Magda Indigo photography

+ THE BLUE Collection

SACRE BLEU, A DEUX! IRIS...
JUST BEAUTY… Aconite
BLUE HEART… Hydrangea
CATCH ME if YOU CAN…
THE BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION, Rose and…
CENTAUREA BLUE…
VERONICA BLUE...
SIMPLY NIGELLA...
BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr. TOOTS THIELEMANS
FLOWERING... IRIS, from BUD to BLOOM
ABUNDANCE… IRIS
"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" IRIS.
THE SENSUALITY of the Blue Iris…
FRENCH KISS... IRIS
FLYING THE FLAG!
SAY AAAH...
ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY...
PURE SYNERGY… IRISES.
LAPIS LAZULI… IRIS
WEDNESDAY… WINTER... THE BLUES...
SPRING SONATA...
ODE TO JOY CHORUS... BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 9
INTERLACED...
MORE VIBRANT BLUE… HYACINTHS
THE von TRAPP HYACINTHS
APOTHEOSE… HYACINTHS
LAST of THE BLEUS… HYACINTH
SINFONIETTA...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on 500px...
FOR M&M... SO IN LOVE...
COLOURS of SWEDEN…
I BOUGHT MYSELF ANOTHER POT OF SPRING...
SONNEZ LES MATINES..
MUSCARI BLUES…
MUSCARI BLUES..
TENDER PALES, MUSCARI ...
VERONICA BLUE...
LINARIA PURPUREA…
AM I BLUE?
YOU'RE THE TOP ...
AM I BLUE? DELPHINIUM...
IS IT A LARK? IS IT A SPUR? IT IS A LARKSPUR!
A LIGHTER SHADE OF PALE… DELPHINIUM.
THE UNFURLING of the pale blue DELPHINIUM...
A PERFECT MATCH...
THREE LITTLE MAIDS... ON THE STAGE...
THE BLUE TEARS of THE GENTIAN...
RHAPSODY IN BLUE... HYDRANGEA...
SUCH A FRILL… BLUE SCABIOSA
BLOOM, BABY BLOOM… Scabiosa
TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA
LES BALLETS BLEUS… SCABIOSA
A ménage à trois… SCABIOSA
GRADUATING… SCABIOSA
FIORITURA… Scabiosa
MONDAY BLUES? Scabiosa…
OH SO BEAUTIFUL… Scabiosa
THE OLD and THE NEW… SCABIOSA
BE and WAS… Scabiosa
TABLEAU VIVANT: A SECOND LIFE…
IMAGINE… SCABIOSA
AM I BLUE????
YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavande Papillon
IRIDESCENT… GERANIUM
THE BOLD AND THE SHY...
PETITE FLEUR... Geranium
PETITE FLEUR... Geranium
SURVIVOR... CROCUS
DANCE CROCUS DANCE...
MOODY BLUE... ANEMONE.
RED SPACE INVADER… ANEMONE
ANEMONISSIMO!
VIBRANT BLUE... ANEMONE.
VIBRANT BLUES… ANEMONE
STUDIO, THISTLES and a BUMBLE BEEEE…
AND THEN… EXPLOSION… THISTLE
OOPS, NIGELLA DROPPED HER SKIRT...
SIMPLY NIGELLA...
WINTER BLUES and LIGHT IN THE DARK SEASON… Nigella
VENI...VIDI.. VICI...
BEFORE... DURING... AFTER...
BLUE DE-LIGHT...
BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY ...
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY,like a Siamese fighting fish…
50 SHADES of BLUE, POPPY...
'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
THE FALLEN… poppy
THE RARE BLUE POPPY...
CORYDALIS, China Blue.
CORYDALIS, China Blue...
BLUE PLUMBAGO...
BLUE LARKSPUR...

SACRE BLEU, A DEUX! IRIS...

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

JUST BEAUTY… Aconite

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

BLUE HEART… Hydrangea

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

CATCH ME if YOU CAN…

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

THE BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION, Rose and…

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

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

VERONICA BLUE...

Veronica longifolia , Long-leaved Speedwell This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Slender, upright spires of white, pink and blue tubular flowers appear in summer above cream-edged, mid-green leaves. This elegant speedwell shows a good resistance to mildew and will add vertical interest throughout a sunny border on well-drained soil. If cut back after the flowers have faded, it may produce a second flush in late summer or early autumn. Have a lovely day and as always, THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIMPLY NIGELLA...

