Magda Indigo photography

+ THE SPRING FLOWERS

FIRST SIGN OF SPRING...
SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring
RAINDROPS ON SNOWDROPS...
SENSE and SENSIBILITY, double snowdrops...
DANCE CROCUS... DANCE...
SURVIVOR... CROCUS
A FLOWER HEART...
FRITILLARIA…
FRITILLARIA…
TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...
MUSCARI BLUES..
SONNEZ LES MATINES..
I BOUGHT MYSELF ANOTHER POT OF SPRING...
MUSCARI BLUES…
THE DISPLAY… Narcissus
THE BOUQUET OF SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS.
THE ICE-QUEEN COMETH...
FRAGRANT BEAUTIES IN WHITE...Narcissus
WHITE&YELLOW DELIGHTS... NARCISSUS
WHITE DE-LIGHT… Narcissus
I LOOK UP... and I LOOK DOWN...
HERALDING IN... SPRING!
Tête à Tête... THAT FIRST GENTLE, TENTATIVE TOUCH...
LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS...
PHOENIX... DAFFODILS
I BOUGHT THIS POT OF SPRING AND BROUGHT SOME SUNSHINE INTO OUR HOME.
A POT OF SPRING AND SUNSHINE FOR OUR HOME... daffs
A BIT of SUNSHINE... Daffodil
BRING ME SUNSHINE...
ANOTHER STAR IS BORN...
YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME...
C'EST FOU... Narcissus
YELLOW FOR HOPE AND JOY...
OF ORANGE CUPS and YELLOW FROCKS...
THE GIFT of BEAUTY...
ME VOILÀ...
VIBRANT YELLOW… Daffodil
A WHIFF of SPRING...
COLOURS of SWEDEN…
ALL FOR ONE and ONE FOR ALL.
TALKING HEADS...
SPRING BRIGHTNESS…
WE ARE SPRING...
SPRING SPRING SPRING…
SAY IT WITH FLOWERS...RANUNCULUS
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN YOU'RE GONE... Ranunculus
AN EARLY TASTE of SPRING...
DOES THIS COLOUR YOUR DAY?
LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...
Another EARLY TASTE of SPRING...
AND IT WAS ALL YELLOW...
LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...
SYNERGY?
WINTER... THE ALL BLUES...
THREE LITTLE MAIDS... ON THE STAGE...
YOU ARE NOT ALONE...
SYNERGY two… IRIS and Tulips
MEMORIES...
SPRING SONATA...
ODE TO JOY CHORUS... BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 9
INTERLACED...
FIRST of the LAST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS
FLANKED…Spring Flowers
A SPRING-FLOWER SONATA...
ATCHOOO... Tulip
SPRING from MY GARDEN…
From MY GARDEN…
SAKURA RESCUED…
TALKING HEADS...
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA
THE ONTOGENY of DICENTRA, from bud to flower...
TARANTELLA di DICENTRA...
OPEN YOUR WINGS...
MY HEART AFLUTTER...
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART...
WE ARE ONE… Dicentra
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...
SOLIDARITY… Flowers
LITTLE FACES… Violets
AM I BLUE???
Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes
MY LOVE OF FLOWERS and 'beauty'
HAPPY... violets
TEARS OF ORANGE… Violet.
NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…
PURE EYE CANDY… Orange Violets
TRIPLE ORANGE, VIOLETS...
NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…
NOT ALL VIOLETS ARE BLUE…
A FRIVOLITY of ANEMONES...
Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA
ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA
DING DONG...Aquilegia
A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...
CENTAUREA BLUE…
WELCOME MAY! FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY!
THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...
IT'S NOT EASY BEING YELLOW... The Humble Dandelion.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES...
BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... YET is OFTEN VERY EPHEMERAL?
OH NO... NOT THE HAIRDRYER!
THE CHAOS WITHIN THE CLOCK...
THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...
CATKINS...
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
RAVISHING RIBES…
'Les Fées Sont D'Exquises Danseuses' PENDING... Ribes
PENDING... Ribes
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
OF THE OLD AND THE NEW... LIKE AN EXOTIC BIRD...
THE DARK PINK BLOSSOMS of MALUS.
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
VARIATION ON A THEME... in MAY
MAYFLOWER...
CRATAEGUS ROSEA , PINK Hawthorn, so very MAY!
CORNUS ALBA
HURRY UP LITTLE ONE... Blossoms
CHERRY BLOSSOM... OPEN&CLOSE
SAKURA RESCUED... Cherry Blossom...
PINK BLOSSOMS... RESCUED...
THE CHERRY BLOSSOM...
A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME…
ONCE A YEAR!
ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS
THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...
GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!
CORNUS ALBA…
BRIGHT YELLOW for SPRING, FORSYTHIA…
TAKE A BOW… LABURNUM
THE COLOURS of MAY ...
THE COLOUR PURPLE...
DEEP PURPLE... Lilac...
DEEP PURPLE... LILAC
ICNONIC MAY-FLOWER...SYRINGA
CLASSY PIERIS…
PINK FRAGRANT STOCKS…
MUGUET…
LE MUGUET du PREMIER MAY...
ICONIC MAY-FLOWER... Muguet
FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY…
JINGLE BELLS... of MAY! Muguet.
LES FLEURS DE MAI...et Les Saints de GLACE
FLEUR DE CACTUS...
THE FRIVOLOUS DAISY CHAIN...
ANOTHER LITTLE FAMILY...PRIMULA VIALII...
PRIMULA VIALII, two of my favourite colours together...
TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.
SO PROUD... PRIMULA VALII...
THE BOLD AND THE SHY...
FRAGRANT WHITE FREESIAS...
HOT SALSA... THE ORANGE FREESIAs...
FREESIA FRENZY...
THE DARK MALUS BLOSSOMS in bandw...
THE DARK BLOSSOMS of MALUS in bandw...

FIRST SIGN OF SPRING...

A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! Celebrated as a sign of Spring (I prefer to say, the end of Winter is in sight), snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes. quote by John Ruskin Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a very good week and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! You have to be quick... they open so fast under the studio lights! Celebrated as a sign of Spring (I prefer to say, the end of Winter is in sight), snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. I wish you all a very good week and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAINDROPS ON SNOWDROPS...

A first sign of life again. They stand in the rain and wind-swept garden, atremble, yes, but firm! Celebrated as a sign of Spring (I prefer to say, the end of Winter is in sight), snowdrops can form impressive carpets of white in areas where they are native or have been naturalised. All species of Galanthus have bulbs, linear leaves, and erect flowering stalks, destitute of leaves but bearing at the top a solitary pendulous bell-shaped flower. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a very good week and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SENSE and SENSIBILITY, double snowdrops...

Galanthus nivalis plenus These double Snowdrops have all the charm and grace of their single counterparts, but their multiple white petals make the flowers somewhat showier. Each flower is a masterpiece! The inside shows a double center with a pattern of fresh green stripes. Comp in camera! As a photographer, your main tools are: - you, as a person with a creative mind. - your eyes, using visual literacy. - your camera, keep it shipshape, handle it with the care and respect it deserves (even as a pro!!! Especially as a pro???). - the technical and practical knowledge you have acquired over the years! - sense and sensibility... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANKS for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DANCE CROCUS... DANCE...

I saw these two in the grass, probably trampled by dogs or children. picked them up carefully and brought them home... to photograph... I had to hurry because they are the iconic outdoor flowers! Love the cold and NOT warmth! But hey, have you ever seen them like this before? LOL. Quite a lot of 'repair' work to do on these fragile little beauties, my rescues. Thank you, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SURVIVOR... CROCUS

I saw this in the grass, probably trampled by dogs or children. Picked it up carefully and brought it home... to photograph... I had to hurry because they are iconic out-door flowers! Love the cold and NOT warmth! It opened up nicely one last time in all its purple and orange glory. Another one of my rescues. Thank you, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A FLOWER HEART...

WELCOME TO Spring. The icy wind is gone for now, replaced by a milder one. The crocuses stand in all their glory, trembling on their delicate stalks, but, it’s fantastic to see them, at last some splashes of colours in the grass. In some areas there are whole carpets of them, fills me with hopeful expectation of all the things to come, the beauty to absorb and eternalize… I saw this cluster in the shape of a heart, how could I resist? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a beautiful day and thank you for visiting, Magda, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRITILLARIA…

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

FRITILLARIA…

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

TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...

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

MUSCARI BLUES..

Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring. This lovely blue is so very cheerful in the winter-awakening garden, THIS IS THE TRUE BLUE OF THESE TINY LITTLE FLOWERS! The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth, the name Muscari comes from the Greek muschos, musk, referring to the scent Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

SONNEZ LES MATINES..

The little flowers are like small bells. Muscari ( Blue Grape Hyacinths) Strongly colored and re-appearing every year. A real low care plant and so fresh early in the Spring garden. Muscari are toxic. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I BOUGHT MYSELF ANOTHER POT OF SPRING...

This lovely blue is so very cheerful in the winter-awakening garden, THIS IS THE TRUE BLUE OF THESE TINY LITTLE FLOWERS! The common name for the genus is Grape Hyacinth, the name Muscari comes from the Greek muschos, musk, referring to the scent Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

MUSCARI BLUES…

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

THE DISPLAY… Narcissus

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

THE BOUQUET OF SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS.

Narcissus possibly derived from ??? (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the waters and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died ... These here, nice double plump blooms, are a fragrant variety. I (maybe wrongly) make a distinction, based on that fact, between Daffodils and Narcissus... After a Winter-sleep... they are back! Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ICE-QUEEN COMETH...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The title is a pun on the play The Iceman Cometh, a play by Eugene O'Neil and later made into movies... FRAGRANT LARGE WHITE NARCISSUS, cool as Ice, the night-temperatures are dropping again, today there is snow! SPRING?????... Hope this makes you smile again, have a great w-e and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAGRANT BEAUTIES IN WHITE...Narcissus

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” White FRAGRANT Narcissus, very small flowers... ALWAYS BETTER LARGE and View On Black A whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE&YELLOW DELIGHTS... NARCISSUS

I thank the growers for giving us this promise of things to come. It makes it more bearable eh? When in your home: Spring is already in thyme air? And it is snowing outside? LOL Tazettas are floriferous or bunch flowering daffodils: they produce several blossoms per stem, at a minimum three or four. However, clusters of eighteen or even twenty are not rare. In addition, Tazetta Daffodils almost always have a very sweet, musky fragrance, for which they are deservedly prized. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT!For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

WHITE DE-LIGHT… Narcissus

A handful of fragrant and delicate double white Narcissus... A pleasure for all our senses. Thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I LOOK UP... and I LOOK DOWN...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Link to a brilliant sketch, explaining the title, have fun! The 'evolution, from bud to bloom'... No, more Daffodils from the florist, not from the garden LYING UNDER 20cm OF SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spring???????? Aaahh, what joy! Bringing some sunshine into your lives... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HERALDING IN... SPRING!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The temperatures are slowly getting milder, Spring is HERE... Again, Paul knows how much I love flowers and he often buys me flowers, as there's still not much going on in the garden, we have light snow all too regularly and night-frost ! I think he chooses them in the secret hope that I'm going to photograph them, hihi. And he's right, I DO. These three trumpets high, every so slightly cream/yellow, are Daffodils, Narcissus... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Tête à Tête... THAT FIRST GENTLE, TENTATIVE TOUCH...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqWcCQcUOI Malia with the fabulous Eric Truffaz... YELLOW DAFFODILS a whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? LOL. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS...

The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du Printemps, is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, original choreography by Nijinsky, under impresario Serge Diaghilev. The music is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, and most reproduced compositions in history. These are some of the first flowers in our garden... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PHOENIX... DAFFODILS

I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles Every year, the same bulbs, after their Winter-sleep, burst open and produce those lovely fresh flowers again and again, like a Phoenix... I had some fun with them and their leaves...and the light... The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal. The Belgian € 10 silver coin, commemorating sixty years of peace, depicts the Phoenix as a representation of a new Europe, post 1945. The capital of Arizona was so named as it was built on the ruins of the Hohokam civilization that had existed on the site centuries before. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 also on youtube Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

Tête à Tête is one of the most popular dwarf daffodils, standing at only 15cm (6in) high. They flower in profuse pairs facing one another in a most charming fashion. AAAhh, that bright cheery yellow... quickening our heartbeats and lightening our steps, how they can fool us into thinking Spring is close... I DON'T MIND! Comp in camera and the dramatic (mostly bottom) light that I like so much! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

AAAhh, that bright cheery yellow... quickening our heartbeats and lightening our steps, how they can fool us into thinking Spring is here... I DON'T MIND! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BIT of SUNSHINE... Daffodil

"I believe the personality and the soul is what makes a person beautiful, it does not always have to be the physical appearance." Source Unknown Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded frilled cups... A bouquet of Daffodils symbolizes new beginnings, eternal life and rebirth. The yellow colour of daffodils also represents happiness and lightheartedness. Daffodils are the March birth flower and are typically considered the flower to give for your 10th wedding anniversary. Numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown Jonquil - often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRING ME SUNSHINE...

FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON... "I believe the personality and the soul is what makes a person beautiful, it does not always have to be the physical appearance." Source Unknown LISTEN TO THIS? YELLOW DAFFODILS Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded frilled cups... A bouquet of Daffodils symbolizes new beginnings, eternal life and rebirth. The yellow colour of daffodils also represents happiness and lightheartedness. Daffodils are the March birth flower and are typically considered the flower to give for your 10th wedding anniversary. Numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown Jonquil - often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER STAR IS BORN...

LA COLORETTE de NARCISSE Narcissus was a hero in Greek mythology ... Seamus Heaney references Narcissus in his poem "Personal Helicon" from his first collection "Death of a Naturalist": "To stare, big-eyed Narcissus, into some Spring Is beneath all adult dignity." This one here, with its yellow 'cup', is a fragrant variety. I (maybe wrongly lol) make a distinction, based on that fact, between Daffodils and Narcissus... A promise of things to come! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! No, from the florist, not from the garden yet, the weather remains too cold, well, it isn't Spring yet, these here are Double Daffs, "Younger Than Springtime"... They are so fragrant, aahh, what joy! Bringing some sunshine into your lives...View On proper Black Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

C'EST FOU... Narcissus

To me these little double Narcisus look effervescent? Full of zest and yellowness. LOL For those interested: Narcissus possibly derived from ??? (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the waters and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died ... Have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on my web pages: magdaindigo.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 SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT!

YELLOW FOR HOPE AND JOY...

They have a LOT OF MEANING! The daffodil serves as the national flower of Wales. One species, Narcissus obvallaris, grows only in a small area around Tenby. In Wales it is traditional to wear a daffodil on Saint David's Day (March 1). The flower is a common decoration flower during Chinese New Year. March 1: The Sharp Days This was considered the first day of the year in Venice and in Russia until the fourteenth century. It was also the first day of the Ottoman financial year. The Greeks say that good weather begins on March 1st. Supposedly, a thread left out overnight on a rosebush, then tied around the wrist or big toe will protect the wearer and is worn until Easter Day. St John Chrysostom complained of this custom (see March 22) and that of tying bells on children to protect them. In the Dodecanese and elsewhere, children go around with the effigy of a swallow singing a song in honor of the bird and the fine weather it brings and asking for food offerings. This custom derives from ancient Rhodes. The first three days of March are called Sharp Days: One should not wash clothes (for they will wear out), chop wood (or it will rot) or bathe (for one's hair will fall out). March 1 Baba Marta’s Day Before the first day of March in Bulgaria, people give each other martenitsas (or martenkas), red and white wool tassels, sometimes with a gold or silver coin attached. William Wordsworth's short poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud" has often become linked in the popular mind with the daffodils which form its main image. Various Cancer Societies around the world use the Daffodil as fundraising symbol. "Daffodil Days" are organised to raise funds by offering the flowers in return for a donation. Overall, I think it sends such a strong sign of hope, Spring is today here, the Earth is moving again! I could not resist photographing those orange and yellow mini trumpets, challenging as they were! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF ORANGE CUPS and YELLOW FROCKS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! March is now fast approaching! I could not resist photographing those orange and yellow mini trumpets, challenging as they were! Overall, I think it sends such a strong sign of hope, Spring is in the air, the Earth is moving again. The daffodil serves as the national flower of Wales. One species, Narcissus obvallaris, grows only in a small area around Tenby. In Wales it is traditional to wear a daffodil on Saint David's Day (March 1). The flower is a common decoration flower during Chinese New Year. March 1: The Sharp Days This was considered the first day of the year in Venice and in Russia until the fourteenth century. It was also the first day of the Ottoman financial year. The Greeks say that good weather begins on March 1st. Supposedly, a thread left out overnight on a rosebush, then tied around the wrist or big toe will protect the wearer and is worn until Easter Day. St John Chrysostom complained of this custom (see March 22) and that of tying bells on children to protect them. In the Dodecanese and elsewhere, children go around with the effigy of a swallow singing a song in honor of the bird and the fine weather it brings and asking for food offerings. This custom derives from ancient Rhodes. The first three days of March are called Sharp Days: One should not wash clothes (for they will wear out), chop wood (or it will rot) or bathe (for one's hair will fall out). March 1 Baba Marta’s Day Before the first day of March in Bulgaria, people give each other martenitsas (or martenkas), red and white wool tassels, sometimes with a gold or silver coin attached. William Wordsworth's short poem "I wandered lonely as a cloud" has often become linked in the popular mind with the daffodils which form its main image. Various Cancer Societies around the world use the Daffodil as fundraising symbol. "Daffodil Days" are organised to raise funds by offering the flowers in return for a donation. Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GIFT of BEAUTY...

I have chosen a handful of narcissi mainly for their intoxicating fragrance. Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded cups... These bunch-flowered Narcissi have up to 20 or more flowers arising from each flower stem and the crown being much less than half as long as the tepals, plus the crown isn't wrinkled or "crisped." When the buds first open, as you can see, the petals and the cups are a lemon yellow... Dwarf daffodils, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... in full glory Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a great day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ME VOILÀ...

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Dwarf daffodils,a handful of narcissi with intoxicating fragrance, the stems, bound with a ribbon, finished with a bow... in full glory, looks like the bouquet is saying, arms outstretched: Me Voilà Song:Bryan Adams ... Nous voilà, et tout commence, j'attend depuis longtemps ce jour de chance, oui! nous voilà, toujours ensemble, ici sur la terre qui nous ressemble...oh... ohhh... me voilà oh me voilà, oh me voilà à tes côtés, oh me voilà et tout à coup, le monde est transformé Me voilà ohhh, me voilà je resterai, rien ne pourra m'empêcher, oh me voilà je suis là... Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, yellow flowers with small orange rounded cups... These bunch-flowered Narcissi have up to 20 or more flowers arising from each flower stem and the crown being much less than half as long as the tepals, plus the crown isn't wrinkled or "crisped." When the buds first open, as you can see, the petals and the cups are a lemon yellow... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a great day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIBRANT YELLOW… Daffodil

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

A WHIFF of SPRING...

The lights and glittering bling all stored away again. The room sounded ‘empty’ and hollow. The days are mostly dreary, so, I need something uplifting. What better than bringing the brightness and fragrance of Spring flowers home? These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Hyacinths and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady, the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to ONLY live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOURS of SWEDEN…

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

ALL FOR ONE and ONE FOR ALL.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A small series of 'mixed'flowers, to colour your day. These are always the first flowers in our garden... it looks like all for one and one for all.. a bit battered maybe because of the unclement weather... but with such welcoming vibrant colours, who's complaining? LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS. The Rite of Spring, commonly referred to by its original French title, Le Sacre du Printemps, is a ballet with music by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, original choreography by Nijinsky, under impresario Serge Diaghilev. The music is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, and most reproduced compositions in history. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TALKING HEADS...

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English author, actor, humorist and playwright. Many of Bennett's characters are unfortunate and downtrodden, or meek and overlooked, just like my flowers... Life has brought them to an impasse, or else passed them by altogether. In many cases they have met with disappointment in the realm of sex and intimate relationships, largely through tentativeness and a failure to connect with others. Talking Heads was a series of monologues for television which were later performed at the Comedy Theatre in London in 1992. This was a sextet of poignantly comic pieces, each of which depicted several stages in the character's decline from an initial state of denial or ignorance of their predicament, through a slow realization of the hopelessness of their situation, and progressing to a bleak or ambiguous conclusion. A second set of six Talking Heads pieces followed a decade later. Talking Heads was also an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. They have a song called: Nothing but flowers... The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. They are blooming now on my windowsill! Seem t like it there! The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. THANX, all the best, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPRING BRIGHTNESS…

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

WE ARE SPRING...

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

SPRING SPRING SPRING…

Spring tricolore. I can smell SPRING in the studio! That delicate fragrance, so subtle and fresh! Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS...RANUNCULUS

Ranunculus, a whole bouquet, all different! 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... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

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

Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) The images as memories of how beautiful, layered and colourfully heartwarming they were... How they have 'warmed' up and lightened our home and hearts. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Hope this brings some warmth again, have a great w-e and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

AN EARLY TASTE of SPRING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Hyacinths, Blue Dutch Iris, orange and yellow Ranunculus and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady (mostly from the dwarf Daffs), the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DOES THIS COLOUR YOUR DAY?

A small series of 'mixed'flowers, to colour your day. These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Hyacynths, Blue Dutch Iris, orange and yellow Ranunculus and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady (mostly the Hyacynths), the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... ALWAYS BEST LARGE and View On Black, Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These ALL wanted to be in the picture, virtually fighting for the light... paahh, bunch of divas! LOL Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...

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

Another EARLY TASTE of SPRING...

These are all grown from bulbs. Blue Anemones, Pink Ranunculus and dwarf Daffodils... The fragrance is heady (mostly from the dwarf Daffs), the sight pure visual pleasure, good for one's senses... Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND IT WAS ALL YELLOW...

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... Yellow Ranunculus and Tazetta Daffodils soleil d'or, a variety of dwarf narcissus. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a great day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LET ME PUT some SPRING in your step...

In the shops now, the early Spring-flowers are available, the colours are so fresh and the fragrance is like honey... so good for all the senses... Treat yourself, Take a moment, Enjoy! I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYNERGY?

A synergy is where different entities cooperate advantageously for a final outcome. These were definitely a MATCH, primary colours! Two Spring flowers, the Blue (Dutch Iris) and Yellow pointed Tulip. How can I resist them? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER... THE ALL BLUES...

The festive season is now definitely over, almost 2 weeks into a new year, got yourself in gear again, it is another early dark day... in the shops, they start selling Spring! Most of the flowers are blue... Not the easiest colour (in flowers) to photograph correctly! Depending on your exposure, they can go either too blue or too purple. I think I got it right here! Iris and Hyacynths (Delft Blue), budding and with names that sing... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE LITTLE MAIDS... ON THE STAGE...

Nature at its best! A small series of 'mixed'flowers, to colour your day. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! The Anemones hobnobbed with the pink Ranunculus, come on, we go so well together, take our photograph? For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comment on my winning image, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YOU ARE NOT ALONE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-8ez6dGao8 LOST by Michael Bublé ... Life can show no mercy It can tear your soul apart It can make you feel like you\'ve gone crazy but you're not Things have seemed to change There\'s one thing that\'s still the same In my heart you have remained And we can fly fly fly away \'Cause you are not alone And I am there with you And we\'ll get lost together Until the light comes pouring through It\'s when you feel like you\'re done And the darkness has won Babe, you\'re not lost... That is what these two were 'telling' me View On proper Black Thanx for your time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYNERGY two… IRIS and Tulips

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

MEMORIES...

of Spring... I love looking back over this past year, discovering images first discarded? This is one of them, Hyacinths and candy-pink tulips. An apotheose, fragrant and fresh, a promise. Yes, in the warmth of the studio, I can enjoy this. One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

SPRING SONATA...

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

ODE TO JOY CHORUS... BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 9

ODE TO JOY CHORUS... BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 9 MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, ODE TO JOY, Ode an Die Freude For the music lovers, listen here The words are sung during the final movement, they were taken from the "Ode to Joy", a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with additions made by the composer. Today, it stands as one of the most played symphonies in the world. This was what these flowers triggered in me when I took this photo... Winter is stubborn here,now and then a few moments of Spring fragrance in the air... then it is gone again. But, the earth is moving, breaking the cold crust, green tips are showing, a few daring Snowdrops are out, some shrubs show tender green... yes, soon "Ode to Spring", like this image. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INTERLACED...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! In the visual arts, interlace is a decorative element found in medieval art. In interlace, bands or portions of other motifs are looped, braided, and knotted in complex geometric patterns, often to fill a space. Interlacing is common in Islamic art and in the Migration period art of Northern Europe, especially in the Insular art of the British Isles and Norse art of the Early Middle Ages. Winter is stubborn here, not letting Spring in, they seem interlaced, in our garden, some of the snow that fell 1 1/2 weeks ago still lies unmelted... now and then a few moments of Spring fragrance in the air... then it is gone again. But, the earth is moving, breaking the cold crust, green tips are showing, a few daring Daffodils are out IN BUD... some shrubs show tender green... holding, waiting for more clement temps. These are Spring flowers from bulbs, Yellow pointed Tulips and Blue Hyacinths a difficult colour to photograph... INTERLACED! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST of the LAST… TULIPS & HYACINTHS

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

FLANKED…Spring Flowers

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

A SPRING-FLOWER SONATA...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! MY HEART IS BLUE? We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Got a good deal on flowers (my props), I was fortunate, blue Hyacinths and red Tulips, a lovely comination and they perfume our whole house! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried, thanx, M, (*_*) FOR MORE see HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ATCHOOO... Tulip

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

SPRING from MY GARDEN…

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

From MY GARDEN…

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

SAKURA RESCUED…

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

TALKING HEADS...

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English author, actor, humorist and playwright. More. Many of Bennett's characters are unfortunate and downtrodden, or meek and overlooked, just like my flowers... Talking Heads was also an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. Auxiliary musicians also frequently made appearances in concert and on the group's albums. Nothing but flowers.... The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. THANX, all the best, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA

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

THE ONTOGENY of DICENTRA, from bud to flower...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! ONTOGENY is the development or developmental history of an individual organism. Dicentra. English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Italian: Cuor di Maria These delicate pendulous flowers are such a tender and joyous note in the garden, dancing in the wind, like a farandole... They also come in white (Alba)... When you look closely you see their hidden tears... Fresh in our garden, it was most prolific that year. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I wish you a good time and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TARANTELLA di DICENTRA...

Cuor di Maria - Dicentra spectabilis English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Italian: Cuor di Maria These delicate flowers are such a tender and joyous note in the garden, dancing in the wind, like a Tarantella... They also come in white(Alba)... When you look closely you see their hidden tears... Fresh from our garden, it was most prolific last year. The sun was very harsh, so, I brought in a branch to photograph under controlled light. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Fresh from our garden, it was most prolific last year. The sun was very harsh, so, I brought in a branch to photograph under controlled light. I wish you a good time and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OPEN YOUR WINGS...

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

MY HEART AFLUTTER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Today, a HOT PINK SERIES, bringing colour in the 'dark' days! A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis, about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. Look at the 'tears'... Is it the cold wind of early Spring when they are dancing in the wind? English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet... Dicentra's flowering period: April to May, arching sprays of dainty, rose-pink, heart-shaped flowers appear in late spring above fern-like, fresh green leaves. A single flower of Dicentra spectabilis, about the size of the tip of my thumb, it will never cease to fill me with wonder and marvel at the intricacy and beauty of Nature. English: Venus's car, bleeding heart or lyre flower Français : Cœur de Marie ou Cœur-de-Jeannette German: Tränendes Herz Nederlands: Gebroken hartje, Mariatranen, bloedend hartje. Italian: Cuor di Maria When you look closely you see their hidden tears...Dicentra Spectabilis. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a beautiful day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE ARE ONE… Dicentra

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

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...

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

SOLIDARITY… Flowers

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

LITTLE FACES… Violets

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

AM I BLUE???

The violets here are, blue, purple, mauve... whatever... The flowers, leaves and roots of various Viola species are used for medicinal purposes, being rich in vitamins A and C. They also contain a type of antioxidant. THANX, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Mon cœur est un bouquet de violettes

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.( a song by THE BEATLES) Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. There's nothing you can do that can't be done. Nothing you can sing that can't be sung. Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It's easy. There's nothing you can make that can't be made. No one you can save that can't be saved. Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time It's easy. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. There's nothing you can know that isn't known. Nothing you can see that isn't shown. Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy. All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need. All you need is love (all together now) All you need is love (everybody) All you need is love, love, love is all you need. Thanx for your lovely comments and support, M, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY LOVE OF FLOWERS and 'beauty'

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

HAPPY... violets

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

TEARS OF ORANGE… Violet.

‘There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.’ quote by Dorothy Dix For ORANGE WEEK. Orange is the colour between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the fruit orange. In Europe and America orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, warmth, fire, energy, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism. The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d'orenge. The French word, in turn, comes from the Italian arancia, based on Arabic nāranj, derived from the Sanskrit naranga. The first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English was in 1512. Before it was yellow red. The orange colour of carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, oranges, and many other fruits and vegetables comes from carotenes, a type of photosynthetic pigment. These pigments convert the light energy that the plants absorb from the sun into chemical energy for the plants' growth. For those interested, MORE HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm   IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…

Roses are red Violets are???? I refuse to be blue! The viola is a large family containing 500 species,they are on record in Greece from the 4th century B.C. Later in Europe, it was discovered that a plant similar to a viola grew in open areas. The plant found mostly in fields and amongst rocks in the Alps, hence Alpine. It became known as a wild pansy (French:pensÈe). It might have been a romantic Frenchman who 'named' it... A pensÈe can be a thought or a saying, short or it can be as long as a paragraph, a page, a poem! Maybe he thought of his loved-one, dried one amongst some book he carried? Juste une pensÈe... lol. These delicately fragrant flowers come in a wonderful variety of colours. The dark centres in some flowers are thought to resemble little faces. These are a smaller variety (a flower not much bigger than my thumbnail!), that I have in the garden, I could not resist photographing them in the studio... As always, thanx for your lovely comments and thoughts, 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 images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

PURE EYE CANDY… Orange Violets

Orange week. Gorgeous dash of brightness in the garden, once again, I succumbed to the temptation!   Yes, where that's concerned, my resistance is low...  With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm   IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

TRIPLE ORANGE, VIOLETS...

Gorgeous dash of brightness in the garden, once again, I succumbed to the temptation! PURE EYE CANDY large and On Black Yes, where that's concerned, my resistance is low... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…

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

NOT ALL VIOLETS ARE BLUE…

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

A FRIVOLITY of ANEMONES...

The Anemone, the name could come from many different cultures, the Arabic, the Hebrew, the Turkish, the Phoenecians and many more lay claim to the name. My preference goes to the Greek... "daughter of the wind" It is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group. The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! I thank you for your comments,support and the beauty of your photos! Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Ménage à trois... AQUILEGIA

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

ENRAPTURED… AQUILEGIA

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

DING DONG...Aquilegia

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

A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...

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

CENTAUREA BLUE…

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

WELCOME MAY! FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY!

May 1 is "La Fête du Muguet", and the tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The first day of May in France and other European countries is La Fête du Travail (Labour Day). It is a holiday. Lily of the Valley, French: Muguet, lis des vallées Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen Flemish: meiklokjes (Little BELLS OF MAY) The flower is also known as 'Our Lady's tears' since, according to Christian legend; the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden. According to another legend, Lilies of the Valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon. Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily and Muguet. Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland in 1967. The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a Lily of the Valley in its coat-of-arms. It is also the official flowers of many fraternities and sororities. ... an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers. All parts of the Lily of the Valley are highly poisonous. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here and for PURCHASING MY IMAGES: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...

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

IT'S NOT EASY BEING YELLOW... The Humble Dandelion.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Another one of my 'FLOWER-STUDIES'. Dandelions are once again sprouting up all over, prompting the city,lawn-care specialists and amateur gardeners alike to once more declare war on the broad leaf weed. A dandelion is really many tiny flowers bunched together. Each little flower becomes a seed... 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. Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below. I am doing another one of my 'FLOWER-STUDIES'. This time on the humble Dandelion. Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth"). Only ONE day between these two! After flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two... Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... YET is OFTEN VERY EPHEMERAL?

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! You will find beauty in everything, just look!!! The back of a Dandelion seed head (clock). Children LOVE them! We don't like them in our gardens... AND YET: The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its taproot will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants, and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen. Taraxacum seeds are an important food source for certain birds. Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? About 'BEAUTY'.. artists sculpt, architects build, painters paint, photographers make images... the 'makers' and 'keepers' of beauty? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

OH NO... NOT THE HAIRDRYER!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Have a Fun FRIDAY and a lovely w-e. So ephemeral, I did have fun in the studio again, as you can see. LOL. The Dandelion seed head (clock). Children LOVE them! Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth"), after flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two. The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex (curve backwards), and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of it. The parachute drops off the achene when it strikes an obstacle. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHAOS WITHIN THE CLOCK...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below. "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." quote by Friedrich Nietzsche OR "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." quote by Carl Jung I am doing another one of my 'FLOWER-STUDIES'. This time on the humble Dandelion. Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth"). After flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two... The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex (curve backwards), and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of it. The parachute drops off the achene when it strikes an obstacle. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...

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

CATKINS...

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

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

Magnolia proctoriana, an abundant early flowering tree, with 6 very large pure white tepals. The tepals droops, which gives the plant a unique appearance. It is a upright tree with large fragrant white flowers. I love the different lichen on the fragile branches... probably not so great for the tree? Brought these into the studio, they have a short life span, one was already wind-damaged, a must take portrait... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube My Studio Flowers on youtube: another video Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAVISHING RIBES…

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

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

Claude Debussy: Préludes, Book 2: IV. 'Les Fées Sont D'Exquises Danseuses' From the garden, a beautiful deep rich colour... sadly, because of all the cold wind we'd had, there is damage, which in my view makes it even more interesting... Ribes sanguineum. when young in Spring, they have a strong resinous scent. The flowers are produced in early spring at the same time as the leaves emerge. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube My Studio Flowers on youtube another video Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PENDING... Ribes

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

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

MORE NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

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

Trees look dead for so long when, suddenly, all changes and becomes beautiful with delicate stems for blossom, new growth on old wood... I turned it and I saw like a strange BIRD OF PARADISE? My imagination running wild again? The new wood on the old, the moss on the old wood, what a wonderful world. This is MACRO!!!And comp in camera. These are 'blossoms' of Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". Saw this beautiful tree, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding tree. Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however.... I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. Many are with Getty© All rights reserved

THE DARK PINK BLOSSOMS of MALUS.

Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". View On Black
Saw this beautiful tree, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding trees.
Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however....
I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy forever.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Interested in this blog?
magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html
Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*)
For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

VARIATION ON A THEME... in MAY

Another detailed image, another comp, how some of the leaves are hairy, and you can see that the flowers (tiny!!!) are 'connected' to the Rose, apart from the thorns, ouch. On our way to the Coast, the roads East were lined with blossoming hedges of Hawthorn, mostly white... the branches were heavily cascading, it was like driving though a garden, very beautiful and peaceful. We mostly leave later, behind all the traffic, because we are after the 'later' light anyway... when most are going home... so we have little traffic on the way back too, We passed a few pink hawthorns and I could not resist bringing home this branch. The farmer was in his field, we had a nice chat, yes, I could have some. It suffered a bit in the car from the heat, but once home I submerged it in water for a while, cut widely open the woody branch, put it in water and photographed it the next morning. Hope you like these more unusual little beauties? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thanx for your time and comments, 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

MAYFLOWER...

A detailed image, some of the leaves hairy, and you can see that the flowers (tiny!!!) are 'connected' to the Rose, apart from the thorns, ouch.View On Black
On our way to the Coast, the roads East were lined with blossoming hedges of Hawthorn, mostly white... the branches were heavily cascading, it was like driving though a garden, very beautiful and peaceful. We mostly leave later, behind all the traffic, because we are after the 'later' light anyway... when most are going home... so we have little traffic on the way back too.
We passed a few pink hawthorns and I could not resist bringing home this branch. It suffered a bit in the car from the heat, but once home I submerged it in water for a while, cut widely open the woody branch, put it in water and photographed it the next morning.
Hope you like these more unusual little beauties?
I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE:
PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME
I say a few things...
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*)
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CRATAEGUS ROSEA , PINK Hawthorn, so very MAY!

On our way to the Coast, the roads East were lined with blossoming hedges of Hawthorn, mostly white... the branches were heavily cascading, it was like driving though a garden, very beautiful and peaceful. We mostly leave later, behind all the traffic, because we are after the 'later' light anyway... when most are going home... so we have little traffic on the way back too View LARGE and On Black We passed a few pink hawthorns and I could not resist bringing home this branch. It suffered a bit in the car from the heat, but once home I submerged it in water for a while, cut widely open the woody branch, put it in water and photographed it the next morning. Hope you like these more unusual little beauties? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thanx for your time and comments, 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

CORNUS ALBA

THIS IS A PERSONAL FAVOURITE. I was after that feeling of 'old print' It is a specific light, sometimes people think it is underexposed, but no, this is what I wanted! A client bought and renovated a beautiful Victorian house, they wanted photos for the rooms of Victorian (style) flowers, portrait format, but of course I tried all kinds after I'd finished the commission. Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'. This red dogwood is a variegated dogwood, leaves margined and mottled with silver, turning red or orange in Autumn. Creamy-white flowers in early Summer. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Have a blooming day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HURRY UP LITTLE ONE... Blossoms

Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry trees, and their blossoms. Whereas in China the cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love in the language of herbs, in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Cherry blossoms also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/passion-indeed.html For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHERRY BLOSSOM... OPEN&CLOSE

The natural follow up to the previous. Amongst all the opulence, on the grass carpet, you could see that unfortunately people do not experience beauty in the same way, there were blossoms thrown all over the place, I saw two youngsters driving their bikes with their arms up, hitting every branch they could reach, leaving a trail of pink, they had fun... I don't judge them, remember my own youth, we've all done silly stuff that now, when you look or think back... you shake your head in disbelief... why? Because you are that age??? A broken off branch was left to wilt, I rescued it, it's adorning our dining room table now... not before I had photographed it in the studio, lol. I love playing with light and shallow dof, trying out all kinds of lighting using gobos, flags and cutters, so indeed NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION, NO DODGING OR BURNING! Only painting with light, pushing the macro lens to the limit. Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry trees, and their blossoms. Whereas in China the cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love in the language of herbs, in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Cherry blossoms also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/passion-indeed.html

SAKURA RESCUED... Cherry Blossom...

View ALL the detail On Black The natural follow up to the previous. Amongst all the opulence, on the grass carpet, you could see that unfortunately people do not experience beauty in the same way, there were blossoms thrown all over the place, I saw two youngsters driving their bikes with their arms up, hitting every branch they could reach, leaving a trail of pink, they had fun... I don't judge them, remember my own youth, we've all done silly stuff that now, when you look or think back... you shake your head in disbelief... why? Because you are that age??? A broken off branch was left to wilt, I rescued it, it's adorning our dining room table now... not before I had photographed it in the studio, lol. I love playing with light and shallow dof, trying out all kinds of lighting using gobos, flags and cutters, so indeed NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION, NO DODGING OR BURNING! Only painting with light, pushing the macro lens to the limit. Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry trees, and their blossoms. Whereas in China the cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love in the language of herbs, in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Cherry blossoms also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/passion-indeed.html Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK BLOSSOMS... RESCUED...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Amongst all the opulence, on the grass carpet, you could see that unfortunately people do not experience beauty in the same way, there were blossoms thrown all over the place, I saw two youngsters driving their bikes with their arms up, hitting every branch they could reach, leaving a trail of pink, they had fun... I don't judge them, I remember my own youth, we've all done silly stuff, that now when you look back... you shake your head in disbelief... why? Because you are that age??? A broken off branch was left to wilt, I rescued it, it's adorning our dining room table now... not before I had photographed it in the studio, lol. I love playing with light and shallow dof, trying out all kinds of lighting using gobos, flags and cutters, so indeed NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION, NO DODGING OR BURNING! Only playing with lights, pushing the macro lens to the limit. Sakura is the Japanese name for cherry trees, and their blossoms. Whereas in China the cherry blossom symbolizes feminine beauty, the feminine principle, or love in the language of herbs, in Japan the cherry blossoms are believed to exemplify the transient nature of life, because of their short blooming times. Cherry blossoms also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/03/passion-indeed.html Have a sweet day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while.It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME…

The sky had been a milky soft-box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE A YEAR!

In the footsteps of Hockney (see previous image). A glimmer of things to come! A photo with a story for those who take the time to read lol? SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*)

ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars.Driving from A to B is not that simple anymore, it is fraught with obstacles which can cause us a lot of stress and frustration.We have to plan journeys ahead, add lots of time to the 'actual' time, because, as you hear or see on your screen, you are going to face delays, from forever going on roadworks, to accidents, to traffic- jams, to freak weather conditions. The tarmac is melting, the gritting is not done, the road is flooded... You're smiling, it happened to you too he?Another thing I tried to turn around for me, instead of fretting, now I take advantage of it... MORE HERE: THE FUN OF DRIVE BY PHOTOGRAPHY magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2007/05/fun-of-drive-by-photog... Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GRASS is NOT always GREEN!!!!

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

CORNUS ALBA…

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

BRIGHT YELLOW for SPRING, FORSYTHIA…

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

TAKE A BOW… LABURNUM

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

THE COLOURS of MAY ...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The golden LABURNUM have yellow pea-flowers in pendulous racemes 10–30 cm (4–12 in) long in spring, which makes them very popular garden trees. All parts of the plant are poisonous, and can be lethal if consumed in excess. They are now in full bloom, this one against a red Maple (ACER), a stunning combination! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOUR PURPLE...

In Flanders there is a saying, many small ones make a large one (meaning,for example, if you count all the 'small sales' you make it might turn out a tidy sum?)... all the little flowers make these beautiful blooms! Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), is native to Europe and Asia.View On Black The usual flower colour is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white and pale pink are also found. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DEEP PURPLE... Lilac...

A REAL TREAT LARGE and View On Black I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! This was singing to me about le temps des lilas, Spring and fresh green...? This is NOT a crop, but a proper new composition. Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), is native to Europe and Asia. The usual flower colour is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white and pale pink are also found. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DEEP PURPLE... LILAC

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

ICNONIC MAY-FLOWER...SYRINGA

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! In many gardens this is what you now see, white, fragrant Lilacs, the panicles standing proud, overtaking the green leaves... sadly, due to the weather, not for long! They very quickly go brown because of the rain, these here are still perfect! Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20–25 species of flowering plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), is native to Europe and Asia. The usual flower colour is a shade of purple (often a light purple or lilac), but white and pale pink are also found. The flowers grow in large panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLASSY PIERIS…

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

PINK FRAGRANT STOCKS…

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

MUGUET…

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

LE MUGUET du PREMIER MAY...

Lily of the Valley, French: muguet, lis des vallées Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen Flemish: meiklokjes ... an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers. May 1 is "La Fête du Muguet", and the tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. We'd joined a Canadian photo enthusiast lady on a visit here in the South, we met through a photo-site, who offered me those. How sweet is that! We spend two lovely days together, yes with lots of photography and laughter. It was all over too quickly, I took the flowers home, and... in the studio... where I photographed them for you and me, to enjoy forever. FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND GREAT EXPERIENCE: LARGE AND On Black Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things.. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here and for PURCHASING MY IMAGES: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICONIC MAY-FLOWER... Muguet

Lily of the Valley, French: Muguet, lis des vallées Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen Flemish: meiklokjes (Little BELLS OF MAY) The flower is also known as 'Our Lady's tears' since, according to Christian legend; the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden. According to another legend, Lilies of the Valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon. Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily and Muguet. Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland in 1967. The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a Lily of the Valley in its coat-of-arms. It is also the official flowers of many fraternities and sororities. ... an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers. All parts of the Lily of the Valley are highly poisonous. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY…

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

JINGLE BELLS... of MAY! Muguet.

First of May, a holiday in many countries, not the UK. More on the next...
I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
These little bells were tingelinging away in the wind, knowing they do not last very long... brought them in, they were ready for their close-up, lol!
View 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.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
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With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
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LES FLEURS DE MAI...et Les Saints de GLACE

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I grew up with the knowledge that until THEY were over, the temperatures would still be unstable and UNPREDICTABLE! And this year, they definitely did their reputation justice! So, 2 more days eh? And you can bring out in the garden all the frost susceptible plants and also annuals. In late spring, the ICE SAINTS is the name for a number of Catholic saints , whose name days fall within the period from 11 to 15 May. According to the meteorology people they are the last days in the year in which frost still may occur. A sloppy interpretation of this folk wisdom has led to the misconception that a late spring with increased risk of frost would be. Amongst the Ice Saints are considered: Mamertus ( May 11 ) Pancras ( May 12 ) Servatius of Maastricht ( May 13 ) Boniface of Tarsus ( May 14 ) Sophia of Rome ( May 15 ) We came back from the Continent, I saw these in the garden, amongst the undergrowth, they were tiny and frail. View On proper Black The little bells were tingelinging away in the cold wind, knowing they do not last very long... brought them in, they were ready for their close-up, lol! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated.Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR DE CACTUS...

Also the name of a famous film and play.View On Black This very ephemeral flower usually seen around Christmas, the scientific name is Schlumbergera. I love the way all the pollen is on the petals. In flower now!Cactus Flower is a piece of theater of French Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy. The play was very successful in Broadway in the late 1960's with in the first role, Lauren Bacall . In the film Cactus Flower ( Cactus Flower ) of Gene Saks ( 1969 ), this is Ingrid Bergman 's character who plays Stephanie Dickinson, dedicated nurse for ten years the dentist Julian Winston, played by Walter Matthau . Goldie Hawn had her first screen appearance in this! I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FRIVOLOUS DAISY CHAIN...

After a visit to the doctor, for the body... I decided not to go home ot the studio, but take care of my soul... so, I drove to a lovely park, wide borders full of beautiful flowering primulas and tall waves of daffodils, singles, doubles, and other early bloomers...all the colours of the rainbow, teeming with bees and butterflies... the fragrances making for a heady perfumed air... a fountain sprinkling its lovely, cooling sounds...
The gardeners were weeding, humming a song, I had a nice chat with them...
Sat on a bench enjoying all the sensation sense-pleasures, both sad and 'glad' that I did (for once, but then, who goes to the doctor with it? Lol) not have my camera with me...
As I walked back, in the carpet of green grass I saw daisies dotted around, went and picked some (like when I was a little girl), when I came home, feeling much better, I made a daisy chain and photographed it for you...
I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
These tiny, unassuming flowers work so well in a little chain, for little girls to put in their hair, wear as a necklace or bracelet... great memories, and I had not forgotten how to do it, though it is definitely something for 'smaller' hands...
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.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER LITTLE FAMILY...PRIMULA VIALII...

When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. two of my favourite colours. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem. The blossom has a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species.
Pere Delavay originally discovered the species.
I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
Look at us, the whole family can dance in the wind!
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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PRIMULA VIALII, two of my favourite colours together...

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

TO THE TOP… PRIMULA VALII.

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

SO PROUD... PRIMULA VALII...

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

THE BOLD AND THE SHY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! More on the sexuality of flowers. Showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The rain-damaged flower seemed to hide shyly behind the one in front that had opened in full glory. More from our garden, with all the rain we've had it is difficult to find flowers that have not been damaged... Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAGRANT WHITE FREESIAS...

Dedicated to Veronique AUBOIS-MANN , she let drop that Freesias are her favourite flowers, so I thought I'd do this lady the honour... Anybody else has faves? Freesia is a genus of 14-16 species of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, native to Africa. Of the 14 species, 12 are native to Cape Province, South Africa, the remaining two to tropical Africa, one species extending north of the equator to Sudan. The genus was named in honor of Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician. They are herbaceous plants which grow from a corm 1-2.5 cm diameter, which sends up a tuft of narrow leaves 10-30 cm long, and a sparsely branched stem 10-40 cm tall bearing a few leaves and a loose one-sided spike of fragrant narrowly funnel-shaped flowers. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I WISH YOU ALL A GREAT DAY! Thanx for all the beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOT SALSA... THE ORANGE FREESIAs...

Dedicated to Veronique AUBOIS-MANN , she let drop that Freesias are her favourite flowers, so I thought I'd do this lady the honour... Anybody else has faves? A branch of Freesia,aah, I see them... my resistance is low... I confess... LOL Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thank you for your support and comments, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FREESIA FRENZY...

Dedicated to Veronique AUBOIS-MANN , she let drop that Freesias are her favourite flowers, so I thought I'd do this lady the honour... Anybody else has faves? I had those delicate light pink Freesias for the first time, usually white, yellow, purple, a deep red... so could not resist bringing them into the studio to 'immortalise' them. Now I'll have them forever. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a fine day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DARK MALUS BLOSSOMS in bandw...

Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". ENJOY, LARGE and View On Black Sometimes I just 'feeeeeeeeel' like this, a flower image in b&w... I love the subtle tones, all the varied tonalities, that give the flower/petals/sepals/stems their texture, depth and form, their delectable shapes accentuated, extracted and emphasized without the colour. Don't you agree? Saw this beautiful tree, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding tree. Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however.... I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy forever. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE DARK BLOSSOMS of MALUS in bandw...

I FEEL TRIUMPHANT, BECAUSE, EVEN AFTER ALL THE "DISLIKES"... I STILL HAVE 592.000 VIEWS, 48.900 LIKES AND 22.500 FAVES, and I was away for almost 2 weeks, lol!!!! The more you dislike, the more I upload and you eventually run out??? I have images galore! Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". ENJOY, LARGE and View On Black My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Interested in this blog? magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved