Magda Indigo photography

+ 2016

SUNNY, SUN, SUN, Chrysanthemums...
OCTOBERFEST…
ONE GLORY MOMENT… AUTUMN LEAVES
AUJOURD’HUI c’est l’Automne!
CARNAVAL d'AUTOMNE...
SMOKELESS FIRE… DAHLIA
A SURVIVOR… DAHLIA
VERONICA BLUE...
THE HARVEST IS IN...
OF GRASS and REED…
12.000.000 VIEWS
A HAGOROMO CHRYSANTHEMUM
A MESSAGE… THE EXHIBIT CHRYSANTHEMUM
TWO of A KIND… CHRYSANTHEMUMS
A GORGEOUS TRIO… CHRYSANTHEMUM
PURE COTTON...
Money Penny...
ALL ABOUT HEATHER…
STARS in the NIGHT… Amaryllis
UNFURLING HYPPEASTRUM…
FLAMENCO… Amaryllis
TANTALUS... AMARYLLIS.
BEE ATRACTIVE… AMARYLLIS
MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLA
RAN OUT OF PAINT??? Gladioli
AND I GIVE TO YOU... gladioli
BRAVADO in RED… GLADIOLI
DIVINE DIVISION… GLADIOLI
TODAY’s BEAUTY… GLADIOLI
BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE… GLADIOLI
MUST BE A NOVELTY… GLADIOLI
GLADIATOR’S SWORDS… GLADIOLI
MADEMOISELLE ROSE...
OCTOBER ROSE… FIRE and ICE
I GIVE YOU BEAUTY, EVERY DAY! ROSE..
REMINISCING… ROSE
BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... DANDELION
THE LYS THE FRANCE IS WOUNDED, AGAIN...
A SHY BEGINNING... LYSIANTHUS
LYSIANTHUS... and buds
ANTIQUE… A PAINTING, Lisianthus.
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
PYROTECHNICS… THALICTRUM
LINARIA PURPUREA…
FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY...
ICONIC MAY-FLOWER... Muguet
THE ULTIMATE MIX???
LIKE A BUTTERFLY… Carnation
PRETTY IN PINK… Carnation
A NOSEGAY of ANEMONES...
MAGIC TRIO… Parrot TULIPS
QUATTRO… PHYSALIS
THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS
FOUR of A KIND… PHYSALIS
ALL ASPECTS of PHYSALIS…
TO BE AND NOT TO BE... Physalis
FILIGREE… A JEWEL, Physalis
BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY ...
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY,like a Siamese fighting fish…
50 SHADES of BLUE, POPPY...
'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
THE FALLEN… poppy
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...
BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr. TOOTS THIELEMANS
RED-HEAD… POPPY
POPPY LOVE…
TROIS DEMOISELLES… POPPY
FLOWERS Sonny Hamauchi LIKES… Poppies
POPPING POPPY BUDS…
FLOWERS MY GRANDMAS LOVED: DICENTRA…
LES CAPRICIEUSES… FUCHSIA
A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING... FUCHSIA BUD
FUCHSIA CAN-CAN…
LA PETITE DANSEUSE… FUCHSIA
FOOTLOOSE and FANCY-FREE... FUCHSIA
Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…
STARLETS... FUCHSIA
ID PARADE, A LINEUP… FUCHSIA
BURSTIN' OUT ALL OVER... RANUNCULUS.
LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...
SPRING SONATA...
ZIPPY HYACINTHS...
SWEET HARMONY... a tonal fest. Chrysanthemum.
VARIATIONS on a THEME… CHRYSANTHEMUMS
SPECTACULAR…Chrysanthemum.
GREEN of SPRING, in AUTUMN... Chrysanthemum
DAZZLING GREEN RANUNCULUS
TIDDELY-OM-POM-POM... Green Trick ‘Temarisou’...
UNDER MY UMBRELLA, Ella, Ella...
ANTHURIUM, UMBRA & SUBUMBRA in GREEN...
FERN-TREE...
NATURE SCULPTED
THE GREEN CROSS...
HEALTH in the PICTURE, PAK CHOI…
TANGO DI MARE...
CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES...
THOSE MINIES… WILD STRAWBERRIES
WILD STRAWBERRIES,
ROMANCE EN ROUGE…
FAN-DANGO?
LOVE OVERFLOWING …
FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON...
SWEET CIRCLE... MACARONS
COLOUR BALANCE...
THE FOUR FEATHER DUSTERS...
I COULD BAKE YOU A SWEET RAINBOW in THESE???
Lost Love...
MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...
WEDDING TOP HATS...
HANGING AROUND... Umbrellas
SPANISH FISHING FLOATS
SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY
ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH...
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, SEA MIST...
My BELOVED DAMME…
MY AB AV for today... I CRIED FOR YOU
LIFE IS A CLIMB…
SECRET CODE…
LATE-SUMMER LIGHT on the LAND...
YORKSHIRE HUMOUR...
A YORKSHIRE DELIGHT...
FLEMISH VILLAGE in SUMMER...
NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...
WILD in the DALES…
ON YORKSHIRE MOORS…
YESTERDAY, on NEW MOOR ROAD…
A CREATIVE FARMER???
A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS…
LEISURE…
DOES MY BUM… LOOK BIG IN THIS???
A COUNTRY LANE, Yorkshire…
ANOTHER from THE GARDEN, DAYLILY…
CORYDALIS, China Blue.
ALA O'KEEFE... ALOE
HIBISCUS...
GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME...
GOLDEN EARS...
BEACH ART...
EPHEMERAL...
MY FRIEND, ROBERT EMERSON.
COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...
CHAPEL PORTH, Crashing waves
ETRETAT by NIGHT...
PRIME VIEW...
WE ARE SAILING...
LAST EVENING-FLIGHT…
SPECTACLE of LIGHT…
TIMELESS BEAUTY...
THE MERCATOR...
CYCLHOUETTE…
BICYCLHOUETTE...
ART by CHANCE... MY WORLD.
MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...
LATE SUMMER WINDOW in Bruges
THE ENCHANTED WOOD...
THE HORSE-BREEDER...
GETTING TO KNOW YOU...
PICA and THE GOLDFISH…
PICASSO...
PICASSO et MOI…
A LIFE... MY LIFE.
THE FLOWER-WHISPERER...
PURPLE WEEK… FLOWER-WHISPERER?
STILL CRAZY... and euhh, NEW CAMERA!
LIKE A PORCELAIN DOLL...
LIVE AND LET LIVE...
THE KISS...
ALL ABOUT EMOTION… WILLEM
ALL ABOUT THE BASE…
THE MUSICIAN...
THE ESSENCE of WHITE ROSES...
CENTER STAGE, ROSES...
NEVER ENOUGH ROSES…
ROSES IN JANUARY...
WHITE ROSE, A SYMBOL of PEACE
WHITE ELEGANCE… Roses
FLORIOGRAPHY… WHITE ROSES
A SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...
WHITE ROSE DAY…
WANNA LOOK LIKE YOU, ROSE
BUD-BLOOM-LEAF... ROSES
HAPPY NEW YEAR...
A PRESENT... ROSE
CRY ME A RIVER… JUST JOEY ROSE
THE SADNESS of JUST JOEY, A ROSE.
L’IMPARFAITE… ROSE
BEAUTY IS AN ECSTASY... ROSE
TEARDROPS on ROSE… JUST JOEY
THE TEARS OF THE ROSE…
TUTTI BEAUTY… Roses
DID I PROMISE YOU A ROSE-GARDEN?
TAKE MY HAND... ROSES
LE TEMPS DES ROSES...
BEAUTY CONTEST… Roses and Tulips
VAMPIRE ROSE...
A SWEET SOFT SUMMER IMAGE… Rose, Honeysuckle
LE NOZZE DI ROSE…
MY MANDALA of ROSES…
BOUDOIR ROSES…
WOUNDED LOVE… ROSE
A RED, RED ROSE, for my love…
BRAVURA… Roses
THE POISONOUS CHALICE...Calla
CURTAIN CALL… Alstroemeria
GIVE ME THE LIGHT, I’LL SHINE FOR YOU. Alstroemeri
OOH MY LILY…
PINK TRUMPET-LILY...
I WANT TO BREAK FREE, white lily and bud...
SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES
ME AND MY SHADOW… ORIENTAL LILIES
POLLEN-DUSTED LILY…
FLOWER SCULPTURE… Lilium longiflorum.
THE GIFT... white Callas,
THE CHANGING of THE COLOURS… HYDRANGEA
PINK DELICACY… HYDRANGEA
FLOWERS MY GRANDMA LOVED: HYDRANGEA…
MEMORIES of SPRING…
THE WHISPER… CYCLAMEN
Quand on n'a que l'amour, CYCLAMEN…
FLOWERS MY MOTHER LOVED: CYCLAMEN…
AROMATICS IN WHITE...
FLEURS DE MA JEUNESSE: THE FRIVOLOUS DAISY CHAIN..
ICONIC MAY-FLOWER... SYRINGA
FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED… LILACS
CORSAGE… Chrysanthemums
THREE D-elights... Chrysanthemums
INNER LIGHT… ASTER
QUADRILLE… GERBERA
ZINGING ZINNIA…
PINK PENDULUM... ZINNIA
BLOOM, BABY BLOOM… Scabiosa
TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA
A ménage à trois… SCABIOSA
GRADUATING… SCABIOSA
FIORITURA… Scabiosa
MONDAY BLUES? Scabiosa…
BE and WAS… Scabiosa
THE OLD and THE NEW… SCABIOSA
TABLEAU VIVANT: A SECOND LIFE…
IMAGINE… SCABIOSA
OH SO BEAUTIFUL… Scabiosa
VENI...VIDI.. VICI... NIGELLA
SIMPLY NIGELLA...
TEARS OF ORANGE… Violet.
PURE EYE CANDY… Orange Violets
TRIBUTE to PRINCE...
YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES… Violets
HAPPY... violets
Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes...
LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS
FRESH FREESIAS... MIXED
TABLEAU VIVANT… FREESIA
OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS: AQUILEGIA…
FLOWERS Hennie Clarijs LIKES… COWSLIP
FOLIES BERGERE… Lavande Papillon
ROYALTY… Alstroemeria
PURPLE-ISSIMO… ANEMONES
ANEMONE CON BRIO...
REACHING FOR THE SKY, THE PURPLE ORCHIDS...
THE ROYAL ONE, ORCHID…
FLOWERS MY GRANDMAS LOVED: STOCKS…
STAGE PRESENCE… Celosia
BRAINY CELOSIA…
DELIRIUM… GINGER
THE EMBRACE… PROTEA
FLOWERS Paul Indigo's MAMA LOVED… QUEEN Protea
FRENETICA… ORCHIDS.
I COME OUT OF THE DARK, MINI ORCHID...
AN IRIS CALLED CHANTILLY…
THE SEXUALITY of THE IRIS…
PETITE FLEUR... Geranium
AM I BLUE? DELPHINIUM...
A LIGHTER SHADE OF PALE… DELPHINIUM.
THE UNFURLING of the pale blue DELPHINIUM...
THE von TRAPP HYACINTHS… def
APOTHEOSE… HYACINTHS
LAST of THE BLEUS… HYACINTH
WEDNESDAY… WINTER... THE BLUES...
"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" IRIS.
FLOWERING... IRIS, from BUD to BLOOM
FLITTER-FLUTTER IRISES…
FLOWER TONGUE... IRIS
ELEGANCE in YELLOW&WHITE… IRIS
MELLO YELLO… IRIS
DANCING in the SHADOW… IRIS
RAZZMATAZZ...THE YELLOW and BLUE IRIS.
IRIS… IRISSIME
SILK CARESSES… IRIS
THE SENSUALITY of the Blue Iris…
FRENCH KISS... IRIS
STILL KISSING... Daffodils
EXPLOSION in YELLOW… Daffodils
THE GIFT of BEAUTY... DAFFODILS
A POT OF SPRING AND SUNSHINE FOR OUR HOME... daffs
A BIT of SUNSHINE... Daffodil
AND IT WAS ALL YELLOW...
SUNNY MIX...
WHITE DE-LIGHT… Narcissus
SNOW-WHITES... HYACINTHS
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...
SHOWCASE… RANUNCULUS
JUST RANUNCULUS…
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS... Ranunculus
RUFFLES... Ranunculus
MELLOW YELLOW... RANUNCULUS.
THE MATURATION, Ranunculus…
YELLOW CASCADE… Ranunculus
THREEFOLD… RANUNCULUS.
SWEET ROMANTIC LOVE… Ranunculus
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... Ranunculus
LEAN on ME… RANUNCULUS
CONGA, CONGA??? Ranunculus
SINGLED OUT… Ranunculus
INNER LIGHT… Ranunculus
PASSION FOREVER…. Ranunculus
TROIS BELLES…. Ranunculus
LITTLE RED LANTERN… Ranunculus
RED and MORE RED... Ranunculus
SWEET WILLIAM FLOWERWORKS…
FRIANDISES… Sweet peas
FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED: SWEET PEAS…
MOTHER'S LOVE... PEONY
EXPLODING HEARTS… PEONIES
THE WILD ONES... PEONY
ONLY THE LONELY... PEONY
THE PEONIES are BACK…
LE TEMPS DES PIVOINES...
SOUVENIRS… PEONY
A SINGLE SOUL????
CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER... PEONY
POETIC PEONY…
LIGHTER SHADE of PALE, PEONY...
FULL on… THE PEONY
THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY
DARK BEAUTY... Peony
PINK-ISSIME… TULIP
MI CORAZON… TULIP
Crème de la crème… Tulips.
CANDY-FLOSS... TULIPS
TULIP... REVEALED.
BRING ON THE RUMBA LADIES... TULIPS
THREE STAR HOT PINK TULIPS….
FRAULEIN PARDON… Tulips
HEN PARTY… tulips
LA DIVINA… TULIP
MMMWAH… TULIPS
ART NOUVEAU FLOWER MOTIV… TULIPS
A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS
MMMMWAH… Tulips
THE MAGIC of LOVE… TULIPS
L'Hymne à L'Amour…. TULIPS
WE’VE GOT RHYTHM… Tulips
ON POINT… Tulips
SWAY WITH ME… TULIPS
FEATHERED… Tulips
ON EDGE… Tulip
FEATHER-LIGHT… Tulip
LUMINOSITY… TULIPS
BAROQUE PEARLS… Tulips
MOMENTOUS…Tulips
TIPSY TULIPS…
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN…. PARROT TULIPS
SCARLATTI INFLUENCE… TULIPS
HELLO… TULIP
FRINGE FESTIVAL… Tulip
MAMMA MIA…. TULIP
PINK IN-FRINGE-MENT… Tulips
A MAGIC CIRCLE… TULIPS
SEVEN… Fringed Tulips
TO LOVE and PROTECT… TULIPS
GIVE ME A KISS and… TULIPS
A Kiss To Build A Dream On… Tulips
TWO FRAYED EGOS... Tulips
TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM…
FOREVER ENCHANTED… TULIPS
THE EMBRACE… Tulips
NE ME QUITTE PAS… TULIPS
A DUET…TULIPS
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY?
THE LOVE KNOT...Tulips
TOGETHER, STRONG!
VALENTINE??? Where aaare you? RED TULIP
EVEN MY FLOWERS WEEP……
IN FLIGHT… TULIP
THE THINKER... PARROT-TULIP
ADAGIO... TULIP...
ELEGIE…
FLEURS FANEES… TULIPS
ANY WHICH WAY… PARROT TULIPS
LOOK AT ME… PARROT TULIP
REUNION… Tulips
THE SOLITUDE of the LONE TULIP…
OH SO PARROT TULIP…
IN FREEFALL...
GREAT CATCH… TULIP
SERENDIPITY… TULIP PETALS
EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP
MINUET… for PARROT TULIPS…
MAGIC TRIO… TULIPS
WOO ME… Parrot Tulips
A GRAND OPENING... Parrot Tulips
THE SEXUALITY of THE PARROT TULIP…
LE BEAU MONSTRE… PARROT TULIP
THE EXTROVERT… Parrot Tulip
ALIENS… Parrot tulips
KISSED BY THE MUSE…
SOIE SAUVAGE… Tulip
FLUFFY COTTON...
ALL ABOUT COTTON...
THE FULL NEST... A HAPPY EASTER.
THE FEATHERED NEST...
OOPS, THE NEST IS EMPTY…
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE?
HUDDLED IN MOURNING… BELGIUM
SOLACE… Tulips.
SO FRAZZLED… TULIP
LA TENDRESSE… Tulips
LA VALSE A MILLE TEMPS… Tulips
GIVE US LOVE, MORE LOVE… TULIPS
CRY ME A RIVER… JUST JOEY ROSE
JUST THEN… JUST A ROSE…
JE SUIS TOUT LE MONDE!!!
WINDFLOWER… ANEMONE
SCULPTURAL TULIP...
FRIVOLOUS... TULIP
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
FLEUR DE CACTUS... SCHLUMBERGERA
VICTORIANA PEONY...
METAMORPHOSIS… PEONY
METAMORPHOSIS... LYSIANTHUS
STAGES of Lysianthus...
Fred? And, euh... GINGER....
ALL SHADES of GREY… ANTHURIUM
LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria
STAGES of… RANUNCULUS
Heralding the Coming of Spring… Tulip and Hyacints
Secret Garden 1...
Secret Garden 2...
Secret Garden 4... EXERCISE IN BLACK AND WHITE
DEFINITION...
THE DREAM DANCER...
HOLDING THE FUTURE...
WHAT NOW?
BEYOND THE OBVIOUS… Magda Indigo
THE MOTHER...
BUSY HANDS...
IWD...
BATTLE OF THE SEXES…
TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR..
LEAVING DOVER, MIDNIGHT...
CAMPINE...
Of roads, the story continues.
ENTER GERMANY...
SPRING in BREMEN...
RAIN, RAIN and RAIN...

CRANES of Hamburg...
Elbe tunnel... Hamburg
Enter Denmark
Danish architecture…
The New Little Belt Bridge (Nye Lillebæltsbro) ...
ARRIVED…
Breakfast in FUNEN...
DANISH HOSPITALITY...
FIELD and FARM, DENMARK...
ANOTHER BRIDGE...over The Great Belt
Great Belt Bridge... Denmark
BRIDGE and Sprogø island...
GREAT BELT BRIDGE... DENMARK
BRIDGE... Denmark
BRIDGE in the MIRROR, Denmark
Kobenhavn, A FIRST ENCOUNTER, THE SKYLINE
COLOURFUL COPENHAGEN…
NAUTICAL COPENHAGEN…
NAUTICAL NYHAVN,COPENHAGEN…
NYHAVN, my favourite things...
NYHAVN...CORDAGE.
ICONIC,THE LITTLE SEA-MERMAID
MODERN COPENHAGEN…
THE BRIDGE at NIGHT.
KERTEMINDE…
KERTEMINDE Architecture…
KERTEMINDE FJORD 1…
A WHIFF of SPRING…

Köhlbrandbrücke, Hamburg
From HAMBURG- to BREMEN…
FOREVER MORE RAIN…
THE GLADE…
BREMEN SUNSET...
ALSO SAW THE LIGHT…
BREMEN in the NIGHT
FLOWERS in BREMEN...
TULIPS GALORE!
DIE BREMER STADTMUSIKANTEN…
The Bremen ROLAND...
DIE HANDELSKAMMER BREMEN.
LOW LANDS AND BIG SKIES...
HOLLAND’S GLORY…
EVENING, ROTTERDAM…
UNIQUE VIEW…
THE VAN BRIENENOORD BRIDGE...
Cornmeal ‘DE HOOP” ...
HELLEVOETSLUIS,ARRIVAL…
TALK ABOUT BLUE HOUR…
TWO LOVE-BIRDS, GREBES…
A LAZY DAY…
WE ARE SAILING…
HELLEVOETSLUIS: RELAXING…
HOLLAND: of course: WINDMILL...
LAND of SAILORS…
SHELLFISH BANKS…
GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…
GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…
WHAT DO I SEE?
FIELDS of TULIPS...
COLOUR amongst the TREES.
SEA of PINK, tulips
EIGHT WONDER of the WORLD…
ANOTHER TUNNEL, TERNEUZEN.
HAPPY COLOURS in Breskens.
MY BELOVED FLANDERS…
A FLANDERS SUNSET…
A FLANDERS VILLAGE: HOUTAVE...
BRUGGE PATRIMONY...
ICONIC BRUGGE…
A CANAL VIEW… BRUGGE
ANOTHER CANAL VIEW…
THE TURRETS of BRUGGE…
St. Bonifacius Bridge
ALONG THE BEGUINAGE…
THE WEAVER…
THE WEAVE &SHUTTLE...
A FAMOUS CANAL VIEW…
BLIND DONKEY STREET…
KNOCK KNOCK… in BRUGES
A SPECIAL FACADE… The Chapel of the Holy Blood
THE ROMAN PART…
Romanesque architecture…
VIEW of THE BURG….
BRUGGE, Chapel of the Holy Blood
THE GOTHIC HALL…
MORE GOTHIC HALL…
Corbels…
Corbels…
GOTHIC HALL, THE MANTELPIECE…
GOTHIC HALL. More Detail…
HIDDEN BRUGGE…
BRUGGE THE BEAUTIFUL…
BRUGGE THE ROMANTIC…
BRUGGE THE INTERESTING…
BRUGGE THE BELFRY…
BRUGGE THE OFFICIAL…
BRUGGE THE HISTORIC…
BRUGGE THE CATHOLIC…
BRUGGE THE MYSTERIOUS...
BRUGGE THE SURPRISING…
BRUGGE THE ICONIC…
BRUGGE THE MAGIC…
BRUGES S’EVEILLE…
Brugge, IT’S A NEW DAY…
GRAND ENTRANCE to GRUUTHUSE
Brugge, St BONIFACIUS HOUSE
SWEET BRUGGE…
UN AMOUR de SWANN…
SASHUIS Brugge…
THE BEGUINAGE…
THE BEGUINAGE HOUSES…
SERENITY...
MINNEWATER Brugge…
BRUGGE, REFLECTIONS...
SPRING in BRUGES…
HISTOIRE de SWAN…
ETERNAL BRUGGE…
The "Beer Wall" RIDE…
A FLANDERS’ RHYTHM…
FLANDERS’ BEAUTY…
VANISHING POINT…
TOWN HALL DAMME…
A BRUGGE SKYLINE…
A FLANDERS’ EVENING…
PEACE at SEA…
A FIERY KISS TO THE NIGHT
OF SUNSET-CHASERS…
A MOMENT in TIME…
DRAMA in the SKY…
TAKE ME HOME…
WARM HUE on the DUNES…
AFTERGLOW…
A MONO SEA…
FLAT FLANDERS FARM…
WILLEM in NIRVANA…
LA PLAGE… Bray-Dunes
VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes
A SILENT MOMENT…
A DELICACY for SUNDAY…
VIEUX JEUX...
VIEUX JEUX 2...
ANGELUS...
MONEYPENNY…
GERANIUM, CRANESBILL…
OSTEND in the rain…
LA PLAGE DESERTE…
REFLECTION of OLD OSTEND…
FROM THE WEST… OSTEND PLAGE
NO MATTER WHAT WEATHER…
NO WIND TODAY???
BRACING the weather in STYLE…
ON THE FERRY HOME…
DOVER in the NIGHT…
PORT of HULL…
THE PRIDE of HULL...
THE PRIDE of HULL...
PAUL WAITING…
ALL ABOARD…
ON BOARD…
Day 1 AND WE’RE OFF…
THE HUMBER BRIDGE…
ALONGSIDE THE PRIDE of HULL…
THE HUMBER ESTUARY…
MIGRATION SOUTH…
IN THE SHIPPING LANE…
AN ABSTRACT STATE of MIND...
HOME SWEET HOME…
ONE LAST SHOT…
A SALUTE HELLO…
OF WINDOWS, PRIDE OF YORK…
A PERSON of INTEREST …
DID YOU KNOW?
Brugge THE STREET and BRIDGE...
ONE of SEVENTY BRIDGES…
DAY 4 BRUGGE, The canals and bridges...
ONE of HUNDREDS of MADONNAS…
THE GOTHIC HALL…
MY SON…
TROBAIRITZ…
THE FOUR SEASONS…
WHAT WE SEE…
CORBELS EVERYWHERE…
THE LAST KNIGHT…
THE LANTERN…
ANYONE for A COACH-TOUR?
LA DAME AU CANOTIER…
A WARM INVITE…
DEEP REFLECTION…
THE CHAPEL of The HOLY BLOOD…
A MONUMENTAL FIREPLACE…
THE INKWELLS and the story…
BRUGGE FACADES…
BLIND DONKEY STREET…
PEERDENBRUG over the GROENEREI…
ANOTHER of HUNDREDS of MADONNAS…
DIVIDED WE STAND…
Y 3 BRUGGE, The Belfry and gabled facades.
NO RAIN TODAY...
LE BAISER… ROSES

SUNNY, SUN, SUN, Chrysanthemums...

Special Chrysanthemums, three different colours, from yellow-> Summer to -> Autumn colours. A beautiful season. I had fun in the studio! Of course, more to come of those photogenic beauties. 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

OCTOBERFEST…

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

ONE GLORY MOMENT… AUTUMN LEAVES

FOR OCTOBER. In my garden, this is the only plant I do not know the name of! I bought it on the market, years ago, it had a lovely photo of how it would become, no name though... shows again how deceptive photos can be, LOL. It is in fact tiny! Anyway, it is very hardy, with insignificant small leaves, in late Spring... it grows insignificant little white flowers, mostly hidden under the leaves, in Summer it is ... just there? Then comes Autumn, and the leaves turn on all the colours of the rainbow, for a few short weeks, two if your lucky with the weather, it becomes an ABSOLUTE focal point of attraction in the garden... pure GLORY... then it's gone again... till next year! I thought I'd share this with you. 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

AUJOURD’HUI c’est l’Automne!

The days grow shorter and the shadows longer… I always feel a little melancholic when it is Autumn, it still has more the flavour of Summer, yet not the promise of Winter. Slowly the fragrance of decay fills the air, the colours are starting to change, they will erupt in one last beautiful burst! I sense in people that they want to ignore this season and pretend it IS still Summer. Nature is also hanging on awhile longer. However, in the shops, it is full on Autumn, the clothes and shoes, the flowers and food! , we are being well ‘guided’, LOL Here, one double Sunflower bloom, ‘Teddy Bear’ nd two Ornamental fruit pumpkins. Wishing you a day full of good light 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CARNAVAL d'AUTOMNE...

... small CHRYSANTHEMUMS I wish you all a HAPPY AUTUMN. The season of the golden colours. I like it because the sun is a caress now and not a bite, like in Summer... I bought a mixed bouquet of flowers, five stems of different small chrysanthemums. There was only the one, like the one nobody wanted and yet so colourful together, well it looked a bit sad, but I saw the beauty in it. I immortalised each separately. These are the biggest, but still of the small variety. So, more challenges and light exercises from the studio, I stood on a ladder to take these. Yes... risking life and limb to bring you the best images, heeeeeeeeee Have a great 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMOKELESS FIRE… DAHLIA

A Dahlia, looks like it is on fire, each petal like a ’licking’ flame. Brought back from Brugge, did not ’survive’ the trip very well. 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. 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.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

A SURVIVOR… DAHLIA

A SURVIVOR… DAHLIA The Dahlias that I brought back from the Continent also did not travel well. Too hot below deck on the ferry. Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. T here 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. 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

VERONICA BLUE...

Veronica longifolia , Long-leaved Speedwell This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Slender, upright spires of white, pink and blue tubular flowers appear in summer above cream-edged, mid-green leaves. This elegant speedwell shows a good resistance to mildew and will add vertical interest throughout a sunny border on well-drained soil. If cut back after the flowers have faded, it may produce a second flush in late summer or early autumn. Have a lovely day and as always, 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

THE HARVEST IS IN...