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

BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr. TOOTS THIELEMANS

BLUESETTE… MY HOMAGE TO Mr.TOOTS THIELEMANS https://youtu.be/yKnG_9q4crA Yesterday, the harmonica of a beloved great musician fell silent. Toots Thielemans, one of the greats left us. What a horrible year 2016 is! Bluesette became an international hit in the 1960’s and was original recorded with him whistling the melody along with a guitarist. In 1981, he had a stroke and as a result of that,he was no longer able to play the guitar as before, though playing the harmonica however proved to be no problem. He was 94 and played until 2 years ago. He played all over the world with so many of the greats! What an artist! THANK YOU SIR. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLOWERING... IRIS, from BUD to BLOOM

The palest blue Irises I ever saw! A new one for me! Love them: ephemeral , elegant and dainty... Shot in ONE take! I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ABUNDANCE… IRIS

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

"Sogna fiore mio (Dream, my flower)" IRIS.

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

THE SENSUALITY of the Blue Iris…

For BLUE week. "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~Albert Einstein~ 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

FRENCH KISS... IRIS

For BLUE week. MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_blue_collection The implication is of a slow, passionate kiss which is considered intimate, romantic, erotic or sexual. Iris are often called Flags in North-America. I love the 'regality' of this flower, very ephemeral though...... 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

FLYING THE FLAG!

I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) ABOUT THE IMAGE: Iris are often called Flags in North-America.View On Black I love the 'regality' of this flower, very ephemeral though...... BEST VIEWED on Black Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? 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

SAY AAAH...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." ~Albert Einstein~ When you go to the Dr, stick out your tongue and say AAHH? 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 Blue Iris are elegant, mysterious and, I love the 'regality' of this flower ..... oh so very ephemeral though! Iris are often called Flags in North-America. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ONE DAY I'LL FLY AWAY...

I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) ABOUT THE IMAGE: These Irises had 'Butterfly-attitude'! BEST VIEWED on Black Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? LOL, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html

PURE SYNERGY… IRISES.

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

LAPIS LAZULI… IRIS

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

WEDNESDAY… WINTER... THE BLUES...

The w-e is well over, the end of the week far off, halfway, keep yourself in gear, it is a dark and dank day, in the shops: they start selling Spring! Most of the flowers were 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 Hyacinths, budding and with names that sing... I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time. 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

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

MORE VIBRANT BLUE… HYACINTHS

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

THE von TRAPP HYACINTHS

A Blue series, a true blue not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried. The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in 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

APOTHEOSE… HYACINTHS

A Blue series, a true blue not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... We always have a smaller studio in our home, in between things there is time for some of my favourite photography, playing with lights... Went to the 'end of the market' for a cheap deal on flowers (my props), 6 bunches for £ 2, chose from whatever is left. I was fortunate, blue Irises, blue Hyacinths, pink Tulips, Tiger Lilies, what a delight, they perfume our whole house! One of the many different compositions and combinations I tried. HERE MiXED WITH SMALL DAINTY PINK TULIPS The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumery in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

LAST of THE BLEUS… HYACINTH

The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in 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

SINFONIETTA...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HYACINTHS. 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. 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 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

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on 500px...

THIS IS THE FIRST IMAGE THEY CHOSE. DISLIKED!!!!!!!!!!! I was invited for an exclusive interview by 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Hope you enjoy, all the very best! Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment. A BIG THANK YOU, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOR M&M... SO IN LOVE...

This I upload especially for two people in love, and who are very dear to me, actually this image is for ALL people in love!

"We all want to fall in love.
Why?
Because that experience makes us feel completely alive,
where every sense is heightened, and every emotion is magnified.
Our everyday reality is shattered and we are flung into the heavens.
It may only last a moment, an hour, or an afternoon, but that doesn't diminish its value, because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."
- From the movie "The Mirror Has Two Faces" -
View On Black

As I positioned them on the black bg, the lancet shaped leaves formed this heart…
Each time I think... that's it, there's only so much you can do with flowers... and yet again and again, I'll see something new.
Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me.
READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ...
and HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html
Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*)
And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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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

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

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

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

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

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

VERONICA BLUE...

In Greek mythology, Hebe is the goddess of youth (Roman equivalent: Juventas). She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Herakles (Roman equivalent: Hercules). This HEBE here is a genus of plants native to New Zealand. Easy to grow and maintain it is a popular plant/shrub in many gardens; they attract butterflies. The colours of Hebe flowers range from white through pink, blue, lilac and purple to bright crimsons. 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 lovely day and as always, THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LINARIA PURPUREA…

You can't get any easier to grow flowers than Linaria purpurea. Slender spikes of tiny violet-blue snapdragon-like flowers over narrow, whorled, blue-grey leaves light up many an old garden. Blooms all Summer in full sun or part shade. Fairly drought tolerant once established & it reseeds! I have had them for years… jolly and ‘discreet’ flowers! I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AM I BLUE?

Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... View On Black Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” Georgia O'Keeffe quote (American Painter, 1887-1986) With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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'RE THE TOP ...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! BLUE DOUBLE LARKSPUR Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... 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

AM I BLUE? DELPHINIUM...

Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world... ? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

IS IT A LARK? IS IT A SPUR? IT IS A LARKSPUR!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... 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

A LIGHTER SHADE OF PALE… DELPHINIUM.

Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur. As you can see, here in this variety, the buds are white, the flowers a very pale blue. All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, true blue or purple not so common in the flower world and in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, 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 UNFURLING of the pale blue DELPHINIUM...

Slowly they divulged their secret beauty from bud to flower... DELPHINIUM, also known as larkspur... All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, AND keep the original tonality... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work 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

A PERFECT MATCH...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Looking COOL together! Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! Antirrhinum, here white ones, is a genus of plants commonly known as snapdragons or dragon flowers, from the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed. 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 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

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

THE BLUE TEARS of THE GENTIAN...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Many gentians are notoriously fickle plants, difficult to cultivate and in some cases reluctant to flower. Bright blue trumpet-shaped flowers. These appear in early and mid-autumn, protruding on very short stalks from the mat of almost mossy textured light green foliage. 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 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

RHAPSODY IN BLUE... HYDRANGEA...

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attacked ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannh‰user Gate. All those ... moments will be lost in time, like tears...in rain. Time to die." From Blade Runner. This is a 'Mophead', flowers are large round flowerheads resembling pom-poms or, as the name implies, the head of a mop.HYDRANGEA flowers are produced from early spring to late autumn; they grow in flower-heads (corymbs or panicles) at the ends of the stems. In many species, the flower-heads contain two types of flowers, small fertile flowers in the middle of the flowerhead, and large, sterile bract-like flowers in a ring around the edge of each flowerhead. Other species have all the flowers sterile and of the same size, like this one. Thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUCH A FRILL… BLUE SCABIOSA

“If you fill your mind with a beautiful thought, there will be no room in it for an ugly one. - King Amor” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

BLOOM, BABY BLOOM… Scabiosa

I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers. I love the little one just peeping from behind ‘mama’? Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TROIS DEMOISELLES… SCABIOSA

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

LES BALLETS BLEUS… SCABIOSA

They brought out their ruched mauve tutus and performed for me… Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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 ménage à trois… SCABIOSA

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

GRADUATING… SCABIOSA

Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIORITURA… Scabiosa

Fioritura means flowery… it is a musical term. I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers. I love the little one just peeping from behind ‘mama’? Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MONDAY BLUES? Scabiosa…

Not me! I love what I’am doing and look forward to another week of finished images, to add to the vast collection. I am addicted to the final thrill… each time, when I press save, for the last time! I said it before, I think Scabiosa is a very feminine flower, well here you get a full bouquet from me; Each floret is composed of tightly packed, button-shaped, nectar rich centres which up close have charming dancing stamens, which coat pollen over visiting bees and butterflies. Each flat flower is beautifully skirted in large outer florets and collared by reflexed vegetative bracts. If regularly deadheaded, they continue into October and last two weeks in the vase. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OH SO BEAUTIFUL… Scabiosa

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

THE OLD and THE NEW… SCABIOSA

THE OLD and THE NEW… SCABIOSA From June masses of pin-cushion flowers emerge on slender erect stems. Each floret is composed of tightly packed, button-shaped, nectar rich centres which up close have charming dancing stamens, which coat pollen over visiting bees and butterflies. Each flat flower is beautifully skirted in large outer florets and collared by reflexed vegetative bracts. If regularly deadheaded, they continue into October and last two weeks in the vase. A Scabiosa, dried, beautiful… another of my favourite images, and, I have made a few. It is last year’s, I wrapped and stored them, they are extremely delicate, but I did manage to get some great photos out of them, together with the new ones this year, so more to come in this series. An idea I had for over a year now, yes, Photography is often a matter of PATIENCE! LOL Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BE and WAS… Scabiosa

I find Scabiosa some of the most ‘feminine’ flowers, smiling flowers? Even dried, it hasn’t lost it’s sense of humour… LOL Lavender blue Scabiosa,beautifully frilled, a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attractive to many insects, including butterflies and moths such as the Six-spot Burnet. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TABLEAU VIVANT: A SECOND LIFE…

Scabiosa, dried, beautiful… must be one of my favourite images, and, euh, I have made a few? They are last year’s, I wrapped and stored them, they are extremely delicate, but I did manage to get some great photos out of them, together with the new ones this year, so more to come in this series. An idea I had for a year now, yes, Photography is often a matter of PATIENCE! LOL Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IMAGINE… SCABIOSA

Imagine… Image… Magic… Ageing… I see great beauty in the dried Scabiosa, a whole world in there… 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AM I BLUE????

The 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, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, 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

YOU GOT ME SINGING THE BLUES

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

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES... Lavande Papillon

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! These 'fofolles' expressed exhuberance, joy de vivre, plumes and glitsy glamour????? Haha... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Lavender Butterfly : In compact spikes, purple, topped by large bracts sterile highly decorative purple. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IRIDESCENT… GERANIUM

More from our garden. The Cranesbill is really the TRUE Geranium, what we too often call Geranium is the Pelargonium, with flower heads and not hardy like these here. The name "cranesbill" derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. Also known as Hardy Geranium, Rozanne Cranesbill, Blood Red Cranesbill Large blue blooms with darker veining are held in clusters above the foliage, giving the plant in bloom an airy appearance. It has a thick rhizome(A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstock). The stems are prostrate to ascending, well developed, very branched and hairy as are the buds. .An enormous variety, often very fragrant leaves, gives you a clue that it is a medicinal plant. Geranium plants could hold the key to a new generation of HIV treatments, research suggests. Extracts of the geranium plant Pelargonium sidoides inactivate HIV-1 and prevent the virus invading human cells. 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

THE BOLD AND THE SHY...

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...View On Black The Cranesbill is really the TRUE Geranium, what we too often call Geranium is the Pelargonium, with flower heads and not hardy like these. The name "cranesbill" derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. 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... 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

PETITE FLEUR... Geranium

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7u9x50GGGs Sidney Bechet - Petite Fleur Again from our garden, this Cranesbill is really the TRUE Geranium, what we too often call Geranium a Pelargonium, with flower heads and not hardy like these. The name 'cranesbill' derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. Also known as Hardy Geranium, Rozanne Cranesbill, Blood Red Cranesbill Large blue blooms with darker veining are held in clusters above the foliage, giving the plant in bloom an airy appearance. It has a thick rhizome (A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. Also called rootstock). The stems are prostrate to ascending, well developed, very branched and hairy as are the buds. An enormous variety, often very fragrant leaves, gives you a clue that it is a medicinal plant. Geranium plants could hold the key to a new generation of HIV treatments, research suggests. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PETITE FLEUR... Geranium

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7u9x50GGGs Sidney Bechet - Petite Fleur Again from our garden,this Cranesbill is really the TRUE Geranium, what we too often call Geranium a Pelargonium, with flower heads and not hardy like these. The name 'cranesbill' derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. 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

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

DANCE CROCUS DANCE...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MOODY BLUE... ANEMONE.

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

RED SPACE INVADER… ANEMONE

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

ANEMONISSIMO!

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! This Blue Anemone just wanted me to know about the dark inner secrets... 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. Please leave a comment? Your opinion matters! M, (*_*)

VIBRANT BLUE... ANEMONE.

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

VIBRANT BLUES… ANEMONE

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

STUDIO, THISTLES and a BUMBLE BEEEE…

Brought this is, as they looked ready, only when I looked through the viewer did I spot the bumble bee, it stayed there the whole time, I thought is was dead, but no, it as just gorging on the pollen. After the shoot, I put it outside and it flew in freedom! Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Interesting bit: Carduus is the Latin term for a thistle (hence cardoon, and chardon in French), and Cardonnacum is the Latin word for a place with thistles. This is believed to be the origin of name of the Burgundy village of Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire, which in turn is thought to be the home of the famous Chardonnay grape variety. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND THEN… EXPLOSION… THISTLE

as I was photographing this branch of Thistles, one of them exploded… probably the warmth of the lights? Did it feel there was too much 'sun' suddenly? LOL Thousands of flighty feathery seeds, I had to quickly put a bag over it, they went flying off all over! Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles occur all over the plant – on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Interesting bit: Carduus is the Latin term for a thistle (hence cardoon, and chardon in French), and Cardonnacum is the Latin word for a place with thistles. This is believed to be the origin of name of the Burgundy village of Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire, which in turn is thought to be the home of the famous Chardonnay grape variety. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OOPS, NIGELLA DROPPED HER SKIRT...

She was so shocked by the DISLIKES she got, that she dropped her skirt, LOL!!!!!! Now we are just left with the seed-box... well,dries nicely for decorative bouquets! Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. 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, 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

SIMPLY NIGELLA...

Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. Nigella damascena has been grown in English cottage gardens since Elizabethan times. For many years 'Miss Jekyll' was the only widely available variety, and it is still popular for its dependable masses of sky-blue flowers. "When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." Georgia O'Keeffe quote (American Painter, 1887-1986) A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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 BLUES and LIGHT IN THE DARK SEASON… Nigella

Yes, it is that time of year again here in the Northern hemisphere… 21 December, in the UK we are on winter time, so it is darker an hour sooner than in most parts of Europe! This long period stretches in front of us, I know it influences and affects many people’s lives, they have the blues, they become morose, altogether down and even angry. Not enjoying life. And of course, it seems trendy to be ‘cynical’ about Christmas, New Year, the ‘commercialisation’ of the festivities, the music, the presents, the sending of cards, family gatherings and parties, hats and party-poppers, the cold, dank- and darkness and of course, SNOW!. I’m different; I love the cold, especially snow, blue skies and crackling fresh air… that is if and when we get it, which is no guarantee nowadays, even in the North of England. Snow makes everything so beautiful and silent; you see small details, on familiar buildings, you never knew were there. I love the long evenings, I bring out the candles, they give off such a romantic light, I love the flickering flames, the shadow play on the walls, the smell when you blow them out before bedtime. When I’m out, the festive lights are on, since last week, they twinkle in the wind, sparkle in the rain. Shop windows are dressed festively, glittering and enticing. It is the season of silver and gold, red and green, multicolours. Everywhere you walk or drive, decorated homes, I agree some over the top, it again makes me smile… each to their own, it is much more pleasurable than driving through dark streets. For many animals, winter is about hibernation, for me it is about reflection, making up the emotional balance, joy for a good year, hope for a better year? Thinking of people, making contact, touching once more… most of all the lonely ones (some with families!). I embrace it, accept it, you see, I believe the more you rebel against something, the worst you make it for yourself! It is not going to go away! Just imagine that whole ‘LIGHT’ period away from the dark months, how would we feel then? Many more people depressed and even more on Anti-Depressants? The festive season is ultimately what YOU, yourself make of it? The Christmas market is back in town, we are going for a visit next Sunday. A lot of happy smiles there, blowing on a steaming hot German potato pancake, eating bratwurst fresh from above the glowing coals, drinking a cool beer, children looking wide-eyed at all the wooden toys, spinning toys, glass baubles, candy and sweets. For many years now, Paul and I celebrated by ourselves, dressed up to the nines, having a real party, just the two of us. On Christmas day, we see and hear families arrive in our street… not for us, that is when you miss your loved-ones even more. And when all is over and the baubles and bling packed away till next year, I’ll have the smile of the memories… and in the meantime, gradually, it will get lighter and brighter again, the soil will break up with the new life and colour of the crocus, followed by the daffodils and tulips… the hope of Spring, then the warmth of Summer, the nostalgia of Autumn, to come full circle to the darkness of Winter. And so our life goes by… I dread to think the dark season without the festive season, even with all its ‘trappings’. Have a great one, be safe and enjoy! 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

VENI...VIDI.. VICI...

Many Olympic athletes come with that attitude!!! May their dreams come true! Veni, vidi, vici: "I came, I saw, I conquered." Yes, these three Nigellas have been named, lol... It happened when I first noticed them, they came, I saw, they won me over... into the (hot)studio... here they are, for your pleasure!View On proper Black Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. Very ephemeral! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, 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

BEFORE... DURING... AFTER...

THE FLOWERING of NIGELLA.. First a smal, quite insignificant bud... tentavily opening, then, the full confident bloom... after that, the container with the next generation, the seedbox! Life of a flower! Nigella, also known as 'devil-in-a-bush' or 'love in a mist'. 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, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE DE-LIGHT...

Another out of the studio on a rainy day, LOL. Some blue semi-dried Hydrangea heads in a glass handmade vase/bowl. I wanted a 'special' strong and dynamic comp (IN CAMERA), beyond the obvious meaning not the traditional vase with flowers... Please let me know if I succeeded? 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 is all about emotions, creativity, anecdotes, my philosophy... in photography... 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

BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY...

This is where the story starts... Meconopsis betonicifolia Beginning to show!!! See how tightly the petals are packed. Flowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY ...

This is how the story continues... BUD of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY out of the husk, ready to entertain us… Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. See how tightly the petals are still packed. I’ll have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY,like a Siamese fighting fish…

The story of the awakening of a Blue Poppy. The BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY opens up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It displays its wavy blue robe and a glimpse of inner secrets already. I have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

50 SHADES of BLUE, POPPY...

THE CLIMAX… BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY, like a Siamese fighting fish… End of the story for this one... The BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY opens up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It displays its wavy blue robe and all. I have to hurry, because once they start unfolding, there is NO stopping them! Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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

'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY

THE VERY END of STORY... 'BUTTERFLY' PETALS, of the BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY up, like a Siamese fighting fish (also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta)… It did what it could, it was delicate, not very strong, away too soon from the mother-plant! I had to hurry, because once they started to unfold, there was NO stopping them! And then, it just fell apart, and formed like a butterfly, or is that just my imagination again? Flowers from my garden... Meconopsis grandis, known as the blue poppy, is the national flower of Bhutan. Blue poppies do not produce opium. In the late spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. T he flowers were introduced to much excitement at the Royal Horticultural Society's spring show of 1926. However, since they are difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades. Himalayan varieties have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to grow from seed, but when germinating new plants, using fresh seeds will help. It comes as a surprise to many that poppies are available in shades of blue. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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 FALLEN… poppy

The fallen petals of two Poppies 'stained with pollen'… Today is D-DAY, 06 06 1944, the Battle of Normandy… Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces. The losses of the German forces during the Battle of Normandy can only be estimated. Roughly 200,000 German troops were killed or wounded. It is believed that between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed during the Normandy Campaign… The price of war… The fallen… WAR!!! Please view LARGE! Have a good day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (BEST 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 RARE BLUE POPPY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Meconopsis betonicifolia or Himalayan Blue Poppy. I only had this ONCE! A series of flowers from the garden... where I love back-lighting. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CORYDALIS, China Blue.

CORYDALIS, China Blue. From the garden The C in my garden A-Z, I used minimal dof here because there were too many ‘distracting’ factors around that rather small plant, this is a ’macro- macro’, very much the style in which I like to photograph flowers. … The first discovery of the species Corydalis flexuosa occurred on an expedition in 1989 to Western China. There's no popular name. It is of a huge plant-family that the Chinese have used as herbs in their medicine for centuries. I love this delicate little plant for the wonderful blue flowers (1, 1/2-2cm) and their beautiful foliage. A Spring plant. Flowers in a natural environment and with natural light. Wishing you a very colourful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CORYDALIS, China Blue...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The C in my garden A-Z, I did the whole alphabet, lol... I used minimal dof here because there were too many ‘distracting’ factors around that rather small plant, this is a ’macro- macro’, very much the style in which I like to photograph flowers. … These little beauties, as fine as porcelain are barely 1 inch (2,54 cm) in size! The first discovery of the species Corydalis flexuosa occurred on an expedition in 1989 to Western China. There's no popular name. It is of a huge plant-family that the Chinese have used as herbs in their medicine for centuries. I love this delicate little plant for the wonderful blue flowers. and their beautiful foliage. A spring plant.' Flowers in a natural environment and with natural light. Wishing you a very colourful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE PLUMBAGO...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Popular: leadwort. The generic name, derived from the Latin words plumbum ("lead") This may have referred to its often lead-blue flower colour, the ability of the sap to create lead-coloured stains on skin, or Pliny's belief that the plant was a cure for lead poisoning. Walking through the last beauties of summer that year, in the botanical gardens of the park, near where we like to go, I discovered this 'learly' bloomer. It took me quite some time to get everything right, you know how I love playing with dof, especially in flower-photography. Flowers in a natural environment and with natural light. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BLUE LARKSPUR...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur, in my favourite 'hot' blue colour, straight from the Summer-garden! All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! All parts of the plant are poisonous... yet like so many plants... in small amounts, extracts of the plant have been used in herbal medicine. Blue flowers, in my personal experience, are some of the (if not THE...) most difficult to light correctly, so that you keep the original tonality... A true blue or purple is not so common in the flower world and not easy to photograph well... 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