Magda Indigo photography

+ FLOWERS 2017

SLOWLY OPENING... PEONY
SHAME or SHY??? Peonies
SACRE BLEU, A DEUX! IRIS...
FEMININITY… Scabiosa
JUST BEAUTY… Aconite
FOR DADS… LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS
SHOOTING STAR… Aquilegia.
PENDING… HONEYSUCKLE
SPECIAL LILY…
SIMPLY NIGELLA...
CAUGHT in the WIND… LAVENDER
A STAR… SCHLUMBERGERA…
PURPLE MARVEL… Petunia
GRAPHIC GREEN GRASS...
SWAN MILKWEED…
BLUE HEART… Hydrangea
SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring
FRITILLARIA…
FRITILLARIA…
TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.
CATKINS...
BRIGHT YELLOW for SPRING, FORSYTHIA…
TAKE A BOW… LABURNUM
CORNUS ALBA…
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
RAVISHING RIBES…
PENDING... Ribes
SAKURA RESCUED…
THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...
GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!
NOT ALL VIOLETS ARE BLUE…
SUNRISE… Dahlia
WE ARE ONE… Dicentra
SOLIDARITY… Flowers
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...
FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY…
MUGUET…
PINK FRAGRANT STOCKS…
SPRING from MY GARDEN…
From MY GARDEN…
CLASSY PIERIS…
ORCHID DUETTINO…
ORCHID EN PROFILE…
ALLURING… ORCHID
MORE IMPERIALS… ORCHIDS
IMPERIAL… ORCHIDS
THE EMBRACE... GERBERA
BEAUTY COMES FROM THE HEART... GERBERA
MY LOVE OF FLOWERS, and 'beauty’… Violets
YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES
LITTLE FACES… Violets
A FLOWER BASKET, filled with HYDRANGEA...
COLOUR DE-LIGHT... Hydrangea
CURVY PARROT TULIP…
FINESSE… Cyclamen
L’HELICE… Cyclamen
DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN
TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...
MUSCARI BLUES…
MORE VIBRANT BLUE… HYACINTHS
AND for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! THE HYACINTHS!!!
UPSTAGED HYACINTHS…
DIVIDED WE STAND… GINGER
FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA
BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia
Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA
THE CLASH of the Aquilegia…
ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA
GLOW in the DARK… PROTEA
THE FLOWERS of SOUTH-AFRICA...
EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...
THREE ANTHURIUMS…
RED VIBRANCY… ANTHURIUM
MY WISH for 2017…
PURITY… IRIS
ME and MY BUD… IRIS
READY to SPRING… IRIS
PURE SYNERGY… IRISES.
SEMAPHORES… IRIS
ABUNDANCE… IRIS
FRIZZLE FRAZZLE… TULIPS
FRAYED EDGES… TULIPS
RAZZLE DAZZLE...
LIVING ART NOUVEAU…the yellow tulips
WINNER… TULIP
FOLLOW THE RYTHM… Tulips
A VASE of BRIGHTNESS… TULIPS
REMAINS of the DAY… Tulips
PERFECT COMBO… TULIPS
MOURNING… Tulip
MUSICAL? TULIPS
MA PETITE CHERIE…
CANDY STORE… TULIPS
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Tulips
THE HUG… TULIPS
KISSY KISSY… Tulips
SO BLOUSEY… Tulip
DECONSTRUCTED… TULIP PETALS
HIP-HOP DANCE… Tulips
WHOOPI DOO… Tulip
SOLO… TULIP
THE NAKED THREE… Tulips
THE OPEN FOUR… TULIPS
SEXTET of TULIPS…
WILD IS THE WIND… Tulips
THE THREE JESTERS… TULIPS
MORE INTIMACY… TULIP
ATCHOOO... Tulip
TWIST AND SHOUT…
BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TICO TICO… PARROT TULIPS.
ILLUMINATI… Tulips
MELODY… Tulips
PRESENTATION… TULIPS.
CAPRICE… TULIPS
MY CHERIE AMOUR… TULIPS
LA FAMILIA… TULIPS
CONGA LINE… TULIPS
PETIT BOUQUET… Tulips
STANDING STRONG, TOGETHER… Tulips
FRAZZLED??? NOUS?? Tulips
GENETICS… TULIPS
GRUPPO… TULIPS
PARLANDO… TULIPS
TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS… TULIPS
A KISS… TULIPS
For MOTHER’S DAY… TULIPS
CHANSON d”AMOUR… RATARATARA
NE ME QUITTE PAS… TULIPS
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY… Tulip
“Two Halves, One Whole”? TULIP
TECHNICOLOUR… TULIP
A Kiss to Build a Dream On… TULIPS
CLASH of the TULIPS…
FIERY EXCHANGE… TULIP
IN TOUCH… TULIP
EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP
PFFT ATTITUDE… TULIP
BERCEUSE…
La révérence… a Tulip
PEEKABOO… TULIP
THREE CLASSES? TULIPS
WE’VE GOT RHYTM… TULIPS
DO NOT DISTURB… TULIPS
WITH ALL MY HEART… TULIP
A LOVER'S KNOT...
HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST… TULIPS
CHA CHA CHA… tulips
VIBRANT RED… TULIPS
MAMA MIA… Tulips
LA CAPRICIEUSE... Double Tulip.
TRIPLICITY… TULIPS
FLORIBUNDUS… Tulips
RED CHOIR… TULIPS
Les Cocos Rococo…TULIPS
LES CHANTEUSES… Parrot TULIPs
OPEN for BUSINESS… Tulip
THREE STARS… TULIPS
ÉTUDE… TULIP
FRAGMENTELICIOUS… TULIP
THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT... TULIP
VIBRANT BLUES… ANEMONE
MMWWAH a kiss from the daughter of the wind ANEMONE
FLEUR… ANEMONE
RED SPACE INVADER… ANEMONE
VIBRANT BLUE... ANEMONE.
ROSETTE Française… ANEMONE
FROM SMALL TO TALL… Anemones
UP AND COMING… Anemone, CINQUE-GRAPHY
WELL ESCORTED… Spring Flowers…
BRING ME SUNSHINE ... RANUNCULUS
UNDER THE INFLUENCE… RANUNCULUS
THE LOST PETALS… RANUNCULUS
CASCADE of GOLD… Ranunculus
OPEN for SPRING… RANUNCULUS
PICCOLINE… Ranunculus
REUNION… RANUNCULUS
THE NAKED PEDUNCLE of a RANUNCULUS…
TRANSITION... Ranunculus
RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus
RUFFLED RANUNCULUS… QUATRO-GRAPHY
NOVELTY… RANUNCULUS
FOR the MAMA’S… RANUNCULUS
QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS
DELICIOUS PINK… Ranunculus
DEEP PURPLE... LILAC
PROFILE of a Chrysanthemum.
DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage
THE ROSEBUDS…
ROSEBUD…
ROSE… LA MAGNIFIQUE…
ROSES ROUGES…
ROSE TRIANGLE…
LE BOUQUET de ROSES…
WEEPING in SILENCE… A ROSE…
CATCH ME if YOU CAN…
TRI COLORE… POPPY
CENTAUREA BLUE…
THE BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION, Rose and…
MANCHESTER...
IL PLEURE dans mon coeur...
BONJOUR TRISTESSE...
LAST OF THE GARDEN ROSES…
A SINGLE WHITE ROSE…
A SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...
LIP-CARESSING.. Roses
BETTER IN TWOS… ROSES
A SINGLE PINK ROSE…
LEAN ON ME… ROSES
DESIGNER BUDS… Roses
ENCHANTMENT… ROSES
PARADISE REGAINED.. ROSES
PANACHEE ROSE… FIRE and ICE
LEARNING CURVE… ROSE
JOY, WISDOM, POWER… YELLOW ROSE
FROM THE HEART… ROSE
YOU ARE 'MY STAR’, A ROSE...
OH SO LILY… STARGAZER
RIGHT ROYAL… LILIES
LADY’S DAY… Lily
...TO YOU WITH LOVE… CALLAS
FIRST of the LAST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS
FLANKED…Spring Flowers
OPPOSITES… POPPIES
FRILLY EDGES… POPPIES
LIGHTER SHADE of PALE, PEONY...
SECRET LOVE… PEONY
FIRST PEONY…
PEONY... ALA FLAMINGO…
A SINGLE SOUL???? PEONIES
BLUSH… PEONIES
THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE… PEONY
TOGETHERNESS… PEONY
SO PEONISSIME… PEONIES
BUD to BURST, TO BLOOM...
OF BLOOMS and BUDS… Roses
RICH HEARTS… PEONIES
LIKE A VIRGIN… Peony
PORTRAIT OF A PEONY…
THE PORTRAIT, MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…
WHERE LITTLE ANGELS SLEEP…
NEON-BRIGHT… Peony
FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA
LAPIS LAZULI… IRIS
SYNERGY two… IRIS and Tulips
SYNERGY?
PETITS SECRETS... IRIS and DAF
COLOURS of SWEDEN…
A WHIFF of SPRING...
SPRING SPRING SPRING…
SPRING BRIGHTNESS…
THREE CHEERS… DAFFODILS
IT IS EASTER WEEK… Daffodils
STARLETS…DAFFODILS
VIBRANT YELLOW… Daffodil
OPULENCE… NARCISSUS
DAFFODILS for EASTER …
THE DISPLAY… Narcissus
THE INTIMACY of Narcissus…
STAGE LIGHT... LYSIANTHUS and buds
WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lysianthus
A NEW YEAR, A NEW PROJECT…
BLOOMING IRIS…
LUCKY SEVEN… TULIPS
FRAYED EGOS, in mono…
LE BEAU MONSTRE… PARROT TULIP
SCULPTURAL… TULIP
FRAZZLED??? MOI???... TULIP
THE EMBRACE… Tulips
HOW DO I LOOK ??????? Tulip
LOVE IS IN THE AIR... TULIPS
A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS
THE LITTLE LANTERN... RANUNCULUS
DEEP DEEP TONES… GERBERAS
PETALISSIMO... GERBERAS
MANY SHADES OF GRAY… RANUNCULUS
INNER LIGHT means OUTER BEAUTY… Ranunculus
TRUE HEART… RANUNCULUS
AN ANGEL FELL ON A CLOUD...
SWEET PEONY…
THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…
PEONISSIME… White Peonies in mono
SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS…
ANEMONE, IN MONO…
ANEMONO…
ANEMONISSIME… Anemones
FLOWER FIREWORKS, THIRTEEN MILLION VIEWS
CREATE YOUR DREAMS... Alstroemeria
WHEN LACE ADORNS AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA
MANDALA… ROSES…
WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY… Rose
A MESSAGE of BEAUTY… ROSES
LE BAISER… ROSES
WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS… CYCLAMEN
GYMNOPEDIE… Cyclamen
SILK WHITE CYCLAMEN…
WE RISE AGAIN…Lilies
MY NAME IS LILY…
SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES
SCULPTURAL LIBERTY… CALLA
RASTERED… Callas
DECORUM of SPRING…
SECRET GARDEN 5... ANTHURIUM
Secret Garden 1...
HAPPY EASTER… TULIPS
AIR-BUBBLES...
AQUIVER THEY STAND… PRIMULA

SLOWLY OPENING... PEONY

Another aspect of the Chinese Peony. You can see for yourself that this Peony was saying : "READY TO BLOOM and regale you with my beauty" !!! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *)SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHAME or SHY??? Peonies

Two peonies, white, from my garden, they showed me their back, also beauty, but did I detect shyness or shame? I guess both nowadays! What have we become, a race filled with hate and greed! NOT ME, I am still stand for goodness, beauty and love! I am on the winning team? The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SACRE BLEU, A DEUX! IRIS...

