Magda Indigo photography

+ FLOWERS 2017 PART 2

ROMANTICO in WHITE…
STAG PARTY… TULIPS
BELLISSIMI… Tulips
VOULEZ VOUS… TULIPS
TRIUMVIRATE of WHITE ROSES…
IT WASN’T ME… Tulips
THE DANCE of the CALLAS......
A FOND FAREWELL… TULIPS
THREE STAR CHRYSANTHEMUM…
DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage
PASSION FOREVER…. Ranunculus
TEXTURED SHAPES of CELOSIA Cristata
EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP
PURPUREA… ORCHID
STILL PEONIES…
BLUE BOTTLED… Cornflower
STARDUST… ASTER
BLUE, SO BLUE… Cornflower
VALSE DE l'ADIEU... TULIPS
IL DIVO… Tulip
SUMMER OPULENCE...
INNER SECRETS… PEONY
PARADISE… STRELITZIA
HIERARCHY… RANUNCULUS
BROKEN… ORCHIDS
SUPER ELEGANCE… SCABIOSA
WHITE ROSE DAY…
UNIQUE… ROSE
EXPLOSION… PROTEA
CURVY… LILY
YOU GO YOUR WAY… ( LILY)
POISONED CHALICE… ZANTEDESCHIA
LAST LOST… POPPY
FARANDOLE …
LINIAIR ART… POPPY
NOBLE SWORD… GLADIOLA
COULEUR IMPERIALE… Gladioli
GLAMOUROUS… GLADIOLI
I ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI
ALL YELLOW... AMARYLLIS.
SUMMER-WIND… Cornflowers
UN AMOUR de BLUET… Cornflowers.
THE C in CORNFLOWER…
AS WE GROW OLDER…
THE STARS SHINE BLUE… Cornflower
BLUESETTE… Cornflowers
MONDAY BLUES… CORNFLOWER
AMARYLLIS UNFURLING…
SCORPIO… Tulip
RENAISSANCE… Tulip
DANCE MACABRE… Tulips
THE BEAUTIFUL CHAOS… Tulips
THE GREAT ESCAPE… SWAN MILKWEED
DOUBLE FUN… Roses
JE VOIS LA VIE EN ROSE… Roses
ROSARUM… Roses.
WILD STRAWBERRIES…
EVERLASTING BEAUTY… SCABIOSA
FLORETTES de FLEURS… Scabiosa
WHAT A FRILL… BLUE SCABIOSA
SPLENDOUR in BLUE, Scabiosa
A PERFECT MATCH… ROSES, SCABIOSA
PERFECT COMBINATION… Roses
PRETTY PASTELS… Peony, Scabiosa
CHANTILLY… Peony
LA TENDRESSE… Peony
WAITING in the WINGS… PEONY
GOTTA BE LOVE… PEONY
ADORABLE BLOOMS… Peony
MAGIC DUO… Peony
SENSUALITY in PINK... Peony
COMFORT and JOY… Peony
SILKS… Peony
SOFTLY, SOFTLY… Peony
NESTLED… Peony
HOT STUFF... BUD LIGHT… PEONY
BLUSH… PEONY
BELLEZZA… PEONY.
J'AI DEUX AMOURS… PEONY
FRIANDISE… PEONY
CERISE et VANILLE… PEONY
VANILLE et CERISE … PEONY
ILLUSION… Peony
DARK BEAUTY... Peony
QUINTUPLETS… PEONIES
JOIE de VIVRE… Peony
CHINESE PEONY...
THE PERFECT GIFT… LISIANTHUS
GOLDEN GIRLS… TROLLIUS
LIME GREEN TO LEMON YELLOW… Tulips
WHICH WAY??? TULIPS

ROMANTICO in WHITE…

Roses and Gypsophila, a genus of flowering plants in the carnation family. It looks like a match made in heaven? Arranged in a small white jug, ever so lovely on the table! Yes our home is always well foreseen in flowers, IF they make it out of studio Indigo, lol Have a creative day and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STAG PARTY… TULIPS

These tulips look somewhat rowdy? LOL Like you see the lads when they are out, singing drunkenly… Ah well, imagination is a wonderful thing! More fun from studio Indigo. 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 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

BELLISSIMI… Tulips

Five beauties… and I having fun in the studio. 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 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

VOULEZ VOUS… TULIPS

I love these frayed, frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! On the Continent, for some reason they call them ‘frisée’ which means overly-curly? Mmmm Often that first furtive ’touch’ is as good as a first kiss? 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

TRIUMVIRATE of WHITE ROSES…

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

IT WASN’T ME… Tulips

… it was him/her, LOL two tulips, pink beauties, and I having fun in the studio. 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 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 DANCE of the CALLAS......

I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... TIP-TOEING? My imagination running wild again... 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 Thank you for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FOND FAREWELL… TULIPS

These double Tulips were slowly, beautifully ‘drying’… Becoming more curved and whimsial Sometimes some flowers will lose their petals while others will just ‘mummify’ in the warmth of the studio conditions. I know that some people are not keen on decay and that others love it. But here I saw such beauty still, in the shapes and the colours. Another of my personal favourites. 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 visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE STAR CHRYSANTHEMUM…

Spider Chrysanthemums, a very funky flower that looks great in any arrangement! The fine florets are long, tubular and tend to curl upwards, Love the light-play in these 3D spider-Chrysanthemums. Have a flower head with tubular ray florets which are open at the tip. Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house. Enjoy and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit NEW, FAST site here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage

PLEASE VIEW on BLACK. From the garden, late Spring-early Summer. I love the ‘dramatic’ lighting, the depth that creates. Le désespoir: 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

PASSION FOREVER…. Ranunculus

#abfav_red In everything that I do! I don’t mind the fact that it is Monday, I see it as a new opportunity, to create more images, beauty. I am already looking forward to the results… of the photo’s I have yet to make. What are the flowers going to tell me now? LOL Have a good one! THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TEXTURED SHAPES of CELOSIA Cristata

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

EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP

#abfav_red 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 THANKS 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

PURPUREA… ORCHID

This lovely branch broke off the mother plant, a sign: photograph me? 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 colour 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

STILL PEONIES…

Discovered this in my archives, a ‘forgotten’ image of peonies, still working on the book of these lovelies. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, Thank you 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

BLUE BOTTLED… Cornflower

A small bouquet of Cornflowers, in a bottle vase… The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STARDUST… ASTER

If your birthday is in September, let the Aster bring you good luck. With the vast array of colours and sizes that Asters, also known as starworts, come in (over 600 species). Not only are they lovely, these flowers will not fade as quickly as other flowers in arrangements. The Monte Casino is a popular Aster. This flower is often used to symbolise afterthought or true love. A love of variety is associated with this flower as well. In China, the aster signifies fidelity. The name "aster" has Latin origins meaning "star". Many stories tell the origins of the Aster, but the most popular ancient myth explains how asters were created from stardust as Virgo, also known as Astaea, the goddess of innocence cries over sin on earth. Her tears fell as stardust, covering the earth with asters. This myth gives light to the Aster's star-like beauty and shape. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE, SO BLUE… Cornflower

Portrait of a Cornflower. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VALSE DE l'ADIEU... TULIPS

A last dance… already pale now, so whimsical. https://youtu.be/dedLXUWkWSA I love Tulips, in every stage of their lives. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

IL DIVO… Tulip

Definitely tulips with attitude eh? Somehow they looked ‘male’? A bit of posturing, a little too much testosterone? 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, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SUMMER OPULENCE...

flowers, from the garden, rain- and wind-damaged, doesn't make it less appealing to me because it's not 'perfect'! Another type of beauty... A personal favourite. Please View LARGE and On PROPER Black From my garden, a fragrant Rose, white Hebe, Yellow St John's wort (Hypericum), and some blue, bell type flowers... again ala Victoriana... Another aspect of Summer... Have a lovely day and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INNER SECRETS… PEONY

This one opened one petal at the time, ever so slowly, the bright yellow stamens came peeping through… I captured it quickly! Peony Flower is a stunning flower with a large, lush head. Numerous ruffled petals slowly unfurl to stand tall till... eventually, they fall... THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY... With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it is not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, 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

PARADISE… STRELITZIA

#abfav_films_songs https://youtu.be/1G4isv_Fylg by Coldplay Portrait of a 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

HIERARCHY… RANUNCULUS

Golden cups, here a definite ‘pecking’ order, from bud to bloom eh… I love seeing where they come from, the bud, what they look like at their peak, the bloom, and the in-between, love ALL! 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... THANKS 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

BROKEN… ORCHIDS

This lovely branch broke off the mother plant, a sign: photograph me? 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 colour 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

SUPER ELEGANCE… SCABIOSA

I said it before, I think Scabiosa is a very feminine flower. 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 thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE ROSE DAY…

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

UNIQUE… ROSE

Each flower is unique, some are very close, but, just like people there are often small differences. Also I have yet to encounter the “PERFECT’ flower, is there such a thing? LOL, don’t look at my images of flowers, I’make’ them perfect! I wish you a day full of love and joy, and thanks for commenting, always very 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

EXPLOSION… PROTEA

Protea flowers normally remain closed, (with the style curved, and the stigma within the mass of tepals), until an insect, bird, or rodent disturbs the flower. At that point, the flower snaps open, the style straightens and the stigma is held some distance above the bloom. Read all about this amazing plant, this is the BEST article I've EVER come across on any flower: HERE Some of the most spectacular species in the diverse vegetation of the Cape region of South Africa are the proteas. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of flowering plants, sometimes also called sugar-bushes. 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 wanted it to look like fireworks. Hope you enjoy it? Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CURVY… LILY

Always fascinated by the shapes, colours and textures of flowers, what CURVES!!! CURLING with pleasure? White Lily here... me playing with light... Please View On Black Lol, thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, 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

YOU GO YOUR WAY… ( LILY)

#abfav_films_songs You go your way I'll go your way too. -The sweetest little song from the book of longing by Leonard. Cohen Out of a magnificent bouquet of stunning fragrant white Lilies, that embalmed our home for 2 weeks, these were the two last ones, a bud and a bloom, so very curvy! Gently carried them into the studio, photographed them, as I finished, ALL the petals of the bud dropped off… LOL Please View On Black Thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, 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

POISONED CHALICE… ZANTEDESCHIA

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

LAST LOST… POPPY

A last lost poppy from the garden. 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

FARANDOLE …

of FLOWERS. POPPY and Cornflower, dancing joyously in the light. I find this a happy and summery image. Bringing ‘joie de vivre’. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LINIAIR ART… POPPY

A last Iceland Poppy from the garden. Looking so tender and vulnerable with the papery petals. On my desk, I suddenly saw the image… even before my camera took it, here is the result. Hope you like, I know it is quite abstract, and why not, the ‘quest’ is a continuous process. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOBLE SWORD… GLADIOLA

Gladiolus flowers bloom on a long spike that ranges from 2 to 4 feet tall. These beauties open from the bottom and work their way upwards creating a long spire of blooms. The grass-like foliage resembles the blade of a sword giving these flowers a reputation as sword flowers. The blooms range in colour from bold orange and red to pastel blues, pinks and yellows, lilacs, whites and purple. The gladiolus flower symbolises honour and remembrance, but it has other meanings too. It can also symbolise the following: •Strength of character •Faithfulness, sincerity and integrity •Infatuation •Never giving up Purple, specifically means: Charm, grace and mysteriousness. Have a charmed day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COULEUR IMPERIALE… Gladioli

I love them ‘all-around’, the front, the back or profile! The gladiolus flower’s message may vary, but it will never be ignored. This bold beauty captures the heart and soul like no others with its impressive spire of flowers. Whether you choose a floral arrangement with similar coloured gladioli or you prefer a rainbow of colours to impress your love, there is a gladiolus for nearly every occasion. Purple 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. Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The colour purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic. Have a charmed day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLAMOUROUS… GLADIOLI

Gladiolus flowers bloom on a long spike that ranges from 2 to 4 feet tall. These beauties open from the bottom and work their way upwards creating a long spire of blooms. The grass-like foliage resembles the blade of a sword giving these flowers a reputation as sword flowers. The blooms range in colour from bold orange and red to pastel blues, pinks and yellows, lilacs, whites and purple. The gladiolus flower symbolises honour and remembrance, but it has other meanings too. It can also symbolise the following: •Strength of character •Faithfulness, sincerity and integrity •Infatuation •Never giving up Purple, specifically means: Charm, grace and mysteriousness. Have a charmed day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI

A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!! A gladiola sword… Flaming fire petals, another variety I never saw before! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL YELLOW... AMARYLLIS.

#abfav_films_songs https://youtu.be/yKNxeF4KMsY Coldplay - Yellow lyrics excerpt ...Cause you were all yellow I drew a line I drew a line for you Oh what a thing to do And it was all yellow... It's true Look how they shine for you Look how they shine for you Look how they shine for Look how they shine for you Look how they shine for you Look how they shine... Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. Have a great day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMER-WIND… Cornflowers

https://youtu.be/Ug8cBIbxDaY by Frank Sinatra Another I had in my head for over a week, just could not find the blue ribbon to perfectly match this and then, when I did, no stopping me, LOL. Here, these Summer blooms and the ribbon, blowing in the wind. Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. I find this a happy and summery image. Bringing ‘joie de vivre’. A personal fave again. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UN AMOUR de BLUET… Cornflowers.

The ‘BLEUET’ of France worn in the buttonhole is the symbol of memory and solidarity towards veterans , victims of war, widows and orphan I had this image in my head for over a week, just could not find the blue ribbon to perfectly match this and hold this a the perfect gift for you. Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. I find this a happy and summery image. Bringing ‘joie de vivre’. A personal fave again. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE C in CORNFLOWER…

and CENTAUREA cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. Another personal fave again. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AS WE GROW OLDER…

we go from a vibrant blue to a greyish white… CENTAUREA cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. Another personal fave again. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE STARS SHINE BLUE… Cornflower

4 bright stars, shining just for you… Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers have been used and prized historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and is famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. I find this a happy and summery image. Bringing ‘joie de vivre’. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUESETTE… Cornflowers

Bluesette is a jazz standard, composed by Belgian musician Toots Thielemans. It was composed in the key of B-flat major. https://youtu.be/yKnG_9q4crA I make my photo’s with music, LOTS of MUSIC, must have an influence? LOL. Here, like musical notes? Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. In the past it often grew as a weed in cornfields (in the broad sense of the word "corn", referring to grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats), hence its name. It is now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification, particularly over-use of herbicides, destroying its habitat. 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

MONDAY BLUES… CORNFLOWER

Cornflower blue is a shade of medium-to-light blue containing relatively little green compared to blue. This hue was one of the favourites of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as cornflower or bachelor's button,is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. In the past it often grew as a weed in cornfields (in the broad sense of the word "corn", referring to grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats), hence its name. It is now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification, particularly over-use of herbicides, destroying its habitat. The cornflower is considered a beneficial weed and its edible flower can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Bon Appetit! 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

AMARYLLIS UNFURLING…

Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). Another Macro+++, and the 'dramatic' light I've grown to love so much. To have the flower head giving away its little secrets and beauty, slowly… PLEASE, View On Black I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, thanks, 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

SCORPIO… Tulip

#abfav_films_songs Scorpio is a 1973 spy film directed by Michael Winner and starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Paul Scofield. This Tulip dried along the others, but turned into what looked like a scorpion… LOL Imagination is a wonderful thing eh… Sometimes some flowers will lose their petals while others will just ‘mummify’ in the warmth of the studio conditions. I know that some people are not keen on decay and that others love it. But here I saw such beauty still, in the shapes and the colours. Another of my personal favourites. 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 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

RENAISSANCE… Tulip

‘Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.’ Robert Brault RENAISSANCE, in this case re-awakening… into something different, beauty of the second kind. Dried Tulip. Sometimes some flowers will lose their petals while others will just ‘mummify’ in the warmth of the studio conditions. I know that some people are not keen on decay and that others love it. But here I saw such beauty still, in the shapes and the colours. Another of my personal favourites. 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 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

DANCE MACABRE… Tulips

Dried Tulips. Sometimes some flowers will lose their petals while others will just ‘mummify’ in the warmth of the studio conditions. I know that some people are not keen on decay and that others love it. But here I saw such beauty still, in the shapes and the colours. Another of my personal favourites. I just HAD to photograph them! 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 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 BEAUTIFUL CHAOS… Tulips

Dried Tulips. Sometimes some flowers will lose their petals while others will just ‘mummify’ in the warmth of the studio conditions. I know that some people are not keen on decay and that others love it. But here I saw such beauty still, in the shapes and the colours. Another of my personal favourites. 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 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 GREAT ESCAPE… SWAN MILKWEED

I uploaded the pad a few days ago… what happened next? Due to the heat given off by the lights in the studio, the pods started to open and the pod opened and released the seeds. Hundreds of seeds fluffing from that one pod.Here TWO! In a matter of minutes all of the seeds floated out of the pods. Once the process of release started, it could not be stopped. I loved shooting this small miracle of nature in my studio. Gomphocarpus fruticosus: Asclepias fruticosa is the old botanical name, Narrowleaf cotton bush, Swan bush, Swan milkweed the popular ones. Here: the seed-box/seeds 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

DOUBLE FUN… Roses

once more… they look like they are having fun, lost in a world of dance? LOL Small Roses with BIG thorns!!! Thanks and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

JE VOIS LA VIE EN ROSE… Roses

#abfav_films_songs https://youtu.be/kYkVtz6ozJE By Grace Jones Roses and more Roses. I wish you a day full of love and joy, and thanks for commenting, always very 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

ROSARUM… Roses.

Red and yellow, egg and tomato, go together so very well? Lying on a bed of soft green leaves, mini roses. 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 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

WILD STRAWBERRIES…

Straight from our garden in Summer, Wild Strawberries... Smaller than store-bought strawberries, which are a hybrid of the wild strawberry and a European species, the berries are a favourite treat to many birds and animals, as well as people. They are sweet and full of flavour, but very tiny! Some a little tart. Woodland Strawberry fruit is apparently still grown on a small scale commercially for the use of gourmets. Hey we got so many maybe I should try and sell them, hihi? Lol. The 3 different stages of a plant again. WILD STRAWBERRIES... an Ingmar Bergman Movie Wishing you a fine day and thanks for your visit, as always, M, (*_*) 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

EVERLASTING BEAUTY… SCABIOSA

Last year’s Summer, I brought some stunning Scabiosa into the studio, made some photographs, it was Summer, it was hot, they did not last long, dried up nicely. I kept them, because I wanted to photograph them again. I had this image in my head, fresh and dried, old and new. I keep saying how patience is a big virtue in a photographer? The dried ones became very fragile, however they made it for the shoot. So, come this Summer, and I bought fresh ones, made my photo’s once more, phew, hot again in the studio, so the fresh ones did not last very long, started to shrivel-> more images to be made. Here they are, not quite dry yet, but oh so beautiful and interesting. Losing pollen and petals. Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLORETTES de FLEURS… Scabiosa

FLOWERS IN FLOWERS In the ‘heart’ of Scabiosa, there is a pincushion-like center, filled with little bals… they open one by one. Each head contains many small florets, each floret cupped in a membranous, saucer-shaped bract. The calyx has five sepals in the form of awns almost as long as the petals. After the flowers have dropped, the calyces together with the bracts form a spiky ball that may be the reason for the "pincushion" common name. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects including butterflies and moths. Scabiosa is a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) of flowering plants To me, this is one of the most ‘feminine’ flowers. Thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

WHAT A FRILL… BLUE SCABIOSA

“If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. - King Amor” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPLENDOUR in BLUE, Scabiosa

Lovely, lavender blue, pincushion like flowers from July to September held on delicate stems above clumps of lance shaped, grey green leaves. This long flowering blue scabious is ideal for a sunny, well drained rock garden or container planting. The charming pincushion like flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and they make very pretty additions to fresh and dried flower arrangements. Hope you like it, thank you and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

A PERFECT MATCH… ROSES, SCABIOSA

A PERFECT MATCH… ROSES, SCABIOSA 2X2, lying on o bed of leaves, these are probably my favourite colour combination: red and mauve, Roses and Scabiosa. Thanks and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

PERFECT COMBINATION… Roses

And Scabiosa. “I have no plans to retire. It's the perfect combination of work and play that keeps you young. If I quit work it would be the beginning of the end for me.” Hugh Hefner I think, in food, fashion, art and other things, the secret is in the combination! Such a lovely combination of colours, shape and textures. Thanks and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

PRETTY PASTELS… Peony, Scabiosa

A late pink Peony bud and a blooming Scabiosa, a perfect pair. They looks happy together. Quickly one of my faves! Thanks and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

CHANTILLY… Peony

Crème chantilly or crème fouettée. NO sugar: crème fouettée (whipped cream) WITH sugar: becomes crème Chantilly.. Two peony buds, trying their best to open… Some images just have an emotional impact… more than others? This one, the moment I saw it in the perfect light, when I photographed it, when I first laid eyes on it, aaah the thrill! I can’t begin to tell you how it feels. I always keep these a little longer before I publish them, keep them close for awhile. Now I am ready to share it. Hope you like it, thank you and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

LA TENDRESSE… Peony

LA TENDRESSE… Peony “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else”. Some images just have an emotional impact… more than others? This one, the moment I saw it in the perfect light, when I photographed it, when I first laid eyes on it, aaah the thrill! I can’t begin to tell you how it feels. I always keep these a little longer before I publish them, keep them close for awhile. Now I am ready to share it. Hope you like it, thank you and have a happy day, Magda, (*_*) 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 MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com

WAITING in the WINGS… PEONY

These youngsters (buds) seem ready to take over? LOL They did really well in my garden this year. 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. THANKS 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

GOTTA BE LOVE… PEONY

So sweet, two Peonies, a bloom and a bud, huddled together... making a book on the Peony. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ADORABLE BLOOMS… Peony

The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of China, where the Paeonia suffruticosa is called 牡丹 (mǔdān). It is also known as 富貴花 (fùguìhuā) "flower of riches and honour" or 花王 (huawang) "king of the flowers", and is used symbolically in Chinese art. In 1903, the Qing dynasty declared the peony as the national flower. The ancient Chinese city Luoyang has a reputation as a cultivation centre for the peonies. Throughout Chinese history, peonies in Luoyang have been said to be the finest in the country. Dozens of peony exhibitions and shows are still held there annually. In the Middle Ages, peonies were often painted with their ripe seed-capsules, since it was the seeds, not the flowers, which were medically significant. Mischievous nymphs were said to hide in the petals of the Peony, giving it the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in the Language of Flowers. While the peony takes several years to re-establish itself when moved, it blooms annually for decades once it has done so. Peonies tend to attract ants to the flower buds. This is due to the nectar that forms on the outside of the flower buds, and is not required for the plants' own pollination or other growth. Peonies are a common subject in tattoos, often used along with koi-fish. The popular use of peonies in Japanese tattoo was inspired by the artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi's illustrations of Suikoden, a classical Chinese novel. The peony became a masculine motif, associated with a devil-may-care attitude and disregard for consequence. Famous painters of peonies have included Conrad Gessner (ca. 1550) and Auguste Renoir in 1879. Paeonia officinalis can be found in the altar picture of Maria im Rosenhag by Schongauer in the former Dominican Church in Colmar. The Italian Jesuit, painter and architect Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), who worked at the court of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing dynasty, painted peonies. 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

MAGIC DUO… Peony

I watch them develop with full admiration… 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

SENSUALITY in PINK... Peony

Spring River Flowers Moon Night… The river is smooth and calm this evening, The peony flowers bloom. The moon floats on the current. The tide carries the stars. — Qian Qi (Tang Dyanasty) A romantic flower, this peony starts pink and ends ever so pale. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, 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

COMFORT and JOY… Peony

Two sweet, too sweet.. making a book on the Peony. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILKS… Peony

THREE OF A KIND... There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. - Mary Kay Ash This will also feature in THE PEONY book I am currently making. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! Best bought in bud, slightly plump like these, too closed and, they might NEVER open!!! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. Honoured in many cultures, the common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. 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

SOFTLY, SOFTLY… Peony

a small bud and two beautiful blooms. The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red, hot pink or pale pink, which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NESTLED… Peony

This peony bud lies snugly on the soft petals of the bloom. I am at the moment making a book of The Peonies, this one is a definite in it! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOT STUFF... BUD LIGHT… PEONY

This Peony bud was about to open in the heat of the studio/lights, I had to hurry, once they start going, there is no stopping them! As you know, I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, with my eyes! "READY TO BLOOM and regale you with my beauty"? Although the petals look waxy... they are silky soft. The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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… PEONY

BEST ON BLACK... Some flowers can still just so overwhelm me with their beauty. So pure, like this one, with the tender petals, sepals and colours. All I want with my images is to bring you that joy. This one comes also from the hot pink buds, so, beauty in age. LOL I wish you a day full of love and joy, and thanks for commenting, always very 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

BELLEZZA… PEONY.

Some flowers can still just so overwhelm me with their beauty. So pure, like this one, with the tender petals, sepals and colours. All I want with my images is to bring you that joy. This one comes also from the hot pink buds, so, beauty in age. LOL I wish you a day full of love and joy, and thanks for commenting, always very 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

J'AI DEUX AMOURS… PEONY

#abfav_films_songs https://youtu.be/yQVmsSCj2Fg this title come from this very old song by Josephine Baker, that my paternal grand-mother used to listen to and loved. She was French and that was her first language. I remember sitting on the floor, playing with puzzles and her singing along… memories, yes. These two beauties, Peonies, that I so adore came from super hot pink buds to this, unfolded in full glory, displaying their petals with grace. Thank you 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

FRIANDISE… PEONY

THE PINK SWEETNESS of THE PEONY. This one, I waited and waited to photograph. Patience can be a virtue in a photographer! This bloom comes from the vibrant hot pink, the age and pale, retaining some of the former glory, and still elegant and full of beauty. The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. The 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 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, Thank you 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

CERISE et VANILLE… 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. 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

VANILLE et CERISE … 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. 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

ILLUSION… Peony

You would think this was photographed on a reflective surface, and, sorry, you’d be wrong, these are actually two beautiful Peony blooms. The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. When Asclepius became jealous of his pupil, Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARK BEAUTY... Peony

Love this wild one, with the yellow stamens showing, blousey and stunning. FLOWERS MY GRANDMA LOVED: she especially loved the more common ones from the garden, the dark red ones. Again, memories very much connected with the fragrance! The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUINTUPLETS… PEONIES

Full of promise, and…they delivered in all their splendour. Quintuplet definition, any group or combination of five, especially of the same kind. 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

JOIE de VIVRE… Peony

a bud and two beautiful blooms. The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red, hot pink or pale pink, which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHINESE PEONY...

"READY TO BLOOM and regale you with my beauty"? Although the petals look waxy... they are silky soft. The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red, hot pink or pale pink, which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PERFECT GIFT… LISIANTHUS

ORIGIN The lisianthus originates from North America, where it grows in desert riverbeds and in prairie regions. In the states of Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Colorado they call this plant prairie gentian. Although originally an American beauty, the lisianthus’ rise to glory really only started in Japan. It was Japanese growers who crossed the prairie gentian in the 1930s to create the lisianthus we know today. Its appealing symbolism - it symbolises gratitude amongst other things - makes it the perfect gift. They come in white, green, blue, pink, lilac, purple and salmon. Some flowers even have petals with multiple colours. Apart from being colourful, the lisianthus’ petals are also very soft and delicate. So handle with care! SYMBOLISM The lisianthus may appear soft and cute, but it has a powerful symbolism, since this flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. Lisianthus (Eustoma Grandiflorum) is a genus of 3 species in the family Gentianaceae. The name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower’. Thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLDEN GIRLS… TROLLIUS

Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen’. Bright orange early summer flowers with yellow centres and deeply divided mid green leaves. These cheery, buttercup-like flowers are perfect for the middle of a moist border or for planting at the margins of a pond or stream. Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

LIME GREEN TO LEMON YELLOW… Tulips

An unusual variation of Tulips, slim, pointed and with odd-shaped petals and leaves. They come as lime-green buds and grow into lemon yellow blooms In Persia, to give a red tulip is to declare your love. To give a yellow tulip is to declare your love hopelessly and utterly... Thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved

WHICH WAY??? TULIPS

The lemon yellow flowers in this bouquet seemed lost, which way? Where is the light? In Persia, to give a red tulip is to declare your love. To give a yellow tulip is to declare your love hopelessly and utterly... Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty and other agencies© All rights reserved