE? The colours, from deep red, through textured orange to veined yellow to green, the leaves also perform. my, and that sweet honey fragrance... HMMMM, Love them. FOR MORE, READ HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-flower-study.html On the BENEFICES of FLOWERS. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIBRANT RED… TULIPS

Very capricious! The tulips are back in the shops. A welcoming note. The Tulip was originally a wild flower growing in the Central Asia and was first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1,000 AD. In the beginning of the 17th century the tulips were starting to be used as a garden decoration beside the former medicinal purposes. It soon gained major popularity as a trading product, especially in Holland. The interest for the flower was huge and bulbs were sold for unbelievably high prices. Botanists soon found ways of making it an even more decorative and tempting specimen. Hybrids and mutations of the flower were seen as rarities and a sign of high status. In the months of late 1636 to early 1637 there was a complete ‘Tulip mania’ in the Netherlands. Some examples could cost more than an Amsterdam house at this time. Even ordinary men took part in the business. They saw how much money the upper class got in trading and thought that this was an easy way of getting lots of money at no risk. The bulbs were usually sold by weight while they were still in the ground. The trade with the un-sprouted flower came to be called ‘wind trade’. The traders made fabulous amounts of money every month, and people started to sell their businesses, family homes, farm animals, furnishings and dowries to participate. The government could not do anything to stop it, the trade was all about access and demand. But finally the tulip did not appear to be quite so rare to justify such high prices. Over-supply led to lower prices and dealers went bankrupt and many people lost their savings because of the trade. This ‘Tulip Crash’ made the government introduce special trading restrictions for the flower. It is said that the flower became so popular because of the bright colours, dramatic flames and frilly petals. To have tulips in one’s home was a way to impress, and when the wealth spread down the social ladder, so did the urge for tulips. Have FUN, I wish you all the very best and thanx 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

DO NOT DISTURB… TULIPS

Do you also see what these two are telling us? The one is asleep the other saying shhhh, quiet… Do not disturb, LOL Red tulips, with waterdrops in the studio. 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 CHANTEUSES… Parrot TULIPs

I could hear and see them sing… the Flower Duet by Delibes, Viens Malika Hit those high notes girls, LOL Love Parrot tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes! I only ever buy those flowers that ’speak’ to me… I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

FIERY EXCHANGE… TULIP

Love Parrot tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes! I only ever buy those flowers that ’speak’ to me… You can see for yourself what the Rococo tulips were saying? It looks like a fierce debate is going on? 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. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

“Two Halves, One Whole”? TULIP

Paul and I are those “Two Halves, One Whole”... Two petals of a capricious Rococo Parrot tulip... 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! 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? Thanx 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

OPEN for BUSINESS… Tulip

the inviting Parrot-tulip. I held a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep. The day was warm, and winds were prosy; I said: "'T will keep." I woke and chid my honest fingers, -- The gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance Is all I own. Title: The Lost Jewel Author: Emily Dickinson thanks for your time and comments, 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 (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

ATCHOOO... Tulip

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme THE SNEEZING PARROT TULIP, LOL. SPRING—> POLLEN… hay fever, allergies, a nightmare for some! "A sneeze begins with a sudden inhalation. This is the ‘Aaah’ part of the sneeze. The ‘Choo!’occurs on the exhale because most of the muscles in your body are reflexively contracting. This clamps your mouth shut until the pressure in your lungs rises too high and the air escapes in a burst. Since your tongue is pressing against the roof of your mouth, the air makes a ‘ch’ sound, and with your lips pursed, it emerges as an ‘oo’.” Best explanation I EVER saw of a sneeze! Thank you Mohammad Rashid, Wakefield I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHOOPI DOO… Tulip

Another pink little Tulip with great attitude and a rogue petal/sepal. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work visit here: 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

MOURNING… Tulip

Purple curves, Tulip curves, standing tall. UK is in mourning, still in shock after such an atrocity. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO BLOUSEY… Tulip

BEST on BLACK! An opulent double Tulip, sprinkled with pollen. Not something sufferers like to see? As hay fever can occur at any time during spring, summer and autumn, and is often triggered by different types of grass and tree pollen, it is very unpredictable. 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

PRESENTATION… TULIPS.

I love these frayed, frizzle frazzled lacey Tulips! On the Continent, for some reason they call them ‘frisée’ which means curly? Mmmm I like it so much I took a very close-up. 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 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

CAPRICE… TULIPS

A capriccio or caprice , is a piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character. The typical capriccio is one that is fast, intense, and often virtuosic in nature. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. Ruffled skirts, ready for dance? So very expressive. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes!LOL Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx 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: http://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 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Tulips

FONDANT PINK TULIPS, so very expressive… I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

FIRST of the LAST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS

They are the first of the larger bulb blooms in the garden, so these are now the last from the florist, big fragrant Hyacinths, here alternated with a small variety of Tulips. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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

FLANKED…Spring Flowers

LAST of the FIRST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS They are the first of the larger bulb blooms in the garden, so these are now the last from the florist, big fragrant Hyacinths, here alternated with a small variety of Tulips. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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 VIBRANT BLUE… HYACINTHS

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... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried. HERE MiXED WITH SMALL DAINTY PINK TULIPS 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. Thanx, 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

PINK FRAGRANT STOCKS…

Matthiola incana… Stocks In Dutch: Violier In French: Giroflée Duits: Levkoje Engels: Stock / Gilliflower/ (soort Matthiola) Spaans: Alheli Italiaans: Violacciocca They are doubles, did you know that most double flowers cannot reproduce? In some double-flowered varieties all of the reproductive organs are converted to petals — as a result, they are sexually sterile and must be propagated through cuttings or fresh seeds from the singles. Thanks for your time and 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 DISPLAY… Narcissus

The specialty Daffodils, were indeed special, I just love the smaller, inner orangey-red petals. Such beautiful opulence, aaah and the fragrance! Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so 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 Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DAFFODILS for EASTER …

The iconic Easter flowers, a GIFT of BEAUTY. For those interested, Daffodils and Narcissus: the two words are synonyms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus. I have chosen a handful of narcissi mainly for their intoxicating fragrance. Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded cups... These bunch-flowered Narcissi have up to 20 or more flowers arising from each flower stem and the crown being much less than half as long as the tepals, plus the crown isn't wrinkled or "crisped." When the buds first open, as you can see, the petals and the cups are a lemon yellow... later they turn orange! Dwarf daffodils, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... in full glory Wishing you a bright day and thanx, 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

OPULENCE… NARCISSUS

Daffodils fighting for the limelight in the studio. For those interested, Daffodils and Narcissus: the two words are synonyms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus Wishing you a bright day and thanx, 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

IT IS EASTER WEEK… Daffodils

Whether you are religious or not, you get swept in the Easter frenzy… the holidays, the chocolate, the yellow flowers, the food… so, I go with the flow, with some Easter/Spring icons: the daffodils, here the small tête-à-tête, dainty little flowers. Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so 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 Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIBRANT YELLOW… Daffodil

Like a SPRING EXPLOSION, the yellow daffodils The Daffodils are back, aahh what joy, that yellow just brightens up your heart and mind! To me these looked like a mushrooming explosion ... yep a vivid imagination, lol. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so 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 Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE INTIMACY of Narcissus…

The specialty Daffodils, were indeed special, I had to gently try and open the petals to show you their little intimate secrets, the smaller, inner orangey-red petals. They did not give up easily! Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so 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 Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ME and MY BUD… IRIS

White Iris, lightly tinged with yellow. It speaks of purity, simplicity, graphic minimalism. All and just about the flower-shape in its beginning stage, just before it unfurls, and that it did, under the warmth of the studio lights, you’ll see. 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

COLOURS of SWEDEN…

Swedish, English, French, Belgian, Syrian etc… Ultimately we are ALL people with the same aspirations in life, a bit of love/friendship, a bit of comfort, a few luxuries not amiss. And then you have the terrorists, those without a conscience? Sadly part of our daily life now, a part I will NEVER understand. In memory of all those fallen through terror. Flowers in the colours of Sweden, because they became the latest victim… THANK you, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...

wonderful viewed LARGE!! 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 Palest 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 Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx 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

LITTLE FACES… Violets

Face painted? A sure sign that Spring of back, they often stand atremble in the cold early Spring-wind… The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensÈe... lol. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thank you for your lovely comments and thoughts, 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 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

NOT ALL VIOLETS ARE BLUE…

A sure sign that Spring of back, they often stand atremble in the cold early Spring-wind… The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensÈe... lol. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thank you for your lovely comments and thoughts, 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 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

FRILLY EDGES… POPPIES

It is Poppy time again, Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, so dainty, so feminine Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. 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

OPPOSITES… POPPIES

RED AND WHITE… Do opposites attract? Well I find them definitely attractive! It is Poppy time again, Iceland Poppies. Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. 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

TRI COLORE… POPPY

Iceland Poppies, I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… HERE IN COMBINATION with a vibrant blue budding cornflower or Centaurea. Thanx for your visits and comments, 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

MMWWAH a kiss from the daughter of the wind ANEMONE

This beautiful bud is an Anemone, the name could come from many different cultures, the Arabic, the Hebrew, the Turkish, the Phoenicians and many more lay claim to the name. My preference goes to the Greek... "daughter of the wind" It is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group. The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great w-e 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIBRANT BLUE... ANEMONE.

They are so fragile... already missing a petal! 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 thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

VIBRANT BLUES… ANEMONE

Marianne BLUE variety… - Should be purchased in tight bud stage. - Anemones will grow in stem length as they open and develop in water. - Highly ethylene sensitive, use of proper dose of bulb flower food is essential. - Anemone means Windflower in Greek. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanks for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

RED SPACE INVADER… ANEMONE

The colorette and 'heart' of a blue Anemone, so delicate, complex and beautiful. A red Anemone tried to get into the shot, invading the private space of the blue one? Wave after wave, let it engulf you. Nature at its best! Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanks for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

CENTAUREA BLUE…

Dusted with pollen, the abundant nectar produced by Centaurea flowers attracts many pollinators, like bees and butterflies and good as cut flowers.. Centaurea Montana (perennial cornflower) is a traditional cottage garden perennial forming a clump of greyish-green leaves and bearing intricate electric-blue flowers with red centres, opening from dark brown buds in May and June. Thanks 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

GLOW in the DARK… PROTEA

The Leucospermum 'Veld-fire' are proteas and are indigenous to South Africa. Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation are the proteas of the Cape region . Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (SUIKERBOSSIE). It is the stiff protruding styles of the flowers which are the source of the common name "pincushion" for this genus. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Have a lovely day and as always, THANX, 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

RED VIBRANCY… ANTHURIUM

Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Boy flower? Oops yes, I see why, lol. Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black 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

THREE ANTHURIUMS…

Paul offered me these beauties. I really get annoyed when people use the worn cliché, that a man only gives flowers if he has done something 'wrong', if he needs forgiving! I'm sick and tired of it, plus I find it most unfair to men. Many give flowers just to say, I care, I love you, thank you... Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black 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

FIRST PEONY…

Yes, it that is time again soon, saw this on Saturday in a flower-shop in Pickering, wow. I seem to live my life with floor seasons. Not yet in the garden. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, thanks 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

THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE… PEONY

The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too. Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. I again tried to photograph them in a 'Victorian' style. Lots of drama! My favourite... Lol, READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx 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

TOGETHERNESS… PEONY

Here it is cold for May… so, are these beautiful Peonies huddling together? Or just shy in front of the camera? One of the reasons why I love photographic images: you can make up your own crazy stories? LOL I seem to live my life with the flower seasons. Not yet in the garden. Thanks 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

THE PORTRAIT, MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…

Full on, the first ones this year, from the florist. With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. 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

PEONY... ALA FLAMINGO…

About creativity, they write (amongst many other things): It is the ability to "think outside the box" ! I ask: WHAT BOX???? LOL I must admit that as a 'creative', 1. being a night-person, my 'best' ideas mostly come after midnight! 2. it is an urge, not a choice... and 3. ... as soon as you have 'problems', however small, with client, family, health... the first thing to GO is: my creativity! So please, tee hee, do not upset me, he? Characteristics of the creative personality: Creative individuals have a great deal of energy, but they are also often quiet and at rest. Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time. Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility. Creative individuals alternate between imagination and fantasy at one end, and rooted sense of reality at the other. Creative people seem to harbour opposite tendencies on the continuum between extroversion and introversion. Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment. Found HERE: California State University, Northridge, From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I recognise myself COMPLETELY in this! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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

NEON-BRIGHT… Peony

from the garden, you can never buy this at the florist!!! Luminous and luscious! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

PORTRAIT OF A PEONY…

Full on, still from the florist. Only just opening tentatively in the garden. With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. 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

LIKE A VIRGIN… Peony

so white, so virgin white… A joy for all the senses again. As the Tulip season ends, the Peony season starts, and so the year goes bye once more. Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you. 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

RICH HEARTS… PEONIES

Three white Peony opened in full beauty, strutting her stuff... A joy for all the senses again. WE are in the Peony season once more. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Have a lovely day and thanx for your 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

LAST OF THE GARDEN ROSES…

SOON THE NEW ONES! I was putting the garden 'to bed' for its Winter sleep! I saw a few roses still trying, being beaten by wind and rain, I cut them and brought them in, the pink one especially fragrances of raspberries... The white roses are the symbol of Yorkshire (traditionally the origins of the emblem are said to go back to Edmund of Langley in the 14th century, the first Duke of York and the founder of the House of York as a Cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet. The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations as it represents the Virgin Mary, who was often called the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The York rose is white in colour, because in Christian liturgical symbolism, white is the symbol of light, typifying innocence and purity, joy and glory. During the civil wars of the 15th century, the White Rose was the symbol of York forces opposed to the rival House of Lancaster, whose symbol was the Red Rose of Lancaster. The opposition of the two roses gave the wars their name: the Wars of the Roses. The conflict was ended by King Henry VII of England, who symbolically united the White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose, symbol of the Tudor dynasty. At the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759, Yorkshire-men of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry's predecessor the 51st Regiment picked white roses from bushes near to the battlefields as a tribute to their fallen comrades who had died. They stuck the plucked white roses in their coats as a tribute. Yorkshire Day is held on this date each year.) Have a great long w-e and thanx for viewing, 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 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

LEARNING CURVE… ROSE

A white Rose and bud from the garden, the first ones! The little bud curving around the full bloom, seeing how it is done? The little ones learn from the mature, up to them to set a good example. Have a great long w-e and thanks for viewing, 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 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

PARADISE REGAINED.. ROSES

The ROSES in our garden suddenly at their peak, the buds exploded. The peachy Just Joey Rose next to the white climbing spray-Roses, flanked by the Fire and Ice vibrant flower-heads and topped by the fragrant yellow beauties. So opulent, swaying gently in the breeze and painted in the dappled sunlight. A paradise for humans, a haven for bees. The white ones sometimes come out with a 'blush'... but that disappears, fades as they open and 'mature'. Here together in the studio for your joy. 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

PANACHEE ROSE… FIRE and ICE

raspberry-vanilla. Another angle of this bud cut from our garden, it is slowly unfolding and yielding us its beauty, yet no fragrance... I had to hurry, they were opening fast both outside in the garden and in the studio. 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

DESIGNER BUDS… Roses

These just ‘fell’ into place! Two Rosebuds from my garden. One Fire and Ice, the other a Polyantha white (small flowered cluster roses). I love the ‘design’, it speaks to me… Have a great day and thanks for viewing, 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 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

LEAN ON ME… ROSES

Lean on me said the ‘Fire & Ice’ Rosebud to the little white bud… And dance they did, full of love and tenderness. Again, I love the ‘design’, it speaks to me… Have a great day and thanks for viewing, 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 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

LIP-CARESSING.. Roses

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… Thanx, 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

BONJOUR TRISTESSE...

BONJOUR TRISTESSE...M, (;-;)

MANCHESTER...

great sadness...

FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA

Portrait of two Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa (the Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal), where I saw them in nature. Common names include crane flower or bird of paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name commemorates the British queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Although native to South Africa it is naturalised in Mexico, Belize, Bangladesh, Madeira Islands and Juan Fernández Islands off the coast of Chile. It is the national flower of Madeira, Portugalx since 2005. [2] The plant grows to 2 m tall, with large, strong leaves 25–70 cm long and 10–30 cm broad, produced on petioles up to 1 m long. The leaves are evergreen and arranged in two ranks, making a fan-shaped crown. The flowers stand above the foliage at the tips of long stalks. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe. This is placed perpendicular to the stem, which gives it the appearance of a bird's head and beak; it makes a durable perch for holding the sunbirds which pollinate the flowers. The flowers, which emerge one at a time from the spathe, consist of three brilliant orange sepals and three purplish-blue or white petals. Two of the blue or white petals are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary. Thanx, 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

BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia

Over the years I photographed thousands of flowers, with passion and joy, I never tire of them, hope you enjoy with me. Another day, another composition. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Thanx, 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

BRING ME SUNSHINE ... RANUNCULUS

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) Our images as memories of how beautiful, layered and colourfully heartwarming they were... How theses flowers have 'warmed' up and lightened our home and hearts. Hope this brings some warmth again, have a great w-e and thanx for your visit, so very much 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

CASCADE of GOLD… Ranunculus

Like liquid gold, the evolution of the delicious flowers, from bud to bloom. Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, then the GRAND opening... Thank you for ALL your comments and visits, so 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 Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPEN for SPRING… RANUNCULUS

Hot and ruffled. I love seeing where they come from, the bud, what they look like at their peak, the bloom! So beautifully layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, ready for the GRAND opening... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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 LOST PETALS… RANUNCULUS

IMPARFAIT... This beautiful Ranunculus, lost a few petals already, it will open completely into an opulent bloom, then slowly, petal after petal will drop till only the naked stem and maybe a few stamens are left, surrounded by a pink carpet... and eternalised because I took a photo, it will stay with me forever! Photography, the diary of our life... the keeper of our memories. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

DECORUM of SPRING…

it is trendy now to decorate your home for Easter,like you do for Christmas? A branch of curly willow/twisted willow, and then it is up to your very own creativity what you do with it, more… or less kitsch? LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

WE ARE ONE… Dicentra

Dicentra's flowering period: April to May, arching sprays of dainty, rose-pink, heart-shaped flowers appear in late spring above fern-like, fresh green leaves. A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis, about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Italian: Cuor di Maria When you look closely you see their hidden tears...Dicentra Spectabilis Have a beautiful day and thanx for your 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

SOLIDARITY… Flowers

Flowers are like people, we go together so very well, no matter what? A purple Aquilegia and the dangling little hearts of the Dicentra, a lovely match. ALL FLOWERS like we are ALL PEOPLE? No matter what. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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 CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...

English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. These delicate flowers are such a tender and joyous note in the garden, dancing in the wind, like a farandole, a Chorus Line... They also come in white(Alba)... When you look closely you see their hidden tears... Fresh from our garden, it is most prolific this year. The sun was very harsh, so, I brought in a branch to photograph under controlled light. I wish you a good time and thanx, M, (*_*) SEE THIS LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRITILLARIA…

APRIL—> month of PROMISE, beauty and joy. Snakes in the grass? LOL Fritillaria is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and North American plants in the lily family. There are about 100 to 130 species of bulbous plants in the family Liliaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, especially the Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and western North America. Fritillaries have nodding, bell- or cup-shaped flowers, and the majority are spring-flowering. Most fritillaries contain poisonous alkaloids such as imperialin; some may even be deadly if ingested in quantity. Other common name: snake's head fritillary. 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

CATKINS...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Early signs of Spring, Great Sallow. Female catkins of the 'Goat Willow' (SALIX CAPREA) They appear before the leaves. Thanks for your time and comments, 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 (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 LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Also SPRING! I could ALSO have titled it: The Beautiful, The Ugly, The Soft and the Bald? LOL. I am doing another one of my 'FLOWER-STUDIES'. This time on the humble Dandelion. Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth"). After flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two... The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex (curve backwards), and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of it. The parachute drops off the achene when it strikes an obstacle. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". All of this happens in the time-span of 2 days! Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! 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

GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme “The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” quote by Henry Miller (American Author and Writer, 1891-1980) The grass is growing again. Yorkshire Fog, Holcus lanatus View Large and On Black for all the lovely detail I know that most people consider this to be 'weed'... However, I like it, because of the beautiful colours, the structure, it starts as a 'cat's tail'? Disclosing a bit more each day... till it takes the shape of a small tree... Also, when the light and wind play with them, it can make me think of fireworks, the silvery shimmer dancing on an secret tune only they hear... thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:cIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MUGUET…

The tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet on May First, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. In the studio... where I photographed them for you and me, to enjoy forever. MORE OF MY LIGHT-PLAY. Have a HAPPY DAY and Thank you, M, (*_*) SPOIL YOURSELF, View LARGE? 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

FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY…

FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY… English: Lily of the Valley, French: Muguet, lis des vallées Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen Flemish: meiklokjes The flower is also known as Our Lady's tears since, according to Christian legend; the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden. According to another legend, Lilly of the Valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon. Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily and Muguet. Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland in 1967. The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a Lily of the Valley in its coat-of-arms. It is also the official flowers of many fraternities and sororities. ... an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers. All parts of the Lily of the Valley are highly poisonous. The first day of May in France and other European countries is La Fête du Travail (Labour Day). It is a holiday. May 1 is also La Fête du Muguet, and the tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. In the studio... where I photographed them for you and me, to enjoy forever. MORE OF MY LIGHT-PLAY. Have a HAPPY DAY and thank you, M, (*_*) SPOIL YOURSELF, View LARGE? 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

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII. Again a favourite colour combination of mine, purple and red. When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species. Pere Delavay originally discovered the species. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! So very inviting and to me... irresistible, the shapes and colours so glorious!!! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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

RAVISHING RIBES…

(best LARGE ) More from the garden, a beautiful deep rich colour... only just starting to bloom on this bud. Ribes sanguineum (Ornamental Currant), when young in Spring, they have a strong resinous scent. The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. The ornamental types are mainly grown for their flowers, which form colourful hanging panicles, but some varieties also have attractive foliage. With love to you and thanx for your 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

PENDING... Ribes

More from the garden, a beautiful deep rich colour... open inviting. Ribes sanguineum (Ornamental Currant), when young in Spring, they have a strong resinous scent. The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. This member of the gooseberry family is a plant we know well in Great Britain and the Continent. As it has escaped from gardens many years ago, and is now naturalised along many roadside hedgerows, where it is to be seen in flower in March, long before other woody species are in bloom. Its leaves have a pungent smell and are very like those of the gooseberry, but it is without the gooseberry's sharp thorns. It usually grows up to about 2-3 m tall. With love to you and thanx for your 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

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Trees look dead for so long when, suddenly, all changes and becomes beautiful with delicate stems for blossom, new growth on old wood... A Spring explosion! Saw this beautiful tree with dark pink blossoms, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding tree. Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however.... I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy. Hope you do too. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty © All rights reserved

MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

Trees look dead for so long when, suddenly, all changes and becomes beautiful with delicate stems for blossom, new growth on old wood... A Spring explosion Saw this beautiful tree, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding tree. Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however.... I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy. Hope you do too. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty © All rights reserved

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtIW2r1EalM Chopin Nocturne Magnolia proctoriana, an abundant early flowering tree, with 6 very large pure white tepals. The tepals droops, which gives the plant a unique appearance. It is a upright tree with large fragrant white flowers. I love the different lichen on the fragile branches... probably not so great for the tree? Brought these into the studio, they have a short life span, one was already wind-damaged, a must take portrait... 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 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

BRIGHT YELLOW for SPRING, FORSYTHIA…

So iconic in early Spring. Forsythia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae (olive family). There are about 11 species, mostly native to eastern Asia, but one native to southeastern Europe. The common name is also forsythia; the genus is named after William Forsyth. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

SAKURA RESCUED…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME In Japan, the sakura fills a role that can be found throughout both the modern and ancient expressions of the country’s culture. What is the Sakura Flower? The sakura is part of the stone-fruit family that includes apples, plums, and almonds. Most sakura trees only produce giant pink candy puffs of flowers and no fruits. It’s believed that the blossoming cherry originated in the Himalayan mountains, but the tree has been in Japan for thousands of years now. Amongst all the opulence, on the grass carpet, you could see that unfortunately people do not experience beauty in the same way, there were blossoms thrown all over the place, I saw two youngsters driving their bikes with their arms up, hitting every branch they could reach, leaving a trail of pink, they had fun... I don't judge them, remember my own youth, we've all done silly stuff that now, when you look or think back... you shake your head in disbelief... why? Because you are that age??? A broken off branch was left to wilt, I rescued it, it's adorning our dining room table now... not before I had photographed it in the studio, lol. Whereas in China the cherry blossom symbolises feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love in the language of herbs, in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/passion-indeed.html 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

DO YOU REMEMBER, MAMA...

Special moments in the life of women. Most people will know or be able to imagine that towards the end of those 9 long months the tension and anticipation is rising, the baby can't come soon enough now. As a mother myself, I know what it means, all the love and the heartache, the joys and the tears, the happiness and sadness, the life long commitment, the eternal lifeline no matter what! It's not easy being a good parent, no schools except the school of life, you often only know you didn't do it quite right when it is too late! It's 10 times harder to correct! But, when you do get it right, the feeling is magic, you're proud. It's quite something! Here, a tender image, proper pure photography with the, nowadays, often forgotten important ingredient: EMOTION! Thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GREAT EXPECTATIONS…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme I was approached by someone who wanted something 'special'. For days I was agonising, racking my brain! I invited her around for a chat and a bite to eat, I noticed how, when left by herself or while I was in conversation with someone else, she looked down and hugged her belly. As I am very much a night person, I was inspired in the middle of the night, suddenly sat up in bed and had the PERFECT image in front of my mind's eye. I consider pregnancy a very beautiful natural event, but also private, so that's why she's in silhouette. Everybody who knows her, immediately recognises her profile. Prepared the studio and lights, with Paul's help, in she came, I gave her one of my Japanese house-kimonos, she took the pose with total ease. Took a couple of polaroids, to check the angle of the lights to perfection, then I took THE SHOT, not 2 or 3, no, just the ONE! Most people say, it's like she is looking into a 'crystal' ball, what will the future bring? It was a girl... Thank you, 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

WHAT NOW?

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Sometimes I wonder... what next? Taken in the studio. 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

SECRET GARDEN 5... ANTHURIUM

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme The human body as a decor/landscape... it was not part of the original 4 in the exhibition. It stands on its own. That one did not make it into the original 4 because in the heat of the moment during this very creative and high tension session, I composed the image 'differently', it did not 'sit' well in the square, but that's it, I only realised afterwards that I had done the right thing in view of the subject, so a crop was in order, this format suited the Anthuriums best. SEE ALL HERE I hope you have a good day and thanx for viewing, 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

Secret Garden 1...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Some call this Flowerotica? The human body as a landscape/decor... This one with green flower-balls, Asclepias fruticosa fruits, they are light and may look spiky but they aren't, no model was harmed during the making of this image, LOL... part of an original set for an exhibition "SALON des DAMES". SEE ALL HERE THANX, 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

HOT TOO HOT … RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS...

#abfav_2_together_theme Scotch Bonnet, also known as Boabs Bonnet, Scotty Bons, Bonney peppers or Caribbean red peppers are a variety of chilli pepper. Found mainly in the Caribbean islands, it is also in Guyana (where it is called Ball of Fire), the Maldives Islands and West Africa. It is named for its resemblance to a Tam o' Shanter hat. Most Scotch Bonnets have a heat rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville Units, however there are completely sweet varieties of Scotch Bonnet grown on some of the Caribbean islands, called Cachucha peppers. For comparison, most jalapeño peppers have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale. These peppers are used to flavour many different dishes and cuisines worldwide and are often used in hot sauces and condiments. The Scotch bonnet has a sweeter flavour and stouter shape, distinct from its habanero cousin with which it is often confused, and gives jerk dishes (pork/chicken) and other Caribbean dishes their unique flavour. Scotch bonnets are mostly used in West African, Grenadian, Trinidadian, Jamaican, Barbadian, Guyanese, Surinamese, Haitian and Cayman cuisine and pepper sauces, though they often show up in other Caribbean recipes. Fresh, ripe scotch bonnets change from green to colours ranging from yellow to scarlet red. Ripe peppers are prepared for cooking by those who cannot handle the sharp heat by cutting out the area around the seeds inside the fruit, which holds most of the heat. The seeds can be saved for cultivation or other culinary uses. (source Wikipedia) I wish you all the very best and thanks 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, 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 OIGNONS…

#abfav_2_together_theme BEST LARGE! Two halves of a whole. I couldn't help admiring the beauty in the textures, structures and colours of this 'humble' veg... The title is a classic jazz number by the wonderful Mr Sidney Bechet, despite his prowess on clarinet, Bechet is best remembered as the first great master of the soprano saxophone. www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNIBkE1ekF8 Stay well and thank you, M, (*_*) THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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 KISSING PAIR of PEARS...

#abfav_2_together_theme AAWWW BLUSHING... These were happy to be together. When I do food shots I NEVER tamper with it... too many go hungry. We eat our props! LOL. I know that for the glossies and ads they have to do it, like using butter (coloured) for ice-cream because of the melting factor, the use of hair lacquer, vaseline... etc Forelle. Characteristics: This pear is easy to identify due to its small size, an ovalish shape, smooth skin, and striking yellowish-green freckled skin, which turns a beautiful red as it ripens. Sweet and delicate, Forelles are an old European variety. Pears are healthy I just read for many reasons! Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD Lead a good life! Thanx, 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

HOT LEGS...

#abfav_2_together_theme FOR A LAUGH AND A SMILE ON A MONDAY? Best LARGE! You either love them or hate them... I know! I won a price for originality with them! LOS CALAMARES During a seafood shoot in the studio, I suddenly started seeing those small octopus or poulpes as small figures that I could make do different things. I had a lot of fun, I am grateful for the creativity that I was born with and the fact that somewhere in my heart, there is still the child... I did a whole series... well, they don't last and yes I'm sorry, we ate the 'props'! TEE HEEEEEE. As you can see, squid have eight arms and two tentacles arranged in pairs. Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here, 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 for ASPARAGUS...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME A definite sign of Spring when they arrive in the shops again, the white variety, a speciality in Flanders. But these green mini asparagus are also nice, like them raw in a salad! I’m trying to keep being creative and have a 'fresh' approach, lol... Spearheaded? No tricks or gimmicks, just pure natural... we ate the props, yummy! Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRAPHIC GREEN GRASS...

During a stop on our outing to Malham Moor, the views were stunning, the silence deafening, the sky high, the grasses glisteningly waving on the breeze... photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Petteri_Sulonen/Geometry_in_Comp... I'd taken my shots and was just enjoying everything, while Paul was still busy (aah, the joy of both being photographers... we understand and have a lot of patience with each other) I looked at the verges and discovered grasses, amongst the abundant Yorkshire Mist, I had never seen.. picked three and photographed them for you... 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, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

FUN FAN…

Bamboo Party Picks, small skewers for party food, fun with props in the studio. THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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

SUMMERTIME...

And life is for living... Some paper fruit sticks, for ice-cream, for cocktail, for fun, for old and young, these cheerful, colourful silly things bring joy. LOL. Have a super 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

DOUBLE OOOOOOOO…

COLOURS GALORE and OOOOOH, I love it! Thank you for ALL your faves 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

SMILE...

http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-effect-of-colours.html Some more of the temperamental slinky. It was smiling at me! Another straight photograph without ANY digital manipulation. 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 BEST LARGE and View On Black Have a colourful day and 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

RIEN NE VA PLUS…… DOMINO

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme This was a shoot for a glossy Casino magazine, the client wanted transparencies, I'm not fond of working with slide film so Paul was the main photographer, which means I take care of all the rest, the liaising, the models, clothes and the dresses, jewelry, hair and make-up stylist, other needs for all involved. I always have my cameras and lenses with me off course, I back up things and during breaks, I'll always have a go and enjoy myself. As I had never been in a casino, it was all new to me and challenging. The lights were set up for entertainment, leisure and pleasure. It was very important that the 'lights' on the table be visible, a lot of time spent on light-readings to have the right balance. As one of the poses was to be for the cover, we needed space for text and strap lines. Had to take that into account for the composition. "The model, just a beautiful 'accessory' = something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result." These images were taken only for my own pleasure, the model happy with them too. 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

THE GIGGLY SISTERS…

#abfav_2_together_theme If you can have this kind of atmosphere in your studio, it means you are going to have good portraits, that you have succeeded into putting them at ease and that you have something else that is required and makes you a bit more than just ‘a’ photographer, tee hee, lol, Have a super day and thanks, 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

GENETICS... MOTHER and SON.

#abfav_2_together_theme I got this lovely family with 3 children in the studio. Whilst the two youngest looked very much like their dad, her eldest son was just the spitting image of his mum. AAAhhh, the Art of genetics. I placed their hands like that in this portrait because often I find they play such a vital role and say so much. FOR MORE ON THIS and other anecdotes.. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... Taken on the Hasselblad, which has square negs, so it is slightly cropped. Scanned from the print. The 80mm Zeiss lens and the film Ilford Delta 100. Wishing you a beautiful day and as always, thanks for visiting, 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

PAPA IS THE BEST...

FOR THE DADDIES. He came into the studio after we finished a shoot, so everything still in place, tjaaahhh, who could resist putting them in front of the camera? Ever the joker, he had bought his daughter a dummy that said 'Papa is the best'... Just look at her expression, is she in doubt? She clearly senses something's not right. Puzzlement. Thank you for all the comments. It is not evident to produce a great 'STRAIGHT' portrait, without any manipulation, this was scanned from neg! THANX, 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

ABOUT PHOTOGENIC...

#abfav_2_together_theme THE TWO MODELS. I’ve long wondered about that phenomenon, why are certain objects and certainly people so much more photogenic than others. They look good to me, but take a photograph and… well, let’s say, what I expected is just not there! So a person described as being photogenic may not necessarily look as attractive in real life and a person who appears attractive in real life may look less attractive in photograph. This phenomenon is caused by the three dimensional and two dimensional polarising effect and could explain why a person looks "better" in 2D than in 3D or vice versa. Therefore, a person described as photogenic means he or she looks better in 2D than 3D.(says wikipedia) Well, these two models have both the 2D and 3D factor then, because they look good both ways, lucky sods… hihi, hey wait has it got NOTHING to do with the photographer and her skills? AAWWW… LOL. I was after VERY high contrast ON FILM, ILFORD PAN F 50, virtually no grain and a special lighting in the studio. Have a day full of laughter, it’s good for you, and thanks for your time, Magda, (*_*) 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

SO MUCH GRIEF AGAIN! LONDON…

#abfav_2_together_theme This is a sculpture by the Belgian Willem Vermandere. So much deep sadness... I can only give the people of London my condolences and wish them lots of courage! magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/03/importance-of-portrait-i... AGAIN, MORE THAN EVER: 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 (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

LOOKING THROUGH TWO…

#abfav_2_together_theme Summertime is such a lovely time for young and old… All kinds of colourful toys, things to do, pleasure and fun to have! Hoping for a good one! Wishing you a fun day and thanks for your visit, 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

CARNIVAL COLOURS...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Every year there is a carnival cortege in Leeds, Yorkshire. As you can see, it is a very colourful affair. Some colour to start the week well... Thankyou 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

ABSORBED…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Street Artist. This young lady was brilliant, elegant, talented and gracious. The best I have ever seen. There were moments that she was lost in a world of her own, oblivious of the public... I found out that her name is Lisa Lottie. 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

A LONDON STREET ARTIST…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME They were a couple, wearing the same colour-costumes, they had a different discipline but were both so very graceful, elegant and talented. It was pure magic to see them at work. I burned out the public in the bg, it looks like his crystal balls were 'giving' off the light... Thanx 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOAP in BRUGGE…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme BIG BUBBLES, to the delight of the visitors, their children and, as you can see, the man himself! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

All ON THE GO…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME KINGS CROSS STATION LONDON... Springs mean travel/holiday for many, not only the birds that trek South, lol. Sitting on a low wall, waiting on Sunday noon, King’s Cross Station in London, it was stifling hot. Instead of being bored and impatient, I decided to pass the time being 'creative'... I noticed all the people hurrying by and also, especially, that EVERYBODY was lugging bags, lots of bags, of all types, colours and designs. Spotted, striped, floral,classic, coloured. I wondered, what were they all transporting? Can we not go anywhere without our ‘wheeled’ carriers? Often not one but more, backpacks, plastic, leather, designed, handbags, so many. All different, just like the people, their shoes, legs and leg wear! I saw people traveling alone, in pairs, in group, I saw them smile, I saw them laugh, I saw some cry, I saw some depressed and some tired, people of all walks of life. I saw hellos and I saw good-byes... all the emotions ... I became smilingly fascinated and eventually left feeling a great sense of joy because of this series. I feel so biased, I like them ALL, LOL, thanx, 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

DO I LOOK LIKE A BASKET CASE???

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme This lady was taking in the scenery and fresh sea air on the promenade, her little dog looked at me sadly, away from the inviting beach, all it probably wanted was to run a bit more and be free... 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

DOZING DUO…

#abfav_2_together_theme One of the lovely Yorkshire villages, people buying local produce in little shops, outside… a bench, for the waiting dogs. They looked literally ’tired’ of waiting, what a picture they are, LOL. Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GETTING TO KNOW YOU…

#abfav_2_together_theme Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to hope you like me. Excerpt From The King and I (By Rodgers and Hammerstein ) Dogs have their own language to show each other their feelings: they tell if they want to play or prefer to be left alone, if they are afraid or confident, if they are dominant or submissive. When a dog sees how the other feels, it can react in the right way and avoid conflict. Walking with your eyes wide open, you ALWAYS see something of interest to photograph. Taken on the old promenade at Scarborough, just a fun shot to end the week. Have a great day and thanx 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

CATFISH DEVIL…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme At the fishing harbour of Fuengirola in Andaluz, Spain, this gent was picking up fishes that were left in the nets, he was feeding the resident cats... Looks like BAT-CAT??? LOL. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_* For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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

CRETAN LIFE…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Who comes there? On the first day, I walked into the fishing village of Ιεράπετρα, Iearapetra (means Holy Stone), it was during the afternoon, when the locals, next to the harbour, with much more sense than we have, were taking it easy, sitting with their friends... ALL of them!!! Thank you for your time, 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

WISH IT, DREAM IT, DO IT...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME Standing in the low Moeres, Flanders' Fields. I heard a clippedy clop, turned to see this enchanting little scene coming my way. How could I resist. It was just perfect. I could see that both the girl and the miniature horse (no, NOT a pony) were thoroughly enjoying it. On the side of the cart it gave the title of this image. With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and 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

SO VERY BRITISH...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme More fun for today? Flamborough, the parking next to Smuggler's Cove. I had just had my usual chat with my good friend, fisherman Robert, I had bought one of his tasty, fresh crabs off him, for later. I saw those two going up, in, let's say, dress code of another era, as they walked on, I saw the reason why, the strangest car I ever saw, half rocket/ half... Sometimes there are things that, if you hadn't photographed them, you'd swear you'd dreamt them... THANX, 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

AN ENGLISHMAN at the SEASIDE...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Love everything about it, the white shorts, the long white socks with the bit of dirt and 'sagging', when I get that urge, ...I just could NOT resist it, LOL... THANKS, 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

I'M SEXY AND I KNOW IT...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME AAAHHHH THE FUN I have! Many people are 'dressed' the part!!! I could not resist taking a quick shot of this scene, one gent waiting for his pals... his boots had seen ACTION and the red socks were sexy and he knew it!!!!!!! Taken in beautiful Grassington. For those interested: Limestone hills and dry-stone walls in the west of the Yorkshire Dales. This part of the national park is popular with walkers due to the presence of the Yorkshire three peaks. In 1954 an area of 1,770 square kilometres (680 sq mi) was designated the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Most of the National Park is in North Yorkshire, though part lies within Cumbria. However, the whole park lies within the historic boundaries of Yorkshire, divided between the North Riding and the West Riding. The park is 50 miles (80 km) north east of Manchester; Leeds and Bradford lie to the south, while Kendal is to the west and Darlington to the east. The area has a large collection of activities for visitors. For example, many people come to the Dales for walking. The National Park is crossed by several long-distance routes including the Pennine Way, the Dales Way, the Coast to Coast Path and the latest national trail of the Pennine Bridleway. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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

ANONYMOUS RED…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme NO, NOT MINE… Was in a neighbourhood, saw this washing... lol, could not resist... Aaaah is NOTHING sacred to photographers? Have a great day and thanks, M, (*_*) THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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 VISION?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Please View on BLACK? saw this, had my camera with me, click... Paul's new reading glasses on a glass table. Shoot it when you see it, always have your camera @ hand... 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

DOUBLE VISION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Another pic of some of my sunglasses, held by Paul and photographed by me… LOL REFLECTION. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

ON THE FERRY, PORTHOLES…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme ... on the ferry home, fortunate to end up sitting at a porthole with our meal, looking at the French coastline getting further and further away. 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

DID YOU KNOW?

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme THE MAGIC FLOOR-WINDOW, 9 stories high! On the bridge of a big ferry, in the floor… A WINDOW!!! That caught my eye, a long window encased in metal frames, on both sides, in the floor. Standing on it you see the bow waves rushing way down, 9 decks, it is breath-taking, what a feature! I was mesmerised and kept photographing it from all angles. They use them to ‘park’ the ship! The captain was thrilled to tell us about the dolphins, who on a fine calm day, in a specific area of the Strait, would be surfing in the bow waves, fetching a free ride and visible through the magic floor-windows. I added the feet for more impact. I wish you all the best. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY 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

FROM AND ON THE NAUSIKAA...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme We sailed a couple of times on this beautiful tall ship. A door on the Nausikaa, I loved all the handles. This is again a very graphic shot that somehow not everybody seems to enjoy, because it's not the norm... When I see something like this, haaaa, hhhmmmm, I just cannot resist it. I carefully composed this, patience is a photographic virtue! LOL. Be happy and thanx for visiting. 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

MERCATOR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME reflections of the masts on the water.… Usually the “MERCATOR” carried 15 sails with a total surface of about 1600 m². Besides being a training a ship, she was also used, mainly before WW II, for scientific observations, or as ambassador for Belgium on world fairs and in sailing events. At rest now, just been completely renovated, can be visited in Ostend, Belgium Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more see here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.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 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 BEAUTIFUL REFLECTION...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME THE BRIDE SAID TO THE MIRRORING WATER: "MIRROR, MIRROR of the LAKE... IT LOOKS LIKE I HAD TOO MUCH WEDDING-CAKE????? " LOL... We had the couple alone for a brief time, and took them to the end of the garden, 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! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UM-PAPA...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson American writer (1803-1882) It is a well-known fact that England is a land of traditions and proudly so! Due to the faster pace and changes in the current times, many are finding it harder to keep going. Society is changing more rapidly than ever. So it was extremely pleasant, that summer, to discover that in the many parks, in and around the area where we live, every Sunday afternoon, brass bands were to give concerts! ...but it was rather melancholic to hear that, oooh, so specific sound and the old sweet tunes floating through the leaves as the rains started. People sought refuge inside the small caf, while quite a few listeners brought out their raincoats and umbrellas, and stoically stayed put, like the band, who kept on playing! This was the Tuba section. All the best and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EUPHONIUMS...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME It is a well-known fact that England is a land of traditions and proudly so! Due to the faster pace and changes in the current times, many are finding it harder to keep going. Society is changing more rapidly than ever. The famous Brass Bands are finding it hard to find young musicians… So it was extremely pleasant, last summer, to discover that in the many parks, in and around the city where we live, every Sunday afternoon, brass bands were to give concerts! ...but it was rather melancholic to hear that oooh so specific sound and the old sweet tunes floating through the leaves as the rains started, people sought refuge inside the small caf, while quite a few listeners brought out their raincoats and umbrellas, and stoically stayed put, like the band, who kept on playing! This was the Euphoniums' section, the image fits in with my latest blog about the importance of hands in portrait photography. All the best and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLASS…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME on fb On the bucket-list was a shoot with a glass blower, I had approached Marcel Vlamynck and he agreed. We were thrilled and really enjoyed the experience. Here he shows off one of his pieces, which we bought and now every day enjoy in our home. Moe reflections… I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other

urban refractions

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME URBAN REFRACTIONS… And reflections in Liverpool. Waiting at the traffic lights... the corner building had a rounded mirror-glass facade, I loved what I saw, grabbed my camera... the lights changed to green... onto the next... I get a kick out of this type of challenge, only ONE chance, you either got it spot on, that is mainly the comp, or it's a complete flop, that is ; MOVING….. unsharp Yes, hit and miss stuff, but fun! This was done on FILM!!! Have a glorious day and thanx, 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

REFRACTED REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Windows are interesting… you can look in and you can look out. They reflect their environment… looking up is a good thing,LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAINY REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME taken on the market in Brugge, it was raining, but NOTHING will stop me as you can see, lol Nikons are well sealed they say? This is the DIAMOND SCOPE by Vibeke Jensen... An octagonal structure with an amazing shell of mirror glass stands across from the Belfry on the Market Square. Depending where you stand, reflecting the medieval facades, or in the case, the Belfry/Halletoren. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET BRUGGE…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme On the right hand side of the Church of our Lady, on the way to the St John’s Hospital(now a museum) and the Beguinage, you will find one of the many ‘sweet shops’. Brugge is renowned for its sugary side? Chocolate galore, sometimes even rude sweets, no, not shown here, LOL. I could not resist this, I had to be, again, patient, people constantly at the window, The reflection in the window is of course from the church. 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

TO ADD SOME COLOUR TO YOUR DAY...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Wishing you a bright day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Mid-Summer-window in Bruges…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme It is always a thrill for me to return to the city where I was born. Melancholic, yes, the streets are filled with the ghosts of loved ones. I love the non-touristic places, where there is silence, where I can hear the sound of distant voices and laughter, where I can recall, the little blond girl, at the hand of a grown-up, looking up, always full of questions... But also a happy reunion and revisit of places that are so dear to me and so filled with joy and happiness. This is the Potterierei, along one of the canals, dappled sunlight flecking walls and windows, highlighting and the sunflowers inside and the cobweb. Yes, Autumn was already nearing it would seem. Have a lovely day and thank you, as always for your visits, 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

LONG CLOSED DOOR…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Bruges, the City where I was born, my childhood play-ground... So many memories! They do come back, images, flashes, emotions! Always a pleasure to revisit. The people from Brugge/Bruges are renowned for their art, articity and great sense of humour! Now you know where I got it from! LOL! This is a detail of a beautiful old house... the door, long-closed... playground for the spiders! Have a glorious day and thanx, 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

DAPPLED LIGHT…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Another ornate door in my beloved Brugge. On the Potterie-rei under the trees, making for interesting light-play. 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 GENTLE AUTUMN...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast has a bit of a strange lay-out, pleasant? VERY! It has a North bay, more for the locals, surfers and on the top all the hotels with a fabulous view in front of them. Then there is the point sticking out into the sea, dividing this from the South bay, where all the fun is, the Fair, the harbours, both yachting and fishing, the arcades , Fish&Chips shops, ice-cream parlours, the donkeys... Now ON that point you have the old (ruin) castle, and a small church with very old graves, lovingly maintained, that's where we ventured that day! Behind all of that, the shops and businesses. A lovely, mellow Autumn Sunday-afternoon... Hope you have a great w-e. 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

Incense in the sun-rays…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme In the Gothic church on Mont St Michel. ... The key is turned and people stream in, we arrive back in the refectory, transformed into a music-room, red carpet on the floor, a clavecimble in place and a young musician tuning it, we hang around, she starts to play, it is brilliant! Very beautiful, you get ‘enveloped’ by the sounds… We decide to continue, we hear other instruments in the distance, we are curious. Via another way, we arrive back in the church, the monks and nuns have left, the familiar scent and smoke of the incense lingers heavily in bands across the high vaulted ceiling, off-setting the rays of incoming sunlight, it is awesome! Feverishly I take more images, the sun might go… the incense is thinning... Have a glorious day and thanx, 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

LIGHT AND DARKNESS…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme A window on the Mont St Michel, composition made in camera, a nice challenge. Deeper, lower, further back in history and time, you see the changes in the architecture and 'style'! Romanesque architecture is the term for a period style in architecture in Europe which lasted from about 1050 to about 1200. View LARGE. 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

LA CHAPELLERIE…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Making hats is not only a craft it is also a passion. FULL STORY ABOUT THIS PHOTO HERE: You NEVER know! https://youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY We pass a jazz café; see the church St Catherine in darkness and all the galleries around there, together with where we 'should have eaten', because that is where the French, the 'locals' are eating! All very romantic... turn another corner and discover this milliner's shop. This is a proper chapellerie... one of the last in France. It looks so colourful and inviting... but I 'travel' light... no tripod, can't use flash, so, anchor myself against the wall, elbow on hip, focus, a deep breath, hold still, click, hold still, breathe out AND hope for the best... I do love a challenge, lol. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JEFF de BRUGES…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Chocolatier in Honfleur. AAHHH, les belles, vieilles façades!!! A law required that the first houses built could not exceed 7.62 metres on the ground floor and not be more than 3 stories tall. Yet a few decades later, because of its economic and demographic development, Honfleur was facing a serious housing crisis. For lack of space, houses were then built one on top of the other. In fact, these buildings were essentially like two adjoining ones, only instead of being built side by side; they were built on top of one another: the base house had its first floor on the bank, while the second one also had a first floor but it gave onto the opposite hill. On one side, St. Catherine Quay, they rise to narrow slate-and-timber heights of five to seven stories, housing restaurants or galleries in the ground floors. Reflected in the dock waters, they look even taller. On the facing side, St. Etienne Quay, the facades are stone, and most rise only two stories. Honfleur is a treasure trove! Full of lots of small shops, boutiques, deli’s, bigger and smaller Art venues. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EMPTY CHAIRS... and the deep shadows...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme In remembrance of another dark day in ALL of our history. Many a chair... empty, a space just filled with air and dancing dust particles in the light, where once a loved-one sat and laughed? The pain of loss is ever-lasting, something you never get 'used' to, just learn to live with it because you have to... Taken in the church on the Mont Cassel in Northern France, the day after we visited a friend for the last time... Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, 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

FROM THE CAR...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme When we're out together, Paul does most of the driving. Me, I look around and love the challenge of shooting images from the car... hit and miss, but I have a whole series of 'hits' now and even more 'misses'... hihi, and I had a lot of fun, Wishing you a fun day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THROUGH DUTCH WINDOW...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme FULL MOON? LOL, as a visual person... I do spot some strange scenes? FUN! In Holland. 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

THROUGH THE WINDOW...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Spotted this through a window,on a walk in Brugge. It often pays to look up? You could go either way with this, spin a happy or unhappy story, someone who likes to play pranks... or someone who is mighty ill... or someone who shoved this quickly away? LOLOLOL M, (*_*) 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

LITTLE SYMPHONY in BLUE…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme passed this lovely window in a narrow street in Concarneau in Brittany. Looked through it , attractive for a photographer? Oh yes… So blue. 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

UNE CHAUMIERE DE KERASCOET...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme BRITTANY... The hamlet of Kerascoët includes a series of thatched houses called Cottages of Kerascoët. The village is a typical Breton village dating from the sixteenth century, it was renovated in 1993. Part of Névez, a town in the department of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The main originality of the heritage of the village lies in the granite that was extracted from nearby quarries and of course the thatched roofs! It was used to build the houses, blocks of nearly two meters high were cut on site and erected as a wall. These standing stones are a feature of the rural and authentic Brittany. No cars allowed, a real tourist 'trap' but still interesting! 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

CHAUMIERES...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Another from BRITTANY... The hamlet of Kerascoët includes a series of thatched houses called Cottages of Kerascoët. The village is a typical Breton village dating from the sixteenth century, it was renovated in 1993. Part of Névez, a town in the department of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The main originality of the heritage of the village lies in the granite that was extracted from nearby quarries and of course the thatched roofs! It was used to build the houses, blocks of nearly two meters high were cut on site and erected as a wall. These standing stones are a feature of the rural and authentic Brittany. No cars allowed, a real tourist 'trap' but still interesting! 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

Windows of a chaumière...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme And another set of windows of a ' chaumière' in BRITTANY, ... The hamlet of Kerascoët includes a series of thatched houses called Cottages of Kerascoët. The village is a typical Breton village dating from the sixteenth century, it was renovated in 1993. Part of Névez, a town in the department of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The main originality of the heritage of the village lies in the granite that was extracted from nearby quarries and of course the thatched roofs! It was used to build the houses, blocks of nearly two meters high were cut on site and erected as a wall. These standing stones are a feature of the rural and authentic Brittany. No cars allowed, a real tourist 'trap' but still interesting! 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

HIS &HERS car?

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme ON THE ROAD AGAIN, some more fun for today HIS &HERS car? Saw this beautiful classic car in front, the silhouettes and their respective hats, no, I was not driving! Thanx for your visit and comment, 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

ARTISTS’ SHOES…

#abfav_2_together_theme I always say: you are never ‘creative’ just in one area, often in many, and us artists often feel we have to ‘express’ ourselves in other ways! LOL Here, a Belgian musician, singer, song-writer, Willemsson and artist Jook in Oostende. Both are on Facebook! A portrait of a couple, united in many ways, divided in their creativity, he is all about music, she is a Neo-expressionism surrealism doodle-artist. This was a fun shoot, creatives together… 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

ARTISTIC COUPLE…

#abfav_2_together_theme Belgian musician, singer, song-writer, Willemsson and artist Jook in Oostende. A portrait of a couple, united in many ways, divided in their creativity, he is all about music, she is a Neo-expressionism surrealism doodle-artist. This was a fun shoot, creatives together… 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

HOPPA… HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

#abfav_2_together_theme A father and his son, dancing, full of joy. You just try and sit with the music of Zorba, the Sirtaki. A special bond. Love the rapid movement of the legs. Wishing you a fun day and thanks for your visit, 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

DUBLIN ART...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Street photography is not only, doggies and sweetness eh? That is where we are often faced with the HARD REALITY... Beer and Can culture ? Nowadays, sadly, wherever you'll come across the junk and litter people have discarded negligently, EVERYWHERE! Are we the only animals who soil their nest? Well, I was raised differently and it angers me, yet realising their is little that I could do about it and that the emotion was detrimental to my wellbeing, I started to use it in a 'creative' way, a different approach... Keep it clean and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUN-BLEACHED in CRETE...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme a regular scene on this beautiful Greek island... they love their blue! 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

LA PUERTA…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Walking through Morro Jable, in Fuerteventura, I discovered this lovely scene in a back street, again the great Artistry and detail in simple things, very Southern... Wishing you a rich day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH PAINTING…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme As we drive off to further explore, I spot a high-rise building being painted ‘a la Español…’. I’m grinning ear to ear. That’s the stuff I’m after! Have a good day, 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

GOOD SIGNS for SPRING…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME GOOD SIGNS for SPRING… New life… mother and child… A photographer’s patience is one of the most important and challenging virtues, follow the light, wait... be ready, shoot!!! That's what I did, the first lam I saw this year, a tender and good sign always, new life. Have a lovely day and thanx for commenting, 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

THE SKEW BARN...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Shadows on the land. Through the Yorkshire Dales on our way to Grassington, for the Dickensian Christmas market. The sky was ominous and the light dramatic on the shortest day. The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAND IN WAITING…

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme EARTH DAY TODAY. Farmers keep a close eye on the weather signs to know when to sow, plant and work the land. In the meantime they prepared it, the neat lines are forming pleasant patterns for the discerning photographer, lol A nice graphic image. Have a lovely day and thanx for commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MISTY MORNING..

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME THE START OF ANOTHER DAY IN MY BELOVED FLANDERS! I love this time of year, not too cold and not too hot, the green fresh and young, not tired... The skeletal shapes of the trees, just getting their Spring dress, the dew like a bride’s vail on the grass... but 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

A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME…

The sky had been a milky soft-box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, 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 WIND in the BLOSSOMS...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme it often gets very windy in Spring… poor blossoms… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:cIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AFTER THE STORM…

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme we had a week of cold and sometimes stormy days… Poor blossoms, hanging on for dear life… put for some their time was over and at their feet…. a pink carpet was being woven. I love the pastel tints in this one. 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

MAY GREEN... A WALK IN THE PARK

THE BEST!!! Well I think May is the sweetest month, everything so fresh, and the foliage not yet dense, so it lets through the gorgeous light! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, 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

RED RIDER in Damme…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME along the beautiful, tree-lined canals around Damme, miles of paths to cycle, walk, just you and nature… A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on. A photographer's paradise! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PERFECT REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME The canals of Flanders around Damme 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. I walked across one of the bridges, a major junction, in Oostkerke, of those magnificent, unique canals. Behind me were syphons and sluices. A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD ROSE…

UNDER ATTACK… Spotted this beauty but when I looked closer I saw all the movement of the furry caterpillars. They were slowly eating this bush of gorgeous pink wild Roses. Notice they are single roses. THANk you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TREE-LHOUETTES

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme On the way back from Hawes in Wensleydale, on a blustery day, the sun is setting, I spot these lonely young trees on the top of a hill, backlit beautifully and in a golden glory-light of the first and last sun of the day... THANX, M, (*_*) 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

I STAND, ALONE?

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY... A very personal image. This is what makes me tick, an alternative and beyond the obvious view of things, I'm not claiming it is unique, just that it is what I favour the most, my vision. Cornwall, Padstow, Easter Sunday… so many people in the narrow streets, eating and drinking, soaking up the local atmosphere, the warmth of the sun. Me, I’m not too fond of crowds (I guess not many photographers are?), had been walking the different quays, taking a few photos as souvenirs, I knew that Padstow, also being a fishing harbour had to have another side to it. As I eventually came to it, of course it was prohibited to the public… I defied the law, broke it and walked on, that’s where the good stuff was, a few fishermen looked at me a bit suspiciously, but nothing a smile couldn’t fix, hihi. I know most of you will not 'see' what I see in it, it is 'more' to me, but that's ok, photography is a personal matter, I have to love it in the first place, in my 'free' photography I take images for myself, images that will mean something to me! And if others like it... well, that is a bonus! I found myself standing on the edge of the quay, above a dredger, looking down at the sand in the hull, I looked up, the shadow of a huge crane behind me, light... shadow, colour, composition...photography... Have a wonderful day and thanx, 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

SHADOW on THE WALL…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Shadow On The Wall Shadow On The Wall Shadow On The Wall Shadow On The Wall Like A Shadow On The Wall… Mike Oldfield The ‘new’ wall of the pier in Scarborough, North-Yorkshire. I am in pieces. My sensitive soul damaged. Have a great day and thanx 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

UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme A Man and a Woman (French: Un homme et une femme) is a 1966 French film written and directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Probably best known for the music, now. Music by Francis Lai. A classic on the Continent. I bet you're already humming the tune, bhaada bhadabhadabhada, dabhadabhada, hihi I'm sure all those who follow my work, know by now how much I love shadows, silhouettes and the beyond the obvious. This image has both for me, taken at a wedding, during the reception, circulating amongst the guests, I suddenly saw that the newly weds had escaped to the terrace for a private moment, I saw their shadow on the blinds... They love that photo. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, 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 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

NO SHADOW WITHOUT LIGHT…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Have you noticed that for each atrocity the good comes out in so many. I want to remain positive! These are the Royal Galleries in Ostend Belgium. So many memories there. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so 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

STAIR-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Shadow on the wall. Always something to be photographed in the old fishing village in Cornwall. When there is light… there is shadow, there is photography… at any time of the day, LOL. Steep stairs, an old railing and this is the result! 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

EL TANGO de LA SOMBRA…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme SHADOW TANGO We were staying over at a friend's house, I went outside for a breath of fresh air, before bed, I love the night-air, the silence, the reflecting lights... I turned around and saw this on the wall... a couple dancing, tango, the flicking the legs… Well my camera is never far away, my tripod was in the boot of the car, I do always find something to 'steady', plus, again, focus, take a DEEEEEP breath, hold it, click, breathe out... DONE Good night, LOL, 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

CYCLHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Scheveningen (there's a challenge for you), in Holland, is not just a posh and popular beach-resort in Holland, it is also a harbour, for both fishing and industrial, which I always found much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. To my delight this is what I saw, still can't believe it. Just ONE shot, no PS, this is how it came out of the camera on neg. Thanx, 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

BI-CYCLOUHETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Holland, a harbour, for leisure and both fishing and industrial, which I always find much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. I waited and was rewarded and delighted with the the first one, CYCLOUHETTE. Then to my delight (yes, I squealed LOL), this! Just two shots in all of this scene,it WAS Neg FILM, because these guys were really shifting it. The front motorcycle had overtaken my first who was riding on a normal bike, so I took another look through my lens and was thrilled with what I saw, it was quite different, so pushed the shutter, this is the result. No filters or manipulation. Thanks, 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

BEACH-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Typical for a summer's eve on the beach, one man, his dog and a seagull. The sun was fast dropping, the man seemed in a hurry. I was on my way home after a hectic day shooting a 10 hr wedding. I desperately needed to unwind, what better way, he? Take some more shots!!! LOL, thanx, 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

SEA-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Again taken from the terrace on the 10th floor, the penthouse overlooking the sea, where we lived. I grew up on the Coast, always loved the sea... in any season, under any circumstances, cruel as she could sometimes be... It was a golden sunset, that reflected beautifully on the wet beach and the calm ebbing sea. A shrimper had been trawling the heavy net on foot for some time, his mate helping him to empty the catch after each trawl. It is a dying pass-time! They were done for the day, rolled a cigarette and had a lively chat with lots of gesticulation and pointing. Ah well, it was a good catch, for all of us. Have a good 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

SHIP-LHOUETTE ...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Another 'older' image, on film, no filters nor manipulation... We lived on the 10th floor, a penthouse, on the one side the sea, the other the city. Many an evening, as we came home from a days' work, we'd be just in time for the evening light and although 'scratchy-eyed' from looking through the lens most of the day, we could not resist picking up our cameras again to capture the beauty, so different each time. FREEDOM... Here the yacht was slowly steering into the harbour, the North-Sea where as you can see, the light changes in seconds, most photographers call it THE GOLDEN HOUR??? I call it the GOLDEN MINUTES (if you are lucky, lol!), the sun disappeared behind a low band of cloud, leaving just some gold dust behind.... All you could hear was the gentle lapping of the wavelets, a lonely gull screeching in the dusk and smell the iodium, tar and salt sea-air. I do miss the sea... Have a lovely day and thanks for your time and comments, 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

COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Excerpt from ‘A special night.’, a story that I wrote about a night that Paul and I did a reportage on SHRIMPING. …The next batch was poured into the kettle, while the steaming cooked shrimps stood, cooling down, in the officially approved rectangular plastic trays, ready for the fish-market. By then the nets were dragging the sea-bottom again. Danny and Sylvain stepped into the wheelhouse to drink hot coffee from their flasks. They poured something out of a bottle into the cups. Danny winked at me and said: “It’s cold out there!” I agreed. He nodded encouragingly and offered the small bottle. I declined with a smile. He shrugged and put it away. … The green neon light above the work area mixed with the white spotlight, the golden glow of the flames and the steam made for a ghostly atmosphere. This is probably my absolute favourite, I love the atmosphere, maybe because I still feel the emotion when I saw it in my lens! That neg needed a lot of TLC (tender loving care), I wanted to do it justice. To fully understand this image you need to read the stories; HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Part 2: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Part 3. magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimp... Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, 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 images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BATTLE AT SEA???

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme At a gathering of tall ships from all over the world. This is how it came out on film, no manipulation. Taken at (fairly ROUGH) sea, looked like these were manoeuvring and preparing for battle. Although I am a very careful person, accidents do happen, I lost my 400mm Nikon lens on that trip... it fell overboard, in one 'glup' I saw it disappear... shrimps and crabs must be having a ball with it, I hope... I'm over it now, life continues. That trip was a fantastic experience, that has no price. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (+;~) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED SKY AT NIGHT...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme CONSTANTINE BAY, Cornwall. This is the first part of the weather-lore rhyme: Red sky at night; shepherd's delight, Red sky in the morning; shepherd's warning... The 'red sky at night' rhyme is more than an old wives' tale though and has some meteorological foundation - in England at least. Sometimes the phrase involves sailors rather than shepherds - both have a more than usual interest in the weather! The end of a beautiful day, saturated with fresh air, warm sun, visual joy and lots of good photography. We had to drive fast from Padstow to get the sun in the right place, we were 'the original sunset-chasers', tee hee. We made it in time, of course I have the 'by the second' disappearance of the sun into the sea, however it was the other beauty surrounding it that interested me most! Like this afterglow, that panoply of stunning colours. I hadn't bothered to bring my tripod, just found myself a spot to sit, rested my elbows on my knees and held my breath... THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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

PIER-LHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme GOOD TIMES Scarborough, on the end of the pier, a group of young guys had gathered for a relaxing pastime, fishing. Lovely but strange weather, I was in the sunshine, the sea mist was creeping in. The sun WON!!! And it created a magic mood, the low hanging mist, the sometimes hazy sun, all the ingredients to create a special moody light. On the other side, on the top of the cliffs, above the fog, the houses and hotels overlooking the South-Bay, basking in light, made this image quite unusual. Have a 'GOOD TIMES' day and thanx for your visit, M, (*__*) FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE and On Black 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

OSTEND in the DISTANT MIST…

Ostend is a sea-side resort on the Belgian Coast. Also a fishing and yachting harbour with lovely blond beaches. Something for all. This was taken miles EAST away, from the beach of De Haan. What you get is a gorgeous compression because I used a zoom-lens. Thank you for ALL your faves 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

THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE... The cold is visible in the tonalities! Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mold to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE...

Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mould to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 BIG MIGRATION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Why can we not be like birds eh? LOL. Well, they do ADAPT to their environment, a big must for ‘migrants’? Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds. Many species of bird migrate. Migration carries high costs in predation and mortality, including from hunting by humans, and is driven primarily by availability of food. It occurs mainly in the northern hemisphere, where birds are funnelled on to specific routes by natural barriers such as the Mediterranean Sea or the Caribbean Sea. Have a bright day and thanx, 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

READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme ... taken on the beach of the South-Bay in Scarborough. We only arrived later in the afternoon, because we prefer the evening light and there are already less people. I had seen this image from the car, quickly found a parking space and walked back along the promenade, there was a hazy sunshine and a lovely soft breeze, which made it perfect. Three fresh deck-chairs, ready for Summer... LOL, have a great w-e and thanx for all your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER...

#abfav_2_together_theme I think most photographers are nervous around sand. That's why you'll mostly find me 'on the rocks'... tee hee But it had been a long time ago and seemed a great idea to go out for a day in the sand dunes along the Belgian Coast. Not the beach because my dog needed some shade, I scraped away the soft, hot top-layer of sand till I came to the cooler darker layer for him to lie on. He'd wink at me and then come and sit next to me for a while, watching other dogs, seagulls, children playing with balls and other interesting toys. He trembled with trepidation, so I calmed him down, he still gave me that look of 'this is my job', gotta keep things together here... him being a Border Collie, a sheepdog, a WORKING dog. Yes, we took good care of each other. Glad he was there... We've had to miss him since 2006... TWO, together/ Make the most of your Summer, have a lovely time and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EASTER BUNNIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Aah, at last, Spring and that first time your feet touch the still very cold water, what a thrill! I can feel this in his image. Chapel-Porth in Cornwall, Easter Monday. One of the many small Coves, a blazing sun, a healing wind, bouldering waves, the screech of gulls, the squeals of delight from children, the peace and joy in my soul... Have a perfect day and thanx, 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

Le Petit Pêcheur et son chien…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Staithes, North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... we had combed the beaches, the quay-sides, boats, we'd met new people and chatted, yes taken loads of images. The tide was coming in fast, the sun was getting lower... we rested out in the shade on a bench, before going for a meal, taking it all in, when this little chap in a bright yellow T-shirt, green net over his shoulder, accompanied by his faithful friend appeared in front of us... Another treasured moment! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOING HOME…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME on Facebook https://youtu.be/FfFKM3_Ay8g Bryn Terfel sings Going Home by A Dvořák. We have a very pleasant crossing, and are once more safe in the arms of the port of Dover. Now all that is left is the long drive home. through the night. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME REFLECTIONS of the Quai St Etienne in le Vieux Bassin, Honfleur The light was fabulous, it is renowned for it, painters, photographers LOVE it, it started off the Impressionist movement. You see the reflection of the stone houses typical for that side of the dock, the spire is of the Eglise St Etienne, the oldest church, now a maritime museum. THANX, 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

ALHAMBRA, GRANADA, SPAIN…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Portico and pool of the early 14th-century Partal... The Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, and the Generalife were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It ia a palace and fortress complex in Muslim Architecture. The places open for public visits are divided into four areas: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Partal and Generalife. Alhambra, Granada, Spain. HERE is: The portico, with its five arches, overlooks a large pool in the centre of the garden. Behind the portico is the main room, located inside the tower known as Las Damas. WELL WORTH A VISIT!!! Order your tickets before hand or you might not get in! It is extremely popular. The access to the beautiful and exotic Nasrid Palaces is different from the rest of the monument, because it is strictly limited to the half- hour indicated on the ticket due the restrictions on maximum capacity in this area (300 people). This is inside, Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) and is also called the Patio de la Alberca (from Arabic "Birka" meaning pool). Photographing is difficult because of the crowds... But, if, like me, one of your virtues is 'patience' (NOT!)... people move on with their guides and staying behind a little could pay off, like it did for me. Don't be fooled by the emptiness! LOL. A week-in-life-of-photographer-in-spain With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 FUNNEL of OUR FERRY…

DAY 1 The P&O logo is colourful and attractive. At the dock where our ferry , the Pride of York, awaits. The sun shines through, an amount of wind, a promising start, lol Soon to board now.T hanx for viewing, 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

NO PARKING?

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme this image speaks for itself, fishing in Bridlington.... I think Fishermen are the most relaxed people, I really chuckled and suppressed the laughter when I saw this... a MUST shot! He could NOT see above the wall... he had just parked himself there, LOL, Wishing you a relaxed day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHIEN à la MODE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME encountered this trendy dog in Honfleur. LOLOLOL, have a great w-e, do NOT forget to protect your precious eyes! 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

OF HUNKS AND LITTLE DOGS...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme I see it so often... no matter which village, town, country I visit! Big men... left outside the shops, to wait for the ladies. I do wonder, are they the women's dogs (choice?), if so, ladies... how naughty!!! Or is it the men's choice to make them look even hunkier??????? TEE HEE, lol THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, 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

ANTWAARPSE FLAIR...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme ANTWERP FLAIR... the people from Antwerp in Belgium are known (sometimes mocked and loathed) for their flair and panache which is often misconstrued as arrogance and bravado. I like their sense of humour. We lived there and enjoyed it, it is a vibrant and very international city with a lot of history, beautiful buildings and interesting people, both in the past and today... This lady is a perfect example of the Antwerp extravaganza you can see when you visit. Thanks, 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

WHAT A COLOURFUL WORLD…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME Colour was definitely 'IN' that Summer! This young lady seemed to have gone to great lengths in making a lovely combination, all very colourful, down to her earrings and sandals! To top it, carrying the two yellow bags? A MUST photo, LOL I'm ALWAYS fascinated by COLOUR! Have a lovely day and thanks 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

TRENDY HAIR COLOUR...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME Colour is definitely 'IN'! This young lady walked proudly, feeling confident about her appearance? ANOTHER MUST photo, LOL I'm ALWAYS fascinated by COLOUR! Have a lovely day and thanks 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

ORIENTAL SELFIE in PINK…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME Nowadays it means serious business for many people, they come well equipped, LOL! This was on the beautiful historical market of Brugge, in Flanders. I did not really see her admiring the buildings, too busy taking selfies, well, she definitely was dressed for the occasion! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN 1...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME THE PEOPLE OF CAPE TOWN 1... It was our first 'proper' day and we decided to go and explore the center of the city. It was a mild day, the sun was out, yes, 'another beautiful day in paradise' we joked. Wandering and admiring everything, I noticed how colourful it was, and also the people, oh dear... how pale we looked! On Greenmarket Square, you had all the stalls, with all the arty stuff, we both noticed how creative the local artists are, often with minimum resources. You do have those that beg and then you have those that will do ANYTHING to make a living. More about that later! I find 'strolling' very tiring, so we found ourselves a place for some refreshments and a 'break',lol, the cameras never far away and started 'people-watching'. I caught this, does it get any more 'traditional'? A mother and child, African style, no wonder they often have a tight bond later in life. Have a lovely day and as always, THANKS, 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

Marché des Artistes…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME No market is complete in Summer if the Artists are not there he? Have a lovely day and as always, THANKS, 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

WHAT'S TO DO IN SUMMER?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_STREET_ACTIVITY_THEME The travelling musicians Bruges, Belgium, on one of the many bridges over the canals (well, it IS the Venice of the north!), these two young ladies were playing their tunes, they are Norwegian, busking their way through the different countries. A nyckelharpa is a traditional Scandinavian musical instrument. It is a string instrument or chordophone. https://youtu.be/7sfBcWvVUbs?list=RD7sfBcWvVUbs 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, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved two, musicians, female, portrait, Brugge, instruments, street, colour, horizontal,Flanders, Nikon F4, magda indigo

ON THE BEACH…

#abfav_2_together_theme 'Robert-Emmerson'... Went back, at last... to Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove. Remembering Robert with great fondness, a smile and an ache around my heart. Happy to see that his name lives on. As do the traditions. Yet, that lovely place will never be the same again for us... ...His eyes shone when he told me of all the boats belonging to him and his family, they had lovely names, like ‘Madeleine Isabella’ and their signature is a white rose, proudly on the bow , the Yorkshire symbol!... The coble is a type of open fishing boat which developed on the North East coast of England. The distinctive shape of the boat — flat-bottomed and high-bowed — arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allow launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provide little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST THE TWO OF US…

#abfav_2_together_theme I could also have called this 'Dutch Landscape' since bicycles are so much part of the Netherlands. Found these on top of a dune in Katwijk aan zee, parked, male and female, overlooking the sea, in the wind, waiting for their owners to be driven back home... Have a fun day, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNIQUE View…

#abfav_2_together_theme Only from a driving car! I remember this being built! The Van Brienenoord Bridge is an arch bridge for car traffic over the river Nieuwe Maas, which is a major distributary of the river Rhine. The bridge is located at the east side of Rotterdam. The bridge consists of two almost identical arches laying parallel next to each other, followed by three bascule bridges. Every day over 250,000 vehicles cross the Van Brienenoord Bridge, which is part of the A16 highway, the most busy road in the Netherlands. Bicycles can use the bridges to cross the Nieuwe Maas river. The Van Brienenoord Bridge is 1320 metres long and ships of 24 metres and lower can pass through underneath it. The eastern (287,5 m long) arch was built in 1965, the western (305 m long and slightly broader) one followed in 1990. An average of 140.000 ships pass the bridge every year. Approximately 500 of these ships require the bridge to be opened, a process which takes 18 minutes. Suspending road traffic and opening the bridge takes 4 minutes, letting the ship pass takes 10 minutes, and closing the bridge requires an additional 4 minutes. During this time, road traffic is blocked by boom barriers. As of November 2005, the bridge is no longer controlled locally but from the nearby city of Rhoon, where the region's Road Traffic Control is located. A request to open the bridge for shipping needs to be made at the harbour authorities at least three hours in advance. Thanx for your visits and comments, 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

ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE…

#abfav_2_together_theme Today for something completely different! PLEASE View On Black I also sometimes ‘play’ in Photoshop, lol When we're out together, Paul does most of the driving. Me, I look around and love the challenge of shooting images from the car... hit and miss, but I have a whole series of 'hits' now and even more 'misses'... hihi, and I had a lot of fun... so taken from the car at 70m/hr... here we were driving alongside those bikers, I was spotted and rewarded with a reciprocated smile, what a wonderful place our world can be! YES...All it sometimes takes is a smile! Wishing you a fun day and thanks for your visit, 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

THINGS are BRIGHTENING…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME As the days grow longer… I always see this as another sign of Spring, the bikers bring out their shiny machines, their leathers and are on the road again. One of the favourite destinations is the coast in Yorkshire, the roads are long and winding through the attractive countryside with its hills and bends, perfect for a ride! Have a bright day and thanx, 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

FRESH PAINT?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SCARBOROUGH BEACH HUTS… In seaside resorts and many other tourist places a fresh lick of paint is a must… They are so cheerful and attractive, here in more detail. I love those rainbow-coloured beach-huts. The patterns, the textures, everything... Even in lesser weather they make me smile! Have a great day and thanx 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

SO LOVINGLY RESTORED and MAINTAINED...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme When two photographers are at the same scene... two different views! Pickering, North-Yorkshire... Most of the passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. With the magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time. From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby. You know by now that I am a 'purist? Prefer proper pure photography! For years people researched and battled to create the SHARPEST GLASS!!! And now, I see ALL TOO MANY 'BLUR' filters???????? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, 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

LES OMBRELLES des AMOUREUX...

#abfav_2_together_theme Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... Two young lovers lying amongst the crowds. Hidden a little behind these colourful 'parasols'. Such an attractive accent. It was not easy to find the right angle, to 'isolate' them, to leave the couple their privacy, but after some patience (a BIG virtue in a photographer!LOL), I got what I wanted. Have a colourful day and thank you, 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

WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE...

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme Springtime... looked ever so inviting! Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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