August is gone, the farmers in this part of Europe must be happy, it was dry and warm... The chaff separated from the wheat, the straw stored in the barn, the land lies, low golden, waiting for the next phase, somewhere in September. 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

OF GRASS and REED…

“Wild Is The Wind" by Nina Simone https://youtu.be/CiVDzTT4CbE Love me, love me, love me, say you do Let me fly away with you For my love is like the wind And wild is the wind Give me more than one caress Satisfy this hungriness Let the wind blow through your heart For wild is the wind You touch me I hear the sound of mandolins You kiss me With your kiss my life begins You're spring to me All things to me Don't you know you're life itself Like a leaf clings to a tree Oh my darling, cling to me For we're creatures of the wind And wild is the wind So wild is the wind You touch me I hear the sound of mandolins You kiss me With your kiss my life begins Dady, you're spring to me All things to me Don't you know you're life itself Like a leaf clings to a tree Oh my darling, cling to me For we're creatures of the wind And wild is the wind So wild is the wind Wild is the wind Wild is the wind Wild is the wind Grass flower (Pennisetum) and Common reed (Phragmites australis), brought back from Belgium 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

12.000.000 VIEWS

...on Flickr! And very close to 7 MILLION here on 500PX THANK YOU, unbelievable... hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed making! This image was made in photoshop, of 5 flower photos. 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 HAGOROMO CHRYSANTHEMUM

A HAGOROMO CHRYSANTHEMUM (please open) A Hagoromo Intermediate Incurve Chrysanthemum. Etymological Meaning of the Chrysanthemum Flower It’s surprisingly easy to remember the scientific name for this flower because it’s Chrysanthemum, the same as the common name for gardening varieties. However, the exhibition varieties used by florists and arrangers were divided into their own genus known as Dendranthema. The mums in your yard are likely part of the Chrysanthemum group, while the bouquet sent by the florist contains all or mostly Dendranthema flowers. Aside from small Latin differences, all Chrysanthemums share a common Greek source for their name. The words Chrysos, meaning gold, and Anthemon, meaning flower, were combined to reflect the beauty and value of this blossom. This name carries over the Chinese and Japanese translations, which literally mean gold flower or blossom as well. This one a little smaller, younger than the previous? A bit more 'frivoulous? From the same plant, it is fascinating to see the differences. like people in one family, LOL. Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MESSAGE… THE EXHIBIT CHRYSANTHEMUM

I have a few people closely around me going through tough times all in different ways, which I am trying to help and support. So this IS the perfect flower to upload today! A Hagoromo Intermediate Incurve Chrysanthemum. Etymological Meaning of the Chrysanthemum Flower It’s surprisingly easy to remember the scientific name for this flower because it’s Chrysanthemum, the same as the common name for gardening varieties. However, the exhibition varieties used by florists and arrangers were divided into their own genus known as Dendranthema. The mums in your yard are likely part of the Chrysanthemum group, while the bouquet sent by the florist contains all or mostly Dendranthema flowers. Aside from small Latin differences, all Chrysanthemums share a common Greek source for their name. The words Chrysos, meaning gold, and Anthemon, meaning flower, were combined to reflect the beauty and value of this blossom. This name carries over the Chinese and Japanese translations, which literally mean gold flower or blossom as well. The Chrysanthemum was first cultivated from wild blossoms by the Chinese,since importation in 1798. Some varieties sport daisy-style blooms with a single row of petals around a central core, while others are so ruffled and doubled they look like pom-poms instead and obscure the core, like this here. Meaningful Botanical Characteristics of the Chrysanthemum Flower The Chrysanthemum is far more versatile than many other decorative flowers. While they don’t provide a very strong smell when growing, there’s a delicate and sweet aroma released when certain types are used for food. Chinese cooks add the blooms to soups and stir fries that need a hint of floral to balance out more strongly flavoured or musky ingredients. The greens are also used for brightening up salads and fried dishes. You can try your hand at making your own sweetly scented Chrysanthemum tea if you have access to flowers that were never treated with pesticides. Speaking of pesticides, organic pyrethins are extracted from this plant to keep bugs away from people, pets, and plants. NASA studies even found potted Chrysanthemums improve air quality! The Chrysanthemum Flower’s Message Is… Support your friends with loyalty and love, especially when they’re facing an obstacle or recovering from a life-changing event. Remember to honour the cycle of life, both at its end and with new beginnings. As a bloom of great importance, the Chrysanthemum symbolises concepts like: Lasting friendship and non-romantic affection Support from your family and loved ones Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person Rest and recovery after a long trial or challenge Enduring life and rebirth, especially the birth of a child Loyalty and devotion, both romantic and platonic Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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 of A KIND… CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Of the same plant, yet different, like in families! Each year I buy a few of those expensive beauties to photograph in the studio, same this year, they last forever. It is a labour of love for me to find 'different' lighting and angles to bring out their unique beauty, the petals so tightly concentrated in the heart and cascading out in full glory. Today, the chrysanthemum is a quintessential Japanese flower. Western-style spray chrysanthemums or yogiku are becoming popular as cut flowers and garden plants in Japan, but respect is still attached to traditional, disbudded types, the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. *Name: comes from the Greek "krus anthemon” meaning gold (bronze) flower. Today they come in all colours. *History: The chrysanthemum has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form. *Origin: China and Japan. *Colours: all colours from white to deep purple, bronze, lime green and brick red ñ except blue (which are artificially dyed for special events) *Family: Relatives include Chamomile, Marguerite. *Varieties: they come in a range of shapes and sizes, including spiders, spoons, buttons and blooms. *Trivia and Facts: The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapons and flag. Japan also has a national festival devoted to the flower (9 Sept). *Mythology: Some countries (such as Malta) think it is unlucky to have the flower indoors. It is associated with funerals and All Saints Day. *Medicinal: Feng Shui adherents believe the chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home. Teas are made with the leaves to help relieve from flue. I wish you all a lovely 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

A GORGEOUS TRIO… CHRYSANTHEMUM

FOR YOUR W-E, beauty! Please OPEN! As a bloom of great importance, the Chrysanthemum symbolises concepts like: Lasting friendship and non-romantic affection Support from your family and loved ones Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person Rest and recovery after a long trial or challenge Enduring life and rebirth, especially the birth of a child Loyalty and devotion, both romantic and platonic Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURE COTTON...

PURE COTTON... We all know cotton, but what do we actually KNOW about cotton? What an influence it's had on our world in many different ways? www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJZ12iMzvQ&feature=related It is not something you see here often in the UK, but I had the opportunity and took advantage of it I could NOT imagine my life without it, together with silk and wool, my absolute favorite materials. I do not like synthetics and avoid them as much as possible, not a fanatic in anything, I do enjoy Fleece (made from recycled bottles?). Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. FOR EVERYTHING and more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton All the types of Cotton and usages for those interested: www.fabrics.net/cotton.asp I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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

Money Penny...

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

ALL ABOUT HEATHER…

I brought some home of course, for you to see in detail. It is found widely in Europe and Asia Minor on acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe, and in some bog vegetation and acidic pine and oak woodland. It is tolerant of grazing and regenerates following occasional burning, and is often managed in nature reserves and grouse moors by sheep or cattle grazing. Heather was put to many practical uses. Where long leggy stems could be harvested it was used for durable thatching. A yellow dye was derived from it, strong ropes which withstood the effects of seawater were twisted from it, and it was gathered together in bundles to make a variety of besoms and brooms - heather's Latin name Calluna is derived from the Greek kalluna, meaning 'to brush'. In the Highlands the medicinal properties of an infusion of heather tops were used to treat coughs, consumption and to soothe the nerves, and heather tea and ointments were used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. Heather honey is a highly valued product in moorland and heathland areas, with many beehives being moved there in late summer. ’Moorland tea' made from heather flowers, was reputed to be a favourite of Robert Burns. The soporific aroma from the dried flowers was also put to use to make heather mattresses, by packing long lengths of dried, flowering heather together in the bed frame, flowers uppermost and leaning slightly towards the bed head. In the 16th century James VI's tutor George Buchanan wrote that a heather bed was "... so pleasant, that it may vie in softness with the finest down, while in salubrity it far exceeds it ... and restores strength to fatigue. 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

STARS in the NIGHT… Amaryllis

We are well and truly in full communication again! They speak, I listen. LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 NEW: http://youtu.be/kV7wIQt9G2k , 2.30 min. Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great day thanx for your comments and visits, 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/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNFURLING HYPPEASTRUM…

What we all know as amaryllis, with its tall stems and trumpet flowers at their very best right now, is in fact a hyppeastrum. The name comes from the Greek hyppeus – knight – and astron – star – after the resemblance of the flower to the knight’s star, a medieval weapon also known as the morning star. Hyppeastrum come from Central and South America and are members of the amaryllis family, which also includes snowdrops, snowflakes (leucojum) and daffodils from the northern hemisphere, and clivia and nerines from South Africa – as well as the one amaryllis that grows reliably well in gardens, the belladonna lily. To have them flower at Christmas, you would need to have planted them in October. Have a great day and thanx for your comments and visits, 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

FLAMENCO… Amaryllis

In fact they are Hippeastrum, which is a genus of about 70–75 species and 600+ hybrids and cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Some species are grown for their large showy flowers. These plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis. Paul came home and had bought me three beautiful Amaryllis stems, two red and one white. They were still closed, and that is the way you should buy them, so full of promise! This is not so unusual for him, and NO, it is NOT because I'll have to 'forgive' him for something!!! Where does this misconception come from, how did it start? I have always known men (agreed, on the Continent) who gave flowers to their loved one and vice versa. It is a wonderful, meaningful and loving gesture and can sometimes say more than words! It is not wrong or embarrassing to be 'romantic'... And yet when a man walks around with a bouquet, you see the look in the eyes of passers-by, it is such a sad cliché, and many ladies are the victim of it, their man would love to give them flowers, but they'll not be seen carrying them! LOL! Most flowers sold in the UK are bought by women. However, come Valentine's Day, the majority of flowers sold are overwhelmingly bought by men! Why is this? What is stopping men buying flowers the rest of the year? I know I'm a lucky woman! I don't want them on the 14th of February, that's commercial obligation, it doesn't make me feel 'special'. Out of the blue, that is what matters and does it for me! Studies show that flowers actually have a positive effect on human beings! Some surveys show that women have very positive feelings towards men carrying flowers, considering him a thoughtful, romantic and loving kind of guy, and are often jealous of the man's partner for receiving such a lovely gift - it could boost your rating in the popularity stakes to be seen with a bunch of flowers! So come on...gents... Photographed in a ‘sensual’ way, they made me think of fiery flames, the ruched skirts of the Flamenco dancers; my excuse is that I'm a ‘romantic creative’… Tee hee. Have fun 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

TANTALUS... AMARYLLIS.

Trying to tantalize you in? The story of Tantalus is the origin of the English verb tantalise. When someone is tantalised, they go through something akin to Tantalus' punishment: having something desirable always just out of their reach. Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great day thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEE ATRACTIVE… AMARYLLIS

These did survive the treck from Belgium very well, probably love the heat? HAHA, they had them, here we have to wait till December? These flowers are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis, a monotypic African genus in the same family.... This image of the Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) has very prominent attractions, for bees, The name Hippeastrum, given to it by William Herbert, means "Knight's-star-lily", although precisely what Herbert meant by the name is not certain. For many years there was confusion among botanists over the generic names Amaryllis and Hippeastrum, one result of which is that the common name "amaryllis" is mainly used for cultivars of this genus, often sold as indoor flowering bulbs particularly at Christmas in the northern hemisphere. By contrast the generic name Amaryllis applies to bulbs from South Africa, usually grown outdoors. The genus is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas from Argentina north to Mexico and the Caribbean. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLA

A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!!
A single flower of a gladiola sword… Flaming fire petals, another variety I da never seen! 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 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

RAN OUT OF PAINT??? Gladioli

who-ever paints the flowers, did not have enough Rembrandt red lol ...
A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!!
Reminds me of R&R, frilly frocks, the frivolity that comes with youth! 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 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

AND I GIVE TO YOU... gladioli

Gladiolus flower. While I give to you and you give to me True love, true love... Have a great w-e 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.comIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved.

BRAVADO in RED… GLADIOLI

https://youtu.be/QeB4-iBJLtg TATE MODERN EXHIBITION of GEORGIA O’KEEFFE. This is my tribute to this remarkable lady. I knew her landscapes and the portraits taken of her also by Ansel Adams, but was unaware of her flowers until about 6 years ago, when someone commenting on one of my flower photo’s that they reminded of O’Keefe’s flowers. Looking forward to viewing the exhibit, UNTIL 30 OCTOBER 2016 Have a creative 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

DIVINE DIVISION… GLADIOLI

DIVINE DIVISION… GLADIOLI Standing tall, as a sword, it devides the image in two halves. LESS and MORE? I love them ‘all-around’, the front, the back or profile! The gladiolus flower’s message may vary, but it will never be ignored. Have a charmed 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

TODAY’s BEAUTY… GLADIOLI

Gladiolus flowers bloom on a long spike that ranges from 2 to 4 feet tall. These beauties open from the bottom and work their way upwards creating a long spire of blooms. The grass-like foliage resembles the blade of a sword giving these flowers a reputation as sword flowers. The blooms range in colour from bold orange and red to pastel blues, pinks and yellows, lilacs, whites and purple. The gladiolus flower symbolises honour and remembrance, but it has other meanings too. It can also symbolise the following: • Strength of character • Faithfulness, sincerity and integrity • Infatuation • Never giving up Purple, specifically means: Charm, grace and mysteriousness. Have a charmed 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

BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE… GLADIOLI

I love them ‘all-around’, the front, the back or profile! The gladiolus flower’s message may vary, but it will never be ignored. This bold beauty captures the heart and soul like no others with its impressive spire of flowers. Whether you choose a floral arrangement with similar coloured gladioli or you prefer a rainbow of colours to impress your love, there is a gladiolus for nearly every occasion. Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic. Have a charmed 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

MUST BE A NOVELTY… GLADIOLI

MUST BE A NOVELTY… GLADIOLI Never seen these deep purple Gladioli before. They are in all the shops! Reaching for the light. Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic. Have a charmed 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

GLADIATOR’S SWORDS… GLADIOLI

GLADIATOR’S SWORDS… GLADIOLI Symbolism of the Gladiolus Flower Gladioli were considered the flower of the gladiators and have long been associated with swords. The legend goes that gladioluses grew from the swords of warriors held captive by the Romans. These stately flowers are used in floral displays at special celebrations and are a favourite in country gardens. They are considered old-fashioned flowers, as women everywhere often planted these flowers at the backs of their flower gardens to create a colourful backdrop to the flowerbed. They were also commonly planted along fences or the foundation of the home, as the tall spires need support to keep them upright as they tend to blow over in the wind. Have a vibrant 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

MADEMOISELLE ROSE...

ALWAYS ROSE equals BEAUTY… “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.” by Paulo Coelho These are what I trust in this world, never disappointment, unlike some people, too often… No matter what, it comes from the garden, sometimes blemished, even damaged they ALWAYS can delight me. A fresh bud, a rose called appropriately: Fire & Ice. These duo-toned roses are plump and opulent but are only mildly fragrant. I will persist and bring beauty EVERY day, amongst all the sadness and madness, this will be my answer! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

OCTOBER ROSE… FIRE and ICE

Who’s been munching away at my Roses? This rose, once more, from the garden, rained on, blown around, very little sun or warmth now, some still trying very hard and succeeding, to the joy of the insects! Is called aptly: Fire and Ice, variety Cherry Parfait. Proof again, that in this part of the world flowers do NOT always need/like HEAT, garden looking better than ever! Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I GIVE YOU BEAUTY, EVERY DAY! ROSE..

From my garden, a rose called appropriately: Fire & Ice. These duotoned roses are plump and opulent but are non-fragrant. The weather was HOT HOT HOT, quickly brought one in, it opened so quickly though under the studio-light, where they then also become more red, taking over the white. Yep, I rushed out, and yep another 'rescue' job, lol. Roses do not particularly enjoy this heat either, maybe I was a rose in a previous life, HAHA I will persist and bring beauty EVERY day, amongst all the sadness and madness, this will be my answer! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

REMINISCING… ROSE

This Rose, Fire and Ice, reminiscing on beauty gone. I guess we all do that at some point as we grow more mature. Strange how some flowers just drop their petals… and others just dry up and hold on. I always said I would ‘age’ with grace, yet, sometimes your body has other ideas? LOL. I am not complaining, I enjoy my time here, every day. There are advantages on growing ‘wiser’ with years. The one thing I absolutely dislike is ageism! That has changed in our today society, the world belongs to the young? NOT! We are the ones with the experience! I would love the respect for age back, I am all there, better than ever, sharper than many… I work harder than most, sleep less than others… I am extremely prolific. Hope your day is filled with smiles and 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

BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... DANDELION

AFTER more than 3 YEARS: this beauty got the Editor's Choice Award. Thank you, a PERSONAL fave of mine! You will find beauty in everything, just look!!! The back of a Dandelion seed head (clock). Children LOVE them! We don't like them in our gardens... AND YET: The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its taproot will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants, and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen. Taraxacum seeds are an important food source for certain birds. Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? 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 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 LYS THE FRANCE IS WOUNDED, AGAIN...

I STAND, ONCE MORE, in silence, numb, speechless and ooh so helpless. We live in a world gone mad... ANONYMOUS QUOTE: "The first three days are designated for crying, the most intense period of mourning. No work can be done by the mourner. Many people do not come to console the mourner. During the first three days unless they are close to the mourner or there is a need..." 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 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 SHY BEGINNING... LYSIANTHUS

A blushing Lysianthus about to open up in front of a bud... Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, 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 Eustoma-grandiflorum,Lysianthus,lisianthus,bud,pink,sepals,studio,colour,flower, black-background,design,single,square,Hasselblad, magda indigo

LYSIANTHUS... and buds

Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. They are great cut-flowers. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Here, I tried a different light again, even , more dramatic, well, you do have young up and coming-performers in the 'wings' and the 'STARS' taking front stage, lol. A reflection of real life? Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, 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

ANTIQUE… A PAINTING, Lisianthus.

No, it is really a photograph, lit in the studio, in a special way. “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” by Leonard Bernstein Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with coloured frills... They are great cut-flowers. Double and single-flower varieties exist. 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. 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

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

PYROTECHNICS… THALICTRUM

Doesn’t it look like fireworks? Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' is a tall, willowy perennial that produces an abundance of fluffy mauve flowers on glistening black stems during the height of summer. Meadow Rue is perfect for filling gaps in woodland gardens and shaded borders, particularly as the elegant foliage provides an ideal backdrop for smaller perennials. The foliage of Thalictrum can be added to summer bouquets for a delicate touch. Unbelievable, but a member of Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, its common name is Chinese Meadow Rue. Gorgeous foliage and pretty flowers, it loves moist but well drained soils. It has lavender-purple flowers held high on striking, jet-black stems. Each small flower is made up of tiny strands, like downy thistles, giving the plant a hazy, fluffy effect. The foliage is scalloped and lacy looking. This willowy, tall perennial makes a striking feature towards the back of a partially shady border, also ok in full sun Flowers June to July, A new variety of popular meadow rue, this has lavender-purple flowers held high on striking, jet-black stems. Each small flower is made up of tiny strands, like downy thistles, giving the plant a hazy, fluffy effect. The foliage is pretty, too, scalloped and lacy looking. This willowy, tall perennial makes a striking feature towards the back of a partially shady border, or as a contrast to larger-leaved plants. In my garden, it is next to my Peonies. So, more lowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

LINARIA PURPUREA…

You can't get any easier to grow flowers than Linaria purpurea. Slender spikes of tiny violet-blue snapdragon-like flowers over narrow, whorled, blue-grey leaves light up many an old garden. Blooms all Summer in full sun or part shade. Fairly drought tolerant once established & it reseeds! I have had them for years… jolly and ‘discreet’ flowers! 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

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, Lilies 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. On Hasselblad/film 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

ICONIC MAY-FLOWER... Muguet

Lily of the Valley, French: Muguet, lis des vallées Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen Flemish: meiklokjes (Little BELLS OF MAY) 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, Lilies 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. 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

THE ULTIMATE MIX???

SWEET WILLIAM… Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) is a species of Dianthus, small Carnation, native to the mountains of southern Europe from the Pyrenees east to the Carpathians and the Balkans, with a variety in northeastern China, Korea, and south easternmost Russia. The flowers are produced in a dense cluster of up to 30 at the top of the stems and have a spicy, clove like scent; each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals with serrated edges; in wild plants the petals are red with a white base. In the Victorian language of flowers, Sweet William symbolises gallantry. Sweet William is a good candidate for a naturalistic garden because its nectar attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Its flowers are considered edible... I love them because of their unbelievable 'variety', both in colours and variegations! They last a long time in a vase, real beauties, all the best and 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

LIKE A BUTTERFLY… Carnation

More 'DRAMA' in the studio... LOL Mini flowers wearing petals with butterfly patterns. Some scholars believe that the name "carnation" comes from "coronation" or "corone" (flower garlands), as it was one of the flowers used in Greek ceremonial crowns. Carnations are often worn on special occasions, especially at weddings. At the turn of the century dandies would not leave the house without a white or red carnation in the buttonhole of their suit. With the end of this tradition and the fact that carnations are so easily cultivated and grown, the flower has lost some of its popularity. Although apparently in the UK it is still the most sold flowerÖ However, carnations are not only beautiful and long lasting flowers, they also send a message. When you receive a red carnation bouquet, it means, "My heart aches for you" and when you receive white carnations the sender is saying: "I am still available." For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction. Have a gentle 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.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

PRETTY IN PINK… Carnation

This mini Pinks are scented seasonal delightful blooms that we absolutely love. Pinks were prized by the ancient Greeks who actually created the name Dianthus, meaning God’s or Zeus’s flower, but they have also been known by other names. Chaucer, wrote about them in the mid 14th century calling them ‘girofle’ meaning clove, and though you don’t often hear that name today, you can still sometimes hear them referred to as ‘gillyflower’. They have everything: great fragrance, super colours, they are good for cutting, flower for long periods, are attractive to bees and butterflies and are slug and rabbit resistant. Have a gentle 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 NOSEGAY of ANEMONES...

Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dağ lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. In making these Macros, I discovered that some flowers had 'hairs, something I did not know nor expected, like some of these Anemones here! THE WALTZ of THE FLOWERS! Tchaikovsky www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Au8EDsQfI&feature=related ! FOR FULL IMPACT of THE BEAUTY AND DETAIL, View LARGE 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 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 Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGIC TRIO… Parrot TULIPS

“Have the passion, take the action, and magic will happen”. ~Bar Rafaeli Golden flowers, parrot tulips, they still fill me with awe, forever enjoying the ‘work’ and each time, get a thrill when I see the end result! I work over 10 hours or more a day on my photography. Orange pollen dusted, Rococo Parrot tulips Thanx for your visits 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

QUATTRO… PHYSALIS

I love Physalis. Both to eat and to photograph! Physalis is characterised by the small orange fruit similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato, but partly or fully enclosed in a large papery husk derived from the calyx. The berry also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. Select species are cultivated for their edible fruit, however; the typical Physalis fruit is similar to a firm tomato in texture, and like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. Physalis fruit is a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and trace amounts of B vitamins. These fruits contain 18 kinds of amino acids . These berries are also abundant in polysaccharides, compounds that may help fortify the immune system. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS

PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. 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

FOUR of A KIND… PHYSALIS

a lifespan… A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Edible Physalis: in the green husk here: it is characterised by the small orange fruit similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato, but partly or fully enclosed in a large papery husk derived from the calyx. The berry also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry, and tastes like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. The decorative species are grown as ornamental plants. For example, the hardy Physalis alkekengi has edible small fruits but is most popular for its large, bright orange to red husks. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. 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

ALL ASPECTS of PHYSALIS…

Yes, Nature creates its own jewellery. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Edible Physalis: in the green husk here: it is characterised by the small orange fruit similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato, but partly or fully enclosed in a large papery husk derived from the calyx. The berry also goes by the names Golden Strawberry,Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry, and tastes like strawberries or pineapple in flavour, with a mild acidity. The decorative species are grown as ornamental plants. For example, the hardy Physalis alkekengi has edible small fruits but is most popular for its large, bright orange to red husks. 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

TO BE AND NOT TO BE... Physalis

JEWELS, Physalis Yes, Nature creates its own jewellery. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Discovered this in my friends garden, she plucked it and carefully wrapped it. It survived the travels well. PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. 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

FILIGREE… A JEWEL, Physalis

Yes, Nature creates its own jewellery. A skeleton of Physalis, the small shrivelled fruit captured inside the fine lacy filigreed petals. Discovered this in my friends garden, she plucked it and carefully wrapped it. It survived the travels well. PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here:

BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...

This is where the story starts... Meconopsis betonicifolia Beginning to show!!! See how tightly the petals are packed. Flowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY ...

This is how the story continues... BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY out of the husk, ready to entertain us… Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. See how tightly the petals are still packed. I’ll have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY,like a Siamese fighting fish…

The story of the awakening of a Blue Poppy. The BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY opens up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It displays its wavy blue robe and a glimpse of inner secrets already. I have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

50 SHADES of BLUE, POPPY...

THE CLIMAX… BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY, like a Siamese fighting fish… End of the story for this one... The BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY opens up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It displays its wavy blue robe and all. I have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY

THE VERY END of STORY... 'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It did what it could, it was delicate, not very strong, away too soon from the mother-plant! I had to hurry, because once they started to unfold, there was NO stopping them! And then, it just fell apart, and formed like a butterfly, or is that just my imagination again? Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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 FALLEN… poppy

The fallen petals of two Poppies 'stained with pollen'… Today is D-DAY, 06 06 1944, the Battle of Normandy… Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. It is believed that between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed during the Normandy Campaign… The price of war… The fallen… WAR!!! Please view LARGE! Have a good day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...

ALSO POPPY!!! BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY... Meconopsis betonicifolia Flowers from my garden... Ideal for the edges of a woodland where there is reliable moisture in summer. These plants can be quite difficult to grow, so are probably better suited to the more experienced gardener. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr. TOOTS THIELEMANS

BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr.TOOTS THIELEMANS https://youtu.be/yKnG_9q4crA Yesterday, the harmonica of a beloved great musician fell silent. Toots Thielemans, one of the greats left us. What a horrible year 2016 is! Bluesette became an international hit in the 1960’s and was original recorded with him whistling the melody along with a guitarist. In 1981, he had a stroke and as a result of that,he was no longer able to play the guitar as before, though playing the harmonica however proved to be no problem. He was 94 and played until 2 years ago. He played all over the world with so many of the greats! What an artist! THANK YOU SIR. 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

RED-HEAD… POPPY

Drama in the studio, lol Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. 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

POPPY LOVE…

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)… 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

TROIS DEMOISELLES… 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)… 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 Poppy, poppies,Icelandic,Papaver nudicaule, flowers,white, raindrops, yellow,three,red, design, studio, square,colour, black-background, NikonD7000, magda indigo

FLOWERS Sonny Hamauchi LIKES… Poppies

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. TRI-UMPH... POPPIES A story of three (TRI) Poppies, in three stages, 2 almost there, 1 just escaped the sepals, the 'cap'. They got UMPH? These are from the garden! They are Icelandic Poppies, Papaver nudicaule. Poppies are flowering plants with delicate, papery petals in a variety of shapes and vibrant hues. There are more than 70 distinct species in the poppy (papaver) genus, including opium poppies (Papaver somniferum), corn poppies (Papaver rhoeas) and Oriental poppies (Papaver orientale). Poppies are an excellent addition to mixed beds, borders and cut arrangements. The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. 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

POPPING POPPY BUDS…

READY for the show, peeping through the ‘curtain’ that the sepals are. The outermost part of the poppy flower is the sepals. In the early stages of development, the sepals resemble two individual, yet partially joined, orbs which gradually lengthen and split lengthwise as the developing flower prepares to bloom. The foliage, stem and sepals are covered with thousands of fine hairs that protect the bud and plant from insect attack. To say that the poppy's stem is hairy would be an understatement! The sepals, light green during early growth, turn to a pale shade of beige towards the end of their tenure. Once the flower is ready to bloom, the sepals detach from the stem and eventually fall away when the poppy flower slowly unfurls its matured petals. 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

FLOWERS MY GRANDMAS LOVED: DICENTRA…

They showed me the ‘tears’ that gathered in the bottom of the ‘heart’. No fragrance here, just visual pleasure! I was fascinated as a little girl can be! A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie, Cœur saignant, Cœur de Jeannette German: Tränende 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 was 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, (*_*) 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

LES CAPRICIEUSES… FUCHSIA

More Fuchsia flowers from the garden. Another variety, even more delicate, smaller and candy pink! I don’t have a large garden now, most plants are in pots. Hence all the variations with all my favourites. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs The vast majority of garden hybrids have descended from a few parent species. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING... FUCHSIA BUD

Doing what I love??? Making images? Again somebody wrote to me how, on a stressful day, they open my latest upload, they feel uplifted and positive... the world becomes a better place... I'm only quoting. Wow, that is achieving my goal! All I want... I am happy! ¡Olé!' Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FUCHSIA CAN-CAN…

FUCHSIA CAN-CAN… The w-e, I’m ‘working’, pfft, if you can call it that? Doing what you love??? Making images? Again somebody wrote to me how, on a stressful day, they open my images, they feel uplifted and positive... the world becomes a better place... I'm only quoting. Wow, that is achieving my goal! All I want... I am happy! °OlÈ!' Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

LA PETITE DANSEUSE… FUCHSIA

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

FOOTLOOSE and FANCY-FREE... FUCHSIA

Fuchsia flower from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501ñ1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and even orange... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…

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

STARLETS... FUCHSIA

Fuchsia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and even orange... For those interested, the anatomy is as follows: 1:at the top the green 'stem is the PEDICLE 2:the thicker bit of green is the OVARY 3:then you have the (red here) TEPALS 4:the mauve petals are the COROLLA 5:there are 8 STAMEN/FILAMENTS/ANTHERS 6: And finally: the STYLE or PISTIL, with at the end: 7:the STIGMA: the sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ID PARADE, A LINEUP… FUCHSIA

Doesn’t it look like an identity parade? LOL, just try and pick out THE one… Fuchsia flowers from the garden. Another variety, even more delicate, smaller and candy pink! I don’t have a large garden now, most plants are in pots. Hence all the variations of all my favourites. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs. The vast majority of garden hybrids have descended from a few parent species. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BURSTIN' OUT ALL OVER... RANUNCULUS.

Ranunculus 'youngsters', doing their very best, aren't they doing well? 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 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

LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...

In the shops now, the early Spring-flowers are available, the colours are so fresh and the fragrance is like honey... ALWAYS BEST LARGE. thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING SONATA...

