Magda Indigo photography

+ FLOWERS 2017 PART 2

A FLOWER BASKET, filled with HYDRANGEA...
ARCUS TRIUMPHALIS… FREESIA
SECRET LIFE of FLOWERS… LILY
BLUE, SO BLUE… Cornflower
IT'S BRIGHT, IT'S ORANGE, IT'S FREESIA...
THREE LITTLE MAIDS... GERBERA
TEMPTING… ALSTROEMERIA
O YELLOW… Gerbera
COLOURBURST… FREESIAS.
IRIS… IRISSIME
THE SAILORS' CHORUS...
CHANTILLY CREME… Peony
PURE ELEGANCE…Lisianthus
PURE JOY and WARMTH… Gerbera
A BUNCH of HAPPINESS… GERBERA
THE CHASE… GERBERA
ALA MICK JAGGER…. IRIS
FLEUR BLEUE pour UN AMI, IRIS,
RHAPSODY IN BLUE… HYDRANGEA
SUPER ELEGANCE… SCABIOSA
POPPIES for ARMISTICE DAY…
PRETTY as A PICTURE CALLA…
NOT FOR CHRISTMAS, POINSETTIA…
STARS in the NIGHT… Amaryllis
ALLURE… Lily
SAFFRON FREESIA…
SOLOIST… Chrysanthemum.
SPECTACULAR…Chrysanthemum.
GOLD in AUTUMN… Chrysanthemum
FIRST of NOVEMBER… CHRYSANTHEMUM DAY
AUTUMN FINALE..
TRICK or TREAT…
BROKEN WINGS…
GYMNOPEDIE… Cyclamen
MY NAME IS LILY…
SHOW-ALL… White Tiger Lily
VICTORIANA ROSES...
THREE STAR TULIPS…
LET LOOSE... TULIPS
SOLITAIRE… TULIP
SWAYING… TULIPS
FULLY LAYERED... RANUNCULUS
VISSI d’ARTE…
THE LITTLE BEAUTIES, ROSES...
BLUES in the NIGHT…
A ROSE of BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER...
SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES
HABLA con ELLA… Alstroemeria
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
THINKING PARROT TULIP…
DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN
I FEEL LIKE A FLOWER TODAY...
GOLD in AUTUMN... Chrysanthemum
JUST BECAUSE... I AM HAPPY! CYCLAMEN
OF AUTUMN COLOURS and FADING LIGHT... HYDRANGEA.
SEVEN… Fringed Tulips
SONG of LOVE... TULIPS
THE VON TRAPP TULIPS…
CREATIVE HEADACHE... TULIP
ET VOILA... TULIP
A TULIP named DESIRE...
TAKE A BOW... TULIP
A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS
TULIP... REVEALED.
EXPLOSION… NERINE
THE EMBRACE… PROTEA
CARELESS LOVE... GERBERA
L'EMBRACE… Gerbera
FROM THE HEART... GERBERA
CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER...
THE FULL GLORY AUTUMN COLOURS, Chrysanthemum
QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS
SEMI-LILY...
WHEN LACE ADORNS THE AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA
DEEP PURPLE… CHRYSANTHEMUM
EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM
ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN…
AUTUMN SWEETNESS…
POT of JOY…CYCLAMEN
WHITE POPPIES…
ONE BRANCH of Lisianthus...
MONEY-PENNY…
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN...
Dee-light... Chrysanthemums
DAHLIA FULL FACE…
BRIGHT STARS… CHRYSANTHEMUM
SILK-LIKE… IRIS
STELLAR... Cosmos
ASTER-ISSIMO…
GENETICS… ASTERS
SUMMER GEMS… ASTERS
SEVEN BEAUTIES… Chrysanthemum
AUJOURD’HUI C’EST l’AUTOMNE…
BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... YET is OFTEN VERY EPHEMERA
DARLING BUDS… DAHLIA
THE YOUNG ONES… DAHLIA
CAMERA-SHY … Dahlia
PURE COTTON…
LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria
MENAGE à TROIS… Kniphofia
THE LITTLE WIND-DANCERS… FUCHSIA
BRIGHT START… Fuchsia
HOT STUFF… FUCHSIA
Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…
SALTO MORTALE… FUCHSIA
LAST of SUMMER FLOWERS… FUCHSIA
A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING... FUCHSIA BUD
A ONE, A TWO, A THREE, A FOUR… Gerbera
A ONE, A TWO, A THREE… Gerbera
A TWO… VOULEZ -VOUS?
A ONE… GERBERA
THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS
JAPONAISERIE… MONTBRETIA
A THOUSAND and ONE NIGHTS… LILY
ARABIAN NIGHTS... Lily
A HEART AFLUTTER… ORNITHOGALUM
BERRY BERRY NICE.. SORBUS
I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN...
BIG FAT BUDS… LILY
ZINGING ZINNIA…
LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS
SMILE...
PETALISSIMO... GERBERA
LISIANTHUS... and buds
HAPPY FLOWERS... Ranunculus
BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER... RANUNCULUS.
HIERARCHY… RANUNCULUS
SHOOTING STARS, Aquilegia…
THE HONEY-TRAP... yellow poppy
PHOENIX daffodils
NO MORE… POPPY
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE… SUNFLOWERS
SUN-LOVERS… SUNFLOWERS
WHERE is THE SUN… HELIANTHUS
WHERE'S THE SUN? Sunflower...
SUMMER turned its back on us... Sunflower
HOT... HOTTER and HOTTEST...
CASCADE… Asters
LIVING ART NOUVEAU, the yellow tulips
COME FLY WITH ME… TULIP
BURNING PASSION... Tulips.
SPERMA?
VOULEZ VOUS… TULIPS
UNIT… Tulips
LAST TANGO… Tulips
IL DIVO… Tulip
STAG PARTY… TULIPS
BELLISSIMI… Tulips
IT WASN’T ME… Tulips
CURVY… LILY
YOU GO YOUR WAY… ( LILY)
FLOWER SCULPTURE… Lilium longiflorum
EXOTICA… LILIES
BOUND TO BE LOVED... CALLA
THE DANCE of the CALLAS......
POISONED CHALICE… ZANTEDESCHIA
THREE STAR CHRYSANTHEMUM…
PASSION FOREVER…. Ranunculus
STARDUST… ASTER
DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage
TEXTURED SHAPES of CELOSIA Cristata
EQUILIBRIUM… TULIP
SUMMER OPULENCE...
PURPUREA… ORCHID
BROKEN… ORCHIDS
FLORAL INSECTS… ORCHID
FESTIVE FLOWERWORKS, yellow Protea …
EXPLOSION… PROTEA
PARADISE… STRELITZIA
BIRD OF PARADISE...
LES TROIS BELLES… POPPY
FARANDOLE …
LAST LOST… POPPY
LINIAIR ART… POPPY
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavender
NOBLE SWORD… GLADIOLA
TODAY’s BEAUTY… GLADIOLI
COULEUR IMPERIALE… Gladioli
GLAMOUROUS… GLADIOLI
I ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI
MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI
PINK ABUNDANCE… GLADIOLI
ANY WHICH WAY… Gladiolus
ELEGANCE in PINK… Gladiolus
LOVE ME TENDER… CORNFLOWER
BLUE, SO BLUE… Cornflower
SUMMER-WIND… Cornflowers
UN AMOUR de BLUET… Cornflowers.
THE C in CORNFLOWER…
AS WE GROW OLDER…
THE STARS SHINE BLUE… Cornflower
BLUESETTE… Cornflowers
BLUE BOTTLED… Cornflower
MONDAY BLUES… CORNFLOWER
AMARYLLIS UNFURLING…
ALL YELLOW... AMARYLLIS.
VALSE DE l'ADIEU... TULIPS
A FOND FAREWELL… TULIPS
SCORPIO… Tulip
RENAISSANCE… Tulip
DANCE MACABRE… Tulips
THE BEAUTIFUL CHAOS… Tulips
THE GREAT ESCAPE… SWAN MILKWEED
LISTEN TO THE RAIN… ROSE
DELIGHT of THE MUSES… JUST JOEY ROSE
ROMANTICO in WHITE…
TRIUMVIRATE of WHITE ROSES…
WHITE ROSE DAY…
ALA VICTORIANA… ROSE
A PROPER YORKSHIRE WHITE ROSE…
UNIQUE… ROSE
DOUBLE FUN… Roses
WEATHER-BEATEN Roses…
JE VOIS LA VIE EN ROSE… Roses
IMPACT… ROSES
HIGH SOCIETY…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
INNER SECRETS… PEONY
DARK BEAUTY... Peony
QUINTUPLETS… PEONIES
JOIE de VIVRE… Peony
CHINESE PEONY...
STILL PEONIES…
THE PERFECT GIFT… LISIANTHUS
GOLDEN GIRLS… TROLLIUS
LIME GREEN TO LEMON YELLOW… Tulips
WHICH WAY??? TULIPS
OPPULENCE, GLADIOLI...
Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER for October…

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

ARCUS TRIUMPHALIS… FREESIA

#abfav_3 Three branches of fragrant Freesia, facing the same way, forming an arch in honour af all of my followers? LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 LIFE of FLOWERS… LILY

The reproductive organs of a white lily, the anthers at the end of the stamens look as though they are ready to burst? LOL Just starting to release the pollen. Photographers are the keepers of reality, this flower will only ever be seen like this again, because I 'eternalised' it! It's gone now, but not completely... the photo remains! Hope you enjoy viewing as much as I did making the images! Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE, SO BLUE… Cornflower

Graphic portrait of Cornflowers in different stages. And, I just learned that Cornflower are often the reference for an ideal sapphire blue. 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

IT'S BRIGHT, IT'S ORANGE, IT'S FREESIA...

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

#abfav_3 the song of the soft peachy Gerberas. 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 centre of the flower is sometimes black. Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news, 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

TEMPTING… ALSTROEMERIA

Alstroemeria, also called Peruvian /Inca lily, named after the Swedish baron Clas Alströmer They are all native to South America although some have become naturalised in the United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Madeira and the Canary Islands. Species of Alstroemeria from Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. Please View On Black Have a great day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

O YELLOW… Gerbera

What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers! Quote by Henry Austin Dobson There are people who need every bit of joy, beauty and warmth we can give them. 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. Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news, 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

COLOURBURST… FREESIAS.

Pure elegance and fragrance these beauties. A branch of Freesia, aah, I see them, I smell them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honour of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IRIS… IRISSIME

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

#abfav_lines_stripes THE SAILORS' CHORUS... By Wagner from The flying Dutchman - The Sailors' Chorus For the music lovers, listen here: https://youtu.be/fztb-TipoH0 Flamboyant red tulips, swaying in togetherness singing their hearts out... Dutchman... tulips??? OOOHH my imagination is running riot again, under the influence of music? I wish you all a very good day and thank for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHANTILLY CREME… 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

PURE ELEGANCE…Lisianthus

I'm in a very creative and inspired 'state' at the moment, tee hee. I really had fun with these in Studio Indigo. LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. 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

PURE JOY and WARMTH… Gerbera

We all know what the ‘bad and sad’ news is each day, we are bombarded with it? All too aware of it. Why would I want to repeat-share this? I prefer to sprinkle some beauty, goodness, kindness and joy, we all need it. 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. Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news, 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

A BUNCH of HAPPINESS… GERBERA

To ease off the stresses of the week, deep breath, sigh, hope you had a relaxed w-e! Take time to enjoy the flowers! 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). Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images and news, 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 CHASE… GERBERA

Sometimes mysterious and surprising things happen in Studio Indigo… I positioned the one red Gerber and when I looked through the lens, I saw the ‘discarded’ red one, parallel, almost out of frame, like fleeing or being chased? LOL I love it, it pleases my creative brain/eye. Also love 'creating’ and playing with light in the studio, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz. 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. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comments with all my heart, 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

ALA MICK JAGGER…. IRIS

Iris’s tongue. LOL Iris, the palest blue I ever saw. Dutch iris are popular with florists and home gardeners because they are dependably pretty and easy to use. Long, strong, straight stems pair with blooms that are an ideal size for medium bouquets. Have a safe day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR BLEUE pour UN AMI, IRIS,

"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" Lucilla Galeazzi & L'Arpeggiata youtu.be/d0A22hPE8Mw?list=PLCF2DB36F8C78668D I dream of Beauty, I dream of Peace, I dream of all things good, I dream of a different world, I dream of people living side by side in kindness, I dream I hold you all with love, I can but dream, I cry in my dreams... Iris, the palest blue I ever saw, reaching out. Have a safe day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RHAPSODY IN BLUE… HYDRANGEA

The Hydrangeas did very well this year. Now some have been dried and form a lovely dash of colour in the room. View On Black Hydrangea, the name, comes from the Greek words "hydro" or water, and "angeion," or vase = water vase, they prefer a lot of water. A very ancient plant, found in fossils going back thousands of years. Photographed the way I like it, minimal dof, it gives it a lovely sense of mystery, well, I think so... Flower lovers will know that there is a flower language. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by delicate blooms. Of course, even the experts disagree on the "true meaning" of many flowers and most have different meanings to different people. So, while all flowers convey thoughtfulness and love, a gift of flowers for a special someone will always create its own personal meaning, too. HYDRANGEA - Thank You for Understanding. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comments with all my heart, 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

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

POPPIES for ARMISTICE DAY…

Some people choose to wear white poppies as a pacifist alternative to the red poppy. The White Poppies are not created to insult those who have created red poppies as wreaths in memory of their lost loved ones during war. Instead it is to emphasise that war should be avoided so that there will be no more wasted lives. The White Poppies are important flowers that remind people about the beauty of peace - while the Red Poppies remind people of the cost of war. The Co-operative Women’s Guild was the first one to sell the artificial White Poppies in 1933. The artificial form of the poppy flower were sold by groups of women who have lost fathers, husbands, brothers and even children during the war and desire that no further bloodshed prevail. Since then, the White Poppies were popular during Remembrance Day especially for the “No More War Movement”. Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, Three Red Poppies, so dainty, so feminine, so sheer. 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). 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

PRETTY as A PICTURE CALLA…

“If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it." quote by Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when 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, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhoea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOT FOR CHRISTMAS, POINSETTIA…

#abfav_lines_stripes This is the palest pink poinsettia I ever saw! But for me, for the festive season definitely red! Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2 ft 0 in–13 ft 1 in). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The coloured bracts —which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colours, but are actually leaves. The colours of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change colour. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest colour. The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the centre of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.] The poinsettia is native to Mexico. It is now found in the wild in deciduous tropical forests at moderate elevations from southern Sinaloa down the entire Pacific coast of Mexico to Chiapas and Guatemala. May your w-e and the coming days be full of goodness and joy, 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

STARS in the NIGHT… Amaryllis

#abfav_lines_stripes Here, you know the festive season is near, the Amaryllis are back in the shops! AND, we are well and truly in full communication again! They speak, I listen, er, with my eyes. LOL It is said that: Art is Expression of the imagination............ Hippeastrum, these plants are popularly but erroneously known as Amaryllis and are cultivars of bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidacea. The botanic name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral "Eclogues"(An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. Virgilius wrote the Bucolica, consisting of 10 Eclogues). As a flower symbol it has come to mean "Dramatic", which seems most fitting here! Hippeastrum is a popular bulb flower for indoor growing, it is Greek for "horseman's star" (also known today as "knight's star"). I love the curves and lines in this. Hope you do too. Have a great day thank you for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALLURE… Lily

This Lily looked very alluring, attracting me with its petal-shapes, pollen-laden stamens, its vibrant colours. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAFFRON FREESIA…

It is great to see the structure of different flowers and the beautiful detail. 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 sweet day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOLOIST… Chrysanthemum.

Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife. quote by Tim Gunn Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. However, this looks like a new variety, NEVER saw these 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

SPECTACULAR…Chrysanthemum.

please please VIEW on black 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 Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. However, this looks like a new variety, NEVER saw these 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

GOLD in AUTUMN… Chrysanthemum

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST of NOVEMBER… CHRYSANTHEMUM DAY

Today, 1 November is the day that, in many countries in the west, our dead are remembered, graves are cleaned and decorated with the iconic Chrysanthemums. Another aspect of Chrysanthemum, tightly packed, a true Autumn flower, built against rain, wind and cold? The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN FINALE..

#abfab_autumn We almost come to the finale of the fruit and nut harvesting! Physalis; large papery husks derive from the calyx. The berry inside, also goes by the names Golden Strawberry, Chinese Lantern and Cape gooseberry. Not all Physalis species bear edible fruit. This here is decorative. Have you ever wondered about the origin of Halloween colours? It is the custom of the celebration to use orange and black in decorations and costumes. The colour orange also signifies strength and endurance. We don’t know if that is for the holiday or strength and endurance at the harvest time. Since the Celtics were involved in wars with Julius Caesar, they may have believed orange gave courage to those who wore that colour during battle. As the Celtics are given the most credit for beginning the holiday as the festival of the harvest, a colour of Autumn is used. Orange, being the most prevalent autumn tone, is derived from the pumpkin and leaves. I love these warm hues, it is truly Autumnal… Thank you 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

TRICK or TREAT…

#abfav_halloween A treat? Have a wonderful day, filled with fun, 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

BROKEN WINGS…

The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. I love them! Bought this one cheap... because it had a 'damaged' flower!! Full of promise though, plenty of buds. Thank you for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) BEST LARGE and View On Black 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

GYMNOPEDIE… Cyclamen

#abfav_monochrome 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 was working on a new project. A book called THE MONOCHROMES. Movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg I had 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 here 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 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

MY NAME IS LILY…

#abfav_monochrome 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? Movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Wishing you a bright 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

SHOW-ALL… White Tiger Lily

This flower is really showing us all, a little pollen dusted again There is an old legend from Asia about the Tiger Lily. A Korean hermit helped a wounded tiger by removing an arrow from its body. The tiger asked the hermit to use his powers to perpetuate their friendship after his death. The hermit agreed and when the tiger died, his body became a tiger lily. Eventually the hermit drowned and his body was washed away. The Tiger Lily spread everywhere searching for its friend. There is a superstition that smelling a Tiger Lily will give you freckles. The Tiger Lily stands for wealth and prosperity. The Tiger Lily, has six stamens (composed of anthers and filaments), one pistil (composed of the stigma, style and ovary), a long style, and a three-lobed stigma. 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

VICTORIANA ROSES...

PINK for OCTOBER..................... best viewed on black Hybrid Perpetual ROSE— The dominant class of roses in Victorian England, they first emerged in 1838 and were derived to a great extent from the Bourbons. They became the most popular garden and florist roses of northern Europe at the time, as the tender tea roses would not thrive in cold climates. The "perpetual" in the name hints at repeat-flowering, but many varieties of this class had poor reflowering habits; the tendency was for a massive spring bloom, followed by either scattered summer flowering, a smaller autumn burst, or sometimes nothing at all until next spring. They were opulent, however, this 'head' of 5 beauties opened one day... the next day it was mad, raining, thunder and lightning, so in between showers... yep, I rushed out, yep another 'rescue' job, lol. I wanted to make this photo as a 'period' image. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, 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 TULIPS…

PINK for OCTOBER A specialty variety of tulip, the petals tipped like stars, a gorgeous bright pink, with here and there a touch of the green brush... So, the last for this year Pink for October: breast cancer, please remember, the battle continues and also KEEP CHECKING! Thank you for your time 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

LET LOOSE... TULIPS

PINK for OCTOBER Wild beauties, Spring flowers, Tulips, Rock&Roll? Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. Ruffled skirts, ready to Rock? I noticed in the 'beginning' of the season, the more usual type of Tulips and now, at the end the more special ones! Yes, in full communication with the flowers again. Hope this makes you smile, have a great day 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 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

SOLITAIRE… TULIP

a full-on portrait to show yo again, all the beauty and detail in the texture and shape of a tulip. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWAYING… TULIPS

Swaying to the music. Candy pink 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 came in many beautiful colours, here a ’softer’ variety. Have a glorious 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

FULLY LAYERED... RANUNCULUS

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

VISSI d’ARTE…

Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore, non feci mai male ad anima viva! Con man furtiva quante miserie conobbi aiutai… From Tosca by Puccini I lived for art I lived for art, I lived for love I never did harm to a living soul With a furtive hand so many troubles I encountered I soothed… PEONY, PINK for October. Most of my images are made under the influence… of music, lol, in Studio Indigo. Here: https://youtu.be/lQ1iW58Xuqg , a modern version by Filippa Giordano. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE BEAUTIES, ROSES...

PINK for OCTOBER Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. Ralph Waldo Emerson Tiny dainty roses, a soft pink with colourful edges. 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

BLUES in the NIGHT…

https://youtu.be/WMvVHSLN3TU by Katie Melua or: Cornflowers on a black background… 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

A ROSE of BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER...

PINK for October One of the last roses this year in the garden, it was rained on (hence the waterdrops), and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in. FOR MAXIMUM detail and pleasure: View On Black "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance ( to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-15 cm wide. Hybrid Teas are the world's most popular type of rose by choice due to their colour and flower form. Most shrubs tend to be very upright, reaching up to 1.8 metres and are repeat- or recurrent-flowering (flowering constantly during the season, unlike wild dog roses that flower once). Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES

#abfav_monochrome The perfect music for a SUMMERY FEEL… 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! Movie:THE MONOCHROMES here: youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVg Thank you 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

HABLA con ELLA… Alstroemeria

#abfav_monochrome Alstroemeria, also called Peruvian /Inca lily, named after the Swedish baron Clas Alströmer They are all native to South America although some have become naturalised in the United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Madeira and the Canary Islands. Species of Alstroemeria from Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. Please View On Black Monochromatic? Not really he? All the shades of grey... from a true black to a pure white... as it should be! 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? Have a great day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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

#abfav_monochrome 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... I am very often inspired by music, just listen to the above... 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/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasised without the colour. Don't you agree? 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

THINKING PARROT TULIP…

abfav_monochrome 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? Please view the movie: THE MONOCHROMES here: youtu.be/GoOj18_lEVgWith 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 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

#abfav_monochrome Dites-moi Pourquoi La vie est belle, Dites-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) 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 movie: THE MONOCHROMES here: 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

I FEEL LIKE A FLOWER TODAY...

PINK for October Anthurium andraeanum. What the title means is that today I felt like uploading a flower... no, sorry I wasn't referring to myself, wouldn't dare, tee hee Paul gave me those beautiful flowers; they are long-lasting and a thing of beauty in a room. A challenge to photograph their shiny and waxy heart-shaped spathes referred to as the floral portion. A long spadix projecting from the spathe bears the true flowers and seeds. The way of lighting was very important, they are very reflective, I did not want those highlights, but a soft light still revealing all the beautiful detail. I put a green leaf behind it, out of focus, just for contrast and colour. Have a day filled with beauty and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) Have a wonderful 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!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLD in AUTUMN... Chrysanthemum

OOOH MUM, lol Every season has its own particular colours, not just the leaves on the trees, but also the flowers, animals, food, Fashion, even humans... Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. A beautiful top view of the 'heart', the centre, from where all the gold and red glory unfolds Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Something to look forward to! Have a blooming day and Autumn, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST BECAUSE... I AM HAPPY! CYCLAMEN

PINK for October I have every reason to be happy... I am privileged to live in PEACE ! How beautiful is that? Ordinarily, flower-baskets are round and for hanging up... Gathered all the cyclamens in one basket, I decided to photograph the whole scene instead of an 'isolated' few. I just love those colours... The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. JOY from STUDIO INDIGO. Thank you for your visit 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

OF AUTUMN COLOURS and FADING LIGHT... HYDRANGEA.

#abfav_autumn This late bloom of Hydrangea gave me all the wonderful colours of Autumn, the flower spoke to me of fading light... I obliged! 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! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! 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

SEVEN… Fringed Tulips

PINK for October. There are seven virtues: humility, chastity, kindness, patience, abstinence, diligence and liberality. The number seven is one of the most significant in the Bible. Scholars say it denotes completeness or perfection. In other religions, according to the Talmud in Judaism, the universe is made of seven heavens. The Koran often speaks of seven heavens and Muslims on a pilgrimage to Mecca walk seven times around the Kaaba, the cuboid building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, God resides above the seventh heaven and one of the most important elements in Jewish weddings is the conferring of the seven blessings. And in modern Jewish wedding ceremonies the bride often circles the groom seven times. In Hinduism there are seven higher worlds and seven underworlds. In the ancient Vedic form of the religion the sun god’s chariot is pulled by seven horses and the human body has seven basic chakras or “wheels of energy”. Japanese mythology has seven gods of fortune responsible for good health, long life, happiness, knowledge, wealth, warriors and fishermen. In Buddhism the newborn Buddha rose to his feet and took seven steps. Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SONG of LOVE... TULIPS

PINK for October. “You don't love someone for their looks, but because they sing a song only you can hear"... That's the long and the short of it? LOL. A song by the 7 tulip choir, lol More fun from Studio Indigo Wishing you a colourful day and thank you for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE VON TRAPP TULIPS…

Pink for October. The Tulip was originally a wildflower 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. Oversupply 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. ALWAYS BEST LARGE and View On Black Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CREATIVE HEADACHE... TULIP

PINK for OCTOBER. those fondant pink tulips were small and very beautiful, also they had a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here... And to find something 'new' each time... yep, sometimes a creative headache... LOL Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful 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

ET VOILA... TULIP

PINK for OCTOBER. Et Voilà! It is French and means, 'there (it is)', 'here' it is done, often an expression of satisfaction after something is finished. Born in Flanders, my beautiful language is influenced by French, as France is our Southern neighbour. Now, I never realised this, however, a friend made me aware of the fact that I often say it, well... each time after I've done something? How lovely, of course I now hear it each time I say it. Thanx, you know who you are! And I am NOT going to change! I know you love my accent and what I say, LOL. This little fondant-pink tulip said to me:"Et Voilà!" What's it 'saying' to you? ALWAYS BEST LARGE and View On Black Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day 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 OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE OR LINK ANY OF MY images or TEXT to websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A TULIP named DESIRE...

PINK for OCTOBER Obvious, curling with desire? I love these little aberrations. TO MAKE YOU SMILE! Fun from Studio indigo. 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

TAKE A BOW... TULIP

PINK for OCTOBER Bowing because SHY? And A little 'frazzled' in the process? LOL The elegance still thrills me! I am bowing my head In the eye of the Mother who gave me birth, In the eye of the Maiden who loves me, In the eye of the Crone who guides me in wisdom, In friendship and affection. Through thy gift of nature, O Goddess, Bestow upon us fullness in our need. … from carmina gadelica I wish you a good one 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 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 GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS

PINK for OCTOBER. A tender pink, a tender gesture… A grand pas de deux is effectively a suite of dances that share a common theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, following each other’s movements. I wish you all a very good day and thank you 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

TULIP... REVEALED.

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

EXPLOSION… NERINE

PINK for OCTOBER. Like a firework display. Saw a lovely flower shop in Scotland, always curious what they sell, and to my amazement saw these… in bud, bought two stems to bring back… as you can see: they made it! Survived the trip and 5 days till this. Nerine, also known as Guernsey lily, Jersey lily, spider lily, is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family. They bear spherical umbels of lily-like flowers in shades from white through pink to crimson. Native to South Africa, there are about 20–30 species in the genus. Though described as lilies, they are not significantly related to the true lilies (Liliaceae), but more closely resemble their relatives, Amaryllis and Lycoris. The genus was established by the Revd. William Herbert in 1820. Have a wonderful 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!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EMBRACE… PROTEA

PINK for October “Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” ― Albert Einstein They look soft and furry but are actually quite 'leathery' and waxy? This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of his mum, of his native South Africa. It is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. A stunning flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol They are all over in The Cape, in abundance. Beauty from Studio Indigo 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

CARELESS LOVE... GERBERA

PINK for OCTOBER. Two pink Gerbera. Wishing you a colourful day and thanks for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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'EMBRACE… Gerbera

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease... I think by now everybody knows or sadly has somebody... Breast cancer is about 100 times as frequent among women as among men, but survival rates are equal in both sexes. Please think about making a month long commitment to sharing your pink photos during October! I upload this especially for this cause, 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

FROM THE HEART... GERBERA

Pink for October, breast cancer 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

CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER...

represented here by A PEONY. PINK for OCTOBER. 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 harbor opposite tendencies on the continuum between extroversion and introversion. Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time. Creative individuals to a certain extent escape rigid gender role stereotyping and have a tendency toward androgyny. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment. Text found HERE: California State University, Northridge, From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I recognize myself COMPLETELY in this! THANK you for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FULL GLORY AUTUMN COLOURS, Chrysanthemum

#abfav_autumn Chrysanthemum: the big blooms are often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. FOR FULL IMPACT E: PLEASE View On Black Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn, nostalgia... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light nearing! Have a blooming day and thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS

PINK for OCTOBER. 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, it 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. 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

SEMI-LILY...

PINK for OCTOBER. BEAUTY LIES OFTEN IN THE DETAIL. Love often shown most in the 'little' attentions and gestures! Ain't that the truth? For some reason this pink lily had lost two petals... showing the inner beauty. They are such showy flowers! Pink lilies stand for wealth and prosperity, but are seen as a symbol of youth and acceptance, as well. Also, their appearance may lead our thoughts to feelings of hope and aspirations. 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! And 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 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: copyright © All rights reserved

WHEN LACE ADORNS THE AUTUMN... HYDRANGEA

#abfav_autumn 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. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY ART 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

DEEP PURPLE… CHRYSANTHEMUM

Spray Chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums also called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the centre of diversity is in China. There are countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. Always a great accent in the house. Enjoy and thank you, 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

EXPLORATION… CHRYSANTHEMUM

A Japanese Spider Chrysanthemum, so again; a different type. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower) Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.There are about 40 valid species and countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class. The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. Wishing you a day full of good light and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALL the COLOURS of AUTUMN…

#abfav_autumn …In one flower! Chrysanthemum: the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. Still a touch of the vibrant red and green of Summer and already the paler golds of Autumn... Autumn is a season tinged with the beauty of colours and yet also with some nostalgia... Another Summer gone, the 'dark' months upon us, with the season of light getting closer! Have a blooming day and thank you 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

AUTUMN SWEETNESS…

A bigger, more ‘feathered’ variety of Aster. Asters are about the last flowers to bloom in the garden? I held them up, when I saw a spider....... so, I turned them down till it was gone and that's when I saw THE image! FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL, View Large and On PROPER Black With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

POT of JOY…CYCLAMEN

#abfav_white The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. I love them! Full of promise, plenty of buds. Thank you for your visit 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

WHITE POPPIES…

The White Poppies are not created to insult those who have created red poppies as wreaths in memory of their lost loved ones during war. Instead it is to emphasise that war should be avoided so that there will be no more wasted lives. The White Poppies are important flowers that remind people about the beauty of peace - while the Red Poppies remind people of the cost of war. The Co-operative Women’s Guild was the first one to sell the artificial White Poppies in 1933. The artificial form of the poppy flower were sold by groups of women who have lost fathers, husbands, brothers and even children during the war and desire that no further bloodshed prevail. Since then, the White Poppies were popular during Remembrance Day especially for the “No More War Movement”. Iceland Poppies. Three white Poppies, so dainty, so feminine, so sheer. 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). 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

ONE BRANCH of Lisianthus...

I'm in a very creative and inspired 'state' at the moment, tee hee. I really had fun with them in Studio Indigo. LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower' Lisianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it! 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

MONEY-PENNY…

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

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN...

#abfav_white youtu.be/QdykXAT19Go At the end, the poem "Late Lament." It was written by Graeme Edge. Breathe deep the gathering gloom, Watch lights fade from every room. Bedsitter people look back and lament, Another day's useless energy spent. Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, Lonely man cries for love and has none. New mother picks up and suckles her son, Senior citizens wish they were young. Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight. Red is grey and yellow white, But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion??? This detail of a White rose reminded me of folds, soft waves... white satin sheets... nights in white satin. Wishing you a day full of good light and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, 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

Dee-light... Chrysanthemums

Love the light-play in the 3D ‘special’ Chrysanthemums. About 10cm diameter. Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house, especially at this time of year. Enjoy and 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

DAHLIA FULL FACE…

A beautiful bloom! 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 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

BRIGHT STARS… CHRYSANTHEMUM

White and yellow spider chrysanthemum. The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Ancient Greek: χρυσός= chrysos (gold) and Ancient Greek: ἄνθεμον anthemon =flower. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. Over 500 cultivars had been recorded by the year 1630. The plant is renowned as one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. In Chinese art, the Four Gentlemen, also called the Four Noble Ones, are four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo and the chrysanthemum. The plant is particularly significant during the Double Ninth Festival. The flower may have been brought to Japan in the eighth century AD and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. The "Festival of Happiness" in Japan celebrates the flower. Here they are year-round favourites, a staple. 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

SILK-LIKE… IRIS

#abfav_white I dream of Beauty, I dream of Peace, I dream of all things good, I dream of a different world, I dream of people living side by side, I dream of love, I wake up, beside my love… 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

STELLAR... Cosmos

#abfav_white White Cosmos... a reminder of Summer, starred in my garden... 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 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

ASTER-ISSIMO…

#abfav_white Although the common name is Aster and they are known to many by that name, the genus is Callistephus. There is a genus of Aster with approximately 180 species. This Callistephus Aster has a large solitary flower head at the top of the stem and sometimes on branches Names: Aster, Chinese aster, China aster, Matsumoto aster, Callistephus and annual aster Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GENETICS… ASTERS

this happens when you have white and purple next to each other, you get ‘mixed’ ones: whurple??? LOLOLOL Asters are almost the latest flowers in the garden here, still some colour though, despite the weather. The most popular asters are Monte Casino and the New England aster. Asters range in colours of white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue. Like the sunflower, the Aster flower is actually a collection of very tiny tubular flowers, which are grouped together in a central disk and surrounded by a “ray” of flowers or petals. Asters are one of the easiest garden perennials to cultivate. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMER GEMS… ASTERS

#abfav_multicolour Yes, it is still Summer! And Asters are almost the latest flowers in the garden here, still some colour though, despite the weather. The most popular asters are Monte Casino and the New England aster. Asters range in colours of white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue. Like the sunflower, the Aster flower is actually a collection of very tiny tubular flowers, which are grouped together in a central disk and surrounded by a “ray” of flowers or petals. Asters are one of the easiest garden perennials to cultivate. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN BEAUTIES… Chrysanthemum

“Seven Beauties” is an Azerbaijani ballet, composed by Gara Garayev in 1947/48 to mark the 800th anniversary of classical poet Nizami Ganjavi. https://youtu.be/jQQeF3llOiM Many of my images are made with the sound of music! ‘Mums’ in Autumn, 4 blooms and 3 buds, one of them the ’individualist’, lol Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the centre of diversity is in China. There are countless horticultural varieties and cultivars. 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

AUJOURD’HUI C’EST l’AUTOMNE…

“Aujourd'hui c'est l'automne Et je pleure souvent Aujourd'hui c'est l'automne Qu'il est loin le printemps…” A lyric from this French chanson by Alain Barrière https://youtu.be/u_-1AxtwwFg Still the vibrant ‘end of Summer oranges’, yet already heralding the Autumnal tones. Roses, berries, Montbretia… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... YET is OFTEN VERY EPHEMERA

#abfav_white A personal favourite. You will find beauty in everything, just look!!! The back of a Dandelion seed head (clock). Children LOVE them! We don't like them in our gardens... AND YET: The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its taproot will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants, and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen. Taraxacum seeds are an important food source for certain birds. Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking at things in a 'different' way? About 'BEAUTY'.. artists sculpt, architects build, painters paint, photographers make images... the 'makers' and 'keepers' of beauty of moment? 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

DARLING BUDS… DAHLIA

I love Dahlia buds, so photogenic, and flowers are like people, some are more so than others! 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, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 YOUNG ONES… DAHLIA

BUDS. You know, I do like Dahlias, all the shapes and colours, however, I love the buds even more? The sepals become translucent, the colour starting to show. So, I thought I’d give them prime-time in the studio and showcase them. 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. They are grown from tubers. The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl. thanks for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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

CAMERA-SHY … Dahlia

Are they camera-shy? LOL Had many in front of my lens, floral, animal and human, so very shy, so, then, you ’shoot’ them from the back eh! 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, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURE COTTON…

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

LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria

#abfav_white 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 seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. PLEASE: View On Black Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. And don't forget; lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MENAGE à TROIS… Kniphofia

Kniphofia also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily or poker plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asphodelaceae, first described as a genus in 1794. All plants produce spikes of upright, brightly coloured flowers well above the foliage, in shades of red, orange and yellow, often bicoloured. The flowers produce copious nectar while blooming and are attractive to bees. In the New World they may attract sap-suckers such as hummingbirds and New World orioles. The Kniphofia genus is named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an 18th-century German physician and botanist. These plants of the lily family, natives of South Africa, used to be called tritoma. A stunning flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style that I love so much, a bit moody, playing with the light and dof. 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

THE LITTLE WIND-DANCERS… FUCHSIA

Fuchsia, free, fun, they dance to the tune and rhythm of the wind. Fuchsia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs The vast majority of garden hybrids have all descended from a few parent species. A whole week of magic again… Am I the only one to enjoy the beginning of the week? LOL 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

BRIGHT START… Fuchsia

Another week to look forward to, doing what I love, my passion… This is a bright start? LOL, two little dancers. Hope you also have a great one. 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

HOT STUFF… FUCHSIA

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

Mr, Mrs and BABY FUCHSIA…

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

SALTO MORTALE… FUCHSIA

Fuchsia flowers, some of the last from the garden, the were dangling precariously in the strong wind… I took pity on them lol. So delicate and pretty and in a lovely colour-combinations! Yes the garden is slowly beginning the long winter hibernation, I hope often under the beauty blanket of snow, to stop it from freezing! Because I want to see them back next year. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501->1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and orange... 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!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST of SUMMER FLOWERS… FUCHSIA

Fuchsia flower from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Yes the garden is slowly beginning the long winter hibernation, I hope often under the beauty blanket of snow, to stop it from freezing! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501->1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and orange... 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!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING... FUCHSIA BUD

Doing what I love??? Making images? Again somebody wrote to me how, on a stressful day, they open my latest upload, they feel uplifted and positive... the world becomes a better place... I'm only quoting. Wow, that is achieving my goal! All I want... I am happy! ¡Olé!' 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 ONE, A TWO, A THREE, A FOUR… Gerbera

A one, A two, A one, two, three, four lol More of the stunning vibrant Gerbera, still going strong! For those who didn’t read it yet: There was only one packet… lost, in a bucket round the back, a small bouquet of Gerber: reduced to clear… Oh what stunning colour, brought them home, took care of them, they straightened and are now standing gloriously next to me. So photogenic. Here number two, a duo… Gerbera is a genus of plants Asteraceae (daisy family). It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A ONE, A TWO, A THREE… Gerbera

A one, A two, A one, two, three, lol More of the stunning vibrant Gerbera, still going strong! For those who didn’t read it yet: There was only one packet… lost, in a bucket round the back, a small bouquet of Gerber: reduced to clear… Oh what stunning colour, brought them home, took care of them, they straightened and are now standing gloriously next to me. So photogenic. Here number two, a duo… Gerbera is a genus of plants Asteraceae (daisy family). It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A TWO… VOULEZ -VOUS?

GERBERA There was only one packet… lost, in a bucket round the back, a small bouquet of Gerber: reduced to clear… Oh what stunning colour, brought them home, took care of them, they straightened and are now standing gloriously next to me. So photogenic. Here number two, a duo… Gerbera is a genus of plants Asteraceae (daisy family). It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A ONE… GERBERA

There was only one, lost in a bucket, round the back, a small bouquet of Gerber: reduced to clear… Oh what stunning colour, brought them home, took care of them, they straightened and are now standing gloriously next to me. So photogenic. Here number one, solo… Gerbera is a genus of plants Asteraceae (daisy family). It was named in honour of German botanist and medical doctor Traugott Gerber. Gerbera is native to tropical regions of South America, Africa and Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LITTLE LANTERNS... PHYSALIS

#abfav_multicolour PHYSALIS alkekengi or Chinese Lantern Plant, they are native from southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound of coarse green leaves. Pods are green at first, but should be harvested as soon as the orange colour develops, the leaves stripped then stems hung upside down to dry in a warm dark room. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JAPONAISERIE… MONTBRETIA

When I first saw this it had such a Japanese feeling? Crocosmia (Montbretia) is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae. It is native to the grasslands of southern and eastern Africa, ranging from South Africa to Sudan. The roots of the lowermost corm in a chain are contractile roots and drag the corm deeper into the ground where conditions allow. The chains of corms are fragile and easily separated, a quality that has enabled some species to become invasive and difficult to control in the garden. Almost like Strawberries… They are commonly known in the United States as coppertips or falling stars, and in the United Kingdom as Montbretia. The genus name is derived from the Greek words krokos, meaning "saffron", and osme, meaning "odor" – from the dried leaves emitting a strong smell like that of saffron (a spice derived from Crocus – another genus belonging to the Iridaceae) – when immersed in hot water. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 THOUSAND and ONE NIGHTS… LILY

The Thousand and One Nights, also called The Arabian Nights, a collection of largely Middle Eastern and Indian stories of uncertain date and authorship whose tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad the Sailor have almost become part of Western folklore. Loved the curvy petals of this lily, this here reminded me of veils and Arabian nights full of exotic passion, LOL. I brought this ’special’ Lily from Belgium, it did not travel well, and when it opened it was weird and wonderful, more to come! 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. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ARABIAN NIGHTS... Lily

Loved the curvy petals of this lily, this here reminded me of veils and Arabian nights full of exotic passion, LOL. I brought this ’special’ Lily from Belgium, it did not travel well, and when it opened it was weird and wonderful, more to come! 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 ALL your comments and visits, so 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

A HEART AFLUTTER… ORNITHOGALUM

Ornithogalum Arabicum (Arabian Starflower) This member of the lily family produces clusters of scented white flowers with snappy black eyes in spring. Compact bloom spikes are 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and studded with fragrant blossoms that provide substance and perfume to early season bouquets. Beautiful in the garden or arranged in the home on their own or in combination with Iris or Freesia, rose, be creative? A Mediterranean native that takes readily to warm weather garden conditions and asks for no special treatment. DOES “STAR OF BETHLEHEM” RING A BELL? The Star of Bethlehem is the common name for an uncommon plant: the Ornithogalum. This genus occurs in Southern Europe, Western Asia, and Southern Africa. It’s beautiful flower spikes are adorned with distinctive star-shaped flowers, and although it doesn’t flower at Christmas, the flower shape earned it its name. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE 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

BERRY BERRY NICE.. SORBUS

From a garden in Flanders. Brought some cuttings given by a friend with a lovely and opulent garden. Sorbus is a genus of about 100–200 species of trees and shrubs in the rose family Rosaceae. Species of Sorbus are commonly known as white-beam, rowan, service tree and mountain-ash. This upright, tree is the most compact of the Rowan trees making it ideal for small gardens. Fluffy, white corymbs of flowers appear in April-May that are popular with bees. Mid/dark green pinnate foliage turns vibrant shades of orange and red in the autumn which complements the reddish orange berries that hang in heavy clusters and are a treat for the birds. Popular folklore maintains that a heavy crop of fruit means a hard or difficult winter. Similarly, in Finland and Sweden, the number of fruit on the trees was used as a predictor of the snow cover during winter. However, as fruit production for a given summer is related to weather conditions the previous summer, with warm, dry summers increasing the amount of stored sugars available for subsequent flower and fruit production, it has no predictive relationship to the weather of the next winter. Have a great day and thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE for more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN...

So, I hope you'll be happy with just these few? Thank you for your time, M, (*_*) FOR ALL THE GORGEOUS DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE 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

BIG FAT BUDS… LILY

Special Lilies I brought from Belgium, they are full of promise. 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 (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ZINGING ZINNIA…

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

LET ME COLOUR YOUR DAY… FREESIAS

both visual and fragrant pleasure... Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on my web pages: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMILE...

#abfav_yellow https://youtu.be/UN8oLGBNXpE FLOWER-FACE making me smile, making it smile... A bit of warmth and cheer from those Gerberas. Keep safe and keep smiling. Thanks for your visits! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETALISSIMO... GERBERA

#abfav_yellow Cascading gold, 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 centre of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). 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

LISIANTHUS... and buds

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

HAPPY FLOWERS... Ranunculus

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen, euh with my eyes! Ranunculus, a whole bouquet, all different! ALWAYS BEST and a TREAT LARGE and View On Black Layered, sweet coloured beauties in every stage from bud to full bloom. The green one was a new one for me, never seen them before... With love to you and thanks for the good wishes, 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. :copyright: All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER... RANUNCULUS.

#abfav_yellow More of the 'youngsters', doing their very best, aren't they doing well? 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

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

SHOOTING STARS, Aquilegia…

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen' . This columbine cultivar is perennial that features large, upward facing, fragrant, bright yellow flowers with long, outward curving spurs. Flowers grow on a long stem above the leaves and have five pointed yellow sepals and five yellow petals with long spurs projecting backwards between the sepals. At the center of the flower are many yellow stamens. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle in reference to the flower's five spurs which purportedly resemble an eagle's talon. THANK YOU for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, 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 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

THE HONEY-TRAP... yellow poppy

#abfav_yellow I like my garden to be a haven for bees and butterflies. People smile when they pass... because of the colours, I mix herbs and flowers, it is semi-wild? I let it 'overgrow' in a controlled way, simply because I do not like weeding AND I do not have enough time. Well, it was inevitable that from some neighbouring garden, some of the wild yellow poppies were eventually be carried by wind or bird? They look lovely in their bright yellow frocks and are a real honey-trap for bees! I never saw them in Belgium, only red ones, gave family there some seeds and yet they have NEVER managed to grow them... 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, have a great w-e, 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

PHOENIX daffodils

#abfav_yellow PHOENIX daffodils 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 € 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. Thanks, 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

NO MORE… POPPY

#abfav_yellow When all the petals have fallen, you are left with this, stamens and pistil… Like firework, like starburst, exuberant and vibrant. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE… SUNFLOWERS

HELIANTHUS Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. They seem lost, no sun! As the sun was shying away, I bought this bouquet of Sunflowers (Helianthus), to brighten up the place and your life. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With my eyes.. 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

SUN-LOVERS… SUNFLOWERS

HELIANTHUS Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. As the sun was shying away, I bought this bouquet of Sunflowers (Helianthus), to brighten up the place and your life. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With my eyes.. 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

WHERE is THE SUN… HELIANTHUS

Sunflowers… Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. As the sun was shying away, I'd bought this bouquet of Sunflowers (Helianthus), to brighten up the place. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With my eyes.. 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

WHERE'S THE SUN? Sunflower...

#abfav_yellow Heliotropism is sun tracking...flowers that follow the sun the whole day. As the sun was shying away, I'd bought this bouquet of Sunflowers (Helianthus), to brighten up the place. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! With my eyes.. 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

SUMMER turned its back on us... Sunflower

Heliotropism is sun tracking. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! As the sun is shying away these days, I bought this bouquet of double Sunflowers, to brighten up the place. In the vase, this one kept turning the 'wrong' way, showing its back... so much for Summer, I thought, that's what you are telling me, your great sadness !!!!!! FOR ALL THE AMAZING DETAIL and BEAUTY, View LARGE and On Black . 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

HOT... HOTTER and HOTTEST...

#abfav_yellow It was the HOTTEST DAYS in YEARS HERE, stifling, help, I am the NORTHERN type... NOT made for this! Nor are most of the flowers in the garden. Now these Teddy-Bear Sunflowers, of course they LOVE it! Heliotropism is sun tracking... flowers that follow the sun the whole day. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you have a lovely w-e, 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

CASCADE… Asters

IT'S ONLY MYSTERY and I LIKE IT! Red Aster Always keep a bit of mystery... you show all—> loss of interest? Best Large and View On Black These different stages of the red Asters look so much better now that you don't 'SEE' everything! LOL. Have a great W-E. Thank you 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 reservedFor more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LIVING ART NOUVEAU, the yellow tulips

#abfav_yellow 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' Tulips in a circle... A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the center. A circle as a metaphor and structure for defining a system of communication and interaction... Inner-circles, outer-circles... It seems to me that everything comes in 'circles'... It was Spring once more... Just a meditative day! THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

COME FLY WITH ME… TULIP

Another ‘inviting’ flower image, a tulip, duo-toned, with ‘wings’? My flowers are thrilling me still, after all this time! Hope you feel joy too when you view them? Have a great day and thank you for your visit and comment, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.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

BURNING PASSION... Tulips.

#abfav_red Yes, my burning passion for flowers, the capturing of their beauty in a thousand different ways, a wonderful challenge... everyday! There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them, with my eyes… I open the wrapping, they fall open on the table and tell me. The closer I looked the more they invited me in, to listen , yet keeping the centre of the flower still very secret... They emerged from the dark. Have a great day and thank you for your visit and comment, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.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

SPERMA?

No a small frayed Tulip, lost in darkness, lol. I love these frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! On the Continent, for some reason they call them ‘frisée’ which means overly-curly? Mmmm 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

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

UNIT… Tulips

family unit… getting frayed sometimes? LOL Rather protective! I love these frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! On the Continent, they call them ‘frisée’ which means overly-curly? Mmmm 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

LAST TANGO… Tulips

Con te partiro, Italian for time to say good-bye… These frayed Tulips entertained me for a week… then, came the end, one last dance before the petals fall… I love these frizzle frazzled lace-like Tulips! Frayed and elegant. 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

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

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

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

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

FLOWER SCULPTURE… Lilium longiflorum

This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in close up. I picked it in our garden, the last one this year( they bloomed while we were away!!!)... and it opened in the strangest way... Please: View On Black THANK you 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

EXOTICA… LILIES

#abfav_white 'I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.' Helen Keller The white trumpet-lilies seemed to reach for ... THE LIGHT? Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanks 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

BOUND TO BE LOVED... CALLA

#abfav_white I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... yet... something was missing... I looked in my box of tricks and found this small piece of red velvet ribbon YESSS!!!! That was it, now, they were bound... and I loved 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, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. Thank you very much for your time, visit, comments and awards, 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 FORBIDDEN (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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FLORAL INSECTS… ORCHID

After the long beauty, this: they dry, fall and take on the appearance of insects, some are butterflies others moths. So attractive. Do you see the beauty and analogy too? LOL More fun and lighting from Studio Indigo. 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

FESTIVE FLOWERWORKS, yellow Protea …

#abfav_yellow that thinks it is a firecracker… LOL View On proper Black I wish you all the very best, and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

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

BIRD OF PARADISE...

#abfav_multicolour Portrait of the Strelitzia reginae also called Bird of Paradise. A stunningly beautiful flower, exotic, well to us, not in the countries where they grow naturally. I always say it, one man's exotic is another man's 'daily'... lol I again tried to photograph them in the 'style’ that I love so much, a bit moody, dramatic, theatrical, playing with the light and dof. 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 Strelitzia reginae, Bird of Paradise, exotic, flower, single, black-background, studio, colour, square, design, magda indigo

LES TROIS BELLES… POPPY

Iceland Poppies,I love them, these are from my garden. The petals are quite sheer, papery thin 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)… Thanxks 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

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

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

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

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavender

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These 'fofolles' expressed exuberance, joy de vivre, plumes and glitzy glamour????? Haha... Lavender Butterfly : In compact spikes, purple, topped by large bracts sterile highly decorative purple. 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

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

TODAY’s BEAUTY… GLADIOLI

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

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

MY MONDAY ain’t BLUE… GLADIOLI

A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!! From start to finish, from buds to blooms, always beautiful. Flaming fire petals, another variety I had never seen! 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

PINK ABUNDANCE… GLADIOLI

Whether from the back, in profile or frontal, they are gorgeous, they enthral me. You too? 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 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

ANY WHICH WAY… Gladiolus

Whether from the back, in profile or frontal, they are gorgeous, they enthralling me. You too? 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 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

ELEGANCE in PINK… Gladiolus

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 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

LOVE ME TENDER… CORNFLOWER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LISTEN TO THE RAIN… ROSE

https://youtu.be/yXeh9TxJFtE One of the last roses in the garden, it’s been rained on and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in. "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance (to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. Hybrid Teas are the world's most popular type of rose by choice due to their color and flower form. With their long stems, it gives them the advantage, over others, as cut flowers. Most shrubs tend to be very upright, reaching up to 1.8 metres and are recurrent-flowering (flowering constantly during the season, unlike wild dog roses that flower once). 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, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DELIGHT of THE MUSES… JUST JOEY ROSE

This is a tea-rose, name Just Joey, from the garden... Opened from the bud... the Roses are having a good second bloom. Facing the street, this beauty often gets ’stolen’, very fragrant and blousy, here with bud. Another rescue, due to an early Autumn rain and wind. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

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

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

ALA VICTORIANA… ROSE

A white Rose and bud from the garden, the second bloom! The little buds around the full bloom, seeing how it is done? I love this kind of light, with only slight accents here and there. 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

A PROPER YORKSHIRE WHITE ROSE…

#abfav_white From my garden… here in Yorkshire, one of the last ones this season. A bloom supported by two buds. 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

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

WEATHER-BEATEN Roses…

Once more, from my garden. We had a lot of wind and then some rain… I saw the poor flowers, so doing their utmost, being thrashed about. Cherry-parfait, aptly named: Ice and fire, bloom and bud. A duotone rose from the garden, beaten by wind and rain, damaged... not perfect anymore, but very INTERESTING. They are plump and opulent but non-fragrant. I again tried to photograph them in the 'style' that I love so much, moody, playing with the light and dof. Designed them so you could see all the detail. Paler as they get ‘older’. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, 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

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

IMPACT… ROSES

Orange/yellow/red Roses, a vibrant accent on the dining table. Non fragrant, strong flowers with a great name: HIGH SOCIETY There is something ‘antique’ about them? LOL Thanks for your visits! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIGH SOCIETY…ROSES

Orange/yellow/red Roses, a vibrant accent on the dining table. Non fragrant, strong flowers with a great name: High Society. There is something ‘antique’ about them? LOL Thanks for your visits! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

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

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

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

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

OPPULENCE, GLADIOLI...

PINK for OCTOBER. Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae). It is sometimes called the 'Sword lily', but usually by its generic name (plural gladioli). Came into the stdio, eager to photograph and was greeted by these beauties. Love this, as sweet as candy? 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

Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER for October…

Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER for October… Etymological meaning of the Chrysanthemum Flower. It’s surprisingly easy to remember the scientific name for this flower because it’s Chrysanthemum, the same as the common name for gardening varieties. However, the exhibition varieties used by florists and arrangers were divided into their own genus known as Dendranthema. The mums in your yard are likely part of the Chrysanthemum group, while the bouquet sent by the florist contains all or mostly Dendranthema flowers. Aside from small Latin differences, all Chrysanthemums share a common Greek source for their name. The words Chrysos, meaning gold, and Anthemon, meaning flower, were combined to reflect the beauty and value of this blossom. This name carries over the Chinese and Japanese translations, which literally mean gold flower or blossom as well. The Chrysanthemum was first cultivated from wild blossoms by the Chinese,since importation in 1798. Some varieties sport daisy-style blooms with a single row of petals around a central core, while others are so ruffled and doubled they look like pom-poms instead and obscure the core, like this here. Meaningful Botanical Characteristics of the Chrysanthemum Flower The Chrysanthemum is far more versatile than many other decorative flowers. While they don’t provide a very strong smell when growing, there’s a delicate and sweet aroma released when certain types are used for food. Chinese cooks add the blooms to soups and stir fries that need a hint of floral to balance out more strongly flavoured or musky ingredients. The greens are also used for brightening up salads and fried dishes. You can try your hand at making your own sweetly scented Chrysanthemum tea if you have access to flowers that were never treated with pesticides. Speaking of pesticides, organic pyrethins are extracted from this plant to keep bugs away from people, pets, and plants. NASA studies even found potted Chrysanthemums improve air quality! The Chrysanthemum Flower’s Message Is… Support your friends with loyalty and love, especially when they’re facing an obstacle or recovering from a life-changing event. Remember to honour the cycle of life, both at its end and with new beginnings. As a bloom of great importance, the Chrysanthemum symbolises concepts like: Lasting friendship and non-romantic affection Support from your family and loved ones Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person Rest and recovery after a long trial or challenge Enduring life and rebirth, especially the birth of a child Loyalty and devotion, both romantic and platonic Have a super day and thanks for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved