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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS...
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE...
AN EARLY TASTE of SPRING...
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Another EARLY TASTE of SPRING...
MEMORIES of SPRING…
GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!
HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT THE SPLENDOUR OF WILD GRASSES?
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS...
A BUNDLE OF ENERGY
PURE GREEN ENERGY
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavande Papillon
EMELY'S DREAM...
A MESSAGE… THE EXHIBIT CHRYSANTHEMUM
OPEN INVITATION...
AUTUMN SWEETNESS
PASTELISIMO...
SUMMER turned its back on us... LAST of the SUN---FLOWER...
A FLOWER GIFT FOR YOU, La CARMEN...
THE WHISTLER...
SMILE...
THE FLORAL WINK...
LILY'S PROFILE
A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE.
FALLEN GLORY...
VINE LEAVES
OF VINE-LEAVES and VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS.
OF VINE AND TWINE...
INTERTWINED...
TALKING HEADS...
A WHISPER IN SPRING...
ALL FOR ONE and ONE FOR ALL.
THE SNEEZING PARROT TULIP, LOL.
DRAWING YOU IN.... THE SPOON CHRYSANTHEMUM
THANK YOU, IT'S A NEW DAY... PROTEA
'PINCUSHION' PROTEA.
DO YOU SEE RED?
GINGERLY....
INTERLACED.... ANTHURIUMS
A SWEET SOFT SUMMER IMAGE… Rose, Honeysuckle
SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES
LIKE A SHOOTING STAR, Aquilegia.
TRICHOTOMY
GRAPHIC GREEN GRASS
MY 'INTERPRETATION' OF THE GOLDEN RULE OF THIRDS....
AND THEN… EXPLOSION… THISTLE
STARLETS...
Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…
LITTLE MISS DAINTY... FUCHSIA
MY HEART AFLUTTER...
OPEN YOUR WINGS...
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
OF THE OLD AND THE NEW... LIKE AN EXOTIC BIRD...
LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...
DEEP IN MY HEART... I AM BLUE...
BRAINY... CELOSIA
BIRD OF PARADISE...
"Y Viva España"...
THE ANTHURIUM that had THE AMBITION to be A LAMPSHADE?
ANTHURIUM MORPHOLOGY...
DID I PROMISE YOU A ROSE-GARDEN?
THE ROSARIE
WE'RE IN THE PINK!!!
THE FARANDOLE... of 'Fanfan, les tulipes'
CORNUS ALBA
'Les Fées Sont D'Exquises Danseuses' PENDING... Ribes
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
LET THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGIN...
THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS...HOLLY-HOLLY-HOLLY
THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... MISTLETOE
THE HOLLY AND THE IVY... THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS
THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS... POINSETTIA
THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS...THE HOLLY AND THE IVY
UNDER MY UMBRELLA, Ella, Ella...
I BOUGHT THIS POT OF SPRING AND BROUGHT SOME SUNSHINE INTO OUR HOME.
PHOENIX... DAFFODILS
TIED THE KNOT???
THE GIFT of BEAUTY...
ME VOILÀ...
ALBINO Pelargonium leaves.
"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" IRIS.
SYNERGY?
ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY...
OUVERTURE in YELLOW and WHITE... THE IRIS.
THE ARABESQUE of THE YELLOW and WHITE IRIS...
FRAGRANT WHITE FREESIAS...
HOT SALSA... THE ORANGE FREESIAs...
ORANGE FOR THE NETHERLANDS, THEY HAVE A NEW KING TODAY...
FREESIA FRENZY...
THE HONEY-TRAP...
MY LOVE OF FLOWERS and 'beauty'
Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes
AM I BLUE???
NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…
TRIPLE ORANGE, VIOLETS...
TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA
RAINDROPS ON SNOWDROPS...
FIRST SIGN OF SPRING...
SENSE and SENSIBILITY, double snowdrops...
THE BOLD AND THE SHY...
BUDDING LYSIANTHUS…
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavande Papillon
PRICKLY… A THISTLE,a symbol of Scotland
Lilac, MANY SMALL ONES...
BEAUTY in AGE...
FADING BEAUTY...
OF VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS and FADING LIGHT...
LA DIVA HYDRANGEA...
HORTENSIA ALBA...

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS...

Layered, sweet coloured beauties in every stage from bud to full bloom. The green one was a new one for me, never seen them before... magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/10/of-romantis-gents-ladies... thanx, M, (* _ *)

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

AN EARLY TASTE of SPRING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Hyacinths, Blue Dutch Iris, orange and yellow Ranunculus and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady (mostly from the dwarf Daffs), the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! 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? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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 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

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Another EARLY TASTE of SPRING...

These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Anemones, Pink Ranunculus and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady (mostly from the dwarf Daffs), the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! 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? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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

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

GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” quote by Henry Miller (American Author and Writer, 1891-1980) Yorkshire Fog, Holcus lanatus I know that most people consider this to be 'weed'... However, I like it, because of the beautiful colours, the structure, it starts as a 'cat's tail'? Disclosing a bit more each day... till it takes the shape of a small tree... Also, when the light and wind play with them, it can make me think of fireworks, the silvery shimmer dancing on an secret tune only they hear... thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED AT THE SPLENDOUR OF WILD GRASSES?

"Nature always wears the colours of the spirit."(Ralph Waldo Emerson) YORKSHIRE FOG or Holcus lanatus. On a tour in our garden last Summer, in between two showers, I found these grasses, they love this type of weather, thrive on it! Very common in grassland and moorland, also in waste ground and neglected gardens. The birds must have brought in the seeds, or they glided in on the wind... When I looked closely, I saw all the beautiful colours, the shimmer... the beauty! Decided I could make a lovely, strong and graphic design, comp in camera. Up close and personal, there's beauty in everything? (well most...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

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS...

Splendour in the Grass What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind. William Wordsworth To put this text into context, we've just lost a dear friend, she had a good life, she was a beautiful person... 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.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 BUNDLE OF ENERGY

Stems of Daffodils, I bundled them with a raffia bow... thanx, M, (*_*)

PURE GREEN ENERGY

Hope you like this 'energetic' image, thanx for your time and visit, M, (*_*)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavande Papillon

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These 'fofolles' expressed exhuberance, joy de vivre, plumes and glitsy glamour????? Haha... Lavender Butterfly : In compact spikes, purple, topped by large bracts sterile highly decorative purple. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EMELY'S DREAM...

The National flower of Thailand. It was Emely's dream to have her own Thai restaurant, Now she has got it! 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... BE DAZZLED, this one was a difficult one to light, I wanted it like the light came out of the center of each bloom? 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

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

OPEN INVITATION...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! BEAUTY SO EPHEMERAL! Photographers are the keepers of reality, this flower will only ever be seen like this again, because I 'eternalised' it! More on the sexuality of flowers. 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... The lip of an orchid flower nearly always points downwards, providing an easy ‘landing platform’ for visiting insects. HERE: showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. Have a great w-e and 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.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

AUTUMN SWEETNESS

Asters are about the last flowers to bloom in the garden, these pink ones are the colours of 'sweets'? I held them up, when I saw the spider....... so, I turned them down till it was gone and that's when I saw THE image! 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

PASTELISIMO...

I am giving you an 'OVERDOSE' of fresh, soft pastel colours! Made to cheer you up! DRY Soft pastels: This is the most widely used form of pastel. The sticks have a higher portion of pigment and less binder, resulting in brighter colours. I used to work a lot with them years ago... These here are Chrysanthemums or more commonly named 'MUMS'. Brings some positivity in these dark and cold days, no? THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? For more on this subject: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html 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.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

SUMMER turned its back on us... LAST of the SUN---FLOWER...

Heliotropism is sun tracking... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! As the sun was shying away, I bought this bouquet of double Sunflowers, to brighten up the place. In the vase, this one kept turning the 'wrong' way, showing its back... so much for Summer, I thought, that's what you are telling me, your great sadness !!!!!! 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. Have a great w-e, thanx, M, (*_*)

A FLOWER GIFT FOR YOU, La CARMEN...

from Carmen sung by Pavarotti, for the music-lovers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=knIT3lieJd4 A GIFT from Flora de la Roja www.youtube.com/watch?v=knIT3lieJd4 Speaking of lovers... the 'Romantic' season is coming! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... 365? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011

THE WHISTLER...

I was in need of creativity after all the joyful 'distractions' of the last days! Carmen de la Carnation whistles... maybe a wolf whistle? LOL, thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMILE...

Tralalalala... FLOWER-FACE making me smile, making it smile... A bit of warmth and cheer from those Gerberas. Keep safe and keep smiling. Thanx for your visits! M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FLORAL WINK...

Another "flower-face", GERDA de la GERBERA is winking at you... LOL and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LILY'S PROFILE

In a creative mood, I just thought I'd try something new... This is the profile of LIRIO (Lily in Spanish) BLANCO Y ROSA... she was not the easiest to portray , to make her smile, near impossible... I had to tell a 'good' joke, lol and thanx, M, (*_*)

A LEAF OUT OF MY LIFE.

I like the analogy, we are here for our one ‘4 seasons’, to bud, unfurl and grow, in sunshine and rain, in wind and storm, holding on. In light, in darkness, brightness and fog, from fresh green to mature to colourful, missing bits, some scars, by far not ‘perfect’ anymore, ever more interesting and beautiful though, until we gently float down and come to a final rest… No, to me this is not negative, it is realistic, the way it is. Just a thought... More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALLEN GLORY...

I love Autumn; I perceive it as a time of 'reflection', look back on the past of this year, remembering the joys of Spring, the warmth of Summer... and always the light... It can be a bit nostalgic, the days get shorter, the shadows grow taller, however... the evenings get longer... it is cosy, bring out some candles, we seem to get ready for the 'hibernation', being more inside, wondering what this season has in store, will it be wet? Will it be cold? Will we (please) get snow? A long autumn and short winter, or a short autumn, making winter seem endless? Here the days now start quite misty, but the sun is still strong enough to burn it off, the evenings are cold, the skies are most beautiful, with sunsets to die for... In a sudden burst, the leaves change from tired-looking into this magic coat of colours. If lucky the fun can last, but it often takes only a few stormy hours to make it a multi-coloured carpet, baring the now skeletal trees. Food for the roots, the new leaves next year... and so it goes on... year after year... A COLOURFUL GOOD-BYE! More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)

VINE LEAVES

Festivity of Autumn colours! More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF VINE-LEAVES and VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS.

A celebration of Autumn colours! My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

OF VINE AND TWINE...

Celebration of Autumn. My neighbour grows this lovely vine... it is now absolutely delightful. I brought some leaves into the studio and made a composition. First thing you see of course are the colours in this grapevine leaf... but then the eye gets drawn in to the 'twine'... I love the 'simple complexity' of this structure. It very much reminds me of relationships, lol. More of my other work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Wishing you a wonderful day and as always, thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INTERTWINED...

This was just some twine of the vine... It reminds me so much of LIFE. A great metaphor for it? All through our lives, from birth we are surrounded, we form bonds, friendships, partnerships; some last… some don’t... I like to think of myself as very individualistic, but have wisely decided that we all need each other. We are NOT meant to be solitair! I also see this image as a symbol of how, in a good relationship, you as a person, together with your partner, your lives become 'intertwined' and therefore so much stronger... Soul-mates will feel themselves bonded together for a lifetime. Having no permanent links, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their wits, skill and dedication. But none of these links are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will, over and over again. The frailty of human links, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires, and the conflicting desires to tighten the bonds yet keep them loose, all make us more vulnerable. Some of us are ‘loners’ either through choice or circumstances, but I don’t think that we were ever meant to be by ourselves, that we ‘operate’ better in a social context if we are not without any links. When you have found the right person to form your ‘permanent’ link with, HOLD TIGHT, because it means STRENGTH! More of my work here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TALKING HEADS...

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English author, actor, humorist and playwright. Many of Bennett's characters are unfortunate and downtrodden, or meek and overlooked, just like my flowers... Life has brought them to an impasse, or else passed them by altogether. In many cases they have met with disappointment in the realm of sex and intimate relationships, largely through tentativeness and a failure to connect with others. Talking Heads was a series of monologues for television which were later performed at the Comedy Theatre in London in 1992. This was a sextet of poignantly comic pieces, each of which depicted several stages in the character's decline from an initial state of denial or ignorance of their predicament, through a slow realization of the hopelessness of their situation, and progressing to a bleak or ambiguous conclusion. A second set of six Talking Heads pieces followed a decade later. Talking Heads was also an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. They have a song called: Nothing but flowers... The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. They are blooming now on my windowsill! Seem t like it there! The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. THANX, all the best, 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 WHISPER IN SPRING...

I think most of you know by now how I love to photograph flowers in the studio... playing with lights, reflectors, flags and cytters, bringing them to live...giving them soul? A distant memory it seems already...two of the 'first' flowers in the garden, a Muscari and a Dwarf Daffodil Tête-à-Tête, I arranged them so that it looked like they had something 'intimate' to whisper... AAAHHH, IMAGINATION... IMAGINE... 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

ALL FOR ONE and ONE FOR ALL.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of 'mixed'flowers, to colour your day. These are always the first flowers in our garden... it looks like all for one and one for all.. a bit battered maybe because of the unclement weather... but with such welcoming vibrant colours, who's complaining? 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. 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 SNEEZING PARROT TULIP, LOL.

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The weather was sad for this beautiful month of May, too cold, windy (aah, poor blossoms), sudden rain, yet when the sun was out it felt wonderful. Many people have colds, coughing and sneezing, including Paul... ANATOMY of a sneeze! "A sneeze begins with a sudden inhalation. This is the ‘Aaah’ part of the sneeze. The ‘Choo!’occurs on the exhale because most of the muscles in your body are reflexively contracting. This clamps your mouth shut until the pressure in your lungs rises too high and the air escapes in a burst. Since your tongue is pressing against the roof of your mouth, the air makes a ‘ch’ sound, and with your lips pursed, it emerges as an ‘oo’.” Best explanation I EVER saw of a sneeze! Thank you Mohammad Rashid, Wakefield I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRAWING YOU IN.... THE SPOON CHRYSANTHEMUM

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This large bloom Chrysanthemum has tubular petals that end like a 'spoon', here in a different colour, red! Another Macro-macro, comp in camera! THANX for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

THANK YOU, IT'S A NEW DAY... PROTEA

This is not a crop! A new composition in camera, MACRO I really wanted you to see the absolute delicate detail in this beauty! I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA. Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA). Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. Thanx for your visits and comments, greatly 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

'PINCUSHION' PROTEA.

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! I can absolutely see why this is called the 'PINCUSHION' PROTEA. Die enige eg SUIKERBOSSIE (ZA). Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. 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

DO YOU SEE RED?

In our kitchen, on the windowsill, I have this one brightening the day! Red bucket with a red mini Cyclamen, attracting my attention, the proud blooms were just 'begging' to be photographed... LOL. This is one of my favourite compositions. More to follow (eventually...) Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk

GINGERLY....

Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER FLOWERS. Tall and proud and obviously in love, lol. The 'petals' are quite, waxy, hard, almost wooden. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolize strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. 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. Lead and enjoy a good life and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx 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

INTERLACED.... ANTHURIUMS

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

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

LIKE A SHOOTING STAR, Aquilegia.

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'. This columbine cultivar is perennial that features large, upward facing, fragrant, bright yellow flowers with long, outward curving spurs. Flowers grow on a long stem above the leaves and have five pointed yellow sepals and five yellow petals with long spurs projecting backwards between the sepals. At the center of the flower are many yellow stamens. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle in reference to the flower's five spurs which purportedly resemble an eagle's talon. Last of the yellow, for now, what will tomorrow bring, he? thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRICHOTOMY

In philosophy related to it, trichotomy is the belief that man consists of three parts; a body, a soul and spirit... A different composition, also graphic and minimalistic, almost like a spearhead? 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

GRAPHIC GREEN GRASS

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

MY 'INTERPRETATION' OF THE GOLDEN RULE OF THIRDS....

The Golden Mean or Golden Section is a mathematical constant, a ratio that appears in nature and was discovered by Pythagoras in the 5th century B.C.E. The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts namely painting, photography, design and across cultures and history, designers such as artists and architects, composers and poets have adopted the Golden Mean as a ratio that is pleasing to the human eye. Rotation of plant leaves on a stalk follow the Phi (φ) ratio insuring that the same position is not used twice, affording optimal exposure of underlying leaves to sunlight. In philosophy, especially that of Aristotle, the golden mean is the desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. For example courage, a virtue, if taken to excess would manifest as recklessness and if deficient as cowardice. To the Greek mentality, it was an attribute of beauty. I know the 'rules of composition'... and personally, once I knew them... I loved to 'break' them... creatively that is... After photographing the grasses, well, not wanting to throw them away, I put them in some water, to my surprise, they flowered, well, as you can see, again different stages. I am still fascinated by stark compositions... and I love (need) new challenges... 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

AND THEN… EXPLOSION… THISTLE

as I was photographing this branch of Thistles, one of them exploded… probably the warmth of the lights? Did it feel there was too much 'sun' suddenly? LOL Thousands of flighty feathery seeds, I had to quickly put a bag over it, they went flying off all over! Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Interesting bit: Carduus is the Latin term for a thistle (hence cardoon, and chardon in French), and Cardonnacum is the Latin word for a place with thistles. This is believed to be the origin of name of the Burgundy village of Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire, which in turn is thought to be the home of the famous Chardonnay grape variety. 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

STARLETS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuschia 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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

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

LITTLE MISS DAINTY... 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 (1501–1566) View On proper Black 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. The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and orange... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? About my flower photography: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.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!), 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

MY HEART AFLUTTER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Today, a HOT PINK SERIES, bringing colour in the 'dark' days! A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis, about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. Look at the 'tears'... Is it the cold wind of early Spring when they are dancing in the wind? English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Have a beautiful 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.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

OPEN YOUR WINGS...

Today, a HOT PINK SERIES, bringing colour in the 'dark' days! The 'penultimate' had its wings open, the last and smallest seem to want to fly... A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis is about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder, and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. When you look closely you see their hidden tears... English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA

Dicentra. English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. These delicate flowers are such a tender and joyous note in the garden, dancing in the wind, like a farandole, a Chorus Line... They also come in white(Alba)... When you look closely you see their hidden tears... Fresh from our garden, it 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.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

An optimist will see this as a new beginning,a pessimist will see this as ... the beginning of the end? LOL. On our way to the Coast, the roads East were lined with blossoming hedges of Hawthorn, mostly white, the branches were heavily cascading, it was like driving though a garden, very beautiful and peaceful. We mostly leave later, behind all the traffic, because we are after the 'later' light anyway... when most are going home... We passed a few pink hawthorns and I could not resist bringing home a tiny branch. It suffered a bit in the car from the heat, but once home I submerged it in water for a while, put it in water and photographed it the next morning. Hope you like these more unusual little beauties, thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! THE DARK PINK BLOSSOMS, VICTORIANA Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". 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. Victoriana is "in" and trendy, so, it is at the moment a very popular style. I know that many try to imitate my 'style', good luck! This became the cover of a famous book. 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 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. Many are with Getty© All rights reserved For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

OF THE OLD AND THE NEW... LIKE AN EXOTIC BIRD...

Trees look dead for so long when, suddenly, all changes and becomes beautiful with delicate stems for blossom, new growth on old wood... I turned it and I saw like a strange BIRD OF PARADISE? My imagination running wild again? The new wood on the old, the moss on the old wood, what a wonderful world. This is MACRO!!!And comp in camera. These are 'blossoms' of Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". 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. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk 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

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... so good for all the senses... Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! 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? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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

DEEP IN MY HEART... I AM BLUE...

For December I'm uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things...as you can see... Of HEARTS AND STARS. Named for the dark blue, HEART shaped HYDRANGEA... Christmas can be a nostalgic time for many, not everyone will be able to celebrate with their family! Some are very lonely, let's spare a thought for them? Paul and I are fortunate to have each other, our families are spread all over. Of course I'll miss them, but there will be contact of course! Paul and I are having our usual Christmas Eve at home, just the two of us, dressed up to the nines, I'll have prepared something a bit more 'special'... Mood, food, some good wine, music, candles and lights, love and friendship for each other... HAPPINESS!The BEST present! We'll stay up late, have a lie-in in the morning, a long breakfast, then, probably some photography, depending on the weather, if it rains, we stay in. In the evening it is a cold buffet (prepared the afternoon before, I DO NOT cook on Christmas day), later we'll probably watch some TV or read and listen to music, go to bed, content... thanx for your time and comments, greatly 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

BRAINY... CELOSIA

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! 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. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like velvet, soft and shiny. Have a fun day and 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

BIRD OF PARADISE...

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol 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 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

"Y Viva España"...

HOLA! Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Red and Yellow are the colours of the Spanish flag. The petals already remind me of the twirling volante (ruffles) of the Flamenco skirts...Flames dancing in a fired frenzy... I'm a creative, what can I say, lol???? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a blooming time, filled with love and beauty, 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 ANTHURIUM that had THE AMBITION to be A LAMPSHADE?

MORE FUN FOR FRIDAY I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Again Comp 'in camera'... LOL, 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

ANTHURIUM MORPHOLOGY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! More on the sexuality of flowers and showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Very waxy, thus very shiny, thus very 'reflective', thus not easy to light correctly... Quite a whimsical flower.Yes I do love a challenge! Taken with the Nikkon D70, my very first digital camera, in 2007. As you can see I've been 'working' on this project for a long time! Must be one of my first digital images, a 'try-out'.... Thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

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

THE ROSARIE

A 'chain' of duotoned roses... yellow and red, a smaller variety Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube 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

WE'RE IN THE PINK!!!

Pink carnations, I know that in the 'photography " art" rules' things are 'supposed' to come in three, five, best uneven... Why should I agree? And I don't, it all depends on the circumstances, the subject, the composition, aach, just call me weird and an individualist, I like that, lol! There are enough sheep in the world... Nowadays, “to be in the pink,” usually means to be in top physical condition, but in Shakespeare’s time, “pink” meant something like “epitome” or “pinnacle of perfection.” Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube, that is ine of my videos. 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 FARANDOLE... of 'Fanfan, les tulipes'

The farandole is an open-chain community dance popular in the County of Nice, France. The farandole bears similarities to the gavotte, jig, and tarantella. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube, that is one of my videos. 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

CORNUS ALBA

THIS IS A PERSONAL FAVOURITE. I was after that feeling of 'old print' It is a specific light, sometimes people think it is underexposed, but no, this is what I wanted! A client bought and renovated a beautiful Victorian house, they wanted photos for the rooms of Victorian (style) flowers, portrait format, but of course I tried all kinds after I'd finished the commission. Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'. This red dogwood is a variegated dogwood, leaves margined and mottled with silver, turning red or orange in Autumn. Creamy-white flowers in early Summer. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Have a blooming day and thanx for your 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

'Les Fées Sont D'Exquises Danseuses' PENDING... Ribes

Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2: IV. 'Les Fées Sont D'Exquises Danseuses' From the garden, a beautiful deep rich colour... sadly, because of all the cold wind we'd had, there is damage, which in my view makes it even more interesting... Ribes sanguineum. when young in Spring, they have a strong resinous scent. The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube My Studio Flowers on youtube another video 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 thanx for your 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

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

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. I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube My Studio Flowers on youtube: another video Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work 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

LET THE FESTIVE SEASON BEGIN...

Let the festive season begin... For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... A stall on the Christmas Market in Manchester, saw this , could NOT resist. I'm convinced it is meant to hang outside your front-door, me I put it on the table with a big candle, most romantic and colourful, it is just too soon still for the Christmas stuff, a lovely 'in-between'... thank you for ALL 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.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 COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS...HOLLY-HOLLY-HOLLY

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Personally the colours of Christmas are still (mostly) red, green and white! Holly berries are somewhat toxic to humans, though their poisonous properties are overstated and fatalities almost unknown. They are extremely important food for numerous species of birds and are also eaten by other wild animals. In the fall and early winter the berries are hard and apparently unpalatable. After being frozen or frosted several times, the berries soften, and become milder in taste. During winter storms, birds often take refuge in this evergreen, which provides shelter, protection from predators (by the spiny leaves) and food. 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.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 COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS... MISTLETOE

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Personally the colours of Christmas are still (mostly) red, green and white! According to Christmas custom, any two people who meet under a hanging of mistletoe are obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Scandinavian origin. It was described as early as 1820 by Washington Irving in his "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon": "The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases." Quote from movie Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983): Belle: Ebeneezer? Scrooge: Yes, Isabelle? Belle: My eyes are closed, my lips are puckered, and Im standing under the mistletoe. Scrooge: You're also standing on my foot... LOL! Mistletoe is the common name for a group of parasitic plants that grow attached to and within the branches of a tree or shrub, it is a parasite. 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.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 HOLLY AND THE IVY... THE COLOURS OF CHRISTMAS

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Nowadays, like in everything, there are 'trends'... Less new stuff in the shops to other years it seems, yet this year, black trimmings seem to be the latest rage, the MUST HAVE, with lots of glitter OF COURSE, lol... Me, I'm more traditional, green and red are THE colours for Christmas, of course with some silver and some gold, often white included, all depending on my creative mood... It probably originates in my childhood, but yes, to me, this is it! A CLASSIC Have a great one 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

THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS... POINSETTIA

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... I'm quite traditional, green and red are THE colours for Christmas, of course with some silver and some gold, often white included, all depending on my creative mood... This Poinsettia is a Euphorbia pulcherrima. The plant's association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson "blossoms" sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus...Where I come from, we call this a 'Christmas Star' There is a common misconception that the poinsettia is highly toxic. This is not true; it is mildly irritating to the skin or stomach and may sometimes cause diarrhea and vomiting if eaten. As with all Euphorbias, they bruise easily and give off a white 'milk' when broken, so those sensitive to latex may suffer an allergic reaction. 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 OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOURS of CHRISTMAS...THE HOLLY AND THE IVY

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things as you can see... "The Holly and the Ivy" is a traditional Christmas carol, which is among the most lightly Christianized carols of the Yuletide— the holly and the ivy being among the most familiar Druidic plants. "Holly and ivy have been the mainstay of Christmas decoration for church use since at least the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when they are mentioned regularly in churchwardens’ accounts" (Roud 2004). I'm not surprised that they are so popular, they are fresh, green, with the jolly berries AND plentiful in the garden, this time of year, and also, so very decorative. I am trying to use as little light and dof as possible, a challenge that I love. I find it necessary and refreshing to regularly go back to the basics of photography. As a discipline, I used to go out with my Nikon F4, a 50mm lens, b&w or colour film. Now of course it is much more with the 'ease' of digital, however, I do NOT take hundreds of photos, the discipline is, I use my camera as a 'film' camera, each push of the button COSTS! So, I compose carefully, wait, look, ... if I AM SURE, pleased... then, I shoot! Or like here, I'll preconceive a scenario, go in the studio, set up and photograph it when I am happy that I have the result in front of my eyes that I had in my head. I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, 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

UNDER MY UMBRELLA, Ella, Ella...

Another flower that was in a mixed green/white bouquet. I thought it looked interesting from the back... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have another blooming day and thanx for your 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

I BOUGHT THIS POT OF SPRING AND BROUGHT SOME SUNSHINE INTO OUR HOME.

Tête à Tête is one of the most popular dwarf daffodils, standing at only 15cm (6in) high. They flower in profuse pairs facing one another in a most charming fashion. AAAhh, that bright cheery yellow... quickening our heartbeats and lightening our steps, how they can fool us into thinking Spring is close... I DON'T MIND! Comp in camera and the dramatic (mostly bottom) light that I like so much! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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

PHOENIX... DAFFODILS

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles Every year, the same bulbs, after their Winter-sleep, burst open and produce those lovely fresh flowers again and again, like a Phoenix... I had some fun with them and their leaves...and the light... The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal. The Belgian € 10 silver coin, commemorating sixty years of peace, depicts the Phoenix as a representation of a new Europe, post 1945. The capital of Arizona was so named as it was built on the ruins of the Hohokam civilization that had existed on the site centuries before. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 also on youtube 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.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

TIED THE KNOT???

mini daffodils, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Having a great w-e? Thank you, 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...

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... Dwarf daffodils, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... in full glory Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a great day and thank you, 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

ME VOILÀ...

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Dwarf daffodils,a handful of narcissi with intoxicating fragrance, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... in full glory, looks like the bouquet is saying, arms outstretched: Me Voilà Song:Bryan Adams ... Nous voilà, et tout commence, j'attend depuis longtemps ce jour de chance, oui! nous voilà, toujours ensemble, ici sur la terre qui nous ressemble...oh... ohhh... me voilà oh me voilà, oh me voilà à tes côtés, oh me voilà et tout à coup, le monde est transformé Me voilà ohhh, me voilà je resterai, rien ne pourra m'empêcher, oh me voilà je suis là... 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... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a great day and thank you, 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

ALBINO Pelargonium leaves.

ALBINISM. For years I have collected pelargonium (most people call them wrongly geraniums), I like them for their variety both in flower, colour and leaf. There is a variegated plant I bought years ago, its leaves are green and white, the flowers salmon pink. At the end of each summer, they all go inside into the greenhouse, till there is no more danger of night frost, then they come out again. That was very late that year, and as I cleaned away dead leaves I suddenly discovered this ONE slender stalk with pure white leaves. ALBINISM happens in plants, it’s quite rare, it means it’s missing the pigment called chlorophyll and that is the most important photosynthetic pigment in green plants and also the one that gives most leaves their green colour. Albinism in plants is lethal. After one day in the sun, the white one,it shriveled up completely. The rest of the plant was fine and pleased me with many blooms the whole Summer! Paul held a black card behind it for me, so it's taken with natural light, glad I didn’t wait… There’s a lesson here, if you see something unusual don’t say, oohh alright, I’ll shoot it tomorrow, it might not be there anymore! Especially in Nature!!! I hope you enjoy this ‘rarity’. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a lovely day and thanx for your 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

"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

SYNERGY?

A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH, primary colours! Two Spring flowers, the Blue (Dutch Iris) and Yellow pointed Tulip. How can I resist them? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thanx for your visits 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

ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY...

I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) ABOUT THE IMAGE: These Irises had 'Butterfly-attitude'! BEST VIEWED on Black 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? LOL, 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 magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html

OUVERTURE in YELLOW and WHITE... THE IRIS.

THE FLOWERING of the yellow and white Iris... These beauties go from bud to bloom, ephemeral , elegant and dainty...what an evolution, a beautuful unfurling. Shot in ONE take! Comp in camera as always. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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.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 ARABESQUE of THE YELLOW and WHITE IRIS...

A PIROUETTE for SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! This one wanted to prove to me that yes, the 6 darkest weeks of the year are over, the days are getting longer... I AM coming into the light, out of the dark... look I AM unfurling all my beauty for you...and dance. Doesn't it show you, yet again how stunningly beautiful and intricate Nature can be? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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.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

FRAGRANT WHITE FREESIAS...

Dedicated to Veronique AUBOIS-MANN , she let drop that Freesias are her favourite flowers, so I thought I'd do this lady the honour... Anybody else has faves? 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I WISH YOU ALL A GREAT DAY! Thanx for all the beauty, 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

HOT SALSA... THE ORANGE FREESIAs...

Dedicated to Veronique AUBOIS-MANN , she let drop that Freesias are her favourite flowers, so I thought I'd do this lady the honour... Anybody else has faves? A branch of Freesia,aah, I see them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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

ORANGE FOR THE NETHERLANDS, THEY HAVE A NEW KING TODAY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For 120 years Queens were the monarchs, so the first King in a long time. The colour of the festivities is ORANGE, because the royal family belong to The House of Orange-Nassau'. 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I WISH YOU ALL A GREAT DAY! And Cheers. Thanx for all the 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

FREESIA FRENZY...

Dedicated to Veronique AUBOIS-MANN , she let drop that Freesias are her favourite flowers, so I thought I'd do this lady the honour... Anybody else has faves? I had those delicate light pink Freesias for the first time, usually white, yellow, purple, a deep red... so could not resist bringing them into the studio to 'immortalise' them. Now I'll have them forever. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a fine 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

THE HONEY-TRAP...

Meconopsis Cambrica. Yellow poppy or Welsh Poppy is a Perennial flowers, a wildflower of the British Isles. This genus contains some of the most exquisitely beautiful of all flowering plants. I had only ever seen them like in my native Flanders... RED... here Yellow! I like my garden, near the city, to be a haven for bees and butterflies. People smile when they pass... because of the colours, I mix herbs and flowers, it is semi-wild? I let it 'overgrow' in a controlled way, simply because I do not like weeding AND I do not have enough time. Well, it was inevitable that from some neighbouring garden, some of the wild yellow poppies were eventualy carried by wind or bird? They look lovely in their bright yellow frocks and are a real honey-trap for bees! I had to hurry, they are so 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, heve a great w-e, 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

MY LOVE OF FLOWERS and 'beauty'

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, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.( a song by THE BEATLES) Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. There's nothing you can do that can't be done. Nothing you can sing that can't be sung. Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It's easy. There's nothing you can make that can't be made. No one you can save that can't be saved. Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time It's easy. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. There's nothing you can know that isn't known. Nothing you can see that isn't shown. Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. All you need is love (all together now) All you need is love (everybody) All you need is love, love, love is all you need. Thanx for your lovely comments and support, 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

AM I BLUE???

The violets here are, blue, purple, mauve... whatever... 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, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…

Roses are red Violets are???? Orange, purple, yellow and white! The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensée can be a fleeting 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 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

TRIPLE ORANGE, VIOLETS...

Gorgeous dash of brightness in the garden, once again, I succumbed to the temptation! PURE EYE CANDY large and On Black Yes, where that's concerned, my resistance is low... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html 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

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

RAINDROPS ON SNOWDROPS...

A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! Celebrated as a sign of Spring (I prefer to say, the end of Winter is in sight), snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a very good week 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.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

FIRST SIGN OF SPRING...

A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! Celebrated as a sign of Spring (I prefer to say, the end of Winter is in sight), snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. quote by John Ruskin Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a very good week 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.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

SENSE and SENSIBILITY, double snowdrops...

Galanthus nivalis plenus These double Snowdrops have all the charm and grace of their single counterparts, but their multiple white petals make the flowers somewhat showier. Each flower is a masterpiece! The inside shows a double center with a pattern of fresh green stripes. Comp in camera! As a photographer, your main tools are: - you, as a person with a creative mind. - your eyes, using visual literacy. - your camera, keep it shipshape, handle it with the care and respect it deserves (even as a pro!!! Especially as a pro???). - the technical and practical knowledge you have acquired over the years! - sense and sensibility... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANKS 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 BOLD AND THE SHY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! More on the sexuality of flowers. Showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The rain-damaged flower seemed to hide shyly behind the one in front that had opened in full glory. More from our garden, with all the rain we've had it is difficult to find flowers that have not been damaged... 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.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

BUDDING LYSIANTHUS…

Lovely to see the different stages. These are just so elegant eh? Duo-toned, purple and white. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with frills... They are great cut-flowers, with a vase life of two weeks. Double and single-flower varieties exist. With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavande Papillon

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! These 'fofolles' expressed exhuberance, joy de vivre, plumes and glitsy glamour????? Haha... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Lavender Butterfly : In compact spikes, purple, topped by large bracts sterile highly decorative purple. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work 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

PRICKLY… A THISTLE,a symbol of Scotland

The leaves, the stem, the seeded especially… only the purple petals are soft. I went for a ‘different’ composition and I love it! Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Many are troublesome weeds, including some invasive species,Typical adverse effects are competition with crops and interference with grazing in pastures, where dense growths of spiny vegetation suppress forage plants and repel grazing animals from eating either the thistle plants or neighbouring forage. Hence, I seem to remember that in Belgium there is a law, that obliges you to get rid of them? Origin as a symbol of Scotland: According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish army's encampment. During this operation one barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain, thus alerting Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders. Some sources suggest the specific occasion was the Battle of Largs, which marked the beginning of the departure of King Haakon IV (Haakon the Elder) of Norway who, having control of the Northern Isles and Hebrides, had harried the coast of the Kingdom of Scotland for some years… Interesting bit: Carduus is the Latin term for a thistle (hence cardoon, and chardon in French), and Cardonnacum is the Latin word for a place with thistles. This is believed to be the origin of name of the Burgundy village of Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire, which in turn is thought to be the home of the famous Chardonnay grape variety. 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

Lilac, MANY SMALL ONES...

In Flanders there is a saying, many small ones make a large one (meaning,for example, if you count all the 'small sales' you make it might turn out a tidy sum?)... all the little flowers make these beautiful blooms! Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), is native to Europe and Asia. I love the deep purple ones like in this image.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 are produced in spring, each flower being 5 to 10 millimetresin diameter with a four-lobed corolla, the corolla tube narrow, 5 to 20 millimetres long; they are bisexual, with fertile stamens and stigma in each flower.The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... ENJOY THIS LARGE and View On Black 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? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Have a super 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

BEAUTY in AGE...

I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) I see beauty in 'almost' everything! Most of the times, tulips will last around 6/7 days, then the petals drop... For some reason, these held on and just dried, shriveling, slowly withering, keeping their beauty as long as possible. I thought they looked beautiful, carefully brought them into the studio, yes, lost a few petals underway but they were clinging strongly enough, now they'll marvel FOREVER! I gave them a last moment of glory. I did a whole series of them! 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: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, 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

FADING BEAUTY...

I uploaded an image, with a good story, appropriate for this 'black' day in history, D_DAY. I did NOT put it in ANY category, and still it was disliked... so NOT strategic, just targeted and malicious, how sad do you have to be? Can't be anything else but deep envy! But, onwards and upwards! I have images galore, years of them!!!!!!! LOL. I see beauty in 'almost' everything! Most of the times, tulips will last around 6/7 days, then the petals drop... For some reason, these held on and just dried, shriveling, slowly withering, keeping their beauty as long as possible. I thought they looked beautiful, carefully brought them into the studio, yes, lost a few petals underway but they were clinging strongly enough, now they'll marvel FOREVER! I gave them a last moment of glory. I did a whole series of them! I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) 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: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, 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

OF VIBRANT AUTUMN COLOURS and FADING LIGHT...

This bloom of Hydrangea gave me all the wonderful colours of Autumn already, the flower spoke to me vibrancy and of fading light... All Hydrangeas seem to have done well this Summer, perfect weather conditions, at leaest for something! I obliged! View On Black With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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

LA DIVA HYDRANGEA...

D-delightful I-invasive V-vivacious A-attitude... is NORMALLY a girl or woman with an exaggerated sense of self-importance HERE a flower requiring a great deal of attention and excessive effort to maintain beauty, style and image. A diva is not necessarily difficult to work with, she is just very professional and and has a low tolerance for incompetence... Yes I was listening again to what this flower had to say, quite obvious he? Between you and me, sshhhht, a bit of a Drama queen really! LOL! View On proper Black Playing with lights and reflectors again... I seem to rescue a lot of flowers lately... due to the awful weather! 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.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

HORTENSIA ALBA...

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 moments, images 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 says: Thank You for Understanding. 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