Sacre bleu is an old French profanity, meant as a cry of surprise or anger. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! Beautiful Blue Iris, with petticoat petals, unfurled and being hit by light!!! Sacre bleu, they exclaimed, with surprise!!! THAT was when I hit the shutter! LOL Hope this makes you smile again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FEMININITY… Scabiosa

I said it before, I think Scabiosa is a very feminine flower, well here you get three from me; Each floret is composed of tightly packed, button-shaped, nectar rich centres which up close have charming dancing stamens, which coat pollen over visiting bees and butterflies. Each flat flower is beautifully skirted in large outer florets and collared by reflexed vegetative bracts. If regularly deadheaded, they continue into October and last two weeks in the vase. I love what I’am doing and look forward to another week of finished images, to add to the vast collection. I am addicted to the final thrill… each time, when I press save, for the last time! Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST BEAUTY… Aconite

Aconitum, commonly known as aconite, monkshood, wolf's bane, leopard's bane, mousebane, women's bane, devil's helmet, queen of poisons, or blue rocket. It is a genus of over 250 species of flowering plants belonging to the family Ranunculaceae. These herbaceous perennial plants are chiefly native to the mountainous parts of the Northern Hemisphere, growing in the moisture-retentive but well-draining soils of mountain meadows. Most species are extremely poisonous and must be dealt with carefully. The tall, erect stem is crowned by racemes of large blue, purple, white, yellow, or pink zygomorphic flowers with numerous stamens. They are distinguishable by having one of the five petaloid sepals (the posterior one), called the galea, in the form of a cylindrical helmet, hence the English name monkshood, and in Flemish: monnikskap. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on my web pages: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOR DADS… LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS

I was thinking… so today is Father’s Day. Many dads are keen gardeners, then why do we not present them with a lovely bouquet? Why is that so much more for mums? Both visual and fragrant pleasure... Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on my web pages: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHOOTING STAR… Aquilegia.

This columbine cultivar is perennial that features large, upward facing, fragrant, bright bi-toned flowers with outward curving spurs. Flowers grow on a long stem above the leaves and have five pointed sepals and five petals with long spurs projecting backwards between the sepals. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle in reference to the flower's five spurs which purportedly resemble an eagle's talon. The plant's seeds and roots are highly poisonous however, and contain cardiogenic toxins which cause both severe gastroenteritis and heart palpitations if consumed as food. Native Americans used very small amounts of Aquilegia root as a treatment for ulcers.[citation needed] However, the medical use of this plant is better avoided due to its high toxicity; columbine poisonings may be fatal. I is ALWAYS better to wash your hands thoroughly, after handling flowers! Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PENDING… HONEYSUCKLE

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

SPECIAL LILY…

I was given this Gloriosa Rothschildiana by a friend, to photograph. Also known as Climbing Lily and Flame Lily, the Gloriosa Rothschildiana is probably best known as the Glory Lily. This aptly named flower is strange and exotic looking, boasting 4-5 inch blooms with wavy-edged petals that face downwards in bud, but grow to reflex backwards, as though blown back by a strong wind. Ruby red petals with yellow bases and edges look as though these flowers are on fire. The bright green stamens and pistil are extremely prominent, with trailing sturdy stems and lush green leaves tipped with tendrils to aid in climbing. As a native of South Africa, the Glory Lily grows fast-growing vines and can climb up to 8ft on a fence or trellis in warm weather. Wishing you a beautiful day and as always, thanks for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIMPLY NIGELLA...

#abfav_2_together_theme Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. Nigella damascena has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times. For many years 'Miss Jekyll' was the only widely available variety, and it is still popular for its dependable masses of sky-blue flowers. ‘When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.’ Georgia O'Keeffe quote (American Painter, 1887-1986) A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAUGHT in the WIND… LAVENDER

#abfav_2_together_theme and more from my garden! Lavandula pedunculata, Lavande 'Papillon' also known as French Lavender has scented purple flowers with two big, upright, purple , lilac-purple petals or bracts. of a butterfly. Have a super day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A STAR… SCHLUMBERGERA…

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman FLEUR de CACTUS. Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. Again I played with lights in the studio, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Thanx, M, (*_*)Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURPLE MARVEL… Petunia

not just ‘A’ Petunia, no, ‘A DOUBLE’ Petunia. in that most regal of colours: purple! Purple was the colour worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial colour worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the colour is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRAPHIC GREEN GRASS...

During a stop on our outing to Malham Moor, the views were stunning, the silence deafening, the sky high, the grasses glisteningly waving on the breeze... photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Petteri_Sulonen/Geometry_in_Comp... I'd taken my shots and was just enjoying everything, while Paul was still busy (aah, the joy of both being photographers... we understand and have a lot of patience with each other) I looked at the verges and discovered grasses, amongst the abundant Yorkshire Mist, I had never seen.. picked three and photographed them for you... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

SWAN MILKWEED…

Gomphocarpus fruticosus: Asclepias fruticosa is the old botanical name, Narrowleaf cotton bush, Swan bush, Swan milkweed the popular ones. Here: the seedbox/fruit Inflated green and later light brown, papery pod or follicle; short bristly hair cover the outer surface; dark seeds have silvery cotton wool-like attachments that facilitate wind distribution. Asclepias fruticosa is a species of milkweed native to South Africa. It is also common in New Zealand where it is the main host of the monarch butterfly. The plant's tissues contain sufficient cardenolides that consumption of significant quantities of the plant's leaves, stems, or fruit may lead to death in livestock and humans. Brought this from Sardinia to photograph in my studio. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HEART… Hydrangea

dear friends, I don’t know about you, but today, my heart is blue, heavy and oh so very sad. Pessimism is winning over my natural optimism as I realise now that we are at war, a war like no other, a war that targets any and all… It will not stop me going out, and eventually I will be able to look up at the sky once more, and enjoy the warmth of the sun… but not today! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! You have to be quick... they open so fast under the studio lights! 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. 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRITILLARIA…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Fritillaria is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and North American plants in the lily family. There are about 100 to 130 species of bulbous plants in the family Liliaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, especially the Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and western North America. Fritillaries have nodding, bell- or cup-shaped flowers, and the majority are spring-flowering. Most fritillaries contain poisonous alkaloids such as imperialin; some may even be deadly if ingested in quantity. Other common name: snake's head fritillary. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRITILLARIA…

APRIL—> month of PROMISE, beauty and joy. Snakes in the grass? LOL Fritillaria is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and North American plants in the lily family. There are about 100 to 130 species of bulbous plants in the family Liliaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, especially the Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and western North America. Fritillaries have nodding, bell- or cup-shaped flowers, and the majority are spring-flowering. Most fritillaries contain poisonous alkaloids such as imperialin; some may even be deadly if ingested in quantity. Other common name: snake's head fritillary. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII. Again a favourite colour combination of mine, purple and red. When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species. Pere Delavay originally discovered the species. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! So very inviting and to me... irresistible, the shapes and colours so glorious!!! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CATKINS...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Early signs of Spring, Great Sallow. Female catkins of the 'Goat Willow' (SALIX CAPREA) They appear before the leaves. Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

BRIGHT YELLOW for SPRING, FORSYTHIA…

So iconic in early Spring. Forsythia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae (olive family). There are about 11 species, mostly native to eastern Asia, but one native to southeastern Europe. The common name is also forsythia; the genus is named after William Forsyth. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TAKE A BOW… LABURNUM

Laburnum (also called Golden Chain, or Golden Rain) is a small tree with yellow pea-flowers in pendulous racemes 10-30 cm (4-12 in) long in spring, which makes them very popular in gardens. even smaller ones. Laburnum has historically been used for cabinetmaking and inlay, as well as for musical instruments. In addition to such wind instruments as recorders and flutes, it was a popular wood for Great Highland bagpipes. All parts of the plant are poisonous and can be lethal if consumed in excess! I was intrigued by the shape of these beauties and again could not resist cutting one to photograph in 'my way' in the studio, it seems to have a 'Victorian' feel about it? Have a bright day and as always, THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CORNUS ALBA…

Cornus alba, commonly known as Dogwood, is an easy to maintain shrub, which is neat, bushy and fills a gap in the border quickly and easily. Beautiful variegated foliage in cream and green cover this vigorous shrub during Spring and Summer. The summer flowers are cream, and the large green leaves turn an attractive autumn shade too. I was after that feeling of 'old print’. It is a specific light, sometimes people think it is underexposed, but no, this is what I wanted! I played with the lights till it was there! Have a blooming day and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtIW2r1EalM Chopin Nocturne Magnolia proctoriana, an abundant early flowering tree, with 6 very large pure white tepals. The tepals droops, which gives the plant a unique appearance. It is a upright tree with large fragrant white flowers. I love the different lichen on the fragile branches... probably not so great for the tree? Brought these into the studio, they have a short life span, one was already wind-damaged, a must take portrait... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

RAVISHING RIBES…

(best LARGE ) More from the garden, a beautiful deep rich colour... only just starting to bloom on this bud. Ribes sanguineum (Ornamental Currant), when young in Spring, they have a strong resinous scent. The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. The ornamental types are mainly grown for their flowers, which form colourful hanging panicles, but some varieties also have attractive foliage. With love to you and thanx for your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PENDING... Ribes

More from the garden, a beautiful deep rich colour... open inviting. Ribes sanguineum (Ornamental Currant), when young in Spring, they have a strong resinous scent. The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. This member of the gooseberry family is a plant we know well in Great Britain and the Continent. As it has escaped from gardens many years ago, and is now naturalised along many roadside hedgerows, where it is to be seen in flower in March, long before other woody species are in bloom. Its leaves have a pungent smell and are very like those of the gooseberry, but it is without the gooseberry's sharp thorns. It usually grows up to about 2-3 m tall. With love to you and thanx for your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAKURA RESCUED…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME In Japan, the sakura fills a role that can be found throughout both the modern and ancient expressions of the country’s culture. What is the Sakura Flower? The sakura is part of the stone-fruit family that includes apples, plums, and almonds. Most sakura trees only produce giant pink candy puffs of flowers and no fruits. It’s believed that the blossoming cherry originated in the Himalayan mountains, but the tree has been in Japan for thousands of years now. Amongst all the opulence, on the grass carpet, you could see that unfortunately people do not experience beauty in the same way, there were blossoms thrown all over the place, I saw two youngsters driving their bikes with their arms up, hitting every branch they could reach, leaving a trail of pink, they had fun... I don't judge them, remember my own youth, we've all done silly stuff that now, when you look or think back... you shake your head in disbelief... why? Because you are that age??? A broken off branch was left to wilt, I rescued it, it's adorning our dining room table now... not before I had photographed it in the studio, lol. Whereas in China the cherry blossom symbolises feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love in the language of herbs, in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/passion-indeed.html For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Also SPRING! I could ALSO have titled it: The Beautiful, The Ugly, The Soft and the Bald? LOL. I am doing another one of my 'FLOWER-STUDIES'. This time on the humble Dandelion. Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth"). After flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two... The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex (curve backwards), and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of it. The parachute drops off the achene when it strikes an obstacle. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". All of this happens in the time-span of 2 days! Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!

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

NOT ALL VIOLETS ARE BLUE…

A sure sign that Spring of back, they often stand atremble in the cold early Spring-wind… The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensÈe... lol. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thank you for your lovely comments and thoughts, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SUNRISE… Dahlia

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

WE ARE ONE… Dicentra

Dicentra's flowering period: April to May, arching sprays of dainty, rose-pink, heart-shaped flowers appear in late spring above fern-like, fresh green leaves. A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis, about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Italian: Cuor di Maria When you look closely you see their hidden tears...Dicentra Spectabilis Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOLIDARITY… Flowers

Flowers are like people, we go together so very well, no matter what? A purple Aquilegia and the dangling little hearts of the Dicentra, a lovely match. ALL FLOWERS like we are ALL PEOPLE? No matter what. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...