So this week it is MIXED week. What it means: flowers that do not have just one colour. Flowers of the same family, in different colours and then truly mixed flowers all-sorts. Should be fun! To start with, I stay with Spring! Little pnk tulips and vibrant blue Hyacinths. A BLACK bg has been my 'signature' for over 20 years now when nobody did that, you can see it all through my pf, good to see so many 'enjoy' it. Just to explain how it came about ? It stems from my paintings, one day I painted, in oils, a flower border against the black painted bottom of a farm-house in Flanders (used to be very common), for a client. I moved the idea on from oils on canvas to soft pastels on black velvet, from there to the studio-photography. Hope you enjoy, 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

ZIPPY HYACINTHS...

for mixed week. They 'zipped' into each other! 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

SWEET HARMONY... a tonal fest. Chrysanthemum.

'The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. ' - Auguste Rodin It is a labour of love for me to find 'different' lighting and angles to bring out their unique beauty, the petals so tightly concentrated in the heart and cascading out in full glory. And then, the smaller variety, in sprays,with curling petals! Today, the chrysanthemum is a quintessential Japanese flower. Western-style spray chrysanthemums or yogiku are becoming popular as cut flowers and garden plants in Japan, but respect is still attached to traditional, disbudded types, the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. *Name: comes from the Greek "krus anthemonî meaning gold (bronze) flower. Today they come in all colours. *History: The chrysanthemum has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form. *Origin: China and Japan. *Colours: all colours from white to deep purple, bronze, lime green and brick red ñ except blue (which are artificially dyed for special events) *Family: Relatives include Chamomile, Marguerite. *Varieties: they come in a range of shapes and sizes, including spiders, spoons, buttons and blooms. *Trivia and Facts: The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapons and flag. Japan also has a national festival devoted to the flower (9 Sept). *Mythology: Some countries (such as Malta) think it is unlucky to have the flower indoors. It is associated with funerals and All Saints Day. *Medicinal: Feng Shui adherents believe the chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home. Teas are made with the leaves to help relieve from flue. I wish you all a lovely 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

VARIATIONS on a THEME… CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Both very special and unique, I never saw them before! The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. - Auguste Rodin It is a labour of love for me to find 'different' lighting and angles to bring out their unique beauty, the petals so tightly concentrated in the heart and cascading out in full glory. And then, the smaller variety, in sprays,with curling petals! Today, the chrysanthemum is a quintessential Japanese flower. Western-style spray chrysanthemums or yogiku are becoming popular as cut flowers and garden plants in Japan, but respect is still attached to traditional, disbudded types, the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. *Name: comes from the Greek "krus anthemonî meaning gold (bronze) flower. Today they come in all colours. *History: The chrysanthemum has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form. *Origin: China and Japan. *Colours: all colours from white to deep purple, bronze, lime green and brick red ñ except blue (which are artificially dyed for special events) *Family: Relatives include Chamomile, Marguerite. *Varieties: they come in a range of shapes and sizes, including spiders, spoons, buttons and blooms. *Trivia and Facts: The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapons and flag. Japan also has a national festival devoted to the flower (9 Sept). *Mythology: Some countries (such as Malta) think it is unlucky to have the flower indoors. It is associated with funerals and All Saints Day. *Medicinal: Feng Shui adherents believe the chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home. Teas are made with the leaves to help relieve from flue. I wish you all a lovely 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

SPECTACULAR…Chrysanthemum.

Heartfelt In this world, so many times I feel what people say is a joke too much sarcasm and a lack of sincerity. If all the words that escape our lips mean nothing How can we feel? How can we express? Excerpt of a poem By Meredith Roaten Copyright © Chrysanthemum Flower (Year Posted 2012) Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. However, this looks like a new variety, NEVER seen this before. Have a blooming time, filled with love and beauty, 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

GREEN of SPRING, in AUTUMN... Chrysanthemum

HI, my name is ANASTASIA and I am a MUM, well actually a CHRYSANTHEMUM, and yes this is my true colour, I am lovely and big... Chrysanthemum Anastasia, also a Spider Chrysanthemum The colour of Spring in Autumn! 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DAZZLING GREEN RANUNCULUS

... Green flowers are quite rare I have noticed. Me, I'm always on the look-out for the 'different', the more unusual. Novelty Green Ranunculus Flower is a romantic and fresh way to welcome in Spring or Summer. This sap green Ranunculus is a unique flower known for its abundance of leaf-like petals that is sure to add that perfect extra touch. Native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, this flower symbolized radiance and conveys, "I am dazzled by your charm." Also known as the Buttercup or Coyotes Eyes. 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!), 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

TIDDELY-OM-POM-POM... Green Trick ‘Temarisou’...

"Tiddely-om-pom-pom!" is a line from the song: I do like to be beside the seaside... ABOUT THESE FLOWERS: Bred by Hilverda kooij in Holland, and winner of countless awards last year is a stylish Dianthus barbatus called Green Trick ‘Temarisou’ First, this is not a true carnation at all (Dianthus caryophyllus) which I thought it was judging by the leaves and stems but rather, it is a Dianthus barbatus cultivar, or Sweet William. But a Sweet William that looks more like a ball of moss? As far a cut flower trends go, this amazing new variety is a terrific example of how plant breeders are focusing on new lifestyle flowers that meet the needs of today's new consumer. Short, modern containers with dense mounds of spiky green is exactly what stylists and hip florists are looking for. There IS a trend in EVERYTHING! Three cool green pom pommy things are as sexy as, well, green pom pommy things? 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNDER MY UMBRELLA, Ella, Ella...

Another flower that was in the mixed green/white bouquet. I thought it looked interesting from the back... photographershalloffame.blog.com/?s=Magda+Indigo Have another blooming day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANTHURIUM, UMBRA & SUBUMBRA in GREEN...

The umbra (Latin for "shadow"), penumbra and antumbra are the names given to three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source. I love images like these, what more can I say? LOL. ANTHURIUM and a leaf. Leaves store food and water. Plants are essential to the balance of nature and in people's lives. The photosynthesis,in which water and carbon dioxide are combined by the energy of light, conducted by land plants and algae is the ultimate source of energy and organic material in nearly all ecosystems. Photosynthesis radically changed the composition of the early Earth's atmosphere, which as a result is now 21% oxygen. Plants are the primary producers in most terrestrial ecosystems and form the basis of the food web in those ecosystems. Have a great dayand thanx for your visit and comment, 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/magda-portfolio.htm 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

FERN-TREE...

A Fern leaf that thinks it is a (Christmas?) tree... lol. It came in a mixed flower-bouquet, I loved the way it looked so much that I put it in a separate vase, lovely... There are four particular types of habitats that ferns are found in: moist, shady forests; crevices in rock faces, especially when sheltered from the full sun; acid wetlands including bogs and swamps; and tropical trees. I often see them on roofs, walls, places where NOTHING else grows. Ferns have been studied and found to be useful in the removal of heavy metals, especially arsenic, from the soil Thanx for your time and visit, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NATURE SCULPTED

"NATURE SCULPTED" by magda.indigo Nature can be cruel... nature can be wonderful... nature can be creative... I had nothing to do with this! I'd taken them out of the wrap, put them down, set lights up, and I came back to this! A beautiful curved curl, to me, it looked like it was sculpted? ALWAYS BETTER LARGE I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) HERE: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 GREEN CROSS...

For GREEN WEEK! THE GREEN CROSS of ENERGY. There is the Red Cross... to save people... There is the Blue Cross... to save animals... WHY NOT A GREEN CROSS TO SAVE ENERGY/ and our planet? Stems have four main functions which are: * Support for and the elevation of leaves, flowers and fruits. The stems keep the leaves in the light and provide a place for the plant to keep its flowers and fruits. * Transport of fluids between the roots and the shoots and blooms . * Storage of nutrients. * The production of new living tissue. The normal life span of plant cells is one to three years. Stems have cells called meristems that annually generate new living tissue. Green is the colour between blue and yellow on the spectrum of visible light. The modern English word green comes from the Middle English and Anglo-Saxon word grene, from the same Germanic root as the words "grass" and "grow". It is the colour of living grass and leaves and as a result is the color most associated with springtime, growth and nature. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, when the color of clothing showed the owner's social status, green was worn by merchants, bankers and the gentry, while red was the color of the nobility. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci wears green, showing she is not from a noble family. Hope you like this energetic image, thanx for your time and visit, M, (*_*) www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HEALTH in the PICTURE, PAK CHOI…

Closely related to bok choi, this leafy green Chinese vegetable belongs to the cabbage family (though tastes nothing like cabbage!). It has long green, slightly ribbed leaf stalks and soft oval green leaves. The leaves and stems are best suited to brief stir-frying or steaming to retain their mild flavour. Occasionally you may be able to find baby pak choi which can be cooked whole. Great for a diet, because few calories! I love them in my soups though! 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

TANGO DI MARE...

and FUN in the STUDIO? I won a prize for originality with them! During a shoot in the studio, I suddenly started seeing those small octopus or poulpes as small figures that I could make do different things. This is one that I saw as a Tango that they were dancing. 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. My squid went nuts, they did the Argentinian Tango, The French Can-Can and more... As you can see, squid have eight arms and two tentacles arranged in pairs. You either love them or hate them... I know! Not easy to come up with something NEW, innovative? They say... EVERYTHING has been photographed? The creative brains will always come up with what has not yet been done, or a different way ... 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, 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

CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ CAN-CAN de Los CALAMARES... And the fun continues? You either love them or hate them... I know! During a shoot in the studio, I suddenly started seeing those small octopus or poulpes as small figures that I could make do different things. I could even make them dance Le FRENH CAN-CAN. The whole strictly! LOL They were mostly dancing. 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 s still the child... Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, faves. Very much appreciated. 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

THOSE MINIES… WILD STRAWBERRIES

The Wild strawberries from our garden, here to show you how small they really are! So get the sense of proportion. And these are some of the 'larger' ones. They are different from most fruits in that their seeds are produced on the outside of the fruit - this combined with their bright red colour has the unfortunate side-effect of making them very attractive to birds. I told you our garden was friendly for man and beast, hihi, now will we have to 'fight' over those little delicacies? Have a fruitful day and thanx, as always, for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

WILD STRAWBERRIES,

WILD STRAWBERRIES, from our garden. Wild strawberries are a common native plant found growing in open fields, woodlands and even our yards. In fact, some people consider the wild strawberry plant to be nothing more than a weed. Yet, it’s so much more than that. Smaller than store-bought strawberries, which are a hybrid of the wild strawberry and a European species, the berries are a favourite treat to many birds and animals, as well as people. Yes, contrary to what some may think, wild strawberries are not poisonous. In fact, the berries are edible and tasty. Have a fruitful day and thanx, as always, 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

ROMANCE EN ROUGE…

I was nominated , the world through my eyes, how I see it?. FIVE. Hold me, embrace me, cocoon me... One of my persona;l favourites, stark, bold. http://magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/04/metaphor-of-life-of-knots-and-ropes-and.html" thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved ball,red,cord,silk,rope, rouge,overlap,cocoon,design,studio,colour, black-background, square, Hasselblad, magda indigo

FAN-DANGO?

FAN-DANGO, a bit of a wordplay... Paper fan, Paper fun. Fandango, as a result of the extravagant features of the dance, the word fandango is used as a synonym for 'a quarrel', 'a big fuss' or 'a brilliant exploit. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFOcR-8M45s Another prop of Summer, these things bring back memories from deep within... your childhood... How can I resist, such superb colours, another photo begging to be taken. Paper fans Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVE OVERFLOWING …

For THE ROMANTIC SEASON These flower petals are like all the reasons why I love you, I hold them in my heart... to cherish, so beautiful. And often too many, overflowing= butterflies! MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON...

FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON... Love me without fear Trust me without questioning Need me without demanding Want me without restrictions Accept me without change Desire me without inhibitions For a love so free.... Will never fly away. By Dick Sutphen Love, as tender and sweet like these petals... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

SWEET CIRCLE... MACARONS

Macaron(not the same as macaroons) is a sweet meringue-based confectionary made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food colouring. The French macaron is commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone. The confectionery is characterised by its smooth, domed top, ruffled circumference (referred to as the "foot"), and flat base. It is mildly moist and easily melts in the mouth. Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate, caramel) to the new (marmite, matcha). The fillings can range from jams to ganache to butter. 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 sweet life! Thanx, M, (~ _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: 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

COLOUR BALANCE...

DO YOU SEE WHAT THIS IS? New thread! Reels of sewing thread... Some days I need colour!!! And today is again one of them. When it is grey outside... A photographer friend asked an interesting question, why do YOU take photographs? One answer for me is I love the challenge, and it still and always is! Lately, I've made it even more challenging (not only because it's on black, which gives off 'negative' reflection), also here it is with lighting, reflective objects and making it all work together the way I want it, with maximum texture, and still be surprised, ALWAYS thrilled. How can I resist, such superb colours, another photo begging to be taken. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, Blog: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.com/…/about-innovative-creativi… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) 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 FOUR FEATHER DUSTERS...

I bought these four, all in striking colours, they are very decorative (when I have no fresh flowers I put those in a vase!). Can't get over the fact that they are each quite different, individuals, I wonder if it has to do with the paint? I love the deep rich tones and all the intricate detail, hope you do too. Have a colourful day and thanx 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

I COULD BAKE YOU A SWEET RAINBOW in THESE???

SOME FRIDAY FUN. LOL! Trendy cupcake moulds in paper! Yes they are so very much the 'flavour' of the moment! A cupcake (also British English: fairy cake; Australian English: patty cake or cup cake) is a small cake designed to serve one person, frequently baked in a small, thin paper or aluminium cup. The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simms. Cupcakes have become more than a trend over the years; they've become an industry and in the last two years or so, cupcakes really exploded!!! Birthday's, Wedding cakes, you name it... cupcakes! The 21st century cupcake variations are endless. They range from simple to sublime. Baking papers come in designer prints. Here they went for colours, which I loved! could, once again, not resist! Thank you for your views 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

Lost Love...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ LA JAPONAISE... EMOTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY Another of a studio session with 'materials' I've collected over the years. It's an ongoing process that you are witnessing, the creative struggles of a photographer... This kimono is a Yukata, a Japanese summer garment. Unlike a formal kimono, Yukata are typically made of cotton rather than silk and they are unlined. The colours and patterns often follow the seasons. MADAMA BUTTERFLY? Love can be so fleeting... A white chrysanthemum symbolises truth and loyal love. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. I wish you all a lovely day 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

MYSTERIOUS YASMINA...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ For years she was a top model at Balmain in Paris, in the 60-70's. Still a beautiful and elegant lady, easy to photograph. Quite a character, now profiles herself as a painter of nautical themes. People from Ostend and around surely must have seen her, she still stands out in the crowds! PS: the commissioned photoshoot was finished, mostly b/w anyway, but during that time, I'd watched her, had some ideas, put them to her, she liked it... so, again, this is my FREE photography, another lighting exercise too, not digital... taken on film with my Nikon F4. thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WEDDING TOP HATS...

MY AB FAV... here for today: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ There are few photographers (well, I never met one) who really ‘enjoy’ taking wedding photos, probably because it is ALWAYS nerve-racking, you are more than ‘the photographer’, you deal with people (and kids) who are out of their comfort zone, a nervous bride and often even more nervous groom, dressed up, things go wrong. The weather is not what was expected! Then they have to meet new people, two extended families thrown together for one day… Now with digital cameras maybe a little less so, no fiddling and keeping track of your film, you can quickly check if you have got the right moment with good expressions, but there are still moments during the ceremony that you only have literally ONE shot at… Yet wedding photography is a massive part of the industry, very important for the couple, and a great record for posterity, look how things have changed over the years, the clothes, make-up and hair, the flowers AND the style of photography! Also often it’s the only time families are together in a photograph, the older people can come out of the retirement home and are cherished and pampered for the day, the babies are cooed over, the young children run riot to the despair of their parents who had hoped for a day ‘off’. As the photographer, I cannot resist constantly looking for the ‘personal’ shots, the image that will make it ALL worth while for me as a creative… I’ve made it my ‘game’, to come away from each wedding with a different imaginative image, thing is, when the couple see it, it often becomes their favourite very quickly, tee hee. This is one of them, the ceremony was over, everybody had arrived for the reception before the meal. The men, feeling a bit awkward, couldn’t wait to get rid of the top hats, put them on a chair; the sun came in through the window, people started to come in, I had only a brief moment to take this, how could I resist, he? I wish you a day full of love and joy, and thanx for commenting, always very appreciated, Magda, (*_*)

HANGING AROUND... Umbrellas

HANGING AROUND in THE HEAT, OUT OF A JOB... During a heatwave Summer on the Continent, on our way back from the swimming pool/beach, I passed a shop where those fashion accessories were 'just hanging around', I went into the shop and asked the lady if I could photograph them... sure I could... I felt her surprised frown and questioning eyes boring into my back... Photographers... a strange species... tee hee. All I had with me was a small point and shoot, a Nikon P1, it came out very well, Getty wanted it and it has been sold a number of times! So, it is NOT the camera.. but ALWAYS the photographer who 'makes' the image! Have a colourful day and thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH FISHING FLOATS

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ ... Always photographically interesting stuff on the quayside, floats and nets... No matter which country you are in, strangely familiar! Small floats were usually made of cork, but fishermen in places where cork was not available used other materials, like birch bark in Finland and Russia, as well as the pneumatophores of Sonneratia caseolaris in Southeast Asia. These materials have now largely been replaced by plastic foam. Glass floats were large glass balls for long oceanic nets, now substituted by hard plastic. They are used not only to keep fishing nets afloat, but also for dropline and longline fishing. Often larger floats have marker flags for easier spotting. These looked to me like the sweets on a bracelet or necklace, when I was young??? LOL Thanx for all your words, time, comments and likes. 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

SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY

Summertime, and the livin' is easy.. There is so much going on, so many fun activities and fun. Taken from the top. Whitby is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A big favourite. 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

ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BEACH... A beach near Cape Town, now ALL can enjoy it, the gentle breeze and sun of Spring, the warmth of the sand on the soles of their feet... there was a time these ladies would not have been 'allowed' there... unimaginable for me, who grew up in Europe! One of my favourite images! Have a good 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 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

ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, SEA MIST...

Taken awhile back! We'd left Whitby because of the incoming sea mist. The light gone, not dressed for it on this otherwise lovely summer's day for the cold surprise that suddenly enveloped us, we decided to go inland to capture the sunset. The road took us passed Robin Hood's Bay. Now, on that part of the beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, you drive along the top of the cliffs, you are high up, it was sunny again, we gave into the temptation and turned in, with Nature, you never know, maybe it was just around Whitby... You have to park your car above the village and walk down. Before we arrived there we wanted to let our dog out, I followed the white plume of his tail as he wandered off into a field full of wildflowers, nettles and brambles, to my amazement this was the scene that unfolded in front of my feasting eyes, the mist was already grabbing the church. I ran for my camera, back just in time for this. Underneath that thick blanket are the bay and the sea. By the time Paul got his gear out, that day he had decided on a Hasselblad-day + tripod... everything was covered in mist, yeah, sigh, when you miss it, you miss it! Hope your day is clear, thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Robin Hood's Bay,North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast,horizontal,church, houses, fields,sky, fog, mist, rocks,colours, NIKON F4, magda indigo

My BELOVED DAMME…

I was nominated , the world through my eyes. FOUR. I am a sensitive realist, who through photography escapes from reality, by capturing real moments in time. That is how I see the world. The cathedral like trees, dappled light, and again, the silence only broken by a bumblebee, a bird, a distant moo, the shutter of the camera. This is ZEN. Hope your day is filled with smiles and 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

MY AB AV for today... I CRIED FOR YOU

I Cried For You Katie Melua You're beautiful so silently It lies beneath a shade of blue It struck me so violently When I looked at you But others pass, they never pause To feel that magic in your hand To me you're like a wild rose They never understand why I cried for you When the sky cried for you And when you went I became a hopeless drifter But this life was not for you Though I learned from you That beauty need only be a whisper I'll cross the sea for a different world With your treasure, a secret for me to hold In many years they may forget This love of ours or that we met They may not know How much you meant to me I cried for you And the sky cried for you And when you went I became a hopeless drifter But this life was not for you Though I learned from you That beauty need only be a whisper Without you now I see How fragile the world can be And I know you've gone away But in my heart you'll always stay I cried for you When the sky cried for you And when you went I became a hopeless drifter But this life was not for you Though I learned from you That beauty need only be a whisper That beauty need only be a whisper https://youtu.be/koeZGaFEnHc It is not easy to be back after the fantastic time we had in my native country. The feelings and emotions are very mixed, glad to be home but missing so my dear family, friends old and new. OOOH how I miss my beloved Flanders! Yet I also love my adopted country, Yorkshire/England. That day we meandered through it, arrived in the area of Damme, Oostkerke, with its endless tree-lined canals, when finally the weather broke, the long promised rain started to fall, the sky cried, gently at first then it poured, ( at last I could test if it was true what they claim about the Nikons being water-sealed, tee hee). I just HAD to take a shot of this unique landscape, but more about that with the next... Toned Indigo for mood. I wish you all a lovely 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIFE IS A CLIMB…

We climb MANY mountains during our stay on this Earth… Some because we HAVE to… some because we WANT to? quote Magda Indigo The windmills of Bruges sit on a pathway around the edge of the old city boundary. Originally there were 25, but now only a handful remain and they have become a popular attraction for visitors. It’s quite a walk from the city centre to get here, but it really is worth it! ou can walk on some of the old city walls here too. The northern most windmill, built around 1765, is Coelweymolen, but was rebuilt here in 1996 and is open to the public for a small fee. Next is the Nieuwe Papegaai Mill, a rebuilt oil mill placed here in 1970. Next is the Sint Janshuismolen windmill, which was built by a group of bakers in 1770. It’s the only one still in it’s original position. Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! 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

SECRET CODE…

I was nominated, the world through my eyes. THREE. And the NEW RULES of PHOTOGRAPHY? Photography, from day one… MAGIC! Always and still, that magic of being able to catch and preserve a moment in time, otherwise gone forever, now fixed… The good, the bad and the ugly? I know what I prefer capturing, I leave the rest to all the others. The photo has been used for many purposes, also a CD cover. The title came simultaneously as I saw it, just an unpretentious image of something that made me laugh when I saw it... A bit of humour? Somebody called it 'chaotic minimalism'... is there such a thing? One of the first images I took, on the first morning in Fuerteventura, outside the hotel, that's how it came out of the camera and I love it, hope you do too. Photography has a 'CODE', it is fluid, like all good things, stagnating is not good, new gadgets mean new styles, new media means new rules or should I say 'adapted'? Here is something I think EVERY photographer enthusiast or pro, semi-pro, whatever... SHOULD read!!! ENJOY!!! The few rules of composition are acceptable only as reference points, which may have many valid exceptions. Sometimes breaking the rules is a means to obtain a good photo. Of course, this is true if and only if the photographer is aware of what he’s doing. So, here is how Feininger, in his book, dismantles many academic rules: 1. The golden section (and, I add, the rule of thirds, ie. to place the subject at 1/3 from one edge of the photo), while ensuring peace and harmony, can be boring. 2. The “S”-shape curve is one of the most repeated patterns in photography 3. The theory of “guidelines”, which lead the viewer’s eye to the main subject, is false, as demonstrated by scientific studies. The eye quickly detects the most interesting part of the picture. And then, not necessarily the main subject of the photographer coincides with the center of attention of the observer. 4. Threads of compositions based on triangles, diagonals and other refined geometric figures exists only in the minds of photographers who have invented them. The academic observer who is free from preconceptions, does not care about such rules. 5. The horizon line should never split the photo in two equal parts, to avoid a monotone (boring) images. But if the photographer wanted to express the sensations of boredom? 6. Movement and action should always proceed from left to right, according to the normal sense of the reading. False: Jews and Arabs read from the right to the left! 7. The space in front of the subject should be greater than the space behind him. It is not always true: for example, a running person, placed towards the edge of the picture in the direction of its motion, gives an impression of arrival, and this is important when you are photographing sporting events (such as running races in athletics). 8. In the portrait, when the subject looks at the camera, you should leave more space in the direction of his eyes. False. Violating this rule can give a state of tension to the photo. 9. The bright parts of a photo catch the eye more than dark. False, a dark form with well-defined boundaries, in a large and clear area, immediately attracts the eye. 10. Repetition and spatial periodicity of similar elements can produce interesting patterns. False. There is no reason why a grid or a series of many identical and uninteresting objects is better than one object worthy of interest. On the other hand, as Feininger said in its book, there are at least three rules in which he has never found an exception: 1. The small white areas of the subject or of the background situated near the edges of the photo gives the impression of a print “gnawed by rats”. These areas should be burned (blackened) in the darkroom (or cropped) 2. Curves and round forms should never touch the edges of the photo, but should be cut with courage, leaving out of the picture a not negligible part of the curve 3. The straight lines should not end in a corner of the photo, but should terminate at a certain distance from it. Hope your day is filled with smiles and 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

LATE-SUMMER LIGHT on the LAND...

AB FAV… ABsolute FAVourites... I WILL UPLOAD A PERSONAL FAVE OF MINE EVERY DAY NOW, an image that I am particularly proud of, why don't you join me? ONLY THE BEST? Copy the top text? Just put AB FAV? We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Very windy, wild seas, soft rolling hills, spent after Summer, the leaning trees formed by the ever-present wind, STUNNING light... 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

YORKSHIRE HUMOUR...

So we had a creative farmer, now there is a funny one as well! LOL, Some fun for Monday! 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

A YORKSHIRE DELIGHT...

The beautiful country-side of Yorkshire has acquired the common nickname of God's Own County, one can see why, it IS like driving through the garden of Eden especially end of May, beginning of June On our 3 hour drive to our chosen destination, Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, we passed this, in an excited rush to get to our destination, I saw it only in a flash... We tracked back asap. I mean I've seen so many yellow fields, red field, but NEVER a mixed field, it was humming, WILD FLOWERS more than rapeseed, I guess an eco-field? Whatever... it was a photographer's delight. A memory to behold and treasure! Have a great day and thanx for your comments and visits, 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

FLEMISH VILLAGE in SUMMER...

NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY: FLEMISH VILLAGE in SUMMER... Dotted behind the dunes, you'll find many small old villages, all with the proud church-spire in the middle, shimmering in the hazy hot air... This is Klemskerke. 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 on my images, 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

NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...

NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY: The Yorkshire MOORS, BLOOMING HEATHER. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. By the end of August, early September(depending on the weather!!!), the area becomes a sea of purple blooms for a few weeks. Nature's own garden... Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, 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

WILD in the DALES…

the verges are full of colourful wild flowers and grasses. Still chasing the light, and given to the patient photography, the opportunity for a good image! 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

ON YORKSHIRE MOORS…

Heather moorland is rare on a worldwide scale – there is probably less heather moorland in the world than tropical rainforest. Around 70% of the world's heather moorland is in the UK and the largest continuous expanse of moorland in England and Wales is here in the North York Moors. Moorland covers a third of the North York Moors National Park and most of the higher ground is covered in heather. Unenclosed and unsurpassed, this stunning landscape responds sensitively to the changing seasons and has a quiet drama all of its own. In early summer you’ll hear the call of the moorland birds, such as the red grouse, curlew and golden plover. Later, as the summer evenings draw in, the flowering heather turns the moors into a purple carpet that stretches for mile after mile. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YESTERDAY, on NEW MOOR ROAD…

The weather is so so, however we are determined to take my new camera for a test drive! LOL We wait for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CREATIVE FARMER???

On NEW MOOR ROAD… The weather was so so, however we were determined to take my new camera for a test drive! LOL We waited for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Chasing the light! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS…

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS… We are driving along the border where the Dales change into Moors. Here and there some cultivated land amongst the wildness. We are chasing the light, the sky looks pretty closed, descending South now, gently towards home and then, suddenly, that break you were waiting for, that break that suddenly presents you with a beautiful image, ready for you to capture! Now I can share that with you. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEISURE…

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, appearing originally in his Songs Of Joy and Others, published in 1911 One of my favourite poems, because, I LOVE to stand and stare! 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

DOES MY BUM… LOOK BIG IN THIS???

Some Saturday Fun, LOL. The Dales/Moors of Yorkshire are synonymous with, euh, sheep? The are dots in the wide landscape. 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

A COUNTRY LANE, Yorkshire…

We drive, all the time lower, towards home, narrow winding roads, less open now, I find this romantic. 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

ANOTHER from THE GARDEN, DAYLILY…

INNER GLOW. A Daylily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis. These lovely plants produce a succession of lily-like flowers each of which lasts for just one day. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CORYDALIS, China Blue.

CORYDALIS, China Blue. From the garden The C in my garden A-Z, I used minimal dof here because there were too many ‘distracting’ factors around that rather small plant, this is a ’macro- macro’, very much the style in which I like to photograph flowers. … The first discovery of the species Corydalis flexuosa occurred on an expedition in 1989 to Western China. There's no popular name. It is of a huge plant-family that the Chinese have used as herbs in their medicine for centuries. I love this delicate little plant for the wonderful blue flowers (1, 1/2-2cm) and their beautiful foliage. A Spring plant. Flowers in a natural environment and with natural light. Wishing you a very colourful 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 Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALA O'KEEFE... ALOE

ALOE VERA FLOWER. unwittingly I photographed many plants and flowers the way she painted them. NOW on: TATE MODERN EXHIBITION of GEORGIA O’KEEFFE. Looking forward to viewing the exhibit, UNTIL 30 OCTOBER 2016 RED SUCCULENT One of the few crops grown on Fuerteventura is Aloe Vera. Aloe is a genus containing about four hundred species of flowering succulent plants that grow in subtropical climates, the leaves vary in colour from grey to bright green and are sometimes striped or mottled.. The plants grow until they are 2 to 3 years old and then they are processed so that the extracts can be added to a range of Aloe Vera products. This is a flowering one, I’d never seen this, took it with the morning light. Later saw them with yellow blooms, but was unable to photograph that. Wishing you all 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

HIBISCUS...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It doesn't matter where I am in the world... the flowers always attract me! In Cape-Town, like in all Southern and Mediterranean climes, you'll find HIBISCUS! LOTS of them, virtually in every garden... Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The tea made from hibiscus flowers is known by many names in many countries around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is well known for its colour, tanginess and flavour. http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-effect-of-colours.html Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved HIBISCUS, red,Seapoint,Table Mountain, South Africa,colour,horizontal,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME...

In the garden, three years ago, I scattered a packet of 'mixed ornamental grasses'. Briza maxima (Greater quaking grass) is a beautiful grass with thin stems, hung with pale green flowers that look like rain drops as they catch the light. This neat one comes back every year. Good thing it's recognisable, I probably 'weed' the others... The grass is greener in our garden, as you can see, hihi. PS: you will have noticed by now that I prefer versatility and refuse to be 'categorised' just as a 'flower-photographer'. A good one can photograph anything and everything... Preferences... now THAT is something else! 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

GOLDEN EARS...

These grasses became golden in the sunset. The air pregnant with promise of Summer. Belgium. Most people had gone home. The silence was music to my ears, never a complete silence, a hum, a flutter, a good-night call, the wind... A beautiful moment where day ends in glory, already embracing the incoming darkness for a well-earned rest. I was nominated by Jo Boey to participate in the 7 nature photography challenge. Thank you Jo, I enjoyed it very much, hope you did too? That 'sweet' backlight that caresses everything in beauty, 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

BEACH ART...

From the series: 'SAND-Art'. We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Lots of wind, wild seas, STUNNING light, I love walking on beaches and ALWAYS see something that strikes me as Nature's Art... I never move or change anything! I do realise that it is not to everybody's taste, it takes a certain 'eye' to appreciate these. The thing is, I do not take images for other people, not to please anyone, I take them because they touch me... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE 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

EPHEMERAL...

Today a more melancholy souvenir, a 'reflective' image. All things are transitory, existing only briefly. Some things last longer than others. I walk on that same beach where my forefathers walked before me, their prints long gone, softly effaced by the waves. I walked on this beach with my dog, my heel had left a print, no need to tell you where HE was… I saw it as I turned around and it struck me…ephemeral… The spoor have disappeared, my dog is adly no more, time has flown by… I eternalised the moment, now it is not completely gone and is a wonderful reminder of that happy time on the beach. Aah for the love of photography! Have a great day and thanx for your time, Magda, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here:www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY FRIEND, ROBERT EMERSON.

I was nominated, the world through my eyes. SEVEN. Yes, I DO make portraits, I love good people and here was one of them. MY FRIEND, ROBERT EMERSON. This is Robert, my friend, who is no more, I just heard he died last month (that was in 2007)! All his life, except for the war, he lived in Flamborough, born into a proud family of fishermen; he was also a life-long volunteer of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He eyes shone when he told me that all the boats belonging to him and his family, had lovely names like ‘Madeleine Isabella’ and their signature is a white rose, the Yorkshire symbol! Now there is a boat called:ROBERT EMERSON. It is a tradition that each fishing places gives work to the whole family, they have their own symbols and their own cable-knitting patterns in the jerseys... so if an accident happened, they would be recognised! He still went out to inspect his crab pots every early morning, well in his eighties, the women cleaned, prepared and dressed the crabs, most for the fishmongers on markets(which he delivered himself), the rest was for the back of his van, parked in his place at Smuggler’s Cove, where he sold them, and that’s how we met. I love fresh crabs and he loved people I remember the times we sat together, chatting and laughing, wonderful man. I still find it difficult to go back... We miss him still! Read the whole story HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/08/rip-my-friend-from-flamb... Time is so precious, best use it for good, have a lovely day and thanx for your time, 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

COOKING THE SHRIMPS AT SEA...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had the pleasure and honour to join fishermen on their boat, to make a reportage of a night at sea, shrimping! http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimping-part-2.html (part 2) …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 of that mission, 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, the conditions were not ideal Shot with my beloved Nikon F4 on Fuji pro 400 film, no flash! Thank you for viewing and all your comments, I appreciate them, Magda (*_*) 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

CHAPEL PORTH, Crashing waves

NATURE... ... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY. CORNWALL, the small cove/beach of CHAPEL PORTH, on the North coast, Atlantic, with mysterious caves, the stuff of pirate stories... Dangerous, the water fast and furious! 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

ETRETAT by NIGHT...

Étretat by night... La Falaise d'Amont We drove to Étretat, in Normandy. There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Étretat, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of La Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécamp it also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Étretat . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust...as you see here! From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Étretat is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the chingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. From the windswept top you can see further cliffs, it was at times somewhat hazy. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side – which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean – are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRIME VIEW...

I was nominated , the world through my eyes SIX RUNSWICK BAY. We drove through the Cleveland Hills, North-Yorkshire, the weather getting more and more ominous as we got closer to the Heritage Coast, flat light, no detail in the sky, ah well it was going to be 'an outing' of discovery and mental photography... That's how we came to this beautiful little village, the road ends just before this, I was so enthralled by what I saw, grabbed my stuff, jumped out of the car, ran towards the sea, this was my first shot. Thank you for all your kindness and as always, thanks for your visits and comments today, 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 ARE SAILING...

cross the water... 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

LAST EVENING-FLIGHT…

…But Jonathan Livingston Seagull, unashamed, stretching his wings again in that trembling hard curve - slowing, slowing, and stalling once more - was no ordinary bird. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else. Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly… EXCERPT: Richard Bach. Jonathan Livingston Seagull A typical North Sea scene. No matter how many times I'll see this in my life, I'll always stand in awe and wonder for such beauty, it will never cease to impress me with it's constant variety, this play and display of light. Peace descends and envelops my soul. No manipulation nor filters used, none needed! I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Wishing you a glorious day 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

SPECTACLE of LIGHT…

Another night another image... Does anything give as much pleasure as NATURE? From the series 'Celestial delights'. The story behind this image still makes me smile: The seaside view from the terrace of the 10th floor penthouse where we used to live. We’d had a very busy day in the studio and after a quick light meal, just sat there unwinding with a nice glass of cool Chardonnay, enjoying the fresh sea air, the nightlight, the sound of the water, when SUDDENLY, a first distant rumble and a flash of lightning. We bumped each other as we both rushed inside for camera and tripod. Set it all up, went back to our chairs and wine, and waited. I saw it moving across the sea, opened my lens and let the camera record this fabulous lightshow of Nature. With the cable release in one hand, wine in the other, yep, that’s the life, he? Mind you, this was a one off, there was no rain and no danger, just this awesome spectacle. Wonderful, great memories. Thank you, M, (*_*) PS:it must have been F11 and open for between 1 to 3 min. It's done by 'feeling', if you get a lot of flashes in the first few seconds, then, you've got your shot, otherwise, you wait and have sip of wine... This here is NOT an 'exact' science, the success depends entirely on the elements! This was the best out of three. (*_*) 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

TIMELESS BEAUTY...

OPEN it to see how special? With film, sometimes you would have aberrations if used in more challenging circumstances, here it worked and created a very special effect.... No matter how many sunsets... each one different and fresh and rich and more spectacular than the previous one, a miracle to my eyes each time. Dusk is probably my favourite time, to reflect back on the day and look forward to the evening , the next day, the next sunset...and such, life passes... Nature at its best. This is again taken from the terrace of the penthouse we used to live in,Ostend, on the one side overlooking the sea, the other the town. Even after a full day’s work I would very much relax with a glass of Chardonnay and my camera, looking at the sea-traffic and ultimately the sunset. This is one of them. Different? I'll let you be the judge of that. NO FILTERS USED OR PP, A ONE IN A MILLION NEG... Wishing you a glorious day 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

THE MERCATOR...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ THE MERCATOR... A TALL SHIP... A SPECIAL MOMENT in the LIFE of a PHOTOGRAPHER! Late afternoon, I sit on the other side of the harbour, on the rocks at the right pier, the other side of town, in the shadow of the lighthouse and some war-leftovers (bunkers hidden and overgrown by dune grasses). Nobody there, camera on tripod, fixed and focused on the point where the Mercator will suddenly appear, ready to sail stately down the entrance of the harbour, between the two piers, cheered on. After some impatient delay, she appears at the mouth of the dock, guided by towboats, frantic activity on deck and up the masts; she's being positioned for the glorious departure... I get my shots, but, she's now moving, gaining momentum, so am I. I run alongside, stopping repeatedly and briefly to take another shot, but my goal is the end of the pier. I hear the creaking and shaking ship, she's alive again, this is what she's meant for, yes, she's in her element... She dips her bow and stern alternately the closer she gets to the pier-heads, like a dolphin finding a rhythm. At last, she's at sea, late, the sun is going, the mist and night coming. I photograph her for as long as I can. This is my last shot: 'The Mercator'. For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html 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

CYCLHOUETTE…

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Scheveningen (there's a challenge for you) 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

BICYCLHOUETTE...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I cannot resist uploading the second image. I did not take many shots that day, just went to give the dog a run on the beach, and feel the wind in my hair and on my skin. Scheveningen (there's a challenge for you) is not just a posh and popular beach-resort in Holland, it is also a harbour, for 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 first one, CYCLHOUETTE, see previous Just ONE shot each time, no PS, this is how it came out of the camera on neg. I knew I had only taken two shots in all of this scene, 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. PURE PHOTOGRAPHY! 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

ART by CHANCE... MY WORLD.

I was nominated . Number TWO. The world seen through my eyes, was the 'challenge'. It posed serious question. How do I see the world? Despite everything… I still see the world in a positive light (LOL, old, photographer’s joke?), really, I see so much beauty, in Nature, in people, in manmade objects. And THAT is what I try to capture, each and every day. here are certainties and fixed values… every day there is a sunrise, every day there is a sunset. The seasons follow nicely with their different moods and colours. Aah, there it is: THE WORD: COLOURS. Yes I see the world in technicolour, tie that in with emotion, sometimes humour and we’re all there: my world. ART by CHANCE… This was taken from the car as we came back from France, the sun was going down fast above Flanders' fields, it was beautiful, I chanced it... I do not often use the word art , but this? I think it is special, the church just sharp, so typically Flanders. It's rapidly becoming a personal favourite! ...At 70 miles/hour, there's bound to be something in your shot, or when the fraction in time and space is just perfect, yes, you guessed it, a bump or a pothole, grrr... only another type of frustration? Hihi... The rest you can read HERE: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/05/fun-of-drive-by-photography. 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 OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...

NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY. Today it it FLANDERS’ National Day, remembering the Gold Spurs Battle, 11-07-1302, an important date in Flemish history! "The bells have rung, the echoes sound The day is gone Ay, Marieke, Marieke In Flanders field the echoes sound The day is gone..." (excerpt from 'Ay Marieke' by Jacques Brel) This flat, windswept land, so fertile, so mutilated in the past.The stretch behind the dunes is still, like in the Middle Ages dotted with those 'round' villages. Church and graveyard in the center, houses around in a circle, the road, often still cobblestones, meandering through it. Flanders... where I was born... It was a soft windstill evening, a beautiful silence caressed my ears, the layered fog effacing whole sections of the land from my eyes, trailing capriciously in the sigh of the sunset, becoming denser in darkness... I left the bottom in because that's how it was, grey and darker and lighter again. Thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LATE SUMMER WINDOW in Bruges

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ 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 always 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 thanx, as always for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ENCHANTED WOOD...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ To my grandchildren, on a visit from the Continent, this was an enchanting and enchanted wood! They collected coloured leaves for us, to photograph at home, ran through the rustling carpet, conkers and chestnuts, pine-cones, saw the squirrels, all the things that kids love. Have a super day, I know I will, 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 HORSE-BREEDER...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ A SPECIAL BOND! I love photographing horses, not the easiest to do, there are standards, but with the help of the breeders it usually becomes a very pleasant and exciting experience. Here was a fortuitous moment, as a photographer, yes you have to focus on the main subject and there is MUCH to think about and concentrate on, but as a creative you stay aware of what is going on around you, and these 'off' images often become my favourite shots... Such tenderness, closeness, emotion, just HAD to be captured. I wrote a BLOG about THE IMPORTANCE of HANDS in PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: click HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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...

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 end. Wishing you a glorious day 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

PICA and THE GOLDFISH…

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We were fortunate to share our life with our beautiful and quirky Border Collie, for 16 1/2 years. His name was Picasso, because of his special markings (and those were our ‘painting days’) , Pica pour les amis. At this point, he must have been about 3 years old, we also had a goldfish, not called Wanda LOL. I cleaned the bowl each week and would decant the fish for a moment in this square vase, put it on the floor, because it was so heavy, to the delight of Pica, who could thus get close to this alien moving thing! He would stand there, like wanting to play, yet just staring at it, jumping now and then when the fish made a sudden move. Aaah I still miss him so very badly, only lots of memories left now. I shot this on Hasselblad because that was the camera at hand, not really the right camera for a grab shot! But hey… 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

PICASSO...

AB FAV for World Animal day https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ PICASSO This was our dog, the Border collie. Pica pour les amis. Brought him over during the days that a dog still was quarantined for 6 months, a very distressing time, but after the whole ordeal was over, he came out of it with his natural flair and more protective of us than ever. Always with us, the car his second residence, he's chased cows into the corner of a field, seagulls into the surf, cats into trees, ladies with fur-coats into caffees.( that's a joke) Knows the coasts of numerous countries... He's had Cancer, three strokes, fought through it all. A beautiful, intelligent animal, with the usual quirks, one of them being, when we were arranging and preparing the studio for clients, BG, chairs, other props, cameras, tested the lights, metering, well, as soon as he saw those flashes going off, he just knew and would go in front of the camera and sit there, correct spot, ready for the close-up Mr, Mrs Indigo. HMMMM, well, we do have quite a number of portraits of him! AAhhh models, he? Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) R.I.P 16-12-2005 AND STILL missing him badly...

PICASSO et MOI…

I always think it is a nice and good thing, around this time of year, to stand still for a moment and reflect on a few things? I read that is ‘not a good thing’ to dwell on the past??? With that I do not agree for the simple reason that I have a lot of good and also wonderful people there, and I love to revisit! Of course I had awful stuff too, but I dealt with it, only if you haven’t is it a problem. Anyway, we also went through some ‘archives’, YES, of the ancient kind now, like test strips, negatives, wet darkroom, all things film! And Paul’s archives are an absolute treasure throve! So here are some… And for those of you who only like my flower images, look away NOW, LOL. About this double portrait, our fabulous Border Collie, Pica (R.I.P 2006) pour les amis, he was always with us, loved to be photographed (preferred alone?), Paul was continuously trying new lightings in the studio, and I was his favourite model.... I wish you all the best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

A LIFE... MY LIFE.

As it is my Birthday today, so this compilation seems quite appropriate. Another year wiser! I've seen a lot, done a lot, have laughed and cried, like all of you, had loads of fun, have the good fortune of meeting love, giving and receiving... Photographs are so important, they not only tell a story, they are the positive keepers of our reality. Top left: baby (Belgium) Next: toddler (Belgium) Top right: little girl (Belgium) Under that: tomboy (Belgium) Bottom right: teenager (Belgium) Next: young woman/mother (Holland) Bottom left: woman (South of France) Above: lady photographer (Belgium) Center: TODAY, mature... (England) I tried to make this into a spiral of life... NOT neatly ordered, but pell-mell, with highs and lows, black & white and colour. One of my sayings is, and it always makes Paul laugh, life is a restaurant, you never know what you're going to get served, can be fingerlicking yummy or painful yuck, well, maybe just as well, it keeps the surprises fresh, hihi. I see something else in it: the evolution of photography! I wish you all a super day, thanx for visiting and all the good-wishes, Magda, (*_*)

THE FLOWER-WHISPERER...

PURPLE WEEK, FINISH… It was a good week, many enjoyed it. Started with a portrait and end with one, often in a great collaboration with Paul, here, I am looking at him... not the lens, LOL. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

PURPLE WEEK… FLOWER-WHISPERER?

So I asked some contacts to choose the colour for this week and purple won, what a surprise, eh? Purple is defined as a deep, rich shade between crimson and violet, or, more broadly, as a range of hues of colour between blue and red, or as a colour that is a blend of red and blue. Purple is the colour most often associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety. Purple and violet are similar, though purple is closer to red. In 1856, an eighteen-year-old British chemistry student named William Henry Perkin was trying to make a synthetic quinine. His experiments produced instead the first synthetic aniline dye, a purple shade called mauveine, shortened simply to mauve. In optics, there is an important difference; purple is a composite colour made by combining red and blue, while violet is a spectral colour. It is the major colour that occurs the least frequently in nature. For more, HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

STILL CRAZY... and euhh, NEW CAMERA!

... after all these years, still crazy. My Paul, yesterday surprised me with a new camera, the fabulous Nikon D7200. Always a great moment in the life of a photographer! I am over the moon, it performs beautifully. This IS how it came out. Tradition here, the first photo I take with a new machine is a portrait of my love. I only downsized it, NOTHING else, fantastic. So, my friends... from now on, you can expect even better images??? LOLOLOL Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIKE A PORCELAIN DOLL...

AB FAV… ABsolute FAVourites... I WILL UPLOAD A PERSONAL FAVE OF MINE EVERY DAY NOW, an image that I am particularly proud of, why don't you join me? ONLY THE BEST? Copy the top text? Just put AB FAV? A young family in the studio, mum expecting. I had to shoot the 'free' images fast... pure candids. Not long ago she discovered the joy of running... she loved the studio, tripped over cables, got entangled in the back-ground, refused to sit, hihi, let alone pose? She had a lot of fun, and at the end of the session... I WAS KNACKERED, AAhh the joys of being a photographer... lol, 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

LIVE AND LET LIVE...

AB FAV... ABsolute FAVourites... I WILL UPLOAD A PERSONAL FAVE OF MINE EVERY DAY NOW, an image that I am particularly proud of, why don't you join me? ONLY THE BEST? Copy the top text? Just put AB FAV? There are photos that mean a lot and never seem to get the attention they deserve? Show them now. For me, what I discover is that they are often images with a story in/behind them. Either that or a lot of emotion. Have fun! This man was a regular visitor in our gallery; he loved the red wine we served. A marginal, shunned by most people because of his appearance, one of the kindest men I ever had the pleasure to meet. From a wealthy family, he is a medical doctor, with specialisations in 4 different fields. After years working in Africa, burnt out, unwell, he lived the days as they came and as he liked them. Eating only when he was hungry, which wasn’t very often, but when he did, he treated himself to the very best, he loved lobster! He loved the finer things in life, his special brand of cigarillos. A great sense of humour, a delight to converse with, a charming man with great sensitivity... I saw it too often, to my disgust, those making fun of him, when it was suddenly whispered in their ear that he was a Dr., etc… they’d either slime up to him or avoid him completely. AAhh, la divina comedia!!! This is the only image I ever took of him at one of our vernissages, he didn’t like to be photographed (his words: “not even by us”). I had given him my word I wouldn’t, that one time I got his permission, one of his better days… Don’t judge people, certainly not by their appearance, just listen to their heart and yours? Have a sweet day, and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) This will probably be another image that will get viewed a lot but receives few comments, I always wonder why that is. Does the reality of our world frighten? This is a sincere concern and curiosity? "A photojournalist is a witness to an event or story, standing in for all those people that have not seen it for themselves. Photographing someone who finds themselves in unfortunate circumstances should only be done in my opinion if the photographer is driven by seeking show the truth and is socially and morally aware. Often the best images, the ones with authenticity and integrity are taken by photojournalists who are deeply concerned about their subjects. The antithesis of this is the photographer that snaps shots of unfortunate people because they're easy targets or because they want to sensationalise." -- Paul Indigo (quote of the day)

THE KISS...

MY AB FAV... here for today: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The little girl had been playing very intensely involved in a game, the adults having a vivid conversation, when she suddenly jumped up, ran to her daddy and gave him a kiss. I only had time to lift my camera to my eye and grab this precious moment. The settings all wrong... I was able to 'retrieve' what I wanted, everybody else would have deleted the raw file! A perfect example of the fact that it is NOT only about the technicality but the emotion in a photograph. In a studio, the light would be perfect but you would NEVER be able to 'create' a moment like this! Wishing you all a day full of love and thanx for your welcome visit, M (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL ABOUT EMOTION… WILLEM

Much as I liked the colour portrait yesterday, I feel this one, in mono has even deeper emotion! Emotion is any relatively brief conscious experience characterised by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure. Emotions are complex. According to some theories, they are a state of feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behaviour. The physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system with various states and strengths of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions. Emotion is also linked to behavioural tendency. Extroverted people are more likely to be social and express their emotions, while introverted people are more likely to be more socially withdrawn and conceal their emotions. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation, positive or negative. Hope you feel it too? I wrote a blog on the importance of hands, HERE: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-portrait.html 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

ALL ABOUT THE BASE…

Bart Caron is one of Willem Vermandere’s musicians Multi talented! Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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 MUSICIAN...

Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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 ESSENCE of WHITE ROSES...

"Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself." quote by Annie Leibovitz More mono flowers HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_mono_flowers The white roses have so enjoyed this Summer. They delighted us with scented opulence. Hey, plenty of tribes have a rain-dance... what if I dance for Peace? Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

CENTER STAGE, ROSES...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiP9WH0zN0Y&list=RDOPJ1WTF2SDY&index=6 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. quote by Thich Nhat Hanh WHITE ROSE, SYMBOL of PEACE. 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 ñ innocence and purity. It will come as no surprise to you when I ay: I love flowers, ney, I NEED flowers! So, when I look out of windows the garden lays barren and colourless. That is when I bring flowers into our home, in colourful flower pots. Here I went for white and white, with ‘stage light’ 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.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

NEVER ENOUGH ROSES…

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. quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Mini roses, so dainty and delicate. WHITE ROSE, SYMBOL of PEACE. 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 ñ innocence and purity. It will come as no surprise to you when I ay: I love flowers, ney, I NEED flowers! So, when I look out of windows, the garden lays barren and colourless. 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.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

ROSES IN JANUARY...

Roses I cut from our garden, on the FIRST day of the Year!!! I had not had the time to prune the roses, that, or when I did have time, the weather was too dreadful to go out! I decided to leave it for early Spring. Woke up, that first fresh morning, looking forward to a nice long breakfast, opened the curtains, yuk.. four small buds on the rosebush were again being thrashed about in bursts of wind. The breakfast became shorter than intended... I got dressed and ready, went out armed with my secateurs, brought them in, I saw the leaves were quite damaged. For the first 2 days nothing happened, despite my encouragement (LOL)... on the third day, YESSS, they were opening... To my amazement, I always thought they were pure white... but no, they had pink edges!Some damage, but hey, perfection=boring? A true WINTER-ROSE! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX and take care, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

WHITE ROSE, A SYMBOL of PEACE

MY AB FAV... here for today: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ ... a rose from our garden, here in Yorkshire, my adopted country. If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbors. If there is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) May there be PEACE... I wish you all that is good, 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 Roses, white, single, leaves, flower,studio,black-background,colour,design,square,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

WHITE ELEGANCE… Roses

A week of ROSES, from our garden. "Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself." quote by Annie Leibovitz The white roses are enjoying this Summer, cool and wet. They delight us with opulence both in the garden and in the home. Hey, plenty of tribes have a rain-dance... what if I dance for Peace? Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLORIOGRAPHY… WHITE ROSES

From bud to bloom. 3 generations of White Roses, still from my garden. Photography is LIGHT Art, also a way of life and seeing life, it is my passion, mental and emotional nourishment. Floriography is the ‘language’ of flowers. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The ~Language of Flowers~ originated in Persia in the 15th century, and was brought to Europe in the 18th century. In the 19th century, this ~floral code~ became popular and people sent messages in bouquets to each other. Since each flower, colour, and number had a specific meaning, conversations between lovers took place without a single word being used. Roses are the perfect gifts to convey your emotions. White roses symbolise reverence and humility. In American culture, the white roses symbolise security and happiness and are used for weddings. The white rose is also known as the ~Flower of Light.~ In Asian tradition, white stands for the ultimate absence; death. THANX and take care, 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 SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...

PROMISE you a ROSE-WEEK! From my garden. 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.indigo2photographym IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE ROSE DAY…

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

WANNA LOOK LIKE YOU, ROSE

said the shy little bud to the beautiful white bloom. https://youtu.be/jr6FBaf03qQ From our garden… Suited to reverent occasions, the white rose is a fitting way to honour a friend or loved one in recognition of a new beginning or a farewell. Their pure colour conveys respect, pays homage to new starts and expresses hope for the future. Historically, the white rose symbolised innocence and purity, which is how it became associated with weddings and bridal bouquets. Today, the white rose has retained its associations with both pure love and formal ceremony, making it a many-purposed recognition of unions and ceremonial occasions, such as anniversaries, christenings and graduations. 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.indigo2photographym IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUD-BLOOM-LEAF... ROSES

SPRAY-ROSES from my garden. The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practised in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The ~Language of Flowers~ originated in Persia in the 15th century, and was brought to Europe in the 18th century. In the 19th century, this ~floral code~ became popular and people sent messages in bouquets to each other. Since each flower, colour, and number had a specific meaning, conversations between lovers took place without a single word being used. Roses are the perfect gifts to convey your emotions. White roses symbolise reverence and humility. In American culture, the white roses symbolise security and happiness and are used for weddings. The white rose is also known as the ~Flower of Light.~ 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 ñ innocence and purity THANX, have a great 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 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

HAPPY NEW YEAR...

2016 ALL NEW… A New Year, A New Flower,full of promise. Both in bud, to unfurl, petal by petal, day by day. It will bring joy and sometimes a tear? If I have good/reasonable health then I can handle everything that comes my way... looking forward already. Looking forward to another year filled with the beauty to all the senses that flowers provide. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PRESENT... ROSE

"Those who are truly enlightened, are those whose souls are illuminated by love" The variety is a tea-rose, name 'Just Joey', from my garden... One of the first roses this year in the garden, it was rained on (hence the water-drops), and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in. The second one was stolen…. what IS wrong with people??? NO VASE LIFE, only last a couple of hours! In the garden,more than a week. "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance to die for ( to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! They speak of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also of a certain dark secrecy... just blooming from the bud in the most delicious curves... This time I included the vase. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CRY ME A RIVER… JUST JOEY ROSE

THE ROSE-WEEK I promised: A blousy fragrant tea-rose, name Just Joey, from the garden... Rescued again, it is July and we have rain and wind, their heavy blooms being trashed on their delicate stems, I couldn't stand it any longer, brought them in! Now and then, I think they sigh with contentment for the peace and quiet and warmth, a waft of gorgeous fruity rich fragrance each time... Diamond drops glistening, bowing with headiness, the ‘ruched’ petals softly glowing in the light!!! Slightly damaged. Like we ALL are, each time there is such an atrocity happening! This ROSE is SAD! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! 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.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 SADNESS of JUST JOEY, A ROSE.

ROSE-WEEK I promised. From the garden. You know, I was born after the second world war, when people were still in shock/ mourning and slowly recovering from the horror they had heard and witnessed, the loss, they swore never again, several times over and yet, here we are… a very different kind of war, but nevertheless equally scary and horrible. NONE of us are safe anywhere, we seem to live in this bubble of false freedom? Religion against religion, ethnic groups against ethnic groups… Where does all this hatred come from? We are living in such plentiful! Why do I get this notion that it SHOULD and COULD WORK? Ach, just my thought for the day. Forever the optimist! Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

L’IMPARFAITE… ROSE

This is a tea-rose, name 'Just Joey', from the garden… One of the last now. The late blooms are suffering from the weather and the insects, everything in nature seems to want to give it one last big push before the winter! I adore this beauty damage and all. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! It speaks of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also a certain dark secrecy... having just opened from the bud in delicious curves... It has a fragrance to die for, mmmmmmm. 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY IS AN ECSTASY... ROSE

BEAUTY IS AN ECSTASY... ROSE "Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all." by W. Somerset Maugham Few roses are as perfumed as 'Just Joey' a classic variety, with a fabulous scent and stunning depth of colour. The salmon, coppery-orange flowers have pronounced red veining, with the whole bloom fading to a satisfying copper-buff with age. For this reason, it was voted Rose of the World in 1994. It is also very disease-proof and undemanding. The blooms make good cut flowers, but they are also stunning when plants are massed together prominently in a bed. As a hybrid tea rose, it is best pruned from late winter to early spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TEARDROPS on ROSE… JUST JOEY

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Thomas A. Edison The variety is a tea-rose, name 'Just Joey', from my garden... One of the first roses this year in the garden, it was rained on (hence the water-drops), and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in. The second one was stolen…. what IS wrong with people??? NO VASE LIFE, only last a couple of hours! In the garden,more than a week. "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance to die for ( to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! They speak of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also of a certain dark secrecy... just blooming from the bud in the most delicious curves... Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE TEARS OF THE ROSE…

’It is further believed that on a certain day in the year the rose has a heart of gold.’ I am still hopeful for the future and the future of our children, but like everything in life and roses in particular, beware of the thorns… I’m optimistic, there is not as much hate as they’d like us to believe. The Rose is a flower of great Symbolism and importance in many cultures, mythologies and religions. I started growing roses because Paul told me how much he loved them; I never had them because I thought they were very high maintenance and ‘difficult’, how wrong I was! This is Just Joey, a heavenly scented, lousy rose, salmon pink, in June the first ones, a few roses just at their peak perfect as it started to rain... Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TUTTI BEAUTY… Roses

TUTTI BEAUTY… Roses ‘Be a rose which gives fragrance even to those who try and crush it.’ Just Joey, two Roses, from our garden. They speak of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also of a certain dark secrecy... just blooming from the bud in the most delicious curves... It has a fragrance to die for, mmmmmmm. This Summer, they are really suffering with all the rain and wind, the abnormally cool temperatures, I feel sorry for them, and bringing them in, mmm, not really, they do not last long or buds don't even open, definitely an outside rose, like so many flowers really! 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

DID I PROMISE YOU A ROSE-GARDEN?

Yes and no… a Rose week, where I treat you every day with the beauty of my Roses! Take time to smell the roses... These are from the garden, a bit damaged from all the showers and gusts of wind. It was sad to see them suffer so. Now they colour our table, floating on water. Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TAKE MY HAND... ROSES

Orange-week Roses are the only flowers that have no 'popular' name, A ROSE IS A ROSE. They are tokens of love, as well as grief, fit every occasion? Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

LE TEMPS DES ROSES...

Take time to smell the roses... These are a bit damaged from all the showers and gusts of wind. Such tender petals. The roses, prolific that Summer! ALWAYS BETTER LARGE Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY CONTEST… Roses and Tulips

Yes, it is PINK-WEEK, by popular demand! Pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name, Dianthus (carnation) . According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the colour most often associated with love, beauty, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic. When combined with violet or black, it is associated with eroticism and seduction. The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German pinken, "to peck"). While the word "pink" was first used as a noun to refer to a color in the 17th century, the verb "pink" continues to be reflected today in the name of those hand-held scissors that cut a zig-zagged line referred to as pinking shears. Pink was not a common colour in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles usually preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. Shocking pink was a new and more assertive pink invented by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1931, by mixing a little white with magenta. It became her signature colour. Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink Pale pink Roses and Tulips, whichever wins? Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

VAMPIRE ROSE...

This duo toned rose somehow made me think of vampires? A very pale night creature with the red lips drenched in blood, LOL? 'Fire & Ice'Cherry Parfait Roses... Thanx 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

A SWEET SOFT SUMMER IMAGE… Rose, Honeysuckle

A single thought… Everything great that has ever happened to humanity has begun as a single thought in someone's mind. And if any one of us is capable of such a thought, then all of us have the same capacity and capability, because we're all the same? by Yanni Interesting, something to think about? Hmm, I do not think we are all the same… I love the first bit though! I walked through the garden yesterday… aaah, so fragrant, not too hot and still many colours. I gathered some for small vases around the house, and, of course could NOT resist photographing some… LOL Here, a mini pink Rose and some Honeysuckle, (Lonicera, Caprifolium Mill.) are arching shrubs or twining vine climbers, native to the Northern Hemisphere. Many of the species have sweetly-scented, bell-shaped flowers that produce a sweet, edible nectar. Breaking of the honeysuckle's stem will release this powerful sweet fragrance. The fruit is a red, blue or black berry containing several seeds; in most species the berries are mildly poisonous, but a few (notably Lonicera caerulea) have edible berries. *Flowers attract bumblebees, butterflies and moths to drink nectar. *Bullfinches, warblers and thrushes eat the berries. The name Lonicera stems from Adam Lonicer, a Renaissance botanist.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!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 NOZZE DI ROSE…

The wedding of the Roses? LOL, Not the war of the Roses. Two duo-toned Roses with a sprig of Gypsophila, known commonly as baby's-breath. Ever so festive! Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MANDALA of ROSES…

For PEACE, always.. The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning "circle." Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolising unity and harmony. The goal of the mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolises cosmic and psychic order. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are ones made by Buddhists. These duo-toned roses are small and dainty and non-fragrant. Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BOUDOIR ROSES…

Imagine waking up to this image? Wake up and smell the roses! These are mini duo-tones roses, no fragrance, but ever so pleasing on the eye. Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WOUNDED LOVE… ROSE

WOUNDED LOVE… ROSE This beautiful bud sadly already wounded by the elements. It looks like a painting to me, yet NO manipulation! "It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar-tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." quote by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy A week of ROSES from our garden… vibrant, a rich unusual red, and they smell heavenly, the rich fragrance of Summer fruits! Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A RED, RED ROSE, for my love…

"A Red, Red Rose" is a 1794 poem and song by the Scot, Robert Burns O my Luve's like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; O my Luve's like the melodie That’s sweetly play'd in tune. As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I: And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry: Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun: I will luve thee still, my dear, While the sands o’ life shall run. And fare thee weel, my only Luve And fare thee weel, a while! And I will come again, my Luve, Tho’ it were ten thousand mile. This is a Rose from the garden, no name, and it struggles. Maybe two blooms a year, and last Summer they were stolen, this year: ONE!!! A HEAVENLY fragrance of sweet ripe raspberries… I close my eyes and can smell them… THANX and take care, 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

BRAVURA… Roses

MORE for the promised ROSE-WEEK, from the garden. Three Roses, euhh with no name. I bought it years ago, transplanted it from the previous garden. It struggled a bit, yet fought through, 2 years ago, only one rose, which got stolen… they are vibrant, a rich unusual red, and they smell heavenly, the rich fragrance of Summer fruits! Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POISONOUS CHALICE...Calla

Zantedeschia, usually called Calla or Arum lilies( only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschia. The Zantedeschia species are poisonous due to the presence of calcium oxalate. All parts of the plant are toxic! More experiments with lights and shapes, 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.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

CURTAIN CALL… Alstroemeria

I love my images to be crisp and sharp, so that you can see all the beautiful detail. I am a photographer of a dying breed? Proper photography? No scratching, no filters, no messing? Just the art and skill of the medium? However I also like playing with dof now and then... it depends what the flowers 'tell me', LOL! Promise, I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. These here, they performed well in the studio, they bowed a last time to the sound of my applause……. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alstrˆmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Have a lovely day and as always, 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

GIVE ME THE LIGHT, I’LL SHINE FOR YOU. Alstroemeri

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer, who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit our NEW, FAST site here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OOH MY LILY…

MY POLLEN-DUSTED LILY Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in close up. Lots of pollen, oops, sneezing!!! LOL thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK TRUMPET-LILY...

POLLEN DUSTED and with BUD Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, mostly white, sometimes with pink, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, 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

I WANT TO BREAK FREE, white lily and bud...

They were all plump buds when I bought them, now, they are unfurling one after the other... they are huge! Perfuming our home with their lovely spicy fragrance, pure joy for our senses... Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Flowers are a great 'subject' because of their diversity. Contrary to what many think: I AM NOT A FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHER! Just A photographer. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Lilium auratum, Golden rayed lily of Japan, or Goldband lily. In Japan, Lilium auratum is called Yama yuri which means mountain lily, a much sought after species, some are still growing in the wilds.In ancient times, the Japanese considered lilies a sacred plant. I'm not surprised! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit the NEW, FAST, here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES

The perfect music for a SUMMER FRIDAY… https://youtu.be/xRyH9aOucUQ Chris Hinze. The Oriental Lily opens a 6 petal bloom that can spread up to 20cm in diameter. The height of the Oriental Lily can range between 3 to 5 feet. Oriental Lilies tend to flower mid-season (July/August). They are a long lasting and highly scented variety. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ME AND MY SHADOW… ORIENTAL LILIES

https://youtu.be/i-4uKgXRnpI The Oriental Lily opens a 6 petal bloom that can spread up to 20cm in diameter. The height of the Oriental Lily can range between 3 to 5 feet. Oriental Lilies tend to flower mid-season (July/August). They are a long lasting and highly scented variety. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POLLEN-DUSTED LILY…

Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWER SCULPTURE… Lilium longiflorum.

NATURE'S QUIRKS... CAN BE VERY BEAUTIFUL! This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in close up. I picked it in our garden, the last one this year (they bloomed while we were away!!!)... and it opened in the strangest way... open sideways... one of nature's 'abnormalities' that sometimes occur. Perfection can be boring? thanx 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

THE GIFT... white Callas,

...TO YOU WITH LOVE, A gift of flowers is (personally) a gift of love and friendship... I've already written about this before HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/10/of-romantis-gents-ladies... I GIVE... I wish you all a great day, and thanx for all your words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work please visit our NEW, FAST site here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHANGING of THE COLOURS… HYDRANGEA

Three from our garden. Colour transition in flowers. Hydrangea, the name, comes from the Greek words "hydro" or water, and "angeion," or vase = water vase, they prefer a lot of water. A very ancient plant, found in fossils going back thousands of years. In most species the flowers are white, but in some species (notably H. macrophylla), they are blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. In these species the colour is affected by the presence of aluminium ions which are available or tied up depending upon the soil’s pH content. For H. macrophylla and H. serrata cultivars, the flower colour can be determined by the relative acidity of the soil: an acidic soil (pH below 7), will have available aluminium ions and typically produce flowers that are blue to purple, whereas an alkaline soil (pH above 7) will tie up aluminium ions and result in pink or red flowers. 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

PINK DELICACY… HYDRANGEA

When I come back from the Continent, I always visit a flower market, to bring back some beauties. In England, I am sorry to say, the markets (that I go to) could take a lesson! Their flowers here are often too far gone, not a great choice, nothing very exciting? Anyway, bought these, two massive Hydrangea heads. They suffered in transport, so, I filled the bath with cold water and submerged them for 8 hours. they absorb water through their petals and leaves, and hey-ho, they fully recovered! Hydrangea, the name, comes from the Greek words "hydro" or water, and "angeion," or vase = water vase, they prefer a lot of water. A very ancient plant, found in fossils going back thousands of years. In most species the flowers are white, but in some species (notably H. macrophylla), they are blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. 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

FLOWERS MY GRANDMA LOVED: HYDRANGEA…

Always displays of dried, and when in season, fresh ones in the house. Is that where my love of flowers comes from? I had one grandfather and father who also loved flowers! Would buy them for their wives on special occasions! Hydrangea, the name, comes from the Greek words "hydro" or water, and "angeion," or vase = water vase, they prefer a lot of water. A very ancient plant, found in fossils going back thousands of years. As I am working a lot in the studio at the moment, I took two and arranged them against the black bg. only when I looked through the lens did I see the shape of a heart. Photographed the way I like it, minimal dof, it gives it a lovely sense of mystery, well, I think so... Flower lovers will know that there is a flower language. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by delicate blooms. Of course, even the experts disagree on the "true meaning" of many flowers and most have different meanings to different people. So, while all flowers convey thoughtfulness and love, a gift of flowers for a special someone will always create its own personal meaning, too. HYDRANGEA - Thank You for Understanding. I wish you a good time and 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. © All rights reserved

MEMORIES of SPRING…

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du Printemps, is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, original choreography by Nijinsky, under impresario Serge Diaghilev. The music is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, and most reproduced compositions in history. These are often all the first flowers in our garden... it looks like all for one and one for all... A pink Cyclamen, a snowdrop, a blue Muscari and a yellow mini, tête-à-tête Daffodil THANX, M, (*_*) Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WHISPER… CYCLAMEN

Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you can wink. quote by Earl Long The cyclamen commonly sold by florists is Cyclamen persicum, which is frost-tender. Selected cyclamen cultivars can have white, bright pink, red or purple flowers. While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F), with the night time temperatures preferably between 6.5 °C to 15 °C (44 °F to 59 °F). Temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) may induce the plant to go dormant. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. 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

Quand on n'a que l'amour, CYCLAMEN…

https://youtu.be/EpMg97Wr_4M Quand on n'a que l'amour, by Jacques Brel Quand on n'a que l'amour À s'offrir en partage Au jour du grand voyage Qu'est notre grand amour Quand on n'a que l'amour, Mon amour toi et moi Pour qu'éclatent de joie, Chaque heure et chaque jour. Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour vivre nos promesses Sans nulle autre richesse Que d'y croire toujours Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour meubler de merveilles Et couvrir de soleil La laideur des faubourgs Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour unique raison Pour unique chanson Et unique secours Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour habiller matin Pauvres et malandrins De manteaux de velours Quand on n'a que l'amour À offrir en prière Pour les maux de la terre, En simple troubadour Quand on n'a que l'amour À offrir à ceux-là Dont l'unique combat Est de chercher le jour Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour tracer un chemin Et forcer le destin À chaque carrefour Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour parler aux canons Et rien qu'une chanson Pour convaincre un tambour Alors, sans avoir rien Que la force d'aimer, Nous aurons dans nos mains, Ami, le monde entier When we have only love When we have only love To share On the day of the great journey That is our great love When we have only love, My love, you and me, So that each hour and each day Burst with joy. When we have only love To live our promises With no other resource Than always believing When we have only love To furnish with wonders And cover with sunlight The suburbs' ugliness When we have only love As a single reason As a single song And single relief When we have only love To provide, in the morning, The poor and the highwayman With velvet coats When we have only love To offer as a prayer To the earth's pains, As a simple troubadour When we have only love To offer to those Whose sole struggle Is to look for daylight When we have only love To show the way And change the course of fate At every crossroad When we have only love To talk to guns And just a song To convince a drum So, having nothing But the strength to love, We will have in our hands, My friend, the whole world Two Cyclamen, and what I ‘see’ in it? When we only have love… Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. 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

FLOWERS MY MOTHER LOVED: CYCLAMEN…

She always had some on the kitchen windowsill. SILK WHITE CYCLAMENS This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. 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

AROMATICS IN WHITE...

Fragrant double white Narcissus and opulent white ruffled Ranunculus, together: white delight... A pleasure for all our senses. Thanx for your visit 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

FLEURS DE MA JEUNESSE: THE FRIVOLOUS DAISY CHAIN..

After a visit to the doctor, for the body... I decided not to go home, but take care of my soul... so, I drove to a lovely park, wide borders full of beautiful flowering plants, all the colours of the rainbow, teeming with bees and butterflies... the fragrances making for a heady perfumed air... a fountain sprinkling its lovely, cooling sounds... The gardeners were weeding, humming a song, I had a nice chat with them... Sat on a bench enjoying all the sensation sense-pleasures, both sad and 'glad' I did not have my camera with me (for once? But then, who goes to the doctor with it? Lol)... As I walked back, in the carpet of green grass I saw daisies dotted around, went and picked some (like when I was a little girl), when I came home, feeling much better, I made a daisy chain and photographed it for you... These tiny, unassuming flowers work so well in a little chain, for little girls to put in their hair, wear as a necklace or bracelet... great memories, and I had not forgotten how to do it, though it is definitely something for 'smaller' hands... 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 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

ICONIC MAY-FLOWER... SYRINGA

In many gardens this is, in May, what you see, white, fragrant Lilacs, the panicles standing proud, overtaking the green leaves... sadly often, due to the weather, not for long! They very quickly go brown because of the rain, these here are still perfect! 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. Have a super day and 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

FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED… LILACS

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. My grand-mother’s house was filled with the heavenly scent of Lilacs in the beautiful month of May. Aaah to be back there for 1/2 hour! 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),dark purple, white and pale pink are also found. 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

CORSAGE… Chrysanthemums

Spider Chrysanthemums, a very funky flower that looks great in any arrangement! The fine florets are long, tubular and tend to curl upwards, Love the lightplay in these 3D white spider-Chrysanthemums. Have a flower head with tubular ray florets which are open at the tip.Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house. Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

THREE D-elights... Chrysanthemums

Love the light-play in these 3D white spider-Chrysanthemums. for WHITE WEEK. White is an achromatic colour, literally a "color without hue", that is a mixture of the frequencies of all the colours of the visible spectrum. It is one of the most common colours in nature, the color of sunlight, snow, milk, chalk, limestone and other common minerals. In many cultures white represents or signifies purity, innocence, and light, and is the symbolic opposite of black, or darkness. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, and exactitude. In colour psychology white is the colour of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn't stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive.
 White contains an equal balance of all the colours of the spectrum, representing both the positive and negative aspects of all colours. Its basic feature is equality, implying fairness and impartiality, neutrality and independence. It is interesting to note that babies come into the world with a perfect balance of white, ready to imprint their lives with all the colours of the spectrum (hopefully!) from all their life experiences. The white colour on television screens and computer monitors is created with the RGB color model by mixing red, green and blue light at equal intensities. Some non-European languages have a wide variety of terms for white. The Inuit language has seven different words for seven different nuances of white. Sanskrit has specific words for bright white, the white of teeth, the white of sandalwood, the white of the autumn moon, the white of silver, the white of cow's milk, the white of pearls, the white of a ray of sunlight, and the white of stars. Japanese has six different words, depending upon brilliance or dullness, or if the colour is inert or dynamic. For more on the colour white: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

INNER LIGHT… ASTER

Aster Asteroid… they start out like this, white inside-> outside a beautiful purple… more and more! when in full bloom! Enjoy a close encounter with an aster that is out of this world! 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

QUADRILLE… GERBERA

The Quadrille is a dance that was fashionable in late 18th- and 19th-century Europe and its colonies. Performed by four couples in a rectangular formation, it is related to American square dancing. Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, 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

ZINGING ZINNIA…

To round off the colour weeks. It was fun. And also to brighten your day. Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colours. The genus name honours German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59) There’s not a more vibrant late-summer plant, with a brilliant range of colours and flowers that look as though they’ve been cut from velvet-coated cardboard. 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

PINK PENDULUM... ZINNIA

To brighten your day. Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from the Southwestern United States to South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Members of the genus are notable for their solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright colours. The genus name honours German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59) There’s not a more vibrant late-summer plant, with a brilliant range of colours and flowers that look as though they’ve been cut from velvet-coated cardboard. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLOOM, BABY BLOOM… Scabiosa

I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers. I love the little one just peeping from behind ‘mama’? Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA

“If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. - King Amor” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

A ménage à trois… SCABIOSA

“If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. - King Amor” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

GRADUATING… SCABIOSA

Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

FIORITURA… Scabiosa

Fioritura means flowery… it is a musical term. I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers. I love the little one just peeping from behind ‘mama’? Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

MONDAY BLUES? Scabiosa…

Not me! 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! I said it before, I think Scabiosa is a very feminine flower, well here you get a full bouquet 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. 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

BE and WAS… Scabiosa

I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers, smiling flowers? Even dried, it hasn’t lost it’s sense of humour… LOL Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

THE OLD and THE NEW… SCABIOSA

THE OLD and THE NEW… SCABIOSA From June masses of pin-cushion flowers emerge on slender erect stems. 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. A Scabiosa, dried, beautiful… another of my favourite images, and, I have made a few. It is last year’s, I wrapped and stored them, they are extremely delicate, but I did manage to get some great photos out of them, together with the new ones this year, so more to come in this series. An idea I had for over a year now, yes, Photography is often a matter of PATIENCE! LOL 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

TABLEAU VIVANT: A SECOND LIFE…

Scabiosa, dried, beautiful… must be one of my favourite images, and, euh, I have made a few? They are last year’s, I wrapped and stored them, they are extremely delicate, but I did manage to get some great photos out of them, together with the new ones this year, so more to come in this series. An idea I had for a year now, yes, Photography is often a matter of PATIENCE! LOL Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. 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

IMAGINE… SCABIOSA

Imagine… Image… Magic… Ageing… I see great beauty in the dried Scabiosa, a whole world in there… 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 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

OH SO BEAUTIFUL… Scabiosa

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms. Pedro Calderon de la Barca Last year’s Summer, I brought some stunning Scabiosa into the studio, made some photographs, it was Summer, it was hot, they did not last long, dried up nicely. I kept them, because I wanted to photograph them again. I had this image in my head, fresh and dried, old and new. I keep saying how patience is a big virtue in a photographer? The dried ones became very fragile, however they made it for the shoot. So, come this Summer, and I bought fresh ones, made my photo’s once more, phew, hot again in the studio, so the fresh ones did not last very long, started to shrivel-> more images to be made. Here they are, not quite dry yet, but oh so beautiful and interesting. Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. 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

VENI...VIDI.. VICI... NIGELLA

Veni, vidi, vici: "I came, I saw, I conquered." Yes, these three Nigellas have been named, lol... It happened when I first noticed them, they came, I saw, they won me over... into the studio... here they are, for your pleasure! Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. Very ephemeral! 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? 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

SIMPLY NIGELLA...

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.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

TEARS OF ORANGE… Violet.

‘There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.’ quote by Dorothy Dix For ORANGE WEEK. Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism. The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d'orenge. The French word, in turn, comes from the Italian arancia, based on Arabic nāranj, derived from the Sanskrit naranga. The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512. Before it was yellow red. The orange colour of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges, and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotenes, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy for the plants' growth. For those interested, MORE HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour) 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm   IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

PURE EYE CANDY… Orange Violets

Orange week. Gorgeous dash of brightness in the garden, once again, I succumbed to the temptation!   Yes, where that's concerned, my resistance is low...  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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm   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

TRIBUTE to PRINCE...

another unbelievably sad day, what a year! To loose another massive creative talent! A true Annus horribilis! Magda.

YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES… Violets

Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae, with around 400–500 species distributed around the world. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however viola species (commonly called violets, violettes, pansies) are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia and the Andes in South America.The flowers, leaves and roots of various Viola species are used for medicinal purposes, being rich in vitamins A and C. They also contain a type of antioxidant. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: 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

HAPPY... violets

"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger For MIXED week. I find this such a happy image, you too? 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: pensée). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensée 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 pensée... 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, thanx 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes...

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. It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensée 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 pensée... 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, thanx for your lovely comments and thoughts, 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

LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS

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 honor 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

FRESH FREESIAS... MIXED

So, holiday of 2 weeks, travelling through Europe, 6 countries, (photos coming!) almost over, the long trek home today. It was good, however I am looking forward to 'working' again, aaahhh starting to have withdrawal symptoms... just shows you, this is NOT work? I hope you too enjoy what you are doing?These mixed Freesias are fresh and colourfully fragrant. All the best, 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/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TABLEAU VIVANT… FREESIA

One more of the gorgeous orange Freesias. Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers.Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

OLD FASHIONED FLOWERS: AQUILEGIA…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. There is a trend in everything! This is a Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWERS Hennie Clarijs LIKES… COWSLIP

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. In Flanders, they are called, little mouth of Calve, in Holland they know them as Lion’s mouth. I always saw a little lamb, BAAAHH, LOLOLOL Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. They are native to rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOLIES BERGERE… Lavande Papillon

These 'fofolles' expressed exuberance, joy de vivre, plumes and glitzy glamour????? Haha... Lavender Butterfly : In compact spikes, purple, topped by large bracts sterile highly decorative purple. Lavandula stoechas pedunculata or French Lavender 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.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

ROYALTY… Alstroemeria

For 'PURPLE' week. "We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." That is the 'original' quote, that goes for the flowers I photographed here, Alstroemeria... sadly, it did not mention who's words they were. It reminds me of ZORBA, By Nikos Kazantzakis, one of my favourite literary works, talk about overlapping expression!!! Because it was so fitting to my own emotions, I made it into this now: "I photograph for laughter, I photograph for tears, I photograph for madness, I photograph for fears, I photograph for hopes, I photograph for screams, I am the photographer, I create the dreams..." Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. THANX for your comments and visits, much appreciated, as always!, 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURPLE-ISSIMO… ANEMONES

for PURPLE WEEK. Open beauties, They are so fragile... Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. No, I DO NOT talk to flowers, I listen with my eyes! MORE HERE: PURPLE-ISSIMO… ANEMONES Open beauties, They are so fragile... Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. No, I DO NOT talk to flowers, I listen with my eyes! MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the-purple-collection With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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 With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

ANEMONE CON BRIO...

WINDSWEPT and POLLEN-DUSTED, the mauve ANEMONE de CAEN with THE BEAUTIFUL POLLEN DUSTED HEART... Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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?

REACHING FOR THE SKY, THE PURPLE ORCHIDS...

Purple Dendrobium Orchids, I bought them in the Chinese Supermarket, where they sell them at the vegetable and fruit counter... because: they are EDIBLE... and NO I have not tried them yet... 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 or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY 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 reserve

THE ROYAL ONE, ORCHID…

A study in the scientific journal Nature has hypothesised that the origin of orchids goes back much longer than originally expected. An extinct species of stingless bee, Proplebeia dominicana, was found trapped in Miocene amber from about 15-20 million years ago. The bee was carrying pollen of a previously unknown orchid taxon, Meliorchis caribea, on its wings. T his find is the first evidence of fossilised orchids to date and shows insects were active pollinators of orchids then. According to Mark W. Chase et al. (2001), the overall biogeography and phylogenetic patterns of Orchidaceae show they are even older and may go back roughly 100 million years. Using the molecular clock method, it was possible to determine the age of the major branches of the orchid family. This also confirmed that the subfamily Vanilloideae is a branch at the basal dichotomy of the monandrous orchids, and must have evolved very early in the evolution of the family. Since this subfamily occurs worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions, from tropical America to tropical Asia, New Guinea and West Africa, and the continents began to split about 100 million years ago, significant biotic exchange must have occurred after this split (since the age of Vanilla is estimated at 60 to 70 million years). Orchids have symbolised different things to many cultures throughout the ages, but today they represent luxury, maturity, charm, thoughtfulness, and refinement. Purple Orchid meaning: there is grace and class exuded by this flower. It is considered to be the ROYAL one! 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

FLOWERS MY GRANDMAS LOVED: STOCKS…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. Again it is very much scent memories triggered! With their spicy, clove-like scent, and tall sturdy stems, these stocks make fantastic cut flowers that bring fragrance and colour to your home. I would like to issue a personal warning: DO NOT leave them in the vase too long!!! It stinks!!! The closely packed flower spikes of this tall mix emerge in a blend of at least 6 lovely pastel shades. Matthiola incana, known as stock,is a species of flowering plant in the genus Matthiola. The common name "night-scented stock" or "evening-scented stock" is applied to Matthiola longipetala (syn. bicornis). M. incana is also known in the USA by the common name tenweeks stock. It is a common garden flower, available in a variety of colours, many of which are heavily scented and also used in floristry. Double-flowered stocks are prized by gardeners for their floral display but are sterile (like most doubles?). They therefore have to be produced from the seed of single-flowered plants. Aaah such a heady scent! AGAIN, SO UNIQUE! 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

STAGE PRESENCE… Celosia

STAGE PRESENCE… Celosia This red cockscomb has attitude, after its ‘performance’, what about an encore? LOL It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. More from my garden. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like prickly but are soft and shiny as velvet. Have a fun day and 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

BRAINY CELOSIA…

This is the top view of this unusual flower, to me it looks like a brain, the intricacies, different lobes. It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. More from my garden. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like prickly but are soft and shiny as velvet. Have a fun day and 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

DELIRIUM… GINGER

TWO GINGER-FLOWERS. Best LARGE. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/exotic_flowers Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. The ginger family (Zingiberaceae) contains around 1,000 species of tropical perennial herbs. Some gingers are cultivated for their edible rhizomes, which are used for as both a medicine and a culinary spice. Other ginger plants, known as ornamental gingers, are grown primarily for their pleasing appearance. Leafy cane-like stems arise from rhizomes to form a plant 3 to 15 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Throughout the year, ginger plants produce stunning red blossoms that are often used in flower arrangements. When growing gingers, remember, they love moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. Ginger blooms come red, pink and white, have thick, very sturdy stems and are perfect to create height in a tropical arrangement. They have a decidedly modern feel. Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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 EMBRACE… PROTEA

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” ― Albert Einstein They look soft and furry but are actually quite 'leathery' and waxy? This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of his mum, of his native South Africa. It is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. A stunning 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 They are all over in The Cape, in abundance. 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

FLOWERS Paul Indigo's MAMA LOVED… QUEEN Protea

FLOWERS Paul Indigo 's MAMA LOVED… QUEEN Protea 'pink ice'... They look soft and furry but are actually quite 'leathery' and waxy? This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of his mum, of his native South Africa. It is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. A stunning 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 I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. 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

FRENETICA… ORCHIDS.

These little beauties are no bigger than the last top part of my thumb...like a dance they individually flittered against the black bg in the light. They are Oncidium 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.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

I COME OUT OF THE DARK, MINI ORCHID...

Meaning: An orchid signifies love, elegance and luxury. Due to its external display it is also a symbol of strength. According to the ancient Greeks, orchids mean manliness. I see like a little bird hovering in the center? Bird of PEACE? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

AN IRIS CALLED CHANTILLY…

The tall Bearded Iris 'Chantilly’. Pure elegance. And, with bud. Ruffled and feminine flowers, they are a very pretty orchid pink which blends into a pale yellow. The petals are crimped along their edges. The Iris flower is of interest as an example of the relation between flowering plants and pollinating insects. The shape of the flower and the position of the pollen-receiving and stigmatic surfaces on the outer petals form a landing-stage for a flying insect, which in probing for nectar, will first come into contact with the perianth, then with the stigmatic stamens in one whorled surface which is borne on an ovary formed of three carpels. The shelf-like transverse projection on the inner whorled underside of the stamens is beneath the overarching style arm below the stigma, so that the insect comes in contact with its pollen-covered surface only after passing the stigma; in backing out of the flower it will come in contact only with the non-receptive lower face of the stigma. Thus, an insect bearing pollen from one flower will, in entering a second, deposit the pollen on the stigma; in backing out of a flower, the pollen which it bears will not be rubbed off on the stigma of the same flower. Thanx for your time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SEXUALITY of THE IRIS…

The tall Bearded Iris 'Chantilly’. Ruffled and feminine flowers, they are a very pretty orchid pink which blends into a pale yellow. The petals are crimped along their edges. The Iris flower is of interest as an example of the relation between flowering plants and pollinating insects. The shape of the flower and the position of the pollen-receiving and stigmatic surfaces on the outer petals form a landing-stage for a flying insect, which in probing for nectar, will first come into contact with the perianth, then with the stigmatic stamens in one whorled surface which is borne on an ovary formed of three carpels. The shelf-like transverse projection on the inner whorled underside of the stamens is beneath the overarching style arm below the stigma, so that the insect comes in contact with its pollen-covered surface only after passing the stigma; in backing out of the flower it will come in contact only with the non-receptive lower face of the stigma. Thus, an insect bearing pollen from one flower will, in entering a second, deposit the pollen on the stigma; in backing out of a flower, the pollen which it bears will not be rubbed off on the stigma of the same flower. Thanx for your time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETITE FLEUR... Geranium

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7u9x50GGGs Sidney Bechet - Petite Fleur Again from our garden, this Cranesbill is really the TRUE Geranium, what we too often call Geranium a Pelargonium, with flower heads and not hardy like these. The name 'cranesbill' derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. Also known as Hardy Geranium, Rozanne Cranesbill, Blood Red Cranesbill Large blue blooms with darker veining are held in clusters above the foliage, giving the plant in bloom an airy appearance. It has a thick rhizome (A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstock). The stems are prostrate to ascending, well developed, very branched and hairy as are the buds. An enormous variety, often very fragrant leaves, gives you a clue that it is a medicinal plant. Geranium plants could hold the key to a new generation of HIV treatments, research suggests. Have a super day and 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

AM I BLUE? DELPHINIUM...

Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world... ? 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.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

A LIGHTER SHADE OF PALE… DELPHINIUM.

Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur. As you can see, here in this variety, the buds are white, the flowers a very pale blue. All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, true blue or purple not so common in the flower world and in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... 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, visit here: 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 UNFURLING of the pale blue DELPHINIUM...

Slowly they divulged their secret beauty from bud to flower... DELPHINIUM, also known as larkspur... All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, AND keep the original tonality... 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. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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 von TRAPP HYACINTHS… def

The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World (by Lewis Hyde) THE GIFT can mean: the act of giving... something given voluntarily without payment in return... a special ability or capacity; natural endowment; talent. I saw these blue Hyacinths... I saw it as a gift... To have and to hold. Have a great day, give someone a gift today... a smile, a wink, a hug, a caress, a kiss... Thanx for your time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

APOTHEOSE… HYACINTHS

A Blue series, 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.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

LAST of THE BLEUS… HYACINTH

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 perfumerie 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.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

WEDNESDAY… WINTER... THE BLUES...

The w-e is well over, the end of the week far off, halfway, keep yourself in gear, it is a dark and dank day, in the shops: they start selling Spring! Most of the flowers were blue... Not the easiest colour (in flowers) to photograph correctly! Depending on your exposure, they can go either too blue or too purple. I think I got it right here! Iris and Hyacinths, budding and with names that sing... I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" IRIS.

"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" Lucilla Galeazzi & L'Arpeggiata youtu.be/d0A22hPE8Mw?list=PLCF2DB36F8C78668D I dream of Beauty, I dream of Peace, I dream of all things good, I dream of a different world, I dream of people living side by side in kindness, I dream I hold you all with love, I can but dream, I cry in my dreams... Iris, the palest blue I ever saw, reaching out. Have a safe 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

FLOWERING... IRIS, from BUD to BLOOM

The palest blue Irises I ever saw! A new one for me! Love them: ephemeral , elegant and dainty... Shot in ONE take! I wish you a good 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 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

FLITTER-FLUTTER IRISES…

All about shape and colour. Yellow and white Iris. Fighting for the light he majority of irises that we see today are hybrids of the originals. The iris has been around for many centuries, and many artists have chosen to paint them. There are several famous paintings of the flowers. From 1888 to 1890, Van Gogh painted at least four paintings of irises. Monet painted "Iris" sometime between 1914 and 1917. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colours making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridise a red iris. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri. The iris is now the sole feature on the flag of the Brussels-Capital Region, symbol of Brussels, since historically; the important Saint Gaugericus Island was carpeted in them. The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. Furthermore, it is the almost universal symbol of Scouting. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

FLOWER TONGUE... IRIS

Organic, sensual, all about shape and colour. Yellow Iris. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology * A variety of flower, * A female first name. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

ELEGANCE in YELLOW&WHITE… IRIS

Duo-toned Iris, so elegant and ephemeral Organic, sensual, all about shape and colour. Playful Yellow and white Iris. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! In Flowers’-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology * A variety of flower, * A female first name. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

MELLO YELLO… IRIS

Duo-toned Iris, so elegant and ephemeral Organic, sensual, all about shape and colour. Yellow and white Iris. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! In Flowers'language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology * A variety of flower, * A female first name. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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

DANCING in the SHADOW… IRIS

The name Iris is Greek and it means rainbow for its many colours. However, most irises are shades of blue or purple. The majority of irises that we see today are hybrids of the originals. The iris has been around for many centuries, and many artists have chosen to paint them. There are several famous paintings of the flowers. From 1888 to 1890, Van Gogh painted at least four paintings of irises. Monet painted "Iris" sometime between 1914 and 1917. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colours making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridise a red iris. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri. The iris is now the sole feature on the flag of the Brussels-Capital Region, symbol of Brussels, since historically; the important Saint Gaugericus Island was carpeted in them. The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. It is a woman’s name Furthermore, it is the almost universal symbol of Scouting. In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. I wish you 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 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

RAZZMATAZZ...THE YELLOW and BLUE IRIS.

Bought a mixed bouquet, saw just the tips of the yellow Irises, to my amazement, the center turned out blue, not seen that before, thus photo-session with my new elegant models. All the curvaceous beauty ... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology * A variety of flower, * A female first name. I wish you a good day and 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 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

IRIS… IRISSIME

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Therefore the flower iris in the language of flowers symbolises eloquence. A purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and compliments. A blue iris symbolises faith and hope. A yellow iris symbolises passion while white iris symbolises purity. As you can see, the gift of iris can be used to convey many emotions. Dutch irises are hybrids of two older varieties, giving it a look all its own. The distinctive ‘fleur-de-lis' flowers come in a variety of blues, yellows, purples, and white. Organic, sensual, all about shape and colour. The Iris is just born elegance... extremely ephemeral, they barely last a few days, yet with unbelievable beauty and style. Best to leave them in the garden... like so many of the bulbs! Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

SILK CARESSES… IRIS

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

THE SENSUALITY of the Blue Iris…

For BLUE week. "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~Albert Einstein~ Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

FRENCH KISS... IRIS

For BLUE week. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_blue_collection The implication is of a slow, passionate kiss which is considered intimate, romantic, erotic or sexual. Iris are often called Flags in North-America. I love the 'regality' of this flower, very ephemeral though...... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

STILL KISSING... Daffodils

The day after, and: the love goes on! I declare this a YELLOW week! LOL, I have a bunch(?) of yellow flower photo's... to brighten up the coming days. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_yellow_collection Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

EXPLOSION in YELLOW… Daffodils

I declare this a YELLOW week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JHxqxZE2d0 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 visit here: 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 GIFT of BEAUTY... DAFFODILS

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.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

A POT OF SPRING AND SUNSHINE FOR OUR HOME... daffs

AAAhh, that bright cheery yellow... quickening our heartbeats and lightening our steps, how they can fool us into thinking Spring is here... I DON'T MIND! 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 MY 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

A BIT of SUNSHINE... Daffodil

"I believe the personality and the soul is what makes a person beautiful, it does not always have to be the physical appearance." Source Unknown Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded frilled cups... A bouquet of Daffodils symbolizes new beginnings, eternal life and rebirth. The yellow colour of daffodils also represents happiness and lightheartedness. Daffodils are the March birth flower and are typically considered the flower to give for your 10th wedding anniversary. Numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown Jonquil - often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil 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.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

AND IT WAS ALL YELLOW...

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SUNNY MIX...

As always, thanx 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 image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE DE-LIGHT… Narcissus

A handful of fragrant and delicate double white Narcissus... A pleasure for all our senses. Thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

SNOW-WHITES... HYACINTHS

FAIRY TALE FLOWERS 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 perfumerie 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

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) The images are memories of how beautiful, layered and colourful they were... How they had 'warmed' up and lightened our home and hearts. 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.Hope this brings some warmth again, have a great w-e 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: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

SHOWCASE… RANUNCULUS

Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) I bought these beauties, they looked like 'Antiques'? Golden Ranunculus. More here: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection 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.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

JUST RANUNCULUS…

Again, that “Flemish Light’ PLEASE, FORGIVE the LITTLE YELLOW RANUNCULUS amongst the ORANGE? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS... Ranunculus

Every day I regale you with the beauty of flowers! Ranunculus, a whole bouquet, all different! ALWAYS BEST and a TREAT LARGE. I love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms 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... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With love to you and thanx , M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: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

RUFFLES... Ranunculus

For ORANGE WEEK. Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism. The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d'orenge. The French word, in turn, comes from the Italian arancia, based on Arabic nāranj, derived from the Sanskrit naranga. The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512. Before it was yellow red. The orange colour of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges, and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotenes, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy for the plants' growth. For those interested, MORE HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour) A bit of brightness on another grey and windy 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... 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm   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

MELLOW YELLOW... RANUNCULUS.

I'm in a mellow Monday mood. It is a dull day, low skies, rain and wind so here comes: beautiful, bright and sunny. 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... 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. Having been back there it is stronger than ever! PLUS, I brought back loads of flowers from the market in Ostend in Belgium! 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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 MATURATION, Ranunculus…

From bud to bloom, unfurling in front of your eyes. BEST LARGE. Amazing what they can 'tell' you... Brought them from Belgium, With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YELLOW CASCADE… 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... MORE YELLOW for this week. 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 MY 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

THREEFOLD… RANUNCULUS.

Thee huge blooms, so layered, their petticoats unfurling and displaying all the beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. These three goldies are just so opulent, perfect for YELLOW WEEK! MORE RANUNCULUS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection 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 MY 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

SWEET ROMANTIC LOVE… Ranunculus

I Never Knew I never knew about happiness; I didn’t think dreams came true; I couldn’t really believe in love, Until I finally met you. By Joanna Fuchs FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON.. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection AND HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... Ranunculus

Today, in many countries. SAY IT WITH FLOWERS? M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. - Howard Johnson As 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 a prowess! Happy Mother's day, hope they'll remember you well and not just today but EVERY day, 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

LEAN on ME… 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

CONGA, CONGA??? Ranunculus

Is what I see, the Ranunculus family are dancing again? LOL, Enjoy your Sunday. Ranunculus, densely layered, blooms 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... MORE RANUNCULUS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection 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. 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.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

SINGLED OUT… Ranunculus

A Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) 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... MORE RANUNCULUS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection And here I give an exclusive interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mol7mfKqYk READ MORE HERE, Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... 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 MY 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

INNER LIGHT… Ranunculus

this one had a ’special’ light, within. Don’t you just love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, the petals so paper-thin and their stems are often extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... With love to you and thanx , M, (* _ *)For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: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

PASSION FOREVER…. Ranunculus

In everything that I do! I don’t mind the fact that it is Monday, I see it as a new opportunity, to create more images, beauty. I am already looking forward to the results… of the photo’s I have yet to make. What are the flowers going to tell me now? LOL MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection Have a good one! 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 MY 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

TROIS BELLES…. Ranunculus

Three hot pink Ranunculus. Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a perennial plant that can grow to be a foot and a half tall. They have blooms that resemble roses, with simple , like HERE, or branched stems. The petals are often highly lustrous, some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers. What got me 'in' to 'flower-photography', was that I wanted to know more about lighting... That was 25 years ago, flowers seemed the perfect subject matter, because of their different colours, shapes, textures, great variety and 'characters', I'd had many a garden, grown my own, so, I started out with an advantage, I knew about flowers... I found a niche in the market, for almost 10 years now people have been 'raving' about them, asking me how I 'do' it? There is NO magic formula, each flower is unique and treated as such! I do NOT consider myself a 'flower-photographer' but a a photographer who knows how to use lighting well... Glad you enjoy them. thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

LITTLE RED LANTERN… Ranunculus

So wants to shine brightly for us. Ranunculus, the stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... Have a great w-e. With love to you and thanx , M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: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

RED and MORE RED... Ranunculus

Like two pompoms? Layered, lovely, yes it is the season of 'extra'-love once again? Here it's all year round, but hey, a little 'accent' now and then is not bad? MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection Have a good one! 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 MY 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

SWEET WILLIAM FLOWERWORKS…

Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) is a species of Dianthus, small Carnation, native to the mountains of southern Europe from the Pyrenees east to the Carpathians and the Balkans, with a variety in northeastern China, Korea, and south easternmost Russia. The flowers are produced in a dense cluster of up to 30 at the top of the stems and have a spicy, clove like scent; each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals with serrated edges; in wild plants the petals are red with a white base. In the Victorian language of flowers, Sweet William symbolises gallantry. Sweet William is a good candidate for a naturalistic garden because its nectar attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Its flowers are considered edible... THESE HERE LOOKED LIKE FIREWORKS TO ME! I love them because of their unbelievable 'variety', both in colours and variegations! They last a long time in a vase, real beauties, all the best and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: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

FRIANDISES… Sweet peas

Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.[1] It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in), where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2–3.5 centimetres broad; cultivated, they they are larger and very variable in colour from white, to soft pink, hot pink, to lilac and deep purple. These here are the candy pink ones! Aaah WHAT a DELICATE FRAGRANCE! SO UNIQUE! Friandises=treats. 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

FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED: SWEET PEAS…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. This scent and texture of Sweet Peas are so ingrained in my youth, I remember hopping along with one of these, almost glued to my nose, picked freshly from the garden. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.[1] It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres , where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2/3.5 centimetres broad; cultivated, they they are larger and very variable in colour from white, to soft pink, hot pink, to lilac and deep purple. These here are the very soft pink, almost white, candy pink and hot pink ones! Aaah WHAT a DELICATE FRAGRANCE! SO UNIQUE! 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

MOTHER'S LOVE... PEONY

A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... SAY IT WITH FLOWERS! A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said: For cutting the grass: $5.00 For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00 For going to the store for you: $.50 Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25 Taking out the garbage: $1.00 For getting a good report card: $5.00 For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00 Total owed: $14.75 Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flaashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote: For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years: No Charge For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge. When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL". Lessons: You will never how much your parents' worth till you become a parent! Be a giver not an acquirer, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money. COZ MONEY IS THE WORST WAY OF MEASURING HAPPINESS... WITH LOTS OF LOVE,..........and A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, from one mum to ALL the others! 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

EXPLODING HEARTS… PEONIES

Two white Peony opened in full beauty, strutting her stuff... A joy for all the senses again. 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. With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it ís 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 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

THE WILD ONES... PEONY

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally with inhuman sensitivity. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death." Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." ó Pearl S. Buck These were so very ‘wild’… the petals curvy, all over Baroque, LOL. Paeony 'Celebrity’ of the Paeoniceae family, these blooms with large fuchsia pink and white ruffled flowers, heavenly scented, the large flowers have layer upon layer of petals creating an awesome display of beauty. I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! 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, the GRAND opening... My favourite... Lol, thanx for your time 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONLY THE LONELY... 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 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. Went again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images, as usual, comp in camera... 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

THE PEONIES are BACK…

Brought them back from Belgium! The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. 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. View LARGE. 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 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

LE TEMPS DES PIVOINES...

PEEKABOO, PEONY… This one opened one petal at the time, ever so slowly, the bright yellow stamens came peeping through… I captured it quickly! Peony Flower is a stunning flower with a large, lush head. Numerous ruffled petals slowly unfurl to stand tall till... eventually, they fall... THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY... With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it is 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.Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, thanx 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

SOUVENIRS… PEONY

Photographs are our best souvenirs… Here this peony, from early Summer. When I look through my extensive archives, it is mostly with a smile, it reminds me of how it used to be, it conjures up, the fragrance, the mood, the music with which many of my images were made, hmmmm, so engrained and intertwined. This was a last peony from my garden, with drops. The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. Thanx 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

A SINGLE SOUL????

"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 ëmedicine from Chinaí. 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.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

CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER... PEONY

represented here by A PEONY. 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. Creative individuals to a certain extent escape rigid gender role stereotyping and have a tendency toward androgyny. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment. 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.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

POETIC PEONY…

Spring River Flowers Moon Night… The river is smooth and calm this evening, The peony flowers bloom. The moon floats on the current. The tide carries the stars. — Qian Qi (Tang Dyanasty) A romantic flower, this peony starts pink and ends ever so pale. 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, thanx 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

LIGHTER SHADE of PALE, PEONY...

PEONY... This beauty had a slight 'blush' maybe a bit camera shy? Like so many of us? LOL. Went again for a dramatic lighting, to make it 'different' from other flower images, as usual, comp in camera... 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

FULL on… THE PEONY

FLOWERS Paula Barrickman 's GRANDMA LOVED, by request! 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. SO rare, I have sadly never seen it! 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! The title? They are so FULL (blousy) and I admire them, right now? My favourite... Lol, Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.ukm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY

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 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

DARK BEAUTY... Peony

FLOWERS MY GRANDMA LOVED: PEONY… She especially love the more common ones from the garden, the dark red ones. Again, memories very much connected with the fragrance! The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. 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, (*_*) 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

PINK-ISSIME… TULIP

Yes, it is PINK-WEEK, by popular demand! Pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name, Dianthus (carnation) . According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the colour most often associated with love, beauty, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic. When combined with violet or black, it is associated with eroticism and seduction. The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German pinken, "to peck"). While the word "pink" was first used as a noun to refer to a color in the 17th century, the verb "pink" continues to be reflected today in the name of those hand-held scissors that cut a zig-zagged line referred to as pinking shears. Pink was not a common colour in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles usually preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. Shocking pink was a new and more assertive pink invented by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1931, by mixing a little white with magenta. It became her signature colour. Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink A close-up of a candy-pink tulip of the smaller variety with enormous beauty. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

MI CORAZON… TULIP

And what a beautiful heart it is? 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

Crème de la crème… Tulips.

Flowers let you say a lot without every speaking a word. The language of flowers was, in Victorian times, was intricate, with every bloom expressing a different meaning. Now, we can still use the colours of flowers to say what we mean. Tulips are a great spring choice. White tulips are the flowers to pick for an apology bouquet. Creamy white, double, frilled, gorgeous, they are fragrant on top of all this! As good as it gets! Thanx for your visits 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.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

CANDY-FLOSS... TULIPS

Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the frayed variety, well they were frazzled in more than one way... as you can see, missing a few petals, some damage (well hidden?), made it only more interesting,just what I wanted! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Another tulip that told me: attitude. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great w-e 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

TULIP... REVEALED.

HOT PINK... Saw this mixed bouquet, spotted a few of these beauties amongst other Spring flowers. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

BRING ON THE RUMBA LADIES... TULIPS

Saw this mixed bouquet, spotted a few of these beauties amongst other Spring flowers. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. Ruffled skirts, ready to Rumba? 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

THREE STAR HOT PINK TULIPS….

A specialty variety of tulip, the petals tipped like stars, a gorgeous bright pink, with here and there a touch of the green brush... These hot pink late tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: 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

FRAULEIN PARDON… Tulips

Dancing the tango? For fun just listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBzCQZ6v8S4 Paul Godwin Tanz-Orchester - Fräulein, pardon, 1928 Aaah, music has come a long way hasn’t it? I work with music, it influences my mood and creativity! I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

HEN PARTY… tulips

FRIDAY NIGHT! I keep telling you how I often get to my titles… the flowers speak to me. Here, what I saw was three young women, on heels way too high, way too much to drink, having to cling to each other for some stability? Hen Parties, out of control. LOLOLOL. Yes, on a Friday night, this is now an all too familiar tableau. Oh, I know, I was raised in a different era, where we also had ‘fun’, but also SELF-RESPECT, because, wow, if you don't respect yourself… WHO WILL??? Okay off my soapbox, so these are three late tulips. 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 tulips,flowers,three,pink, open,leaves, conceptual Art,studio,colour, black-background,square,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

LA DIVINA… TULIP

Languorously longing, reaching out… Another talking tulip… still for purple week. Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

MMMWAH… TULIPS

WHISPERING or KISSING? Whatever they are doing, it is all about love? There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them. And I only buy flowers that speak to me... 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

ART NOUVEAU FLOWER MOTIV… TULIPS

They were bendy… so I listened with my eyes once more! Bought these beauties in Belgium, they are well travelled! LOL 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.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS

A tender pink, a tender gesture… A grand pas de deux is effectively a suite of dances that share a common theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, following each other’s movements. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

MMMMWAH… Tulips

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein 2LIPS… Kissing. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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 MAGIC of LOVE… TULIPS

Love is like magic And it always will be. For love still remains Life's sweet mystery!! Love works in ways That are wondrous and strange And there's nothing in life That love cannot change!! Love can transform The most commonplace Into beauty and splendour And sweetness and grace. Love is unselfish, Understanding and kind, For it sees with its heart And not with its mind!! Love is the answer That everyone seeks... Love is the language, That every heart speaks. Love can't be bought, It is priceless and free, Love, like pure magic, Is life's sweet mystery!! Author: Helen Steiner Rice MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/tulips_mixed Thank you for your visits 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.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

L'Hymne à L'Amour…. TULIPS

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2c4h1_edith-piaf-l-hymne-a-l-amour-englis_music Edith Piaf For the Romantic season. FOR MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

WE’VE GOT RHYTHM… 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, was it for a line-dance? They seemed to be singing, dancing... full of fun and joy... Hope they have the same effect on you and bring a smile... As I said, 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. 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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 POINT… Tulips

in French, en pointe. Pointed yellow Tulips, enraptured in some intricate eerie dance. How can I resist? I declare this a YELLOW week! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

SWAY WITH ME… TULIPS

The same two yellow pointed Tulips, in another dance, swaying with the music. Most of my images are made under the influence of lovely music, from jazz to pop to opera, music from all over the world, Mongolian, Greek Orthodox to African water drums. I also like some of the more modern trendy song. Yes, I good music needs to have melody for me. I declare this a YELLOW week! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

FEATHERED… Tulips

Two lemon yellow tulip… Fringed, feather-like heads. How can I resist? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty© All rights reserved

ON EDGE… Tulip

A lemon yellow tulip… Delicate feather-like petals. The light hitting the fringed edges. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

FEATHER-LIGHT… Tulip

Detail of a lemon yellow tulip… Delicate feather-like petals. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

LUMINOSITY… TULIPS

Claude Debussy: "Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art." Parrot Tulips, Texas Gold... Flamboyant and frivolous! Some blushing a little, or touched by rouge. In full conversation with the flowers again, they talk to me and I gladly listen! I love the 'crinkled' and capricious petals and could not resist such beauty. ABSOLUTELY BAROQUE... Have a day full of colour 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.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

BAROQUE PEARLS… Tulips

The Baroque is often thought of as a period of artistic style that used motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theatre, and music. The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy, and spread to most of Europe. The word "Baroque", like most periodic or stylistic designations, was invented by later critics rather than practitioners of the arts in the 17th and early 18th centuries. It is a French transliteration of the Portuguese phrase "pérola barroca", which means "irregular pearl", and natural pearls that deviate from the usual, regular forms so they do not have an axis of rotation are known as "baroque pearls". Baroque style featured "exaggerated lighting, intense emotions, release from restraint, and even a kind of artistic sensationalism". With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) photographershalloffame.blog.com/?s=Magda+Indigo IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MOMENTOUS…Tulips

An inkling of Spring to come.. these beauties, cheering up our home, on this grey and miserable day, a burst of longing. I always have a lot of things going on because some things take years to make and others take five minutes. I like that there's always something going on. Working doesn't have such a momentous feel - like it's all or nothing. Urs Fischer I wish you all the best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

TIPSY TULIPS…

Of a different kind… these looked a little ‘drunk’? Or was it from the sudden cold? I’ll keep them warm, under studio lights, LOL. 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.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

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN…. PARROT TULIPS

To quote from Matthew Wood: “….every plant is a process, a story, an image.” When we know how to observe a plant, we can discover what is behind the image and thereby learn what the plant “is good for” These are all of the same ‘family’ yet all very different… Art works of Nature! Love them or hate them, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: 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

SCARLATTI INFLUENCE… TULIPS

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LgnJkLW5EE Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (26 October 1685 – 23 July 1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer. Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples, in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Friederic Handel. This portrait of the voluptuous bouquet of tulips was made under the influence of Scarlatti: SO BAROQUE!!!! 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.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

HELLO… TULIP

How friendly, saying HELLOOOO to you all. It looks so pure, just organic shapes, to bring out what I love, the subtle and varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form. Again so BAROQUE!!!! 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.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

FRINGE FESTIVAL… Tulip

Saw those white Frayed Tulips in the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! Of course I bought them... props he? Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

MAMMA MIA…. TULIP

Mamma mia, here I go again My my, how can I resist you? (lyrics from the ABBA song) Yes, now, so much work, because so many varieties of Tulips are in the shops, and indeed, I cannot resist them! I love these fringed/frazzled ones, never had them in pink before, great fun! More coming! Thank you for your visits 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.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

PINK IN-FRINGE-MENT… Tulips

Upside down -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GtyMeEcPPE More of the wild, fringed/frayed Tulips. In the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! These are in fashion at the moment. Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here and PURCHASING MY IMAGES: 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

A MAGIC CIRCLE… TULIPS

PINK, FRINGED Tulips,here I 'shaped' them in a circle... 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 is 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.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

SEVEN… Fringed Tulips

MORE TULIPS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/tulips_mixed There are seven virtues: humility, chastity, kindness, patience, abstinence, diligence and liberality. The number seven is one of the most significant in the Bible. Scholars say it denotes completeness or perfection. In other religions, according to the Talmud in Judaism, the universe is made of seven heavens. The Koran often speaks of seven heavens and Muslims on a pilgrimage to Mecca walk seven times around the Kaaba, the cuboid building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, God resides above the seventh heaven and one of the most important elements in Jewish weddings is the conferring of the seven blessings. And in modern Jewish wedding ceremonies the bride often circles the groom seven times. In Hinduism there are seven higher worlds and seven underworlds. In the ancient Vedic form of the religion the sun god’s chariot is pulled by seven horses and the human body has seven basic chakras or “wheels of energy”. Japanese mythology has seven gods of fortune responsible for good health, long life, happiness, knowledge, wealth, warriors and fishermen. In Buddhism the newborn Buddha rose to his feet and took seven steps. Fun read about SEVEN: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/469565/The-magnificient-7-The-meaning-and-history-behind-the-world-s-favourite-number Thanx for your visits 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.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

TO LOVE and PROTECT… TULIPS

“I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi PINK, FRINGED, FRAZZLED Tulips Hope you are enjoying PINK-WEEK? The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German pinken, "to peck"). While the word "pink" was first used as a noun to refer to a color in the 17th century, the verb "pink" continues to be reflected today in the name of those hand-held scissors that cut a zig-zagged line referred to as pinking shears. Pink was not a common colour in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles usually preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. Shocking pink was a new and more assertive pink invented by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1931, by mixing a little white with magenta. It became her signature colour. Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

GIVE ME A KISS and… TULIPS

Give me a kiss and I’ll serenade you among the stars. Give me your love and I will pluck each star to set at your feet. Again, PINK, FRINGED, FRAZZLED Tulips Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

A Kiss To Build A Dream On… Tulips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82Ff4ncMCWU Give me a kiss to build a dream on And my imagination will thrive upon that kiss Sweetheart, I ask no more than this A kiss to build a dream on Give me a kiss before you leave me And my imagination will feed my hungry heart Leave me one thing before we part A kiss to build a dream on And when I'm alone with my fantasies, I'll be with you Weaving romances, making believe they're true Oh, give me your lips for just a moment And my imagination will make that moment live Give me what you alone can give A kiss to build a dream on When I'm alone with my fantasies, I'll be with you Weaving romances, making believe they're true Oh, give me lips for just a moment And my imagination will make that moment live Oh, give me what you alone can give A kiss to build a dream on Songwriters: RUBY, HARRY / HAMMERSTEIN II, OSCAR / KALMAR, BERT White fringed Tulips, for the Romantic season… MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ Thank you for your visits 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.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

TWO FRAYED EGOS... Tulips

these white 'frayed' tulips were just beautiful, some of the rarest I've seen. they were like this when I bought them, not closed and a bit 'wild'? Fighting for a prime place in the photo, it looks like! Playing in the studio with light and dof, all the time looking for new challenges and 'fresh' and creative images. You encounter,easily, frayed egos everywhere in life, often a lack of self-confidence? 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 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.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

TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM…

Today is the official start of tulip season, National Tulip Day. The season begins on Dam Square (Damrak) in Amsterdam. This yearly event is organised by Dutch tulip growers who build a special tulip picking garden on Dam Square. It becomes a huge garden, with tens of thousands of tulips, a sea of colours, where thousands of people can pick a free bouquet of flowers every year. This festive event sets of the tulip season... some 1.7 billion Dutch tulips are expected to bring spring into homes around the world. Tulips from Amsterdam 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.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

FOREVER ENCHANTED… TULIPS

In vivid conversation? They can be so wild and ‘talkative’, can you hear them? LOL. The tulips are back in the shops. It is way too early for Spring but nevertheless 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.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 EMBRACE… Tulips

Happy Valentine! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... but 365? Buy a bouquet now and then, also much cheaper! HAHA Tulips in an embrace, the leaves forming a heart, I spotted them amongst the rest in the bouquet... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what these tulips were clearly saying!!! "I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

NE ME QUITTE PAS… TULIPS

two tulips, not wanting to be separated. Clinging on, leaves entangled, in an embrace, like to lovers, not wanting to let go… Aaah, the joys of an active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A DUET…TULIPS

The "Flower Duet" (French: Duo des fleurs / Sous le dôme épais) is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qx2lMaMsl8 These tulips were more than talking to me, they were singing! 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.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

ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY?

This is what popped into my head as soon as I saw these two. They fell out of the wrapping, one seemed to ‘bite’ the second to shy away? LOL. Yes, the Tulips are full on back! And talking to me of course. 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.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 LOVE KNOT...Tulips

Where there is love there is life - Mahatma Gandhi Modern western knotting literature has the name for these related knots deriving from stories or legends in which the knots symbolise the connection between a couple in love. Many examples feature sailors separated from their beloved. Ashley notes that it was once common for sailors' wedding rings, where gold wire was wrought to incorporate the "true lovers" knot such that resultant ring would comprise two tori: each flexible to move about the other; yet nevertheless inseparable! MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

TOGETHER, STRONG!

On the second day... the first shock gone, in your sorrow, you start to realise, that you have to be strong and that you are not alone... THEY WILL NOT WIN! Magda Indigo Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VALENTINE??? Where aaare you? RED TULIP

The red tulip was telling me all that and yes, I was listening. Theatrical and a bit camp? LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, faves and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EVEN MY FLOWERS WEEP……

for ALL, because it touches us all. Each time these atrocities happen, our lives will change... I change... We all change… Magda IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN FLIGHT… TULIP

This red tulip was telling me that. Again, the flower gave the clues! More here: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/tulips_red Have FUN, I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments,faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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 THINKER... PARROT-TULIP

THE THINKER... PARROT-TULIP I am in a red day, lol. In the swirling, curling storm of desire unuttered words hold fast With reptile tongue, the lightning lashes towers built to last Darkness creeps in like a thief and offers no relief Why are you shaking like a leaf Come on, come talk to me Peter Gabriel Come Talk To Me Lyrics I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself that this Rococo Parrot tulip was thinking, waiting patiently for me to get the lights right!!! 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. About Rodin’s sculpture: The three larger marble versions were exhibited together at the Musée d'Orsay in 1995. A fourth, smaller copy, about 90 centimetres (35 in) in height, compared to 181.5 centimetres (71.5 in) for the copy in Paris, was made after the death of Rodin by sculptor Henri-Léon Gréber for the Rodin Museum of Philadelphia. 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

ADAGIO... TULIP...

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

ELEGIE…

https://youtu.be/ElYS7lyJ3O4 A Tulip-octopus? They say I am an artist? Okay then, that would explain why I am a super-sensitive (sometimes OVER-sensitive, LOL), and often have high emotions? At the moment the main one is sorrow. It always reflects in my images, how can I make ‘HAPPY’ photos when I feel so sad? It doesn’t work. So this photo suits my mood, what I see in this ‘dried’ tulip, is what I feel in my head, like an octopus, all the ‘arms’ trying to find a grip, a connection, a hold-fast, to get some kind of understanding. My brain is not wired for this, it is in turmoil! Red, a hopeless searching. All my life I am one who needs to understand, researching, reading, listening, asking… if I don’t understand, I am not happy. Nobody has an answer today, I am stumped. A dried red tulip, reaching out… suits me perfectly right now! Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, 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

FLEURS FANEES… TULIPS

Fading tulips …Je suis un cimetière abhorré de la lune, Où comme des remords se traînent de longs vers Qui s'acharnent toujours sur mes morts les plus chers. Je suis un vieux boudoir plein de roses fanées… …I am an old boudoir full of withered roses… excerpt from LES FLEURS du MAL, by Charles Baudelaire Fading tulips, with a beauty all of their own. For those who can see it? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, 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

ANY WHICH WAY… PARROT TULIPS

Deux Cocos Rouges… Coco is commonly called a parrot in fiction, especially comic books, but also in reality! I love Parrot Tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous buds can open into a gorgeous voluptuous blooms... but mostly for their curves, and all the colours of the rainbow on their petals. ‘Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend…’ Quote by Albert Camus Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, 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

LOOK AT ME… PARROT TULIP

LOOK AT ME… PARROT TULIP I love Parrot Tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous buds can open into a gorgeous voluptuous blooms... but mostly for the frivolity, the curves, and all the colours of the rainbow in their petals. 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

REUNION… Tulips

Hello, quick, come into my arms…. I am soooo happy to see you! Yes the Parrot Tulips are back, we are communicating once again. LOL LOL 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.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 SOLITUDE of the LONE TULIP…

A {PARROT} tulip of the season, I saw this one. It had a sense of loneliness. It looked somewhat lost, also pure, just organic shapes, to bring out what I love, the subtle and varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised the colour through light. Don't you agree? 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

OH SO PARROT TULIP…

Beautiful detail of a red parrot tulip, can never take enough images of them. Debussy understood that a work of art, or an effort to create beauty, was always regarded by some people as a personal attack. 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

IN FREEFALL...

petal of parrot tulip, 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 ‪

GREAT CATCH… 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

SERENDIPITY… TULIP PETALS

The petal of a parrot tulip, dropped off and was caught on the leaf. At first I was frustrated and irritated? Then... I saw the potential, my creativity was stimulated... and, it became a small series! Serendipity, lol. 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

EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP

QUAND ÇA BALANCE? The petal of a parrot tulip, dropped off and was caught on the leaf. Then as I was photographing it… another dropped… at first I was frustrated and irritated? Then... I saw the potential, my creativity was stimulated... and, it became a small series! Serendipity, lol. Now I love images that are different, and this here truly captured my imagination! Beyond the obvious! Love it! This will probably speak more to many, the two previous, a little more ‘demanding’? 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/…/01/about-innovative-creativity.h… 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 ‪

MINUET… for PARROT TULIPS…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RJ6odnSElY Paderewsk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on1DDSLdDOo It was established in the 1970s that the famous Minuet in G major, previously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, was in fact the work of Petzold. Minuet is a dance, of French origin, in a moderate triple metre. It was known at Louis XIV's court as an elegant social dance performed by one couple at a time, and remained the most popular dance among the European aristocracy until the late 18th century. Italian minuets, often in 3/8 or 6/8 time, were faster. 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, 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.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 parrot tulips, two, menuet,dance, portrait, white, pink,studio,square,conceptual art, black background, colour, Nikon D7000, magda indigo

MAGIC TRIO… TULIPS

“Have the passion, take the action, and magic will happen”. ~Bar Rafaeli Golden flowers, parrot tulips, they still fill me with awe, forever enjoying the ‘work’ and each time, get a thrill when I see the end result! I work over 10 hours or more a day on my photography. Orange pollen dusted, Rococo Parrot tulips, for more of this type, view here: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/tulips-parrot Thanx for your visits 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.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

WOO ME… Parrot Tulips

“A man should be more original than a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates. Flowers die and sugar sticks to your hips like a permanent record to a criminal.” ― Dannika Dark, Seven Years To woo, court -> a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage). LOL, more of the terrific Parrot Tulips, PINK! Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

A GRAND OPENING... Parrot Tulips

… never before did I have pink ones! They are slowly opening, one by one, pure joy! Last of the pink, for now! Thank you, next week: ORANGE -WEEK! For more of my other work visit here: 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 SEXUALITY of THE PARROT TULIP…

Monty Don writes on that subject: “There is something in the form and detail of tulips that manages to be beautiful while being outrageously sexy. You cannot hide this in a cloak of horticulture or blind botany. From the first, men have lusted after tulips, ruined themselves for possession of them exactly as they have lusted after women. All the great courtesans were tulips. Cleopatra and Marilyn Monroe were tulips. The full curve of hip and buttock with tuck of waist is drawn in satin petals. The admiration is sexual more than aesthetic, and there is more than a touch of sexual ambiguity. The folded leaves around the swollen bud are vulval, yet at the same time they are overtly and precisely phallic, knowing no sexual boundaries. Tulips are our temple paintings, a celebration of beauty and sex decorously growing in the safety of the garden.” Sometimes, just sometimes, a flower will reveal all! 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.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

LE BEAU MONSTRE… PARROT TULIP

Nature at its freakiest best? Most unusual, these bi-coloured Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? These white and green are the most exotic of the lot though! Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. 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 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.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 EXTROVERT… Parrot Tulip

Another BEAU MONSTRE… True extroverts. Nature at its freakiest best? Most unusual, these bi-coloured Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? These white and green are the most exotic of the lot though! Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. 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

ALIENS… Parrot tulips

THE E.T of FLOWERS? LOL True extroverts. Nature at its freakiest best? Most unusual, these bi-coloured Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? These white and green are the most exotic of the lot though! Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. 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

KISSED BY THE MUSE…

These Parrot Tulips are lip-reaching out, in multiple kisses, with passion, for the artist. Bi-colored Rococo parrot tulips with twisted, irregularly fringed petals, they are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? Love them or hate them, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: 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

SOIE SAUVAGE… Tulip

Soie sauvage is raw silk… these double tulips, big blousy blooms towards the end turned to silk, the shimmering, different tones such a beautiful sight. 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

FLUFFY COTTON...

for WHITE WEEK. COTTON, THE PLANT... We all know cotton, but what do we actually KNOW about cotton? What an influence it's had on our world in many different ways? www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJZ12iMzvQ&feature=related This is not something you see here often in the UK, but I had the opportunity and took advantage of it again. I could NOT imagine my life without cotton, together with silk and wool, my absolute favourite materials. I do not like synthetics and avoid them as much as possible, not being a fanatic in anything, I do enjoy Fleece (made from recycled bottles?). Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fibre cloth in clothing today. FOR EVERYTHING and more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton All the types of Cotton and usages for those interested: www.fabrics.net/cotton.asp I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! For more of my other work visit here: 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

ALL ABOUT COTTON...

We all know cotton, but what do we actually KNOW about cotton? What an influence it's had on our world in many different ways? www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSJZ12iMzvQ&feature=related It is not something you see here often in the UK, but I had the opportunity and took advantage of it. I could NOT imagine my life without it, together with silk and wool, my absolute favourite materials. I do not like synthetics and avoid them as much as possible, not a fanatic in anything, I do enjoy Fleece (made from recycled bottles?). Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, India, and Pakistan. The fiber most often is spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile, which is the most widely used natural-fiber cloth in clothing today. FOR EVERYTHING and more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton All the types of Cotton and usages for those interested: www.fabrics.net/cotton.asp I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work on the NEW improved site, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FULL NEST... A HAPPY EASTER.

Another of my 'creative' Easter images for that year... The nest feathered and full, the feathers soft, the eggs cosy, the straw warm, the basket protecting... Happy to have some of the child still in my heart and mind! LOL, thanx for your time, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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 FEATHERED NEST...

For Easter... More 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, thanx for your time, M, (*_*) EVEN BETTER LARGE 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.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

OOPS, THE NEST IS EMPTY…

The nest empty, the eggs gone, only feathers and some straw left now, looks cold... 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. Happy to have some of the child still in my heart and mind! LOL, thanx for your time, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE?

I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear." — Martin Luther King, Jr. It all started out so well, I grew up with: “All you need is love…” , one of so many iconic love songs. Is it still ALL we need? Is it still enough? Have we now awoken/grown up? Gone with the naive? We need more? Help me out here? THANX, have a great 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 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

HUDDLED IN MOURNING… BELGIUM

Too many victims again, so much hatred, too much pain and sorrow! Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. Take care. 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.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

SOLACE… Tulips.

Hold me, comfort me… talking Tulips, what they are saying and what I ‘hear’… Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! 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

SO FRAZZLED… TULIP

A flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? 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 MY 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

LA TENDRESSE… Tulips

LA TENDRESSE… Tulips Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? Thanx, 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 VALSE A MILLE TEMPS… Tulips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK5X_Mb9daM The title of this song may be translated as "To Waltz To Thousand Times”, an uncharacteristically light-hearted composition for Jacques Brel, it is probably best described as a Parisian love song. It is also a parody, of "Musetta's Waltz," its most notable feature being that it starts off very slowly but soon accelerates to such a degree that considerable verbal gymnastics are required. Are these two also waltzing for you? For MORE MONO photo’s visit my album HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_mono_flowers 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 MY 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

GIVE US LOVE, MORE LOVE… TULIPS

Where do we belong, where did we go wrong? If there's nothing here, why are we still here? Leave it by its pain, leave it all alone If I never turn, I will never grow Keep the door ajar when I'm coming home I will try, can't you see I'm trying? Give us a little love, give us a little love We never had enough, we never had enough Give us a little love, give us a little love We never had enough, we never had enough Excerpt from "Give Us A Little Love" Fallulah Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! 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

CRY ME A RIVER… JUST JOEY ROSE

A blousy fragrant tea-rose, name Just Joey, from the garden... Rescued again, it is August and we have rain and wind, their heavy blooms being trashed on their delicate stems, I couldn't stand it any longer, brought them in! Now and then, I think they sigh with contentment for the peace and quiet and warmth, a waft of gorgeous fruity rich fragrance each time... Diamond drops glistening, bowing with headiness, the ‘ruched’ petals softly glowing in the light!!! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! 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.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

JUST THEN… JUST A ROSE…

Yes, just I as I write about the importance of colour, I discover this beauty… in black and white! Go figure, eh! Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens/ tears like raindrops, their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JE SUIS TOUT LE MONDE!!!

STAND IN SHAME AND SORROW!!! EVERY FEW DAYS…. MORE TEARS on the ROSES. Part of the world is celebrating. Another part in deep mourning… once more hundreds of lives lost in a horrific attack. Not much mention of it though. Have we really become so insensitive, is it really a matter of , hey they are in a different group? Not ‘my’ people? For me, it will ALWAYS be PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE!!!! A LIFE is A LIFE, no matter anything. I see the endless pain in the people of Baghdad! Magda, (;_;)

WINDFLOWER… ANEMONE

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! THANK YOU, M, (*_*) Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

SCULPTURAL TULIP...

A simple double tulip... extrovert... Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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

FRIVOLOUS... TULIP

FRIVOLOUS... TULIP A tulip, open and inviting. TULIP frazzled, frayed. Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? Thanx, 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... 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. 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR DE CACTUS... SCHLUMBERGERA

This very ephemeral flower usually seen around Christmas, the scientific name is Schlumbergera. Also the name of a famous film and play. In the film Cactus Flower ( Cactus Flower ) of Gene Saks ( 1969 ), this is Ingrid Bergman 's character who plays Stephanie Dickinson, dedicated nurse for ten years the dentist Julian Winston, played by Walter Matthau . Goldie Hawn had her first screen appearance in this! 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.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VICTORIANA PEONY...

I again tried to photograph them in a 'Victorian' style. Lots of drama! 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 idolise this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. 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.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

METAMORPHOSIS… PEONY

Always mesmerising to see a bud unfurl into one of the blousiest blooms! I collected the buds and smaller ones, still gorgeous and fragrant, so bounteous with their beauty. 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 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.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

METAMORPHOSIS... LYSIANTHUS

Photography in the purest form, black and white... to bring out what I love, the subtle and varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

STAGES of Lysianthus...

A week of black and white photos, hope you’ll enjoy them? Here, I tried a different light, even more dramatic, well, you do have young performers in the 'wings and the STAR taking front stage, lol. I'm in a very creative and inspired 'state' at the moment, tee hee. I really had fun with them. LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower' Lisianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it! 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Fred? And, euh... GINGER....

Looking shy? Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER-FLOWERS. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. The ginger family (Zingiberaceae) contains around 1,000 species of tropical perennial herbs. Some gingers are cultivated for their edible rhizomes, which are used for as both a medicine and a culinary spice. Other ginger plants, known as ornamental gingers, are grown primarily for their pleasing appearance. Leafy cane-like stems arise from rhizomes to form a plant 3 to 15 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Throughout the year, ginger plants produce stunning red blossoms that are often used in flower arrangements. When growing gingers, remember, they love moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. Ginger blooms come red, pink and white, have thick, very sturdy stems and are perfect to create height in a tropical arrangement. They have a decidedly modern feel. Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

ALL SHADES of GREY… ANTHURIUM

A week of black and white photos, hope you’ll enjoy them. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_mono_flowersAnthurium andraeanum. Common names for plants in the Anthurium genus include tailflower, flamingo flower, and laceleaf. Anthurium andraeanum is one of the plants listed in the NASA Clean Air Study as effective in removing formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, and ammonia from the air. "Flamingo Flower" Anthurium andraeanum, Order: Alismatales, Family: Araceae. A challenge to photograph their shiny and waxy heart-shaped spathes referred to as the floral portion. A long spadix projecting from the spathe bears the true flowers and seeds. Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria

Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to a pure white... as it should be! Each flower or object, most definitely people, seem to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alstrˆmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thank you 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.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

STAGES of… RANUNCULUS

I love those Ranunculus, they are back, I'll have the images as memories of how beautiful, layered and colourfully heartwarming they are... MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_mono_flowers 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. Hope this brings a bit of joy 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.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

Heralding the Coming of Spring… Tulip and Hyacints

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." [Meditations Divine and Moral]” ― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet According to the Japanese ancient Shinto calendar, February 4th is the first day of spring. It is celebrated by the festival of Risshun (立春), literally meaning “rise of Spring”. The event is preceded by the festival of Setsubun (節分) on February 3rd , the kanji characters for which mean “seasonal division”. For MORE MONO photo’s visit my album HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_mono_flowers 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 MY 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

Secret Garden 1...

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.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

Secret Garden 2...

The human body as a landscape/decor, back-ground ... this one with white orchids, like butterflies... part of an original set for an exhibition "SALON des DAMES". Have a great day and thanx for your comments and 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.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

Secret Garden 4... EXERCISE IN BLACK AND WHITE

I love the textures and tones, taken in the studio, playing with light, flags and cutters to get the desired effect of chiaroscuro... I also am vey happy with the reflection. The human body as a landscape/decor, back-ground... This one with Nepenthes, popularly known as tropical pitcher plants or monkey cups, they are a genus of carnivorous plants. No model was harmed during the making of this image, LOL... part of an original set for an exhibition "SALON des DAMES". Some call this Flowerotica? Have a great day and thanx for your comments and 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.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

DEFINITION...

CHRISTIAN DEDEENE... THE BALLET DANCER... Still one of my favourite portraits. He was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century, Maurice Béjart . I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. After I'd seen him in action and done the 'dance photos', I asked him if he would pose for this portrait I had in my head. I know how these people work out day after day, I admired the definition in the muscle tones and tendons. The result is what I had imagined, the proud profile, the wild hair, and THE DEFINITION. I love dramatic lighting, especially for this kind of subject. Thanks Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html 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 DREAM DANCER...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Christian Dedeene, he was for 5 years a solo and star dancer with one of the greatest choreographers of the century 20th , Maurice Bejart. I was fortunate to have him in our studio a couple of times, and what an experience it was, each time. Thanks Christian, for being so patient and sharing my artistic vision. This is the result of having a professional ballet dancer in the studio, up for a challenge and something different. How do you capture the graceful, often powerful movement and action with such a static medium? And challenging it was, as ballet dancers need to be able to fix on a point to execute the figures correctly and land on the same spot. This image is taken in a completely dark studio. Technically challenging though it is, the results always thrill me. We had tremendous fun and are happy with the results. This has been achieved by strobe flashing. NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. Taken on Hasselblad and black &white film! Modern photographic stroboscopy in its simplest form is a method whereby a subject in motion is lit by repeating flashes of light while the shutter of the camera remains open for a period of time long enough to capture the subject in multiple locations during the time of exposure... Not as many now seem to think, just using FLASH! Thanx for visiting, 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

HOLDING THE FUTURE...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ That Sunday was another working day. We had a couple around in the studio for portraits. She was about to give birth in about three weeks. I am not writing a ‘rule’ here, just a personal observation and conclusion. In a portrait, for me, they are either in or out, no half measures! I must tell you that I am one of these people who also ‘talk’ with their hands! Maybe that influenced my feelings towards the matter. One of my fascinations in life. Since they are so expressive, almost as much as a face (?), a means of body language and non-verbal communication, we 'say' so much with our hands. We touch, feel, handle, build and destroy, hurt and caress, kill and heal, make music (noise) and command or pray for silence, our hands can be rough or smooth. For more, HERE on this blog I wrote: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... See how important hands can be in an image! Thanx, 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

WHAT NOW?

Sometimes I wonder... what next? 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm 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

BEYOND THE OBVIOUS… Magda Indigo

This is Paul and my motto. Now what we mean by that is, most people will photograph something in the 'obvious' way= with the sun behind them or a gentle sidelight, the rule of thirds well observed! But, like I've said before, you can only start 'breaking' the rules IF and WHEN you know them... so, by doing that, you often take a photo in a way, through comp, or angle or tonal values that is NOT 'normal'= NOT the obvious= beyond the obvious. I think creatives have a penchant for wearing head-dress of the stranger kind, a bit eccentric, out of the ordinary??? Most photographers seem to have some kind of 'headgear', I'm no different, this black number has protected me from snow, rain and sun... and I have protected it from the wind... and flying off into the sea or the great blue-yonder. I wanted to do a portrait with a difference, with strong contrast, BEYOND THE OBVIOUS, there are quite a few things in it that make me very recognisable to people who know me, unmistakably. It is not just through our faces that we are defined; we have many attributes that give us our identity. Have a bright day and thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: 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 MOTHER...

As it is Mother's Day in many countries... Wherever I went, I used to have my Nikon F4 loaded with colour-film. (Now replaced by Nikon D7000, which I still try to use as much as possible like a FILM camera) Very often I had my second camera (another F4) ready with a gritty 400 asa black and white film. Digis don't have that problem, he? Here in Crete I had this secret goal to capture the people, those interesting faces, I wanted to make some great portraits. In the small mountain village of Prina, where time has stood still, my dream came true. A group of people sat in the square, in the shade, chatting and laughing. They have known real hardship, it shows, but there is great kindness and generosity. It was Vesper's time. They allowed me to photograph them, her son and husband next to her, I first used the camera at hand (colour) to put them at ease (I thought), but to the Cretans a ‘portrait’ is always very serious... then I took this one... I understood Ansel Adams, the lengths he went to, what he felt when he saw his subjects, the textures and ALL those wonderful grey-tones. A magic moment, the lady so beautiful and lovely. Later, for Getty, I needed a model release... she could barely write and did not know her year of birth! 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

BUSY HANDS...

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Ladies are sitting together outside their houses, chatting and with hands always busy, the crochet-work gets sold in the shops of this small artistic village of Kritza in Crete. I have a healthy ‘fascination’ with hands… Since they are so expressive, almost as much as a face (?), a means of body language and non-verbal communication, we ‘say’ so much with our hands. We touch, feel, handle, build and destroy, hurt and caress, kill and heal, make music (noise) and command or pray for silence, our hands can be rough or smooth. THANX, M, (*_*) For more, HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/importance-of-hands-in-p... magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Thank you for 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

IWD...

IWD... www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7cLnijKBs James Brown & Luciano Pavarotti - It's a Man's World... beautiful... International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Now you all know that I am a passionate photographer. One of the reasons why I love it is that it can be so versatile, it is NOT just working in a studio, it opens all kinds of experiences, because of my job, I had a (rare) insight into many different and more unusual lives. Examples include: *the inside world of BBC, both radio and TV and its people there, the introverts and the extroverts, I'll let you figure out who's who...… *Universities, the professors and their advanced research and researchers… *I experienced the tensions and vigilance on the bridge of a huge Ferry in one of the busiest sea-lanes in the world, the captain, his crew and their advanced technology... also on a ferry-catamaran *A small shrimp trawler, the hardship of fishing during the night, managed by a skipper and his mate… *A veterinary surgeon performing complicated operations… *Ballet dancers in their studios, showing us the tough regime and performing their art… *A brief glimpse into the interesting world of travellers… *The behind the scenes of a casino, where you really get the sense of drama that goes on there often, it’s a place of ‘mysterious mood’ to me… *Several times travelled through Europe, in a truck, a world within our world… a world people do not know much about, day and night, monotonous drives on looooong stretches of road, and the people that transport EVERYTHING we have in our homes *As a woman, to visit and get the tour of a mosque, being shown and everything… *A lady at her home, mother and wife, waiting for a ‘better’ day, so that I could take portraits of her, with her boys, her husband… because she was terminally ill with cancer… *The world of horse-breeders, farmers, bikers, fish-smokers, painters, glass-artist, sculptors, singers, actors, business entrepreneurs, politicians and so many more... * I photographed the new-borns, the young, the’ in love’, the sad and lonely, the happy, the old, been in the presence of world-famous people… people are people to me… I enjoyed it… Yes, I enjoy it, in case you had not received that message yet, lol! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! Magda (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE OR LINK ANY OF MY images or TEXT to websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BATTLE OF THE SEXES…

AB FAV… Personal faves. Who will win? Will she with her charm? Will he with his strength? They are balancing on the barre while I was balancing the lighting. We had a good laugh, so we all won, lol... thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRIPLE TOUR en l'AIR..

I WILL UPLOAD A PERSONAL FAVE OF MINE EVERY DAY NOW, an image that I am particularly proud of, why don't you join me? Now, THIS is a REAL strobe image.The lighting technique I was using was in complete darkness, euuuhhh, which was a bit of a problem for him, however after a couple of tries, he succeeded.This is the result: NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION. ONE SINGLE EXPOSURE, ONE NEG. NO room for mistake. I asked him to make a beautiful movement, fascinated as I am by trying to capture the emotion of motion in camera. What I didn't know is that dancers need a point to fix on at each turn, to remain and land on the same spot. A very strong, lean and dynamic man, a joy to watch the human body at work. Christian Dedeene was a solo dancer for 5 years with Maurice Béjart. Most of the ballet terms are in French. I always thought this was a pirouette... but no, it is a triple tour en l'air. Turn in the air. This is essentially a male dancer's step. lt is a turn in the air in which the dancer rises straight into the air from a demi-pliÈ, makes a complete turn and lands in the fifth position with the feet reversed. The turn may be single, double or triple according to the ability of the dancer. The arms assist and the head must spot as in pirouettes. Tour en l'air may also be finished in various poses such as attitude, arabesque, grande seconde or on one knee. It may also be done in a series THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO Maurice Béjart., founder of the 'Ballet du XXe Siècle, a superb choreographer (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/23/db2301.xml) Thank you, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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

LEAVING DOVER, MIDNIGHT...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 A break from the flowers, the colour-weeks done, enjoyed it. So, we are back, we toured/explored Northern Europe for 16 days, 6 countries, it was amazing. Acquired lots of new info, brought back many images. Met many lovely people. We left on the Friday the first of April (no joke) for the midnight Ferry Dover to Dunkirk, 2 hours at sea. Here leaving England… the adventure begins. We have neither planned or booked anything, want to be FREEEE! Hope you are all well. 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

CAMPINE...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 4 We drive passed Antwerp, towards Holland. The weather is beautiful, balmy. Since we drove over 3000 miles (about 5000 kilometres) in total, I took many photos from the car, which makes it often look quite impressionistic? Of course we stop regularly, however, these pit stops are never the most photogenic. The landscape has already changed, less open, more trees. The Campine ( in French) or De Kempen (in Dutch) is a natural region situated chiefly in north-eastern Belgium and parts of the south-eastern Netherlands which once consisted mainly of extensive moors, tracts of sandy heath, and wetlands. It encompasses a large northern and eastern portion ofAntwerp province and adjacent parts of Limburg in Belgium, as well as portions of the Dutch province of North Brabant (area southwest of Eindhoven). Our entire journey takes us through a big part of the Great European Plain ( North European Plain ), the plain stretches from the Pyrenees mountains and the French coast of the Bay of Biscay over Normandy, half of Belgium, Holland, Northern Germany, Denmark, South Sweden in the west to the Russian Ural Mountains in the east. In Western Europe, the plain is relatively narrow (mostly within 200 miles) in the northern part of Europe, but it broadens significantly toward its eastern part in Western Russia. 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

Of roads, the story continues.

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ENTER GERMANY...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Still Day 4 We enter Germany, making good progress. The roads are not as good as we expected, but the fast driving is fun and feels safe. Passing Osnabrück, Paul decides to push on to Bremen. We find a nice hotel in the center, parking is, like everywhere in Europe (?) now a big problem… Cars in every street stacked bumper to bumper. Along the river Weser, all the eateries and terraces are lit and filled with people enjoying the mild evening, quite festive. A pleasant meal, very friendly service, Paul tries a Franziskaner Weissbier, and loves it, I think he deserves a second one after all the driving! Another stroll along the silent river, see Paul’s image. We decide to explore the old city in the morning... 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

SPRING in BREMEN...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 5 After a proper German Continental breakfast of Pumpernickel and other lovely, nutty bread, and I cannot help noticing how everything they serve is organic/bio… we are ready to embark on our next lap of the tour. No Bremen explore, because it is pissing with rain. It makes photographing from the car a little more ‘interesting’! Spring in Bremen. We set off for Copenhagen the capital of Denmark. Thanksfor 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

RAIN, RAIN and RAIN...


Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 5 a 
 The weather is definitely not conducive for drive-by photography, yet I am not going to complain about rain, have to take it as it comes! 
I like the different mood it creates, the green seems greener? There are still some tones in the sky. Thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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CRANES of Hamburg...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 5 b Hamburg… the ring around this city is never-ending, for about 10 minutes or more, left and right: nothing but massive cranes. Hamburg… the Elbe tunnel, the river above us must be wide. Man has achieved some awesome things! Hamburg… Lots of road-works, building of new bridges and widening the autobahn, on both sides. The road is bumpy, the photos hit and miss, well more miss than hit? LOL 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

Elbe tunnel... Hamburg

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 5 b Hamburg… the ring around this city is never-ending, for about 10 minutes or more, left and right: nothing but massive cranes. Hamburg… the Elbe tunnel, the river above us must be wide. Man has achieved some awesome things! Hamburg… Lots of road-works, building of new bridges and widening the autobahn, on both sides. The road is bumpy, the photos hit and miss, well more miss than hit? LOL 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

Enter Denmark

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 5 c Enter Denmark… Rain all the way. We cross over and under the big river Elbe. Eventually I spot the sign, in between two window swipes: DENMARK… Everything changes, a language I do not understand, different bread, really good again, different toilets! Different currency, Danish Krone. 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

Danish architecture…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 5 c Rain all the way. We cross over and under the big river Elbe. Eventually I spot the sign, in between two window swipes: DENMARK… The architecture changes, not so much the land. And still, it rains. Hope you enjoy? 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

The New Little Belt Bridge (Nye Lillebæltsbro) ...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 5 c The New Little Belt Bridge (Nye Lillebæltsbro) in, the rain... yes you guessed ! LOL Getting closer to our destination, we cross a beautiful bridge. The New Little Belt Bridge, Nye Lillebæltsbro is a suspension bridge that crosses the Little Belt strait between Jutland (Jylland) and the island of Funen (Fyn) in Denmark. The bridge is 1700 metres long, the main span is 600 metres, the pylons reaching a height of 120 metres, and the maximum clearance from the sea is 44 meters. Opened:October 21, 1970, the bridge was constructed to alleviate congestion on the Old Little Belt Bridge due to the increasing car traffic between Jutland and Funen. It is a motorway on the E20 bridge with three-lane carriageways as opposed to the single lanes of the old bridge. The bridge has heating in the road deck, so it can be kept free of ice and snow in winter. Passing through Little Belt Bridge is toll free… amazing. Hope you enjoy? 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

ARRIVED…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 5 c Glad we arrived, the drive was hard on the eyes, trying to peer through the rain. We are welcomed at the old farmhouse where we will spend the night... by a very kind lady, Solveigh. She even books a restaurant for us in a converted old hospital for the poor, low ceilings, white walls, stone floors. I eat something with smoked salmon, and the best bread ever! The Danish eat early we hear! Our lodging is between Kerteminde and Nyborg, on the island of Funen Funen (Fyn) is Denmark's second largest island, situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland). . Hope you enjoy? 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

Breakfast in FUNEN...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 It is a windy night, I lie, listening to it shaving everything, now and then a whistle, so nice when you are cosy, cuddled up under the duvet… We wake up, well rested to the song of birds. We were asked what time we wanted to be served breakfast. A feast awaits us in the beautiful living room. The owners are the kindest people. Genuinely concerned about the well being of their guests. They have not asked for ‘before hand’ payment, this kind of trust is unusual, but very refreshing. I am deeply moved. As we plan to visit Copenhagen, we are informed about a few things, all interesting, in fact we are so enchanted, that we ask if we can stay another night! Here, Paul enjoying the copious breakfast Hope you enjoy? 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

DANISH HOSPITALITY...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 DANISH HOSPITALITY... The candles on the tables, all so cosy and welcoming in the traditional style. I am giving you the 'short' version! As you can imagine, I came back with lots of photos! Although I do try and use my digital camera as much as I can, as a film camera: EVERY SHOT COSTS! LOL Thank you 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

FIELD and FARM, DENMARK...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 Morning in Denmark... It is dry with still a brisk wind. A large green field next to the farm stretches onto another farm. I see that the progression of Spring is much like in Yorkshire, after all we are geographically on the same ‘height’. The daffodils varying from trembling open to holding back in bud, LOL. But there are some signs, some trees are sprouting and here and there, you see some tentative blossoms. More in the South, Belgium/Holland where the jolly yellow splashes were full on or gone already! Thank you 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

ANOTHER BRIDGE...over The Great Belt

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 Suddenly, this appears, great excitement! Now I’ll probably bore you to death, because I got so many good ones of it! The Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. The "Great Belt Bridge" (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) commonly refers to the suspension bridge, although it may also be used to mean the box-girder bridge or the link in its entirety. The suspension bridge, officially known as the East Bridge, has the world's third longest main span (1.6 km), and the longest outside of Asia. It was designed by the Danish engineering firms COWI and Ramboll. After more than five decades of speculation and debate, the decision to construct the link was made in 1986. At an estimated cost of DKK 21.4 billion (1988 prices),the link is the largest construction project in Danish history. Operation and maintenance are performed by A/S Storebælt under Sund & Bælt. Construction and maintenance are financed by tolls on vehicles and trains. The link has reduced travel times significantly; previously taking about an hour by ferry, the Great Belt can now be crossed in about ten minutes. More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link Thank you 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

Great Belt Bridge... Denmark

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 More of the bridge, closer now And we're off, Copenhagen here we come! Suddenly, this appears, great excitement! Now I’ll probably bore you to death, because I got so many good images of it! The Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. The "Great Belt Bridge" (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) commonly refers to the suspension bridge, although it may also be used to mean the box-girder bridge or the link in its entirety. The suspension bridge, officially known as the East Bridge, has the world's third longest main span (1.6 km), and the longest outside of Asia. It was designed by the Danish engineering firms COWI and Ramboll. After more than five decades of speculation and debate, the decision to construct the link was made in 1986. At an estimated cost of DKK 21.4 billion (1988 prices),the link is the largest construction project in Danish history. Operation and maintenance are performed by A/S Storebælt under Sund & Bælt. Construction and maintenance are financed by tolls on vehicles and trains. The link has reduced travel times significantly; previously taking about an hour by ferry, the Great Belt can now be crossed in about ten minutes. More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link Thank you 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

BRIDGE and Sprogø island...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 AN ISLAND LIES AGAINST THE BRIDGE... WITH A LIGHTHOUSE, PROTECTED?
 The "old" Sprogø and lighthouse, Sprogø is a small island with area of 164 ha in the middle of the Great Belt.
After the establishment of the bridges, the area around quadrupled to 1.52 km². Sprogø was listed in 1987 , a year before the adoption of the Great Belt Bridge in parliament . 
 The bridge project have therefore had to take into account the old lighthouse, albeit it is not possible to stop and is not lit. The southern part of the island is protected and closed to the public for a crop of bell frogs and the special flora , which is subject to the special Great Belt climate with little rainfall and many hours of sunshine. More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link
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GREAT BELT BRIDGE... DENMARK

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 Taking us ever higher. I am thrilled, love bridges. Always amazed the good man can make! For all the info on the Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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BRIDGE... Denmark

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 The big advantage of driving a British car on the Continent is that I, as a photographer I sit in the middle of the road, not the driver. Often a great vantage point! Photos all taken driving/passenger. LOL For all the info on the Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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BRIDGE in the MIRROR, Denmark

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 I look back in the mirror and like the view, I enjoyed the ride crossing that link between Funen, the island where we stay and the island of Zealand, the locals call it The Devil Island, I am told because THAT is where the laws are made and the decisions made on how much taxes people will be charged: Copenhagen!!! The big advantage of driving a British car on the Continent is that I, as a photographer I sit in the middle of the road, not the driver. Often a great vantage point! I might startle other passing drivers, thinking I am photographing whilst driving? LOL For all the info on the Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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Kobenhavn, A FIRST ENCOUNTER, THE SKYLINE

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 COPENHAGEN… A FIRST ENCOUNTER, THE SKYLINE Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. The name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce. The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour", often simply Hafn or Havn ("harbour"). The English cognate would be "Chapman's haven". The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, Kopenhagen. Copenhagen is the major economic and financial centre of Denmark. The city's economy is based largely on services and commerce. The city skyline features many towers and spires as we can see here. Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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COLOURFUL COPENHAGEN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6 Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbours many historical wooden ships. Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V from 1670 to 1673, dug by Swedish prisoners of war from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660. It is a gateway from the sea to the old inner city at Kongens Nytorv (King's Square), where ships handled cargo and fishermen’s' catch. I t was notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for some 18 years. Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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NAUTICAL COPENHAGEN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 6

 Whether you like it or not, sometimes you do become a typical tourist, and arrive at a popular site, a place you have often seen pictured but never experienced in person. This is it then!
Apart from the crowds which I try to ignore, I am in my element, love everything ’nautical’.
Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. 
The canal harbours many historical wooden ships.
Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V from 1670 to 1673, dug by Swedish prisoners of war from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660. 
It is a gateway from the sea to the old inner city at Kongens Nytorv (King's Square), where ships handled cargo and fishermen’s' catch. I
t was notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution. 
Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for a number of years. Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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NAUTICAL NYHAVN,COPENHAGEN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 one of my favourite things: folds and rings... Whether you like it or not, sometimes you do become a typical tourist, and arrive at a popular site, a place you have often seen pictured but never experienced in person. This is it then! Apart from the crowds which I try to ignore, I am in my element, love everything ’nautical’. Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbours many historical wooden ships. Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V from 1670 to 1673, dug by Swedish prisoners of war from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660. It is a gateway from the sea to the old inner city at Kongens Nytorv (King's Square), where ships handled cargo and fishermen’s' catch. I t was notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for a number of years. Thank you 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

NYHAVN, my favourite things...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 COPENHAGEN… one of my favourite things: folds and rings, sails and ropes... Whether you like it or not, sometimes you do become a typical tourist, and arrive at a popular site, a place you have often seen pictured but never experienced in person. This is it then! Apart from the crowds which I try to ignore, I am in my element, love everything ’nautical’. Nyhavn (New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbours many historical wooden ships. Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V from 1670 to 1673, dug by Swedish prisoners of war from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660. It is a gateway from the sea to the old inner city at Kongens Nytorv (King's Square), where ships handled cargo and fishermen’s' catch. I t was notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for a number of years. Thank you 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

NYHAVN...CORDAGE.

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 one of my favourite things: ropes,folds and rings... Whether you like it or not, sometimes you do become a typical tourist, and arrive at a popular site, a place you have often seen pictured but never experienced in person. This is it then! Apart from the crowds which I try to ignore, I am in my element, love everything ’nautical’. Thank you 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

ICONIC,THE LITTLE SEA-MERMAID

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 ICONIC COPENHAGEN… We spend a lovely day in Copenhagen, admiring , photographing. The sun came out, we enjoyed our day. Copenhagen is old, full of Art, but has not got that ‘capital’ feel, like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam , London, no, it is more like Dublin… Now we can not leave without a visit to ‘THE LITTLE SEA-MERMAID’, (Danish: Den lille havfrue), the fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul. I grew up with his fairy-tales! In the evening, we find the statue. Some people are disappointed by its size, not me, I think it is lovely, maybe a bit ‘lost’ about the place where it is, somewhat outside of the center… but hey, there must be a reason. Paul goes down lower for his photo., you get a sense of proportion? Thank you 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

MODERN COPENHAGEN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 We spend a lovely day in Copenhagen, admiring , photographing a lot. We enjoyed the beauty of the old buildings in the center and now, on our way back to the farm near Nyborg where we are staying, we discover (from the car once more) the grandeur of their modern architecture. This is just one sample, impressive. Thank you 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

THE BRIDGE at NIGHT.

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 6 After a harrowing hours drive, we are crossing the bridge once more. Leaving Copenhagen, it was raining again, so heavy that you could not see the already faint markings on the road, DANGEROUS. Lots of works also, it is not a pleasant drive! Till we are here again. For all the info on the Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen), read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Belt_Fixed_Link Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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KERTEMINDE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 7 After another good night at the farm, another great breakfast and a fond farewell to our hosts, we decide not to hit the main roads but explore the locality a little, The weather is blustery, the wind tearing at us however the sun is out and caressing us! We follow a small road and end up in Kerteminde, the 1000 year old landing harbour and fishing town in the watershed between two worlds: In the middle of the fjord and belt, Kerteminde has become special, a mixture of provincial town and a gateway to the world. The men of the sea have always had influence in Kerteminde, but to-day the fishermen are not alone in the bay. One can see thousands of yachts come into the big marina during the year. Narrow streets, small houses with red roofs and big old merchant houses draw visitors. In the small town which King Erik of Pomerania gave the status of a market town on 7th December 1413, history is all around you: the re-found old town well in the main street and in the old half-timbered merchant houses.I t is a small harbour town surrounded by farms and a favourite with Danish people. It lies in a bay, on the Great Belt, the strait that connects the Baltic with the Atlantic. We see fishing boats, we see yachts, we see old buildings in interesting architecture. We want to get a feel of daily life in Denmark. Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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KERTEMINDE Architecture…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 7 Who says you cannot take ‘good’ photos midday? LOL. I love the shadows and the light here. That’s once more what makes it? Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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KERTEMINDE FJORD 1…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 7 KERTEMINDE FJORD 1… We decide not to hit the main roads but explore the locality a little. The weather is blustery, the wind tearing at us however the sun is out and caressing us! We follow a small road and end up in Kerteminde, the 1000 year old landing harbour and fishing town in the watershed between two worlds: In the middle of the fjord and belt, Kerteminde has become special, a mixture of provincial town and a gateway to the world. It is a small harbour town surrounded by farms and a favourite with Danish people. It lies in a bay, on the Great Belt, the strait that connects the Baltic with the Atlantic. I hear the sounds I’ve grown to love so much, the usual metallic clunking, creaking of ropes ,the lapping of the waves... Kerteminde Fjord is a fjord, an inlet, of northeastern Funen, Denmark, south of the Odense Fjord. The sun disappears, we are on the bridge into Kerteminde, on one side the harbour, on the other the fjord. It starts to rain… we flee! The weather turns nasty again, aaaaah, April showers! Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) 
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A WHIFF of SPRING…


Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 7
 We are on our way back now and Denmark bids us farewell. 
Funen is a lush island known as the “Garden of Denmark”. 
I can see why: lots of farms, fields, greenhouses and orchards.
We meander through on smaller roads. 
Enjoying this peaceful pace, ready for the big roads again.
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Köhlbrandbrücke, Hamburg

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 7 Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, on the left, I spot this. I remember crossing it 10 years ago! THE REAL ROLLER COASTER!!! The Kohlbrand Bridge is Hamburg’s landmark from the 70ties. Kohlbrandbrucke: Carries Cars lorries Crosses Kohlbrand, part of the river Suderelbe Locale Hamburg, Germany Design Cable-stayed bridge Total length 3,618 m Width 17.5 m Height 135 m Longest span 325 m Clearance below 55 m above middle tide Beginning date of construction 1970 Opened 9 September 1974 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

From HAMBURG- to BREMEN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 7 Hamburg is behind us, and we are caught in a heavy band of rain. Foggy, misty, sticky rain that gives everything a very special mood! Not easy to drive in but hey, I am the passenger and the photographer recording our travels! It looks like we are heading towards clear and sunny weather. Now don't forget, we already come from the island of Funen in Denmark! 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

FOREVER MORE RAIN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 7 It is tough on the eyes, you try to see through all this. Yet I keep mentioning the ‘mood’. That foggy, misty, sticky rain that envelops and wraps you in this bubble! Now don't forget, we already come from the island of Funen in Denmark! 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

THE GLADE…

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Day 7 Shot at 120km/hr... As we near Bremen, at last, a let up from the rain. Some sun! The world looks fresh and green, I spot a clearing with lovely light amongst the trees. You HAVE to be QUICK, hit and miss. I HIT that one alright! LOL 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

BREMEN SUNSET...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 7 Sunset over the WESER We end up in Bremen again. We enjoyed it the first time, eager to get to Denmark though we did not take the time to ‘explore’ ! So, tomorrow, but now, after settling in our room, we hurry out, it looks like a promising sunset over the river Weser. 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

ALSO SAW THE LIGHT…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 7 After our meal at the Italian, Bellini, along the Weser, we have a romantic stroll and on the way back to the hotel, we both see this design light… We keep seeing how the Germans and the Danes are into their design lighting! Two photographers, same subject, different interpretation. LOL 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

BREMEN in the NIGHT

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 7 NIGHT in BREMEN… Bremen has many beautiful old buildings, a lot of them, like everywhere, they turn out to be banks and Sparkasse… I guess they have the bucks to keep these buildings pristine! 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

FLOWERS in BREMEN...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 FLOWERS from BREMEN… We explore the Altstad, the old part and center of Bremen. Today, its streets have been pedestrianised and its historic buildings are being restored and listed as protected under a new heritage scheme. All over, there are stalls with flowers for sale. I am in my element, yet a bit frustrated that I cannot buy any… LOL 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

TULIPS GALORE!

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 8 Tulips from BREMEN… Double Tulips, RED... hundreds of them! All over, there are stalls with flowers for sale. I am in my element, yet a bit frustrated that I cannot buy any… LOL 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

DIE BREMER STADTMUSIKANTEN…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 A bronze statue by Gerhard Marcks depicting the Bremen Town Musicians located in Bremen, Germany. The statue was erected in 1953. Note the front hooves that have become shiny. Touching the front hooves is said to make wishes come true. Another fairytale I grew up with! The "Town Musicians of Bremen" (German: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten) is a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. In the story a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster (or hen), all past their prime years in life and usefulness on their respective farms, were soon to be discarded or mistreated by their masters. One by one they leave their homes and set out together. They decide to go to Bremen, known for its freedom, to live without owners and become musicians there. On the way to Bremen, they see a lighted cottage; they look inside and see four robbers enjoying their ill-gotten gains. Standing on each other's backs, they decide to scare the robbers away by making a din; the men run for their lives, not knowing what the strange sound is. The animals take possession of the house, eat a good meal, and settle in for the evening. Later that night, the robbers return and send one of their members in to investigate. He sees the cat's eyes shining in the darkness and the robber thinks he is seeing the coals of the fire. He reaches over to light his candle. Things happen in quick succession; the cat scratches his face with her claws, the dog bites him on the leg, the donkey kicks him with his hooves, and the rooster crows and chases him out the door, screaming. He tells his companions that he was beset by a horrible witch who scratched him with her long fingernails (the cat), an ogre with a knife (the dog), a giant who had hit him with his club (the donkey), and worst of all, the judge who screamed in his voice from the rooftop (the rooster). The robbers abandon the cottage to the strange creatures who have taken it, where the animals live happily for the rest of their days. 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

The Bremen ROLAND...

Day 8 The Bremen Roland … It is a statue of Roland, erected in 1404. It stands in the market square (Rathausplatz) of Bremen, Germany, facing the cathedral, and shows Roland, paladin of the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and hero of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass. Roland is shown as protector of the city: his legendary sword (known in chivalric legend as Durendal) is unsheathed, and his shield is emblazoned with the two-headed Imperial eagle. The standing figure is 5.47 m tall, and stands on a 60 cm rostrum. A supporting column, crowned by a baldachin, brings the combined height to 10.21 m. The statue was carved in limestone from Elm, and was commissioned by the city fathers to replace a wooden one burnt in 1366. Statues of Roland appear in numerous cities of the former Holy Roman Empire, as emblems of city liberties, Stadtrechte. The Roland statue at Bremen is the oldest surviving example. From Bremen the symbol of civic liberty and freedom spread to other cities and has become a symbol of the new Europe. Since 1973, it is protected by the monument protection act. In July 2004, along with the town hall, the statue was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. According to legend, Bremen will remain free and independent for as long as Roland stands watch over the city. For this reason, it is alleged that a second Roland statue is kept hidden in the town hall's underground vaults, which can be quickly installed as a substitute, should the original fall. 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

DIE HANDELSKAMMER BREMEN.

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 The Schütting, the history: in 1538, the merchants of Bremen charged the Flemish mason and architect Johann den Buschener from Antwerp, who constructed a new building in 1538/39. Buschener only completed the stepped western gable, which is on the borderline of Late Gothic and of Renaissance style, and the main entrance, which was not yet central. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the façade was altered several times: In 1756, Theophilus Freese removed the decentral entrance by a decent central one and reduced the number of horizontal cornices, thus changing the style to a modest kind of Baroque. In mid 19th century the line of low shops in front of the basement was removed, and for the first time a twin staircase to the entrance door was built. In Wilhelminism, people disliked the noble modesty of the building. In 1895 to 1899, the number of corniches was raised and above the windows relief ornaments were placed. The present bombastic portal was constructed. Above the door, a Low German inscription was added, lately invented by Bremen's mayor Otto Gildemeister buten un binnen wagen un winnen (literally "Outside and in, risk it and win") was added as a motto, meaning that merchants from Bremen are called upon to risk their assets at home and abroad in order to gain fortune. The building with its magnificent interior and its valuable furnishings burnt to the ground on 6 October 1944. Reconstruction was completed in 1956. Except for the dormers on the façade overlooking the market square, the exterior was rebuilt, as it had been since 1899, while the interior was reconfigured. In 1951, the chamber of commerce moved into the ground floor. The second stage of the reconstruction took place over the next five years, including the second floor interior. In 2009, the faҫade and copper-covered roof were repaired and the dormers were rebuilt. Life of a building… 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

LOW LANDS AND BIG SKIES...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 8 THE EUROPEAN GREAT PLAIN… After a very satisfying morning in Bremen, we hit the road again. The weather holds out. Only a shower occasionally on this long road from Bremen to Hellevoetsluis , on the South Coast of Holland where we will be reunited with family. We drive South on the autobahn that runs parallel with the Dutch border, it begins to look like Holland, with the low land and the big skies. 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

HOLLAND’S GLORY…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 8 LOW LANDS AND BIG SKIES... It is late afternoon when we cross the border Germany/Holland, and we get a true GOLDEN welcome! WE enjoyed both Denmark and Germany, will be back! Now we want to reach our destination asap. The long road from Bremen to Hellevoetsluis , on the South Coast of Holland where we will be reunited with family. 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

EVENING, ROTTERDAM…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 8 When I lived in Holland, it was the 'door' on my way from The Hague to Flanders in Belgium , I remember the 'expansion' of the second stage, the 'traffical' horror! 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

UNIQUE VIEW…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 8 Only from a driving car! 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

THE VAN BRIENENOORD BRIDGE...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 UNIQUE View… Only from a driving car! 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

Cornmeal ‘DE HOOP” ...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 Hellevoetsluis. In evening light. At last, a windmill! We drove through a big part of Holland , eh without spotting one windmill? What are the chances eh? LOL We are nearly there! In 1697, there was a wooden mill on the site where now is the dry dock . Dirk Jacobsz Goutswaart is mentioned as the first miller . This mill, at the end of the 18th century, had to make way for the dry dock. This, the stone mill "De Hoop" built in 1801 . After this , until the restoration of 1992-1993 are an architect , a goldsmith and various artists used the mill. Now the miller and partner occupy the ground floor and first floor. It is still open to the public on week-ends. 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

HELLEVOETSLUIS,ARRIVAL…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 8 Greeted by this beautiful and peaceful sight! Hellevoetsluis features a six magnificent ports with a total of about 2,000 moorings. The ports provide a wonderful base for boaters who love the wide waters of the Haringvliet and the sea. From Hellevoetsluis it is possible to both inland waterways and the sea, also to sail in the Zeeland and South Holland Delta. Hellevoetsluis is located on the Haringvliet with the sea, beach and dunes close by, on the extreme southern edge of the Rijnmond and Europoort areas, close to the broad Zeeland landscape. The name translates as "lock at the foot of the Helle". The Helle was a small local river which disappeared over time. 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

TALK ABOUT BLUE HOUR…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 8 PEACE and QUIET… Soaking up the silence of the evening. The moon a slither, and only the music of the yachting paraphernalia, a rhythmic clanking of metal. Hellevoetsluis features a six magnificent ports with a total of about 2,000 moorings. The ports provide a wonderful base for boaters who love the wide waters of the Haringvliet and the sea. From Hellevoetsluis it is possible to both inland waterways and the sea, also to sail in the Zeeland and South Holland Delta. Hellevoetsluis is located on the Haringvliet with the sea, beach and dunes close by, on the extreme southern edge of the Rijnmond and Europoort areas, close to the broad Zeeland landscape. The name translates as "lock at the foot of the Helle". The Helle was a small local river which disappeared over time. 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

TWO LOVE-BIRDS, GREBES…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 8 Please open to view! In the still of the moment, enjoying the calmness of the picture in front of me, camera on lap when I suddenly spot very rapid fluttering on the water. It is Spring! It is a ritual, a dance of love. Two grebes are courting. Grebes are a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter. 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

A LAZY DAY…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 9 Proper holiday? We are in Hellevoetsluis, a week away now from home up North in England. Amazing what and who we’ve all seen. The weather is gorgeous, a real Spring day. We have a day of ‘rest’ with the family… In the morning I just take a few photos of what is in front of me, the yachting basin. There is much activity on the water, yes the Dutch love their boats! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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WE ARE SAILING…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 9 Holland is a ‘water-land’ and so very much a sailing nation! There is much activity on the water, yes the Dutch love their boats! The weather is gorgeous, a real Spring day. We have a day of ‘rest’ with the family… In the morning I just take a few photos of what is in front of me, the yachting basin. 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

HELLEVOETSLUIS: RELAXING…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 9 Holland is a ‘water-land’ and so very much a sailing nation! There is much activity on the water, yes the Dutch love their boats! The weather is gorgeous, a real Spring day. We have a day of ‘rest’ with the family… In the morning I just take a few photos of what is in front of me, the yachting basin. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
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HOLLAND: of course: WINDMILL...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
 Day 10 Cornmill ‘DE HOOP” Hellevoetsluis. In midday light. We pass the mill again on our way further, we are driving back to Belgium over the islands. An interesting ride! The weather is with us!! In 1697, there was a wooden mill on the site where now is the dry dock . Dirk Jacobsz Goutswaart is mentioned as the first miller . This mill, at the end of the 18th century, had to make way for the dry dock. This, the stone mill "De Hoop" built in 1801 . After this , until the restoration of 1992-1993 are an architect , a goldsmith and various artists used the mill. Now the miller and partner occupy the ground floor and first floor. It is still open to the public on week-ends. 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

LAND of SAILORS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 10 It is a super Spring day, Sunday… many are taking advantage and everywhere we look, as we cross the Haringvlietdam, the glistening water is dotted with sailing boats. The Haringvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta. I love images which capture the sense of space that you get, the open skies and oh so flat lands. 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

SHELLFISH BANKS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 10 Over the Locks of Haringvliet, we leave the mainland of South Holland and get onto the delta island of Goeree-Overflakkee, the southernmost of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. I spot these nettings, and , yes, this is another drive-by shot! We ARE back on the road! Shellfish reefs are almost disappeared from the North Sea, while in places with shellfish beds natural wealth is twice as high as in places without shellfish banks. Shellfish are food for fish and birds. They provide shelter and serve as a rest area and breeding ground for small and large invertebrates. Give guidance to underwater plants, filtering seawater cleaner and contribute to coastal protection. The presence of shellfish banks there is more to enjoy under and above water for people and nature. The World Wildlife Fund and the flag of the Dream Fund are working on the project for the return of shellfish beds in the Delta. It seems to me, that over the years we have damaged so many things, some irreversible, some ahhhh well, we try try to restore, at great cost. In my life, I think long and hard before I make big decisions! Damage control! 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

GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 We drive across this oh so familiar landscape. Goeree-Overflakkee is is the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Despite being part of the province of South Holland, the island's scenery and dialect are more closely related to Zeeland than to Holland. Agriculture has for centuries been the main source of livelihood on Goeree-Overflakkee. I think that all the trees were planted to stop the winds from shaving the flat lands completely! 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

GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 We drive across this oh so familiar landscape. Goeree-Overflakkee is is the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Despite being part of the province of South Holland, the island's scenery and dialect are more closely related to Zeeland than to Holland. Agriculture has for centuries been the main source of livelihood on Goeree-Overflakkee. I think that all the trees were planted to stop the winds from shaving the flat lands completely! 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

WHAT DO I SEE?

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 WHAT DO I SEE? I see a sea of red and pink!!! Can it be??? Oh we have to get closer, we have to find a place to stop, to park… I am so exited, wanted to photograph fields of tulips, to me fields of dreams, of very long. Will my dream come true, what is shimmering in the sun? We drive across this oh so familiar landscape. 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

FIELDS of TULIPS...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 ROWS and ROWS, TULIPS A sea of colour!!! We eventually find a few flower-fields, after some driving around, we get to the place we spotted. I am so exited, wanted to photograph fields of tulips, to me: fields of dreams, for so very long. It’s my dream come true? 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

COLOUR amongst the TREES.

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 COLOUR amongst the TREES. A sea of pink!!! We eventually find a few flower-fields. The farm in the middle, surrounded by poplars and tulips.… I am so exited, wanted to photograph fields of tulips, to me fields of dreams, for so very long. Will my dream come true? 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