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

FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY…

FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY… English: Lily of the Valley, French: Muguet, lis des vallées Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen Flemish: meiklokjes The flower is also known as Our Lady's tears since, according to Christian legend; the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden. According to another legend, Lilly of the Valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon. Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily and Muguet. Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland in 1967. The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a Lily of the Valley in its coat-of-arms. It is also the official flowers of many fraternities and sororities. ... an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers. All parts of the Lily of the Valley are highly poisonous. The first day of May in France and other European countries is La Fête du Travail (Labour Day). It is a holiday. May 1 is also La Fête du Muguet, and the tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. In the studio... where I photographed them for you and me, to enjoy forever. MORE OF MY LIGHT-PLAY. Have a HAPPY DAY and thank you, M, (*_*) SPOIL YOURSELF, View LARGE? For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MUGUET…

The tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet on May First, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. In the studio... where I photographed them for you and me, to enjoy forever. MORE OF MY LIGHT-PLAY. Have a HAPPY DAY and Thank you, M, (*_*) SPOIL YOURSELF, View LARGE? For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK FRAGRANT STOCKS…

Matthiola incana… Stocks In Dutch: Violier In French: Giroflée Duits: Levkoje Engels: Stock / Gilliflower/ (soort Matthiola) Spaans: Alheli Italiaans: Violacciocca They are doubles, did you know that most double flowers cannot reproduce? In some double-flowered varieties all of the reproductive organs are converted to petals — as a result, they are sexually sterile and must be propagated through cuttings or fresh seeds from the singles. Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SPRING from MY GARDEN…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Yes, all from the garden… a branch of white Spirea, a pink Daisy and purple and cream Aquilegia Trembling they swayed in the cold weather, brrr. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

From MY GARDEN…

Yes, all from the garden… a branch of white Spirea, a pink Daisy and purple and cream Aquilegia, small blue Lithodora White Star pattern alpine flower and two fragrant mini Pinks(Carnation/Dianthus). Trembling they swayed in the cold weather, brrr. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLASSY PIERIS…

Both from our garden. Pieris is a genus of seven species of shrubs in the family Ericaceae, native to mountain regions of eastern and southern Asia, eastern North America and Cuba. Known commonly as andromedas or fetterbushes, they are broad-leaved evergreen shrubs growing to 1–6 metres tall and 0.9–3.0 m wide. The leaves are lanceolate-ovate and with an entire or serrated margin. The young leaves in spring are typically brightly coloured. The flowers are bell-shaped, 5–15 mm long, white or pink, and arranged in racemes 5–12 cm long. Beautiful, no-work plant. With love to you and thanx for your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ORCHID DUETTINO…

Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting havs continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ORCHID EN PROFILE…

Sideways, in profile. Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting havs continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALLURING… ORCHID

Cypripedium calceolus is a lady's-slipper orchid. For nearly four centuries, gardeners and botanists have collected the species to near extinction: as early as 1629 – when the species was first documented by botanists – it was being collected for gardens, and such the uprooting has continued ever since. By the second half of the twentieth century, just a single plant survived in a secret site, following the loss of a second population near Leyburn that fell prey to collectors as late as 1956. Only recently has the species' fortunes in Britain been reversed, following an introduction programme that has planted out cultivated seedlings in as many as 16 sites in a girdle across northern England, from Morecambe Bay to the Durham shores. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE IMPERIALS… ORCHIDS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Blooms and buds, for hope and awakening. Purple was the colour worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial colour worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the color is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy. Phalaenopsis Orchid, known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Queensland. They bloom in their full glory for several weeks. If kept in the home, the flowers may last two to three months. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IMPERIAL… ORCHIDS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Blooms and buds, for hope and awakening. Purple was the colour worn by Roman magistrates; it became the imperial colour worn by the rulers of the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Roman Empire, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. Similarly in Japan, the color is traditionally associated with the Emperor and aristocracy. Phalaenopsis Orchid, known as the Moth Orchid, abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species. Phalaenopsis is one of the most popular orchids in the trade, through the development of many artificial hybrids. It is native to southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia (Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.), New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago, and Queensland. They bloom in their full glory for several weeks. If kept in the home, the flowers may last two to three months. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EMBRACE... GERBERA

Pink Gerberas... for the 'Romantic' season! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... 365? You can see for yourself what these Gerberas were clearly saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, 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

BEAUTY COMES FROM THE HEART... GERBERA

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. -- quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, 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

MY LOVE OF FLOWERS, and 'beauty’… Violets

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes... The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensée… (pansy?) lol. My MOST viewed image, ever. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thanx for your lovely comments and thoughts, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES

Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae, with around 400–500 species distributed around the world. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however viola species (commonly called violets, violettes, pansies) are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia and the Andes in South America.The flowers, leaves and roots of various Viola species are used for medicinal purposes, being rich in vitamins A and C. They also contain a type of antioxidant. THANKS, M, (*_*) www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE FACES… Violets

Face painted? A sure sign that Spring of back, they often stand atremble in the cold early Spring-wind… The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensÈe... lol. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thank you for your lovely comments and thoughts, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A FLOWER BASKET, filled with HYDRANGEA...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbztUizvDjw A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket I wrote a letter to my love And on the way I dropped it, I dropped it, I dropped it, And on the way I dropped it. A little boy he picked it up and put it in his pocket… The rhyme was first noted in the United States in 1879 as a children's rhyming game. It was sung while children danced in a circle. One of the number ran on the outside of the circle and dropped a handkerchief. The nearest child would then pick it up and chase the dropper. If caught the dropper either was kissed, joined the circle, or had to tell the name of their sweetheart. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOUR DE-LIGHT... Hydrangea

fresh out of the studio, some green-white-red-blue dried Hydrangea heads in a green glass vase. is all about emotions, creativity, anecdotes, my philosophy... in photography... magdaindigo.blogspot.com With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CURVY PARROT TULIP…

They are so curvy and capricious and gorgeously unique... Baroque... even more, their name is 'Rococo' Tulip! Also, they open up to you I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what this Rococo tulip was saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" So embraceable... haha 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? 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FINESSE… Cyclamen

There is a whole new vocabulary being developed now, through trends, youth, social media and evolving technology. Finesse is one such new word and it means: To perfect or smooth things out, both visually and emotionally. Also when someone carries themselves with extreme elegance and style. The cyclamen commonly sold by florists is Cyclamen persicum, which is frost-tender. Selected cyclamen cultivars can have white, bright pink, red or purple flowers. While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F), with the night time temperatures preferably between 6.5 °C to 15 °C (44 °F to 59 °F). Temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) may induce the plant to go dormant. I tried a ‘different’ composition. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

L’HELICE… Cyclamen

A cyclamen flower looking like a propeller… LOL This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. Whispering Cyclamen. Dites-moi Pourquoi La vie est belle, Dies-moi Pourquoi La vie est gai, Dites-moi Pourquoi, Chère Mad'moiselle, Est-ce que Parce que Vous m'aimez? From South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...

wonderful viewed LARGE!! Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. This lovely blue is so very cheerful in the winter-awakening garden, THIS IS THE Palest BLUE OF THESE TINY LITTLE FLOWERS! The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth, the name Muscari comes from the Greek muschos, musk, referring to the scent Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MUSCARI BLUES…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. HOPE… Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. This lovely blue is so very cheerful in the winter-awakening garden, THIS IS THE TRUE BLUE OF THESE TINY LITTLE FLOWERS! The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth, the name Muscari comes from the Greek muschos, musk, referring to the scent. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE VIBRANT BLUE… HYACINTHS

A true blue not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried. HERE MiXED WITH SMALL DAINTY PINK TULIPS The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumery in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! THE HYACINTHS!!!

We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Here: STAGE LIGHT! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried. The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practising throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Hyacinths, blue, pink, conceptual art, flowesr, black-background, studio, colour, square, design, Nikon D200, magda indigo

UPSTAGED HYACINTHS…

Waiting for applause? LOL So PINKALICIOUS? I saw here there were two bulbs, and all I saw was a family... The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in parfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. These are always some of the first flowers in our garden... but not the above, bought from the market. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a 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

DIVIDED WE STAND… GINGER

The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolise strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome (root), ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.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 the good wishes, 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

FRONTRUNNER... AN EXOTIC DUO… STRELITZIA

Portrait of two Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa (the Cape Provinces and KwaZulu-Natal), where I saw them in nature. Common names include crane flower or bird of paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name commemorates the British queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Although native to South Africa it is naturalised in Mexico, Belize, Bangladesh, Madeira Islands and Juan Fernández Islands off the coast of Chile. It is the national flower of Madeira, Portugalx since 2005. [2] The plant grows to 2 m tall, with large, strong leaves 25–70 cm long and 10–30 cm broad, produced on petioles up to 1 m long. The leaves are evergreen and arranged in two ranks, making a fan-shaped crown. The flowers stand above the foliage at the tips of long stalks. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe. This is placed perpendicular to the stem, which gives it the appearance of a bird's head and beak; it makes a durable perch for holding the sunbirds which pollinate the flowers. The flowers, which emerge one at a time from the spathe, consist of three brilliant orange sepals and three purplish-blue or white petals. Two of the blue or white petals are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BIRD of PARADISE... Strelitzia

Over the years I photographed thousands of flowers, with passion and joy, I never tire of them, hope you enjoy with me. Another day, another composition. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA

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

THE CLASH of the Aquilegia…

Pollen flying… This is a Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved aquilegia, pollen,stamens, drops, granny's bonnet, golden columbine, flowers, RHUBARB and CUSTARD, design, studio, black-background, colour, square,Nikon D7200, magda indigo

ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA

Delightful rapture, these two Dwarf Aquilegia,(Columbine/Granny's Bonnet) with the very appropriate name of RHUBARB and CUSTARD! Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLOW in the DARK… PROTEA

The Leucospermum 'Veld-fire' are proteas and are indigenous to South Africa. Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation are the proteas of the Cape region . Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (SUIKERBOSSIE). It is the stiff protruding styles of the flowers which are the source of the common name "pincushion" for this genus. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Have a lovely day and as always, THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FLOWERS of SOUTH-AFRICA...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME A pincushion Protea Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. The genus Protea was named in 1735 by Carolus Linnaeus after the Greek god Proteus who could change his form at will, because proteas have such different forms. Proteas attracted the attention of botanists visiting the Cape of Good Hope in the 1600s. Together with the Springbok Antelope, the Protea had been treated as a sometimes controversial national symbol in South Africa, both during and after apartheid. I photographed this in the studio, playing with lights yet again, flags and cutters... I wanted it to look like fireworks. Hope you enjoy it? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXOTICA 1... KANGAROO PAWS...

Anigozanthos are commonly known as kangaroo paw and catspaw depending on the shape of their flowers. The tuberous flower buds are also covered with coloured hairs, giving it a velvety aspect. These long furry hairs also determine the colour of the flower, which may range from almost black to yellow, orange and red. The tubular form of the flower bud resembles a kangaroo paw, hence its name. 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 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

THREE ANTHURIUMS…

Paul offered me these beauties. I really get annoyed when people use the worn cliché, that a man only gives flowers if he has done something 'wrong', if he needs forgiving! I'm sick and tired of it, plus I find it most unfair to men. Many give flowers just to say, I care, I love you, thank you... Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED VIBRANCY… ANTHURIUM

Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Boy flower? Oops yes, I see why, lol. Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Thanx for your comments and time, M, (*_*) A MUST LARGE and View On Black For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY WISH for 2017…

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours. If there is to be peace between neighbours, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) We thank you for all your good wishes. Hope you had a lovely time. THANX, have a great day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURITY… IRIS

White Iris, lightly tinged with yellow. It speaks of purity, simplicity, graphic minimalism. All and just about the flower-shape in its beginning stage, just before it unfurls, and that it did, under the warmth of the studio lights, you’ll see. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ME and MY BUD… IRIS

White Iris, lightly tinged with yellow. It speaks of purity, simplicity, graphic minimalism. All and just about the flower-shape in its beginning stage, just before it unfurls, and that it did, under the warmth of the studio lights, you’ll see. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

READY to SPRING… IRIS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Natural beginners… IRIS BUDS, BUDS, BUDS, BUDS, Yellow Iris, only the beginning, aahh, so much promise. READY for the big show that Spring is! These Irises are standing to attention, like soldiers. To me, flowers in ALL stages have charm and special beauty, whether buds, blooms, or faded. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURE SYNERGY… IRISES.

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Two Irises, whispering? More synergy. A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH! Two early Spring flowers. How can I resist them? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEMAPHORES… IRIS

Can you read their signs? LOL These Iris buds were the first to timidly unfurl a few petals. Tentatively, like a flag in the wind, sign language, semaphores! Iris are often called Flags in North-America. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ABUNDANCE… IRIS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. The name Iris is Greek and it means rainbow for its many colours. However, most irises are shades of blue or purple. The majority of irises that we see today are hybrids of the originals. The iris has been around for many centuries, and many artists have chosen to paint them. There are several famous paintings of the flowers. From 1888 to 1890, Van Gogh painted at least four paintings of irises. Monet painted "Iris" sometime between 1914 and 1917. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. This white iris, displayed against a red background, became the symbol of Florence until the Medici family, to signal a change in political power, reversed the colours making the white one red and setting in motion a centuries-long breeding program to hybridise a red iris. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Contemporary uses can be seen in the Quebec flag and on the flag of Saint Louis, Missouri. The iris is now the sole feature on the flag of the Brussels-Capital Region, symbol of Brussels, since historically; the important Saint Gaugericus Island was carpeted in them. The Iris is the state flower of Tennessee. It is a woman’s name Furthermore, it is the almost universal symbol of Scouting. In Flowers'-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

FRIZZLE FRAZZLE… TULIPS

Saw those white Frayed Tulips in the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! I don't know if it's the same where you live, but the fashion is 'frayed’, frazzled, fringed, I see on the Continent they call them ‘frisee’ Of course I bought them... props he? Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAYED EDGES… TULIPS

I love these frayed, frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! On the Continent, for some reason they call them ‘frisée’ which means curly? Mmmm I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

RAZZLE DAZZLE...

CELEBRATIONS ALL AROUND... HAPPY SPRING Found those Frazzled tulips, new to me those 'frayed edges, new varieties all the time? And then there was this dazzling Iris! I loved the combination, frazzle dazzle razzle razzmatazz... all those words kept swirling through my head while I was again experimenting for a good comp and lighting. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIVING ART NOUVEAU…the yellow tulips

Art Nouveau is a decorative style in the visual arts, interior design, and architecture that flourished from 1890 to 1910. It is characterised by organic, sinuous patterns and ornamentations based usually on twisting plant forms. Here I 'shaped' them in a circle... It is not only the shapes of the flowers that are inspiring, one can be creative with different shapes you design them in and they take on a whole new meaning? A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the center. A circle as a metaphor and structure for defining a system of communication and interaction... Inner-circles, outer-circles... It seems to me that everything comes in 'circles'... It was Spring once more... Just a meditative day! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINNER… TULIP

This yellow, frayed Tulip had the attitude of a winner? Flowers can be almost as expressive as people, in my humble opinion. Hope you see it too? Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOLLOW THE RYTHM… Tulips

Do they also look like they are swaying to you? Well I do make my images with music in the studio. Often classical but also the better modern music. I suppose I need all my senses fulfilled? 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

A VASE of BRIGHTNESS… TULIPS

Lemon yellow, pointed tulips in a glass cube vase, how can I resist? LOL. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

REMAINS of the DAY… Tulips

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. Some buy Roses, some buy Tulips… for Valentine or other days. In the last of the ‘darker’ days, I love having bright flowers in the house, and this here is huh, my favourite colour combination, purple and red/pink. Hmmm, till I see yellow and orange? Or white and red? Ah well, plenty of choice, aren’t we the lucky ones eh. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PERFECT COMBO… TULIPS

These Tulips were meant to be together… So beautifully colour-combined. They are full on in the shops here now. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MOURNING… Tulip

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

MUSICAL? TULIPS

I keep repeating this... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! These Tulips lined up, was it for a musical theme? They seemed to be singing, dancing... full of fun and joy... Or was gymnastics, hmmmm, have to reconnect with the flowers. I guess I am still a bit in holiday mode.! Hope they have the same effect on you and bring a smile... LOL. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MA PETITE CHERIE…

That is what this pink little beauty was telling me, HERE I AM, I have found love and protection with the 'bigger' one? LOL There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them… with my eyes. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY 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

CANDY STORE… TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Those fondant pink tulips are small and very beautiful, also they have a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here... And to find something 'new' each time... yep, a creative fun… One was missing a petal… so interesting, I singled it out in front of the others! Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Tulips

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

THE HUG… TULIPS

Come closer, let me hold you. Yep, one of those days, ahhhh my imagination, full steam ahead. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, euh with my eyes! These pink early tulips are my absolute beauties, they have delicate tones and great texture… and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! These two just belonged together in this embrace? LOL. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

KISSY KISSY… Tulips

ALL ABOUT LOVE? We need MORE of it, it is a positive feeling and makes us feel good and do better things. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SO BLOUSEY… Tulip

BEST on BLACK! An opulent double Tulip, sprinkled with pollen. Not something sufferers like to see? As hay fever can occur at any time during spring, summer and autumn, and is often triggered by different types of grass and tree pollen, it is very unpredictable. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

DECONSTRUCTED… TULIP PETALS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. I can’t help it, I see something in everything? The gorgeous pink tulips had their week of splendour, the petals drying and then… falling, I gathered them gently and reconstructed this deconstructed into a wheel of colour, forming one last flower. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIP-HOP DANCE… Tulips

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Like I said, I can’t help it, I see something in everything? The gorgeous pink tulips had their week of splendour, the petals drying and then… falling, except for a few, hanging on for dear life, the stamens emptying of pollen. It looked like two were Hip-Hop dancing, lol Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHOOPI DOO… Tulip

Another pink little Tulip with great attitude and a rogue petal/sepal. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SOLO… TULIP

THE BEAUTY WITHIN... Double open tulip, hope you like the result of how I saw it... We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, I love playing with the light... A close-up of a duo-toned tulip of the double variety with enormous beauty. With the center petals it shows us it's secret beauty... Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE NAKED THREE… Tulips

I keep repeating this... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! These Tulips lined up, for once, naked, stripped of their leaves. I was glad they were not shivering, LOL Hmmmm, have to reconnect with the flowers. I guess I am still a bit in holiday mode? Hope they have the same effect on you and bring a smile... I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE OPEN FOUR… TULIPS

Brought back fro Belgium, been working my way steadily through them, lol. The Open Four Temperaments Scales were developed in 2014 by Eric Jorgenson using surveys of individuals who knew of the four temperaments and identified as one, and selecting items that reliably predicted self-identification. The idea of the four temperaments traces back to the Ancient Greek medical theory of the four humours, which held that there were four fundamental bodily humours (blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm) and that illness was caused by an imbalance in these. The terms sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic were coined by the Greek physician Aelius Galenus to describe the effect of the humours on personality. The four temperaments have not been a part of medicine or psychology for a hundred years, but remain popular in the writings of several prominent self-help and spirituality authors and the idea remains relatively well known. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SEXTET of TULIPS…

https://youtu.be/C2U-lL_qdTI A kind of Tulip madness here? Six double beauties, so opulent, a visual feast! I make my images with music, LOTS of music… All sorts! I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

WILD IS THE WIND… Tulips

Leaning into the wind? It IS MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. https://youtu.be/CiVDzTT4CbE?list=PLM2jxxypi2ftGAz-b2Z2GAZh8Uxu3Mjbz Saw those white Frayed Tulips in the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! I don't know if it's the same where you live, but the fashion is 'frayed’, frazzled, fringed, I see on the Continent they call them ‘frisee’ Of course I bought them... props he? Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE THREE JESTERS… TULIPS

Another ‘novelty’ in the tulip world, no name yet, all it said was specialty tulips… to me they look like court-jesters, lol They are of the smaller variety. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MORE INTIMACY… TULIP

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

ATCHOOO... Tulip

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

TWIST AND SHOUT…

the last days of a parrot Tulip. Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink, with some yellow and green streaks, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TICO TICO… PARROT TULIPS.

Brazilian Samba song. I see the swirling of the skirts. https://youtu.be/OlOVHhmU-t0?list=PLXo5r0RazIJsm2pljaCq4oexsVzLizDh4, clarinet version https://youtu.be/k6Nw0Hm_wTM Tico Tico by Paco de Lucia Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ILLUMINATI… Tulips

The ‘enlightened”, LOL, or in this case the ‘well lit’, euhhh, or my way? The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI derived unit of luminous flux, a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source. Brightness (white light output) measures the total amount of light projected in lumens. The colour brightness specification Colour Light Output measures red, green, and blue each on a nine-point grid, using the same approach as that used to measure brightness. Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MELODY… Tulips

Swaying to the music. Parrot tulips, which first appeared in France, found their way to the Netherlands in the Eighteenth century, where they were highly prized and extremely expensive. They are cup-shaped, fringed, twisted and ruffled tulips decorated with vivid, flame-like splashes, stripes or feathery markings. They came in many colours, here white and pink,tinged with green, a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRESENTATION… TULIPS.

I love these frayed, frizzle frazzled lacey Tulips! On the Continent, for some reason they call them ‘frisée’ which means curly? Mmmm I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CAPRICE… TULIPS

A capriccio or caprice , is a piece of music, usually fairly free in form and of a lively character. The typical capriccio is one that is fast, intense, and often virtuosic in nature. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. Ruffled skirts, ready for dance? So very expressive. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes!LOL Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MY CHERIE AMOUR… TULIPS

I declare February LOVE , romance and beauty month. We NEED it! Saw this mixed bouquet, spotted a few of these beauties amongst other Spring flowers. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. Ruffled skirts, ready for love? So very expressive. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes!LOL Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LA FAMILIA… TULIPS

Birth of a Tulip bud… Always seeing new emotions in my flowers. No difference here then. Lovely fresh red Tulips, welcome to Januari 2017. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CONGA LINE… TULIPS

The conga line is a novelty dance that was derived from the Cuban carnival dance of the same name and became popular in the US in the 1930s and 1950s. Small, red variety of tulips. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETIT BOUQUET… Tulips

These are a miniature variety. The tulip season is coming to an end again. Opening nicely under the studio lights. THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STANDING STRONG, TOGETHER… Tulips

It is a shock to my sensitive soul when atrocities happens, because I’ll NEVER understand. I cannot comprehend such hatred? FRAZZLED??? NOUS?? Definition of frazzled: Past tense of the verb to frazzle. To wear away along the edges; fray. To exhaust physically or emotionally. A frayed or tattered condition. A condition of exhaustion... NOT ME! LOL Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the fringed variety. Not only are these beauties frayed at the edges but they are also duo-toned, they’ve got it all! Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAZZLED??? NOUS?? Tulips

Not only are these beauties frayed at the edges but they are also duo-toned, they’ve got it all! Definition of frazzled: Past tense of the verb to frazzle. To wear away along the edges; fray. To exhaust physically or emotionally. A frayed or tattered condition. A condition of exhaustion... NOT ME! LOL Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the fringed variety. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! What attitude yet again Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GENETICS… TULIPS

Papa is red, mama is yellow, I am red and yellow, LOLOLOL Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRUPPO… TULIPS

Not just Tulips my dears, FLAMBOYANT Tulips. Lots of gesticulation, do you see what I hear? LOL Two very vibrant colours, seven expressive Tulips. Lovely fresh red Tulips. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PARLANDO… TULIPS

Not just Tulips my dears, FLAMBOYANT Tulips. Lots of gesticulation, do you see what I hear? LOL Two very vibrant colours, three expressive Tulips. Lovely fresh red Tulips, welcome to Januari 2017. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS… TULIPS

That is what these three were telling me. The middle one clearly at a loss? LOL "Torn Between Two Lovers" is a pop song written by Peter Yarrow (of the folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary) and Phillip Jarrell. The song describes a love triangle and laments that "loving both of you is breaking all the rules". Full on Tulip season in the shops now! I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A KISS… TULIPS

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. quote by Victor Hugo Full on Tulip season in the shops now! I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

For MOTHER’S DAY… TULIPS

Mother's day... Being a parent... not easy! Neither books nor advice can help you, every child is different... You do your best, often not good enough, that's all you can do... I raised 3 sons from babies to men, always taking such care, trying to protect them, teach them, be a good example... These are some of the lyrics from the song (Samba) It Would Be So Nice, by Astrud Gilberto, which I think are appropriate for being a mother, works both ways: Someone to hold me tight That would be very nice Someone to love me right That would be very nice Someone to understand Each little dream in me Someone to take my hand And be a team with me... My addition, let them free to fly when it is their time... Have a good one, from one mum to another... Happy Mother's day, hope they'll remember you well and not just today but EVERY day, thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHANSON d”AMOUR… RATARATARA

February= LOVE, romance and beauty month. https://youtu.be/ARfARi-gpWc two tulips, singing their love song. Leaves touching, like hands, over heart, like two lovers, never wanting to let go… Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NE ME QUITTE PAS… TULIPS

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

I BELIEVE I CAN FLY… Tulip

February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. called Rococo, Parrot Tulips. Now Coco is commonly called a parrot in fiction, especially comic books, but also in reality! On the Continent, England is more Polly???? Rococo or "Late Baroque", is an early to late French 18th-century artistic movement and style, affecting many aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre. It developed in the early 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry, and strict regulations of the previous Baroque style, especially of the Palace of Versailles, until it was redone. Rococo artists and architects used a more jocular, florid, and graceful approach to the Baroque. I love Parrot Tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous buds can open into a gorgeous voluptuous blooms... Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and shares, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

“Two Halves, One Whole”? TULIP

Paul and I are those “Two Halves, One Whole”... Two petals of a capricious Rococo Parrot tulip... Comp in camera, to show you all the beautiful detail and colours! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what this Rococo tulip was saying!!! I grew and bloomed for your visual pleasure! I am complex and sensual... Do I make your toes curl with pleasure? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TECHNICOLOUR… TULIP

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A special upload today, for a special someone… you know who you are… Spotted this multicoloured red tulip amongst the others, just like with people eh, one will stand out in the crowd and beckon you, scream at you in silence! Hmmmm, thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A Kiss to Build a Dream On… TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. https://youtu.be/PSe1Takt5FU By Louis Armstrong “Give me a kiss to build on and my imagination will thrive upon that kiss” hese two were ‘at it’ behind my back? But I caught them, don’t you think? LOL Emotion in photography, an ALL-IMPORTANT ingredient! For without emotion a photograph just become a ‘picture’? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLASH of the TULIPS…

These two ‘youngsters’, still very much in leaf, had a face-off in the studio…. LOL THANK you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIERY EXCHANGE… TULIP

Love Parrot tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen with my eyes! I only ever buy those flowers that ’speak’ to me… You can see for yourself what the Rococo tulips were saying? It looks like a fierce debate is going on? For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN TOUCH… TULIP

I couldn't resist, I opened the packet and saw this one tulip with a petal torn, and then I saw more: the petal and the leaf touching, ever so gently. The waterdrops were an added bonus. Emotion in photography, an ALL-IMPORTANT ingredient! For without emotion a photograph just become a ‘picture’? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP

The petal of a parrot tulip, dropped off and was caught on the leaf. Now I love images that are different, and this here truly captured my imagination! Beyond the obvious! Love it! Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, Blog: href="magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativity.html THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

PFFT ATTITUDE… TULIP

I often discover real ‘characters’ among the flowers, like with people in groups? LOL Do you also see what this one is telling us? I see attitude, LOTS of it, and insouciance, nonchalance, pppfffttt? Red tulip in the studio. For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BERCEUSE…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Lullaby… tulip with two buds, hugging, cradling, rocking… yep imagination in full gear again, I’m sure you see it too? LOL Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

La révérence… a Tulip

To me it looks like this tulip is taking a deep bow, in French, une révérence… A bow for gents, curtsy for the ladies, with a flourish? In english: reverence is an ancient virtue that barely survives and often exists in half forgotten forms of civility. THANK you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEEKABOO… TULIP

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A pack of red tulips, the flowers quite hidden amongst the big, solid green leaves, I opened it and promptly this one came peeping out. So lovely. Have a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE CLASSES? TULIPS

-> There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see. Leonardo da Vinci Three of a kind... later tulips, a special red. Bendy bowing they were. Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE’VE GOT RHYTM… TULIPS

Synchronised, in-sync Red Tulips, they seem to dance to the same beautiful melody, swaying… Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DO NOT DISTURB… TULIPS

Do you also see what these two are telling us? The one is asleep the other saying shhhh, quiet… Do not disturb, LOL Red tulips, with waterdrops in the studio. For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WITH ALL MY HEART… TULIP

February= LOVE, romance and beauty month. https://youtu.be/wWNKWHYHon4 One of the most beautiful songs, My funny Valentine sung by Tony Bennett, pure MAGIC... My funny valentine Sweet, comic valentine You make me smile with my heart Your looks are laughable, unphotographable yet your my favourite work of art Another one of my tulip images, (what an amorous lot they are? LOL) this time photo-shopped, I gave it a heart, so it could sing to you... Each day is valentine's day... It's NOT the presents, it's ONLY the precious gift of your true and honest feelings that matter, the rest is fun, gravy and not really necessary? I'd gladly live just on bread... if it is with YOU! We'd laugh, he? Humour and respect are such very important ingredients in any relationship! I wish you a good one and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LOVER'S KNOT...

for the romantic season Where there is love there is life - Mahatma Gandhi I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. A stylised knot regarded as a symbol of the constancy of two lovers. Also called lovers' knot, true lovers' knot. Modern western knotting literature has the name for these related knots deriving from stories or legends in which the knots symbolize the connection between a couple in love. Many examples feature sailors separated from their beloved. Ashley notes that it was once common for sailors' wedding rings, where gold wire was wrought to incorporate the "true lovers" knot such that resultant ring would comprise two tori: each flexible to move about the other; yet nevertheless inseparable! Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST… TULIPS

Red tulips, standing tall’’’at last, models who love to be photographed, LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CHA CHA CHA… tulips

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Tulips, of the curled variety. Dancing the night away, in the ‘disco’- studio lights, exuberant and frivolous. What attitude! Real Divas, showing off.LOL I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, uhh with my eyes! Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

VIBRANT RED… TULIPS

Very capricious! The tulips are back in the shops. A welcoming note. The Tulip was originally a wild flower growing in the Central Asia and was first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1,000 AD. In the beginning of the 17th century the tulips were starting to be used as a garden decoration beside the former medicinal purposes. It soon gained major popularity as a trading product, especially in Holland. The interest for the flower was huge and bulbs were sold for unbelievably high prices. Botanists soon found ways of making it an even more decorative and tempting specimen. Hybrids and mutations of the flower were seen as rarities and a sign of high status. In the months of late 1636 to early 1637 there was a complete ‘Tulip mania’ in the Netherlands. Some examples could cost more than an Amsterdam house at this time. Even ordinary men took part in the business. They saw how much money the upper class got in trading and thought that this was an easy way of getting lots of money at no risk. The bulbs were usually sold by weight while they were still in the ground. The trade with the un-sprouted flower came to be called ‘wind trade’. The traders made fabulous amounts of money every month, and people started to sell their businesses, family homes, farm animals, furnishings and dowries to participate. The government could not do anything to stop it, the trade was all about access and demand. But finally the tulip did not appear to be quite so rare to justify such high prices. Over-supply led to lower prices and dealers went bankrupt and many people lost their savings because of the trade. This ‘Tulip Crash’ made the government introduce special trading restrictions for the flower. It is said that the flower became so popular because of the bright colours, dramatic flames and frilly petals. To have tulips in one’s home was a way to impress, and when the wealth spread down the social ladder, so did the urge for tulips. Have FUN, I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAMA MIA… Tulips

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

LA CAPRICIEUSE... Double Tulip.

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

TRIPLICITY… TULIPS

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

FLORIBUNDUS… Tulips

Not just ’any’ tulips but PARROT tulips! A wild bunch of them. The Rococo variety, and you can see why: Love all their odd little twists, curves and curls. Have a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED CHOIR… TULIPS

In Taberna - Carmina Burana - Carl Orff - For the music lovers, listen here A drinking song. Well, the Red Rococo Parrot tulips look libertine to me, swaying drunkenly together like students? This was what these flowers triggered in me when I took this photo... Isn't imagination a wonderful thing? LOL. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Les Cocos Rococo…TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Coco is commonly called a parrot in fiction, especially comic books, but also in reality! I love Parrot Tulips, especially the red ones, the colourful frivolous buds can open into a gorgeous voluptuous blooms.. 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? Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES CHANTEUSES… Parrot TULIPs

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

OPEN for BUSINESS… Tulip

the inviting Parrot-tulip. I held a jewel in my fingers And went to sleep. The day was warm, and winds were prosy; I said: "'T will keep." I woke and chid my honest fingers, -- The gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance Is all I own. Title: The Lost Jewel Author: Emily Dickinson thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THREE STARS… TULIPS

A specialty variety of tulip, the petals tipped like stars, a gorgeous bright pink, with here and there a touch of the green brush... These hot pink tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ÉTUDE… TULIP

Sharp tipped petals, hot pink, these tulips are stars. I was fascinated by the undulating petals, their shape, their texture, sheer beauty. I decide to make a detailed ’study’ an ‘étude’, to show you perfection in Nature. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAGMENTELICIOUS… TULIP

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Two petals of a Rococo Parrot tulip... two fragments of one flower-head Comp in camera, to show you all the beautiful detail and colours! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! You can see for yourself what this Rococo tulip was saying!!! I grew and bloomed for your visual pleasure! I am complex and sensual... Do I make your toes curl with pleasure? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT... TULIP

Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation Darkness stirs and wakes imagination Silently the senses abandon their defences Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendour Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender Turn your face away from the garish light of day Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light And listen to the music of the night Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar And you live as you've never lived before Softly, deftly, music shall caress you Hear it, feel it secretly possess you Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind In this darkness that you know you cannot fight The darkness of the music of the night Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before Let your soul take you where you long to be Only then can you belong to me... PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - LYRICS of MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Music Andrew LLoyd Webber. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON... it again shows the sensuality of flowers. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIBRANT BLUES… ANEMONE

Marianne BLUE variety… - Should be purchased in tight bud stage. - Anemones will grow in stem length as they open and develop in water. - Highly ethylene sensitive, use of proper dose of bulb flower food is essential. - Anemone means Windflower in Greek. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanks for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MMWWAH a kiss from the daughter of the wind ANEMONE

This beautiful bud is an Anemone, the name could come from many different cultures, the Arabic, the Hebrew, the Turkish, the Phoenicians and many more lay claim to the name. My preference goes to the Greek... "daughter of the wind" It is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group. The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great w-e and thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR… ANEMONE

RAINING in my HEART, ANEMONE... The sun is out, the sky is blue There's not a cloud to spoil the view But it's raining, raining in my heart Buddy Holly - Raining In My Heart, Lyrics I love the 'heart' of Anemones. Here I discovered a few 'tears'. Anemone coronaria (poppy) anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED SPACE INVADER… ANEMONE

The colorette and 'heart' of a blue Anemone, so delicate, complex and beautiful. A red Anemone tried to get into the shot, invading the private space of the blue one? Wave after wave, let it engulf you. Nature at its best! Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanks for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

VIBRANT BLUE... ANEMONE.

They are so fragile... already missing a petal! Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ROSETTE Française… ANEMONE

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. This anemone, one flower... showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. Like a rosette in French colours, LOL The red bowl-shaped petals that surround a large black/blue mass containing the anthers and the female reproductive organs, stamens. The flowers are insect-pollinated, and offer only pollen as food reward to visitors. Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. 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! This anemone, one flower... showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The red bowl-shaped petals that surround a large black mass containing the anthers and the female reproductive organs, stamens. The flowers are insect-pollinated, and offer only pollen as food reward to visitors. Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Be happy and have a great w-e, thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM SMALL TO TALL… Anemones

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgEOlwzgQIg&feature=BF&li... for music lovers: FLEUR ROUGE... A bouquet of Red Anemones, in formation … Glowing reds on bright green stems adorned with a collar of leaf. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dag lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UP AND COMING… Anemone, CINQUE-GRAPHY

some are up and some are coming-> blooms and buds. From the latest flower-hunt. My flower rear has started again with all the ‘bulbs’. Of course from the shops, the garden is still in hibernation. Anemone coronaria is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELL ESCORTED… Spring Flowers…

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. BEST on BLACK BG 2 Purple Blue anemones flanking a 1 candy pink Ranunculus bloom. Another colour combination that works well for me. I love Ranunculus and Anemones, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Layered, sweet coloured beauties. 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 the good wishes, 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

BRING ME SUNSHINE ... RANUNCULUS

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) Our images as memories of how beautiful, layered and colourfully heartwarming they were... How theses flowers have 'warmed' up and lightened our home and hearts. Hope this brings some warmth again, have a great w-e and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

UNDER THE INFLUENCE… RANUNCULUS

Made under the mesmerising tonal sound of this Fandango: https://youtu.be/5Qyjeg2BvKQ Appropriate for these passionate, red Ranunculus, like ruffled petticoats and skirts. AAAHHH Ranunculus, multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LOST PETALS… RANUNCULUS

IMPARFAIT... This beautiful Ranunculus, lost a few petals already, it will open completely into an opulent bloom, then slowly, petal after petal will drop till only the naked stem and maybe a few stamens are left, surrounded by a pink carpet... and eternalised because I took a photo, it will stay with me forever! Photography, the diary of our life... the keeper of our memories. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CASCADE of GOLD… Ranunculus

Like liquid gold, the evolution of the delicious flowers, from bud to bloom. Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, then the GRAND opening... Thank you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPEN for SPRING… RANUNCULUS

Hot and ruffled. I love seeing where they come from, the bud, what they look like at their peak, the bloom! So beautifully layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, ready for the GRAND opening... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PICCOLINE… Ranunculus

A bit of brightness on another grey and windy day. Two orange and golden Ranunculus, slowly divulging their secrets. I love them, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.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

REUNION… RANUNCULUS

Often trying to see beyond the obvious, not always to everyone’s taste, but, we have to photograph for ourselves in the first place, not ‘cater’ for others? the final one of ‘the Orange Ranunculus with the fallen petals’… lol The original mother-flower surrounded by her petals. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE NAKED PEDUNCLE of a RANUNCULUS…

Oh yes, and then… and then I saw where the petals came from, this stem, half naked… Looked so lost without its petals. Orange ranunculus, a has-been, still glowing though! I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

TRANSITION... Ranunculus

Petals, I always bring loads of flowers (work/fun) back from Belgium. Some survive better than others, Ranunculus are always the more tender flowers. Of the orange ones, some were raining petals on the black background, to me, a clear sign of HEY, PHOTOGRAPH ME!!! Which I promptly did. Result! I like it so much I took a very close-up. LOL Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

RUFFLED PETALS...Orange Ranunculus

A bit of brightness on a lovely day. I love Ranunculus, densely layered, and this bloom opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RUFFLED RANUNCULUS… QUATRO-GRAPHY

Pleased to present you with a brandnew variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOVELTY… RANUNCULUS

Pleased to present you with a new variety of Ranunculus. Aurora, ‘Pon-Pon’ Ranunculus, hail from plant breeder Biancheri Creations near San Remo, Italy, along the Ligurian coast, which is known in the floral world as the “Riviera of Flowers.” Some call them Italian Ranunculus others Dutch… Pon-Pon Ranunculus; simply stunning! This is a complete new type of ranunculus. Truly unique and very trendy due the multi coloured and ruffled flowers. Huge round flowers and thick and sturdy stems. The Assorted Pon Pon Ranunculus flowers are swirled with a mix of colours creating a wondrously playful effect. These whimsical Ranunculus flowers are native to Asia with ties to mythology and medicine, the Ranunculus flower symbolises radiance and dazzling charm. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOR the MAMA’S… RANUNCULUS

in England today, Mother’s day celebrations. So, sweet fondant pink Ranunculus for ALL… Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS

Four candy-pink, Ranunculus, beauties. Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a perennial plant that can grow to be a foot and a half tall. They have blooms that resemble roses, with simple , like HERE, or branched stems. The petals are often highly lustrous, some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers. What got me 'in' to 'flower-photography', was that I was fascinated by ‘light’ and wanted to know more about lighting... That was 27 years ago, started with painting and evolved into photography. Flowers seemed the perfect subject matter, because of their different colours, shapes, textures, great variety and 'characters', I'd had many a garden, grown my own, so, I started out with an advantage, I knew about flowers... I found a niche in the market, for 15 years now people have been 'raving' about them, asking me how I 'do' it? Copying, imitating and stealing, photos, words and even titles. They say it is the highest ‘accolade’ for an artist? LOL. There is NO magic formula, each flower is unique and treated as such! I do NOT consider myself a 'flower-photographer' but a a photographer who knows how to use lighting well... Glad you enjoy them. 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? thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DELICIOUS PINK… Ranunculus

This BEAUTY, a hot pink Ranunculus, was well guarded? A gorgeous voluptuous bloom, in full regalia, lol. With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DEEP PURPLE... LILAC

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

PROFILE of a Chrysanthemum.

Heartfelt In this world, so many times I feel what people say is a joke too much sarcasm and a lack of sincerity. If all the words that escape our lips mean nothing How can we feel? How can we express? Excerpt of a poem By Meredith Roaten Copyright © Chrysanthemum Flower (Year Posted 2012) Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. However, this looks like a new variety, NEVER seen this before! Have a blooming time, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage

PLEASE VIEW on BLACK, click on the photo. From the garden, late Spring-early Summer.I love the ‘dramatic’ lighting, the depth that creates. The true despair of the painter, with the graceful flowers, whose colouring are nigh impossible for the painter to reproduce them. London Pride is a hybrid between Saxifraga umbrosa, native to the Spanish Pyrenees, and Saxifraga spathularis (which is the plant to which the name St Patrick's Cabbage more correctly belongs, coming from western Ireland). The hybrid has been known at least since the 17th century. Some images are extremely close to my heart, this is one of them. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ROSEBUDS…

THAT NEVER OPENED… So full of promise,when I bought it. Well, to remain positive, a different kind of beauty. THANk you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROSEBUD…

In Citizen Kane, when wealthy media magnate Charles Foster Kane (played by Orson Welles) dies, he utters the enigmatic word "Rosebud"... View On Black please Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROSE… LA MAGNIFIQUE…

these roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. ALWAYS BETTER LARGE and on BLACK, Thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROSES ROUGES…

Like I say, my images are made on the rhythm of music, some classic, some jazzy, some traditional, some trendy (only the good stuff!) like this here: Rose Rouge by Saint Germain https://youtu.be/b9yqqhr_7Sg These roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. Thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROSE TRIANGLE…

Roses are red… These roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. Thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE BOUQUET de ROSES…

A whole bunch of lovely little Roses, for you… These roses are small, very ‘curly’, vibrant bright and oh so beautiful. Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WEEPING in SILENCE… A ROSE…

"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." Ginny Cantrell A small Rose with great impact, the raindrops clinging onto the tender petals, ah, what beauty. Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CATCH ME if YOU CAN…

said the Poppy petal to the blue Centaurea/Cornflower… and it did! LOL Having fun with my garden flowers. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

TRI COLORE… POPPY

Iceland Poppies, I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, and very tender, indeed like butterfly wings. Their colours so vibrant, raindrops clinging on, yes, they were thrashed about by strong winds, a little damaged. The colourful poppy, with tissue-paper petals on thin hairy, wiry stems Cultivars come in shades of yellow, orange, salmon, rose, pink, cream and white as well as bi-coloured varieties. Papaver nudicaule, the Iceland poppy also called Arctic poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia, (but not in Iceland)… HERE IN COMBINATION with a vibrant blue budding cornflower or Centaurea. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CENTAUREA BLUE…

Dusted with pollen, the abundant nectar produced by Centaurea flowers attracts many pollinators, like bees and butterflies and good as cut flowers.. Centaurea Montana (perennial cornflower) is a traditional cottage garden perennial forming a clump of greyish-green leaves and bearing intricate electric-blue flowers with red centres, opening from dark brown buds in May and June. Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION, Rose and…

I see it in everything, that it is often the combination that ‘makes’ something… Whether it be food, clothes, colours euhh, or people… LOL It becomes MORE, a perfect marriage? A red Rose and an electric-blue Centaurea, YESSS! Thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MANCHESTER...

great sadness...

IL PLEURE dans mon coeur...

R.I.P John Hurt https://youtu.be/8hLLL6gyUvg The seduction of Claude Debussy I created many an image with this music! Il Pleure dans mon Coeur poem by Verlaine Il pleure dans mon coeur Comme il pleut sur la ville. Quelle est cette langueur Qui pénêtre mon coeur? O bruit doux de la pluie Par terre et sur les toits! Pour un coeur qui s’ennuie, O le chant de la pluie! Il pleure sans raison Dans ce coeur qui s’écoeure. Quoi! nulle trahison Ce deuil est sans raison. C’est bien la pire peine De ne savoir pourquoi, Sans amour et sans haine, Mon coeur a tant de peine. It Rains in My Heart (English translation) It rains in my heart As it rains on the town, What languor so dark That it soaks to my heart? Oh sweet sound of the rain On the earth and the roofs! For the dull heart again, Oh the song of the rain! It rains for no reason In this heart that lacks heart. What? And no treason? It’s grief without reason. By far the worst pain, Without hatred, or love, Yet no way to explain Why my heart feels such pain! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BONJOUR TRISTESSE...

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

LAST OF THE GARDEN ROSES…

SOON THE NEW ONES! I was putting the garden 'to bed' for its Winter sleep! I saw a few roses still trying, being beaten by wind and rain, I cut them and brought them in, the pink one especially fragrances of raspberries... The white roses are the symbol of Yorkshire (traditionally the origins of the emblem are said to go back to Edmund of Langley in the 14th century, the first Duke of York and the founder of the House of York as a Cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet. The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations as it represents the Virgin Mary, who was often called the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The York rose is white in colour, because in Christian liturgical symbolism, white is the symbol of light, typifying innocence and purity, joy and glory. During the civil wars of the 15th century, the White Rose was the symbol of York forces opposed to the rival House of Lancaster, whose symbol was the Red Rose of Lancaster. The opposition of the two roses gave the wars their name: the Wars of the Roses. The conflict was ended by King Henry VII of England, who symbolically united the White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose, symbol of the Tudor dynasty. At the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759, Yorkshire-men of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry's predecessor the 51st Regiment picked white roses from bushes near to the battlefields as a tribute to their fallen comrades who had died. They stuck the plucked white roses in their coats as a tribute. Yorkshire Day is held on this date each year.) Have a great long w-e and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A SINGLE WHITE ROSE…

from my garden… for PEACE... Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises – innocence and purity Have a sweet day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIP-CARESSING.. Roses

A kiss is the touch or pressing of one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. The word came from Old English cyssan (“to kiss”), in turn from coss (“a kiss”). Here two mini pink roses, kissing… Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BETTER IN TWOS… ROSES

“Marriage is like a well-built porch. If one of the two posts leans too much, the porch collapses. So each must be strong enough to stand on its own.” ― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming The rose is the most popular flower of all. No other plant has had such a rich and romantic heritage as the rose, and no other flower has been interpreted in nearly as many ways as the rose. The most common emotion associated with the rose is affection and love. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SINGLE PINK ROSE…

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. ‘I’m single for a reason waiting on the right one to come along.’ said this Rose. The rose is the most popular flower of all. No other plant has had such a rich and romantic heritage as the rose, and no other flower has been interpreted in nearly as many ways as the rose. The most common emotion associated with the rose is affection and love. Even the single rose has various layers of meaning. Although roses are sometimes presented in dozens, a single rose is the same effective in expressing deep feelings. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAN ON ME… ROSES

Lean on me said the ‘Fire & Ice’ Rosebud to the little white bud… And dance they did, full of love and tenderness. Again, I love the ‘design’, it speaks to me… Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

DESIGNER BUDS… Roses

These just ‘fell’ into place! Two Rosebuds from my garden. One Fire and Ice, the other a Polyantha white (small flowered cluster roses). I love the ‘design’, it speaks to me… Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ENCHANTMENT… ROSES

More FROM OUR GARDEN. The Roses in our garden, earlier they just exploded and then the weather turned with stormy wind and rain for about a week, both blooms and buds thrashed, now better weather and they are recovering once more. Just Joey Rose next to the white climbing spray-Roses, flanked by the Fire and Ice vibrant flower-heads and topped by the fragrant yellow beauties. So opulent, swaying gently in the breeze and painted in the dappled sunlight. A paradise for humans, a haven for bees. The white ones sometimes come out with a 'blush'... but that disappears, fades as they open and 'mature'. Here together in the studio for your joy. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PARADISE REGAINED.. ROSES

The ROSES in our garden suddenly at their peak, the buds exploded. The peachy Just Joey Rose next to the white climbing spray-Roses, flanked by the Fire and Ice vibrant flower-heads and topped by the fragrant yellow beauties. So opulent, swaying gently in the breeze and painted in the dappled sunlight. A paradise for humans, a haven for bees. The white ones sometimes come out with a 'blush'... but that disappears, fades as they open and 'mature'. Here together in the studio for your joy. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PANACHEE ROSE… FIRE and ICE

raspberry-vanilla. Another angle of this bud cut from our garden, it is slowly unfolding and yielding us its beauty, yet no fragrance... I had to hurry, they were opening fast both outside in the garden and in the studio. Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEARNING CURVE… ROSE

A white Rose and bud from the garden, the first ones! The little bud curving around the full bloom, seeing how it is done? The little ones learn from the mature, up to them to set a good example. Have a great long w-e and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

JOY, WISDOM, POWER… YELLOW ROSE

Yellow roses are the perfect way to toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being. You can never go wrong with yellow roses. In many Eastern cultures, the colour represents joy, wisdom and power, the symbolism of flowers eh. By the 18th century the worldwide love of roses was in full swing, but they were only cultivated in shades of pink and white. At last, the elusive yellow rose was discovered growing wild in the Middle East, and the European love affair with yellow roses was born. The early yellow rose lacked the sweet scent for which the rose is now also famous. So, as cultivation methods were developed and refined, the beloved sweet-and-spicy rose scent was soon introduced and the yellow rose achieved all its optimistic and aromatic glory. Thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE HEART… ROSE

over 14 MILLION views on Flickr today over 11 1/2 MILLION on 500 PX THANK YOU, I hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed ‘making’ Yellow roses are the perfect way to toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being. Thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU ARE 'MY STAR’, A ROSE...

"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." Ginny Cantrell I like this Rose in top-view with drops... Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OH SO LILY… STARGAZER

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy Another bud, waiting to display the beauty and fragrance. Lilies, though completely varied in size, shape and color, always have six tepals and six anthers. There are seven types of lilies, with over 400 species. Native to the northern temperate zones. About half of the lily species originate in continental Asia, while the remainder are native to Europe, North America and Japan. They provide a rainbow of colours. In this dreary season a dash of colour and fragrance can do wonders! I have another agenda when I buy them... I just know I'll photograph them, cannot resist! I MAKE time! The Stargazer Lilly was created in 1978 by Leslie Woodriff, a Lilly breeder in California. The plant is an Oriental hybrid lilly which Leslie Woodriff called "Stargazer," because the blooms faced the sky. This Lilly is now fairly common throughout North America. Lillium "Stargazer" (the Stargazer Lilly) is a hybrid of the Oriental group. The ASPCA reports the plant as being toxic to cats. Mature, it grows to a height of 36 inches with a spread of 12 to 16 inches with an upright form. It has a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well drained loamy or sandy soil. The flower is pink, red, and white, and is sweetly fragrant. The plant produces 4 to 5 flowers per stem. (Wikipedia) 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RIGHT ROYAL… LILIES

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

LADY’S DAY… Lily

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

...TO YOU WITH LOVE… CALLAS

White-callas, the gift of beauty... A gift of flowers is (personally) a gift of love and friendship... Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST of the LAST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS

They are the first of the larger bulb blooms in the garden, so these are now the last from the florist, big fragrant Hyacinths, here alternated with a small variety of Tulips. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLANKED…Spring Flowers

LAST of the FIRST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS They are the first of the larger bulb blooms in the garden, so these are now the last from the florist, big fragrant Hyacinths, here alternated with a small variety of Tulips. THANKS FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPPOSITES… POPPIES

RED AND WHITE… Do opposites attract? Well I find them definitely attractive! It is Poppy time again, Iceland Poppies. Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to subpolar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRILLY EDGES… POPPIES

It is Poppy time again, Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, so dainty, so feminine Papaver nudicaule , the Iceland poppy, is a boreal flowering plant. Native to sub-polar regions of Europe, Asia and North America, and the mountains of Central Asia (but not in Iceland). A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Iceland poppies are hardy but short-lived perennials, often grown as biennials, that yield large, papery, bowl-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers supported by hairy, curved stems. They were first described by botanists in 1759. The wild species blooms in white or yellow. All parts of this plant are likely to be poisonous, containing (like all poppies) toxic alkaloids. A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHTER SHADE of PALE, PEONY...

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

SECRET LOVE… PEONY

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. Pablo Neruda This Pale Peony, from the garden once more, so beautiful, with a multitude of ruffled petals and guarding the inner secrets so very well! THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST PEONY…

Yes, it that is time again soon, saw this on Saturday in a flower-shop in Pickering, wow. I seem to live my life with floor seasons. Not yet in the garden. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEONY... ALA FLAMINGO…

About creativity, they write (amongst many other things): It is the ability to "think outside the box" ! I ask: WHAT BOX???? LOL I must admit that as a 'creative', 1. being a night-person, my 'best' ideas mostly come after midnight! 2. it is an urge, not a choice... and 3. ... as soon as you have 'problems', however small, with client, family, health... the first thing to GO is: my creativity! So please, tee hee, do not upset me, he? Characteristics of the creative personality: Creative individuals have a great deal of energy, but they are also often quiet and at rest. Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time. Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility. Creative individuals alternate between imagination and fantasy at one end, and rooted sense of reality at the other. Creative people seem to harbour opposite tendencies on the continuum between extroversion and introversion. Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment. Found HERE: California State University, Northridge, From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I recognise myself COMPLETELY in this! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SINGLE SOUL???? PEONIES

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." by Aristotle Shimmering in silky tones, trembling with beauty and individuality... joined in passion like grown from one stem, they belong together. I discovered these, a salmon pink I had NEVER seen before! The petals look 'waxy' but feel silky soft! The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means medicine from China. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUSH… PEONIES

Pale Peonies, from the garden once more, so beautiful, with a multitude of ruffled petals, with a slight blush! THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BEAUTIFUL COUPLE… PEONY

The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too. Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. I again tried to photograph them in a 'Victorian' style. Lots of drama! My favourite... Lol, READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TOGETHERNESS… PEONY

Here it is cold for May… so, are these beautiful Peonies huddling together? Or just shy in front of the camera? One of the reasons why I love photographic images: you can make up your own crazy stories? LOL I seem to live my life with the flower seasons. Not yet in the garden. Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO PEONISSIME… PEONIES

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF THE PEONY: With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. They come in more colours than I knew! These here a pure white. Such luscious blooms. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUD to BURST, TO BLOOM...

I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one small bud, the other bud tentatively unfurling and the bloom displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF BLOOMS and BUDS… Roses

There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises ñ innocence and purity From our Summer garden. Have a sweet day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RICH HEARTS… PEONIES

Three white Peony opened in full beauty, strutting her stuff... A joy for all the senses again. WE are in the Peony season once more. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIKE A VIRGIN… Peony

so white, so virgin white… A joy for all the senses again. As the Tulip season ends, the Peony season starts, and so the year goes bye once more. Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PORTRAIT OF A PEONY…

Full on, still from the florist. Only just opening tentatively in the garden. With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PORTRAIT, MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…

Full on, the first ones this year, from the florist. With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHERE LITTLE ANGELS SLEEP…

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

NEON-BRIGHT… Peony

from the garden, you can never buy this at the florist!!! Luminous and luscious! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, which I so desperately need at the moment... I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower or object, most definitely people, seem to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. 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? Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAPIS LAZULI… IRIS

Vibrant blue with signature yellow blotches on each petal, called Dutch Iris. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYNERGY two… IRIS and Tulips

Found those 'frazzled' tulips, new to me those 'frayed’ edges, new varieties all the time? And then there was this dazzling Iris! I loved the combination, frazzle dazzle razzle razzmatazz... all those words kept swirling through my head while I was again experimenting for a good comp and lighting. A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH! Two Spring flowers, the Blue (Dutch Iris) and pink fringed Tulips. How can I resist them? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYNERGY?

One. 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETITS SECRETS... IRIS and DAF

A mini Iris and mini Daffodil, whispering? More synergy. A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH! Two early Spring flowers. How can I resist them? Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOURS of SWEDEN…

Swedish, English, French, Belgian, Syrian etc… Ultimately we are ALL people with the same aspirations in life, a bit of love/friendship, a bit of comfort, a few luxuries not amiss. And then you have the terrorists, those without a conscience? Sadly part of our daily life now, a part I will NEVER understand. In memory of all those fallen through terror. Flowers in the colours of Sweden, because they became the latest victim… THANK you, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WHIFF of SPRING...

The lights and glittering bling all stored away again. The room sounded ‘empty’ and hollow. The days are mostly dreary, so, I need something uplifting. What better than bringing the brightness and fragrance of Spring flowers home? These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Hyacinths and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady, the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... 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? 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING SPRING SPRING…

Spring tricolore. I can smell SPRING in the studio! That delicate fragrance, so subtle and fresh! 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING BRIGHTNESS…

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. All yellow, gaffs and tulip. I noticed that the 'flower' year in the Northern Hemisphere, where I live, mostly starts with bulb flowers! Snowdrops, crocus, blue grape, daffodils, tulips, anemones, ranunculus and iris...etc Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THREE CHEERS… DAFFODILS

I'm in full communication with the flowers again, they talk... I listen, with my eyes. It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Tete-a-tete is one of the most popular dwarf daffodils. Standing at only 15cm (6in) high. Available in the shops from now on to brighten up a room and enthral us with a slight fragrance of Spring. Like Phoenixes, they stand, erect. Every year, the same bulbs, after their Winter-sleep, burst open and produce those lovely fresh flowers again and again, like a Phoenix... The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal. The Belgian Euro 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. Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, faves and likes. Very much appreciated, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IT IS EASTER WEEK… Daffodils

Whether you are religious or not, you get swept in the Easter frenzy… the holidays, the chocolate, the yellow flowers, the food… so, I go with the flow, with some Easter/Spring icons: the daffodils, here the small tête-à-tête, dainty little flowers. Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STARLETS…DAFFODILS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty,joy and PROMISE. Narcissus is the Latin name or botanical name for daffodils, and daffodil is the common name for all members that fall under the genus Narcissus. A sneak preview of Spring, a whiff of fresh fragrance, a dash of crisp colour, it gives hope... 2 Daffodils. Again, Paul knows how much I love flowers and as there's not much going on in the garden, he often buys me flowers. I think he chooses them in the secret hope that I'm going to photograph them, hihi. And he's right, I DO. I enjoy taking them to the studio and trying out all kinds of lighting! Wishing you a brights day and thanx for your ongoing support, it means a lot, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIBRANT YELLOW… Daffodil

Like a SPRING EXPLOSION, the yellow daffodils The Daffodils are back, aahh what joy, that yellow just brightens up your heart and mind! To me these looked like a mushrooming explosion ... yep a vivid imagination, lol. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPULENCE… NARCISSUS

Daffodils fighting for the limelight in the studio. For those interested, Daffodils and Narcissus: the two words are synonyms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DAFFODILS for EASTER …

The iconic Easter flowers, a GIFT of BEAUTY. For those interested, Daffodils and Narcissus: the two words are synonyms. Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all daffodils. Daffodil is the common name for all members of the genus Narcissus. I have chosen a handful of narcissi mainly for their intoxicating fragrance. Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded cups... These bunch-flowered Narcissi have up to 20 or more flowers arising from each flower stem and the crown being much less than half as long as the tepals, plus the crown isn't wrinkled or "crisped." When the buds first open, as you can see, the petals and the cups are a lemon yellow... later they turn orange! Dwarf daffodils, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... in full glory Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DISPLAY… Narcissus

The specialty Daffodils, were indeed special, I just love the smaller, inner orangey-red petals. Such beautiful opulence, aaah and the fragrance! Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE INTIMACY of Narcissus…

The specialty Daffodils, were indeed special, I had to gently try and open the petals to show you their little intimate secrets, the smaller, inner orangey-red petals. They did not give up easily! Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STAGE LIGHT... LYSIANTHUS and buds

CHIAROSCURO Ready for their close-up. I love the way the buds seem to reach out... 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' Lysianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it! 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. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lysianthus

From pale buds to dusty pink blooms! Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with frills... They are great cut-flowers, with a vase life of two weeks. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A NEW YEAR, A NEW PROJECT…

During our festive ‘holidays’ we were doing what we love: photography! I am now working on a new project. A book of mono flowers. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. Monochrome images: all forms of black-and-white photography, which produce images containing tones of grey ranging from black to white. Other hues besides grey, such as sepia, cyan or brown can also be used in monochrome photography. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? The ‘evolution’ of Lysianthus. One neg. THANK YOU, M, (*_*) Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: 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

BLOOMING IRIS…

The 'evolution, from bud to bloom'... Iris from the florist, not from the garden. It is always fascinating to see how they unfurl. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LUCKY SEVEN… TULIPS

No need to be ‘frazzled’? LOL Because: Seven is the most significant number across religions and cultures It also appears in some of the world's favourite fictional works Poll of 30,000 people reveals 7 is overwhelmingly our favourite number There are seven virtues: humility, chastity, kindness, patience, abstinence, diligence and liberality. There are seven days of the week, seven colours of the rainbow, seven notes on a musical scale, seven seas and seven continents. Snow White ran off to live with seven dwarves, there were seven brides for seven brothers, Shakespeare described the seven ages of man, Sinbad the Sailor had seven voyages. And when Ian Fleming was looking for a code for James Bond, he didn’t go for 006 or 008. Only 007 had the right ring. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAYED EGOS, in mono…

these white 'frayed' tulips were just beautiful, some of the rarest I've seen. they were like this when I bought them, not closed and a bit 'wild'? I knew they wouldn’t last very long, yet I still wanted them! One bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... Fighting for a prime place in the photo, it looks like! Playing in the studio with light and dof, all the time looking for new challenges and 'fresh' and creative images. I am now working on a new project. A book of mono flowers. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. You encounter,easily, frayed egos everywhere in life, often a lack of self-confidence? Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE BEAU MONSTRE… PARROT TULIP

I am now working on a new project. A book of flowers: THE MONOCHROMES. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. Nature at its freakiest best? Most unusual, these bi-coloured Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they ‘monstrous beauty or beautiful monster’ These white and green are the most exotic of the lot though! Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCULPTURAL… TULIP

In between things there is time for some of my favourite photography and playing with lights... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! I am now working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. A close-up of a candy-pink tulip of the smaller variety with enormous beauty. With its center petals it almost looked like a 'double’. 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAZZLED??? MOI???... TULIP

A tulip, open and inviting. TULIP frazzled, frayed. Definition of frazzled: Past tense of the verb to frazzle. To wear away along the edges; fray. To exhaust physically or emotionally. A frayed or tattered condition. A condition of exhaustion... NOT ME! LOL Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the frayed variety, well they were frazzled in more than one way... as you can see, missing a few petals, a bit of mould starting in the center, made it only more interesting,just what I wanted! Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

THE EMBRACE… Tulips

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Tulips in an embrace, the leaves forming a heart, I spotted them amongst the rest in the bouquet... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what these tulips were clearly saying!!! "I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.c0m IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOW DO I LOOK ??????? Tulip

Vanity… Do my make-up and hair look good? You sure this is my best side? I mean, you are the photographer, but still... can you guarantee you ALWAYS get it right? Ahem??? LOL I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Talk about a tulips with attitude!!! Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! BEST on BLACK. A flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? 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. THE BOOK can be viewed and purchased now: https://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4656305615 Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVE IS IN THE AIR... TULIPS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Valentine's day is getting closer... leaves are curling heart-shaped, more and more, flower-heads bending closer… I know it is mostly about commerce and some are a bit blasé about it, but it is a nice thought, although one day in the year is not enough, in my book, to pay 'special' attention to your partner. Here it is Valentine's day EVERY DAY, we give flowers when WE feel like it! LOL. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a loving day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. A tender gesture… A grand pas de deux is effectively a suite of dances that share a common theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, following each other’s movements. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE LANTERN... RANUNCULUS

Sometimes one flower will go rogue... an individualist? Here is one, the stem bent, head down, like a little lampshade. LOL AAAHHH Ranunculus, multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

DEEP DEEP TONES… GERBERAS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. You can see for yourself what these Gerberas were clearly saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, 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

PETALISSIMO... GERBERAS

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. Cascading two and the petals of a Gerbera. Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see around me and in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MANY SHADES OF GRAY… RANUNCULUS

The different stages in the life of Ranunculus, from bud to bloom. always gorgeous! In all the tones for a proper black and white image. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg FOR MORE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a loving day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INNER LIGHT means OUTER BEAUTY… Ranunculus

this Ranunculus bloom had a ’special’ light, within, which made it rather special. Don’t you just love Ranunculus, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, the petals so paper-thin and their stems are often extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRUE HEART… RANUNCULUS

It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart. quote by Al Pacino VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN ANGEL FELL ON A CLOUD...

a peony bud nestled in the petals... VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

SWEET PEONY…

I've been working on this project, 'Flowers in the studio' for many a year. HMMM, 25 years! hope you enjoy them. It completely unfurled, I eternalised it (in the studio, in my usual way, playing with light...). Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. The peony, along with the prune blossom were two traditional floral symbols of China, where the famous ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies, the peonies in Luoyang are often said to be the finest in the country, . Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are also annually held there. The Japanese name for the peony "Ebisugusuri" means "medicine from China". Peonies have long been venerated in their native China and Japan. The peony was formerly regarded as both ornamental and medicinal, but is now mostly grown as an ornamental plant for the very large, showy single, double red, pink or white, often scented flowers. The peony is the State flower of Indiana. They are amongst my top ten favourite flowers, if there is such a thing! I love them in the garden, and in the house, such a blousy opulent display, an explosion of colour, they fragrance a whole room. Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY…

With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEONISSIME… White Peonies in mono

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise,O a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death." Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of image, music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." ó Pearl S. Buck Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS…

Narcissus possibly derived from ??? (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the waters and fell in love with it, not realising it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died ... These here, nice double plump trumpets, are a fragrant variety. I (maybe wrongly) make a distinction, based on that fact, between Daffodils and Narcissus... After a Winter-sleep... they are back (in the shops)! Narcissus: The term narcissus refers to a genus of bulbs that includes hundreds of species and literally tens of thousands of cultivars! The Narcissus genus includes daffodils, jonquils, and paperwhites, among many others, so when in doubt, this is the term to use. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stamens their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

ANEMONE, IN MONO…

WINDFLOWER… best viewed on black. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie: THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg 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

ANEMONO…

Anemone in MONO According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg 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

ANEMONISSIME… Anemones

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Greek anemōnē means "daughter of the wind", from ánemos the wind god "wind" + suffix -ōnē. The Metamorphoses of Ovid tells that the plant was created by the goddess Venus when she sprinkled nectar on the blood of her dead lover Adonis. The name "windflower" is used for the whole genus as well as the wood anemone. Monochrome photography is mostly used for artistic reasons in the contemporary world. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg 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

FLOWER FIREWORKS, THIRTEEN MILLION VIEWS

on Flickr, and almost 9 million here ! THANK YOU, unbelievable... hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed making! HI, my name is ANASTASIA and I am a MUM, well actually a CHRYSANTHEMUM, and yes I am lovely and big, though originally green… Chrysanthemum Anastasia, also a Spider Chrysanthemum I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all had a great time! M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CREATE YOUR DREAMS... Alstroemeria

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." That is the 'original' quote, that goes for the flowers I photographed here, Alstroemeria... sadly, it did not mention who's words they were. It reminds me of ZORBA, By Nikos Kazantzakis, one of my favourite literary works, talk about overlapping expression!!! Because it was so fitting to my own emotions, I made it into this now: "I photograph for laughter, I photograph for tears, I photograph for madness, I photograph for fears, I photograph for hopes, I photograph for screams, I am the photographer, I create the dreams..." VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN LACE ADORNS AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. This bloom of Hydrangea turned into lace... skeletal... beautiful and delicate. I gently brought it in. The flower spoke to me of essence, the spine; I thought of an Autumn bride, all things romantic. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! 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

MANDALA… ROSES…

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

WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY… Rose

https://youtu.be/qc8aHX5EWOc Thank you Peter Sarstedt A crying Rose. The best roses come from my own garden, more fragrant and more opulent they are. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! A flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? My latest project, THE MONOCHROMES, THE BOOK can be viewed and purchased now: https://www.photobox.co.uk/creation/4656305615 Already working on the second one. I wish you a day filled with peace in your heart! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MESSAGE of BEAUTY… ROSES

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. I know grief... Old enemies we are... I lost my grand-parents... I lost my parents... I lost my only sister... I lost a son... I lost my best friend... yes... I lost many... too many... But HOPE? NEVER... Beauty helps me through a lot, so here is my gift to you. Two bi-toned Roses, from my Summer garden, called Fire and Ice. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE BAISER… ROSES

I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. We NEED it! Kissing is great! It’s known as a favourite universal act of showing love and affection. Almost everyone receives or gives a kiss at some point in their life. A Lingering Lip Kiss – This is a closed mouth kiss that lasts for more than 20 seconds. The tongue is not involved in this kiss. Lingering lip kisses involve the lips only. This kiss serves as an indication of deep love. Two small amorous roses. VIEW and enjoy the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS… CYCLAMEN

Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you can wink. quote by Earl Long The cyclamen commonly sold by florists is Cyclamen persicum, which is frost-tender. Selected cyclamen cultivars can have white, bright pink, red or purple flowers. While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F), with the night time temperatures preferably between 6.5 °C to 15 °C (44 °F to 59 °F). Temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) may induce the plant to go dormant. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GYMNOPEDIE… Cyclamen

https://youtu.be/S-Xm7s9eGxU The word was in a musical dictionary Eric Satie had at home, and the given definition was “An event at a greek festival wherein maidens danced in the nude.” Most of my images are made under the influence… of music! I am now working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. It feels like I have been ‘neglecting’ my black and white photography, which I still love so very much. SILK WHITE CYCLAMENS This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILK WHITE CYCLAMEN…

This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties seem to fight for the light. Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tonalities, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE RISE AGAIN…Lilies

Phoenix Lilies rising from the ashes? We have to always move on, deal with grief… but always move on, hoping for better, less evil, with optimism in our heart. I am now working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. The white trumpet-lilies seemed to yearn for ... THE LIGHT? I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in this close up of this bouquet. Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 NAME IS LILY…

Lilium longiflorum. And I have a demanding presence! Also a most pleasant fragrance. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I love the subtle tones, all the varied tones, that give the flower/petals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES

The perfect music for a SUMMER DAY… 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. All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg 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

SCULPTURAL LIBERTY… CALLA

Frederic Chopin: "Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art." This statuesque proud flower did not need anything else... The pure black and white brings out the structure and shape, no? Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to white... as it should be! For my new book/project called THE MONOCHROMES. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. READ MORE HERE, related Blogs: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... 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

RASTERED… Callas

My imagination running wild again...I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... YESSS!!!! That was it... My imagination running wild again... lol. More experiments with lights and shapes Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic. More experiments with lights and shapes VIEW the NEW BOOK and movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: https://youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DECORUM of SPRING…

it is trendy now to decorate your home for Easter,like you do for Christmas? A branch of curly willow/twisted willow, and then it is up to your very own creativity what you do with it, more… or less kitsch? LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SECRET GARDEN 5... ANTHURIUM

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme The human body as a decor/landscape... it was not part of the original 4 in the exhibition. It stands on its own. That one did not make it into the original 4 because in the heat of the moment during this very creative and high tension session, I composed the image 'differently', it did not 'sit' well in the square, but that's it, I only realised afterwards that I had done the right thing in view of the subject, so a crop was in order, this format suited the Anthuriums best. SEE ALL HERE I hope you have a good day and thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Secret Garden 1...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Some call this Flowerotica? The human body as a landscape/decor... This one with green flower-balls, Asclepias fruticosa fruits, they are light and may look spiky but they aren't, no model was harmed during the making of this image, LOL... part of an original set for an exhibition "SALON des DAMES". SEE ALL HERE THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAPPY EASTER… TULIPS

you know I say it with flowers, lol. For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIR-BUBBLES...

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME sometimes it happens that I put the flowers in the water and that air bubbles form around the stem. No, not always, I’m convinced there must be a ‘scientific’ explanation for that phenomenon, LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AQUIVER THEY STAND… PRIMULA

forming a flower-carpet, they are out, for sale now, all waiting for the transplant in someone’s much loved garden. It is still early in the year, and they tremble in the chilly wind. The flowers still quite hidden, frightened to come out. The word primula is the Latin feminine diminutive of primus, meaning first (prime), applied to flowers that are among the first to open in Spring. 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved