Magda Indigo photography

+ THE PINK Collection

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...
RUFFLED RANUNCULUS… QUATRO-GRAPHY
NOVELTY… RANUNCULUS
ENTICING MUM...
ENTICING MUM...
PROFILE of a Chrysanthemum.
AUTUMN SWEETNESS
PINK for OCTOBER...
THE DALTON ASTERS...
PINK DELICACY… HYDRANGEA
THE END IS NEAR...
LA DIVA HYDRANGEA...
A SHY BEGINNING...
SEDUCTIVE LITTLE CURVATURES...
AND PINK for OCTOBER!!!
STAGE LIGHT... LYSIANTHUS and buds
THE 3 FLOWER MUSKETEERS, Lysianthus...
LYSIANTHUS... and buds
A POLE-DANCER? Lysianthus…
WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lisianthus
WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lysianthus
LYSIANTHUS... and buds
ANTIQUE… A PAINTING, Lisianthus.
PINK LYSIANTHUS FOR BOTH LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...
THE REGAL CURVES of A PINK LYSIANTHUS...
A SHY BEGINNING... LYSIANTHUS
ONE DIRECTION...
ALSTROEMERIA, I FEEL PRETTY, ooohh so pretty...
DE-LIGHT-FULL ALSTROEMERIA...
ALLIUM BULGARICUM, THE STORY...
OF TWO ALLIUM FLOWERS THAT WANTED TO BE LITTLE LAMPSHADES?
SIDALCEA, ala Victoriana...
THE CURVE OF THE SNAPDRAGON...
THE TEMPTATION...
THE SEDUCTION...
THE SYMBOLISM OF ALSTROEMERIA...
MORE VARIATIONS ON A THEME.... FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA
HABLA CON ELLA... Alstroemeria in the studio!
FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA
SWEET WILLIAM FLOWERWORKS…
MY SIX PACK...
EYE CANDY CARNATION...
KNICKERBOCKER GLORY...
PRETTY IN PINK… Carnation
THE STORY of THE FALLEN CARNATION...
THE PRETTY IN PINK FOUR TUTUS...
PINK SPRING QUARTET...
PINK QUADRILLE...
THE WILD ONES... PEONY
ONLY THE LONELY... PEONY
THE PEONIES are BACK…
SOUVENIRS… PEONY
MEMORIES of SUMMER… PEONY
THE SUMPTUOUS PEONY, IN ALL ITS GLORY!
SISTER... Peony and bud
BUD to, euhh, BURST, TO BLOOM...
HER MAJESTY... THE PEONY
EVOLUTION II... THE PEONY
THE SWEET BEAUTY of THE PEONY...
I'M BLOOMING PINK...
FULL of ADMIRATION for THE PEONY...
HER MAJESTY... THE PEONY
AN ANGEL FELL ON A CLOUD...
WILD THING… PEONY
CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER... PEONY
FLAMINGO PINK PEONY...
A SINGLE SOUL????
A HEARTY LAUGH...
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...
ID PARADE, A LINEUP… FUCHSIA
PRETTY in PINK...FUCHSIA
LES CAPRICIEUSES… FUCHSIA
STARLETS...
FUCHSIA GAGLIARDA…
LAST of SUMMER FLOWERS… FUCHSIA
A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING... FUCHSIA BUD
LITTLE MISS DAINTY... FUCHSIA
PRIMA BALLERINA... Fuchsia
LA PETITE DANSEUSE...
OOH LA LA, DANSEUSE, of petals&stamens...
FUCHSIA CAN-CAN…
FLEUR DE CACTUS...Schlumbergera.
FLEUR DE CACTUS...
NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
THE DARK PINK BLOSSOMS of MALUS.
VARIATION ON A THEME... in MAY
MAYFLOWER...
CRATAEGUS ROSEA , PINK Hawthorn, so very MAY!
SAKURA RESCUED... Cherry Blossom...
PINK BLOSSOMS... RESCUED...
PRESENTATION… TULIPS.
CAPRICE… TULIPS
CANDY-FLOSS... TULIPS
MY CHERIE AMOUR… TULIPS
TULIP... REVEALED.
THE VOLUPTUOUS Double-tulip...
YELLOW DUSTED TULIP
FRAYED AT THE EDGES?
TO LOVE and PROTECT… TULIPS
GIVE ME A KISS and… TULIPS
WILD IS THE WIND… Tulips
A MAGIC CIRCLE… TULIPS
PINK IN-FRINGE-MENT… Tulips
MAMMA MIA…. TULIP
SEVEN… Fringed Tulips
BEAUTY CONTEST… Roses and Tulips
EVERY TIME WE say GOOD-BYE...
KISSY KISSY… Tulips
CARA MIA...
CREATIVE HEADACHE...
ET VOILA...
CANDY STORE… TULIPS
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Tulips
HAPPY EASTER… TULIPS
MORE INTIMACY… TULIP
TWIST AND SHOUT…
BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TICO TICO… PARROT TULIPS.
ILLUMINATI… Tulips
MELODY… Tulips
WOO ME… Parrot Tulips
A GRAND OPENING... Parrot Tulips
A PINK LADY...
THE WALLFLOWER...
THE HUG… TULIPS
SHALL WE DANCE?
SOFT PASTEL PINK... TULIPS
HEN PARTY… tulips
MUSICAL? TULIPS
MA PETITE CHERIE…
Pietà...
FLORAL FANTASY… TULIP
THE TENDER EMBRACE...
L'Hymne à L'Amour…. TULIPS
MMMMWAH… Tulips
THREE LITTLE MAIDS?
PINK for OCTOBER...
THE VON TRAPP TULIPS...
PINK-FONDANT FANCIES... TULIPS
OH HAPPY DAYS, OH HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... in the UK... SAY IT WITH FLOWERS?
A KISS IS JUST A KISS?
SHALL WE DANCE? A MENUET...
ARE YOU CROSS WITH ME???
AS LONG AS WE ARE TOGETHER...
CURVALICIOUS, Duo-toned tulips...... Duo-toned tulips...
THE HUMMING CHOIR... from Madame Butterfly
LA FAMILIA… TULIPS
OOOOH, YOU LOOK SO KISSABLE...
THE PROPOSAL... Tulips
LEARNING THE MEXICAN WAVE... and not quite succeeding yet?
QUARTETTO FANTASTICO...
THE MEXICAN WAVE...tulips
THREE STAR HOT PINK TULIPS….
FRAULEIN PARDON… Tulips
WELL, HELLOOO THERE, LOVELY TO MEET YOU...
Voulez vous danser grand mère ?
HOW DO I LOOK ???????
IT IS I... LA-STAR...
OOOHHH DEAR... ALL ALONE AM I ???
BTW JTLYK IM SGL...
THREE STARS… TULIPS
ÉTUDE… TULIP
HUGGABLE ME...
MI CORAZON… TULIP
TOMORROW...
DECONSTRUCTED… TULIP PETALS
HIP-HOP DANCE… Tulips
THE NAKED THREE… Tulips
THE OPEN FOUR… TULIPS
ART NOUVEAU FLOWER MOTIV… TULIPS
A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS
MMMWAH… TULIPS
MMMWAH… TWO TULIPS
CHA CHA CHA… tulips
WELL GUARDED...
A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... SAY IT WITH FLOWERS!
DELICIOUS PINK… Ranunculus
A NEW YEAR IS LIKE A FRESH FLOWER...
THE LOST PETALS… RANUNCULUS
THE THREE NAKED LADIES..
YOU ARE NOT ALONE...
IN FEAR AND GRIEF, we huddle together... Ranunculus
FOR the MAMA’S… RANUNCULUS
PINKALICIOUS... RANUNCULUS
SINGLED OUT… Ranunculus
CONGA, CONGA??? Ranunculus
QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... Ranunculus
LEAN on ME… RANUNCULUS
LIP-CARESSING.. Roses
TEARDROPS on ROSE… JUST JOEY
BEAUTY IS AN ECSTASY... ROSE
L’IMPARFAITE… ROSE
CRY ME A RIVER… JUST JOEY ROSE
THE SADNESS of JUST JOEY, A ROSE.
THE TEARS OF THE ROSE…
TUTTI BEAUTY… Roses
A PRESENT... ROSE
A ROSE CASCADE...
MADEMOISELLE ROSE...
OCTOBER ROSE… FIRE and ICE
I GIVE YOU BEAUTY, EVERY DAY! ROSE..
LA DOUCEUR… A ROSE
A SINGLE PINK ROSE…
BETTER IN TWOS… ROSES
ALL WE NEED IS LOVE… ROSES
MY MANDALA of ROSES…
BOUDOIR ROSES…
LE NOZZE DI ROSE…
REMINISCING… ROSE
Fred? And, euh... GINGER....
GINGERLY....
THE GLORY OF THE PROTEA...
BRAINY... CELOSIA
EMELY'S DREAM...
FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED: SWEET PEAS…
FRIANDISES… Sweet peas
SO LUSCIOUS... GLADIOLUS
THE CHOSEN ONE... GLADIOLUS
GLADIATOR’S SWORDS… GLADIOLI
GLADIOLISSIMO...
OPPULENCE, GLADIOLI...
AND I GIVE TO YOU...Gladioli
HEADS OR TAILS? Gladioli
GLAD TIME... Gladioli
THE JOYOUS SCHLUMBERGERA…
FLEUR DE CACTUS...
SECRET LIFE of SCHLUMBERGERA...
DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage
FREESIA FRENZY...
Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER...
STRIPY FUN IN PINK...
UPSTAGED HYACINTHS…
PINKALICIOUS...
SINFONIETTA...
WELL ESCORTED… Spring Flowers…
A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA
THE ONTOGENY of DICENTRA, from bud to flower...
TARANTELLA di DICENTRA...
OPEN YOUR WINGS...
MY HEART AFLUTTER...
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART...
TODAY I FEEL LIKE A FLOWER...
ANTHURIUM MORPHOLOGY...
THE ANTHURIUM DUEL…
MI CORAZON… ANTHURIUM
TRIUMVIRATE of ANTHURIUM..
THE FLOWERS in the STAR…
THE EMBRACE… PROTEA
THE EMBRACE... GERBERA
QUADRILLE… GERBERA
BEAUTY COMES FROM THE HEART...
MMMMMMMMMMMMMWAH... Baisers Volés... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON
CARELESS LOVE...
THE EMBRACE...
Xtreme Eyelashes... of the Gerbera
My MAMA was virgin-white and my PAPA red-hot pink... I am the result...
PINK PENDULUM... ZINNIA
THE FRIVOLOUS ANEMONE...
LET ME SEDUCE YOU WITH MY CURVES...
TWO of A KIND...
SHALL WE DANCE?
PPPPPFFFFFFT...A SMALL POLLEN CLOUD...
ORANGE DUSTED TIGER LILY
THE SEDUCTION...
DARK DESIRE...
BEAUTY LIES OFTEN IN THE DETAIL...
OH SO LILY… STARGAZER
APOTHEOSE in PINK...
TRIUMPHATOR... THE ORANGE DUSTED LILY...
PINK TRUMPET-LILY, POLLEN DUSTED and with BUD
PINK TRUMPET-LILY...
OOH MY LILY…
FINESSE… Cyclamen
L’HELICE… Cyclamen
THE WHISPER… CYCLAMEN
Quand on n'a que l'amour, CYCLAMEN…
VARIATION on A THEME, CYCLAMEN...

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...

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

RUFFLED RANUNCULUS… QUATRO-GRAPHY

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

NOVELTY… RANUNCULUS

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

ENTICING MUM...

Chrysanthemum. 'MUM' pour les amis! It is still October...National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer Each year I buy a few of those expensive beauties to photograph in the studio, same this year, they last forever, I had two varieties, this is the pink/white, the other still to come. It is a labour of love for me to find 'different' lighting and angles to bring out their unique beauty, the petals so tightly concentrated in the heart and cascading out in full glory. BEST Viewed On proper Black Today, the chrysanthemum is a quintessential Japanese flower. Western-style spray chrysanthemums or yogiku are becoming popular as cut flowers and garden plants in Japan, but respect is still attached to traditional, disbudded types, the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. *Name: comes from the Greek "krus anthemon” meaning gold (bronze) flower. Today they come in all colours. *History: The chrysanthemum has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form. *Origin: China and Japan. *Colours: all colours from white to deep purple, bronze, lime green and brick red – except blue (which are artificially dyed for special events) *Family: Relatives include Chamomile, Marguerite. *Varieties: they come in a range of shapes and sizes, including spiders, spoons, buttons and blooms. *Trivia and Facts: The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapons and flag. Japan also has a national festival devoted to the flower (9 Sept). *Mythology: Some countries (such as Malta) think it is unlucky to have the flower indoors. It is associated with funerals and All Saints Day. *Medicinal: Feng Shui adherents believe the chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home. Teas are made with the leaves to help relieve from flue. THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I wish you all 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!), 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 -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

ENTICING MUM...

Chrysanthemum. 'MUM' pour les amis! Each year I buy a few of those expensive beauties to photograph in the studio, same this year, they last forever, I had two varieties, this is the pink/white. It is a labour of love for me to find 'different' lighting and angles to bring out their unique beauty, the petals so tightly concentrated in the heart and cascading out in full glory. Today, the chrysanthemum is a quintessential Japanese flower. Western-style spray chrysanthemums or yogiku are becoming popular as cut flowers and garden plants in Japan, but respect is still attached to traditional, disbudded types, the big blooms often duo toned, collectively known as kotengiku or antique chrysanthemums. *Name: comes from the Greek "krus anthemonî meaning gold (bronze) flower. Today they come in all colours. *History: The chrysanthemum has been known since before 5000BC in a small yellow form. *Origin: China and Japan. *Colours: all colours from white to deep purple, bronze, lime green and brick red, except blue (which are artificially dyed for special events) *Family: Relatives include Chamomile, Marguerite. *Varieties: they come in a range of shapes and sizes, including spiders, spoons, buttons and blooms. *Trivia and Facts: The Chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapons and flag. Japan also has a national festival devoted to the flower (9 Sept). *Mythology: Some countries (such as Malta) think it is unlucky to have the flower indoors. It is associated with funerals and All Saints Day. *Medicinal: Feng Shui adherents believe the chrysanthemum brings laughter and happiness to your home. Teas are made with the leaves to help relieve from flue. I wish you all 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!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PROFILE of a Chrysanthemum.

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

AUTUMN SWEETNESS

Asters are about the last flowers to bloom in the garden, these pink ones are the colours of 'sweets'? I held them up, when I saw the spider....... so, I turned them down till it was gone and that's when I saw THE image! Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK for OCTOBER...

PINK GIANT ASTERS. It is once again October... Breast Cancer Awareness month... sadly it strikes all the year round, indiscriminate? Two years ago at this time, I had 2 friends and the husband of a friend, on different Continents going through gruelling Chemotherapy... I tried to give them as much POSITIVITY and support as I could. One, younger than 50... did not make the end of that year, the second... will not make the end of the next year. The other person is doing alright! I lost my sister a few years ago to virulent breats-cancer and my best friend who was like a brother to me… I don't think there is anybody who hasn't been 'touched' by the awful disease; it is the lottery of horror. My opinion??? Most people when they receive the dreaded news, they think it is the end… but NO, it is the beginning… of your battle, so fight it! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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 -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

THE DALTON ASTERS...

On a lighter note... Asters are about the last flowers to bloom in the garden, these pink ones are the colours of 'sweets'? To me, apart from the 'fun' title, it is like a cycle of life... AND on that subject, may I just point out that giving your images a title is showing you care? Untitled says... don't care about my photo enough, then why should others? Only some friendly, constructive advice, Magda Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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 -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

PINK DELICACY… HYDRANGEA

When I come back from the Continent, I always visit a flower market, to bring back some beauties. In England, I am sorry to say, the markets (that I go to) could take a lesson! Their flowers here are often too far gone, not a great choice, nothing very exciting? Anyway, bought these, two massive Hydrangea heads. They suffered in transport, so, I filled the bath with cold water and submerged them for 8 hours. they absorb water through their petals and leaves, and hey-ho, they fully recovered! Hydrangea, the name, comes from the Greek words "hydro" or water, and "angeion," or vase = water vase, they prefer a lot of water. A very ancient plant, found in fossils going back thousands of years. In most species the flowers are white, but in some species (notably H. macrophylla), they are blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. 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

THE END IS NEAR...

One from last year... "When I prepared the garden for its 'hibernation', I collected the last of the flowers/colours. These were Hydrangea (Hortensias), now inside, they will be dried and look very nice in a bowl. The small pink flowers formed a corolla/crown around the center of the head.(More to come) Of course they had already suffered all kinds of attacks, not just by the weather but by the remaining insects, snails and slugs, nobody wants or likes them, but nature would not survive without them! So, now I look forward to the season of lights, after the festivities, I'll start looking for the new growth breaking the soil again." Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? THANX for viewing, 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

LA DIVA HYDRANGEA...

D-delightful I-invasive V-vivacious A-attitude... is NORMALLY a girl or woman with an exaggerated sense of self-importance HERE a flower requiring a great deal of attention and excessive effort to maintain beauty, style and image. A diva is not necessarily difficult to work with, she is just very professional and and has a low tolerance for incompetence... Yes I was listening again to what this flower had to say, quite obvious he? Between you and me, sshhhht, a bit of a Drama queen really! LOL! View On proper Black Playing with lights and reflectors again... I seem to rescue a lot of flowers lately... due to the awful weather! 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

A SHY BEGINNING...

A blushing Lysianthus about to open up in front of a bud... View LARGE HERE They are just so lovely and with such a delicate air! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

SEDUCTIVE LITTLE CURVATURES...

Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have dicoverd them white with coloured frills... View On Black They are great cut-flowers. Double and single-flower varieties exist. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND PINK for OCTOBER!!!

PINK LYSIANTHUS with buds, FOR BOTH LADIEs AND GENTLEMEN... A LYSIANTHUS with buds... for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. OCTOBER!!! Breast cancer is about 100 times as frequent among women as among men, but survival rates are equal in both sexes. TELL YOUR BUDDIES!!!! I don't think there is anybody who hasn't been 'touched' by the awful disease; it is the lottery of horror. My opinion??? Most people when they receive the dreaded news, they think it is the end… but NO, it is the beginning… of your battle, so fight it! Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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 -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

STAGE LIGHT... LYSIANTHUS and buds

CHIAROSCURO Ready for their close-up. I love the way the buds seem to reach out... Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower' Lysianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE 3 FLOWER MUSKETEERS, Lysianthus...

Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum.
The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'.
Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple.
They are great cut-flowers.
Double and single-flower varieties exist.
These three are stage-struck...A TREAT LARGE and View On Black
For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
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

LYSIANTHUS... and buds

Here, I tried a different light, more dramatic, well, you do have young up and coming-performers in the 'wings' and the 'STARS' taking front stage, lol. A reflection of real life? 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?
Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*)
For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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A POLE-DANCER? Lysianthus…

FRIDAY FUN, this Lysianthus seem to be dancing, or was it hiding? Are we divided on this? LOL Whatever it was, I loved it! I was so thrilled with the Pink Lysianthus - that when they died off I immediately purchased a different bunch. These flowers have a vase life of two-three weeks and offer me tremendous pleasure. Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. With love to you and thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lisianthus

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

WHITE to VIEUX ROSE… Lysianthus

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

LYSIANTHUS... and buds

Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. They are great cut-flowers. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Here, I tried a different light again, even , more dramatic, well, you do have young up and coming-performers in the 'wings' and the 'STARS' taking front stage, lol. A reflection of real life? Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANTIQUE… A PAINTING, Lisianthus.

No, it is really a photograph, lit in the studio, in a special way. “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” by Leonard Bernstein Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower'. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple, and now lately I have discovered them white with coloured frills... They are great cut-flowers. Double and single-flower varieties exist. 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 likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: 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

PINK LYSIANTHUS FOR BOTH LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...

A DOUBLE LYSIANTHUS... for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month The annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease... Many people do not know that males can develop breast cancer! Breast cancer is about 100 times as frequent among women as among men, but survival rates are equal in both sexes. I think by now everybody knows or sadly has somebody... I call it the Lottery of Horror. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_cancer Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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 -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

THE REGAL CURVES of A PINK LYSIANTHUS...

Playing with light and selective dof..View On Black Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower' Lisianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. Many people do not know what it is, but everyone loves it! 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? Wishing you all a beautiful day and thanx for visiting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

A SHY BEGINNING... LYSIANTHUS

A blushing Lysianthus about to open up in front of a bud... Hope this brings a bit of joy again rather than Angst which I see in so many images, have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission.© All rights reserved Eustoma-grandiflorum,Lysianthus,lisianthus,bud,pink,sepals,studio,colour,flower, black-background,design,single,square,Hasselblad, magda indigo

ONE DIRECTION...

TOWARDS the LIGHT... THE SUN... WARMTH... Resembling a miniature lily, alstroemeria, often called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753. Today, this popular flower can be found in a range of colors – from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple. 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? I was interviewed and published in the Chinese Photo magazine, PHOTOGRAPHERS'COMPANION: HERE 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

ALSTROEMERIA, I FEEL PRETTY, ooohh so pretty...

No, not me... the flowers, lol... MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. 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

DE-LIGHT-FULL ALSTROEMERIA...

The previous Rosebud 'dragged' down again... BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!!!! "We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams." That is the 'original' quote, that goes for the flowers I photographed here, Alstroemeria... sadly, it did not mention who's words they were. It reminds me of ZORBA, By Nikos Kazantzakis, one of my favourite literary works, talk about overlapping expression!!! Because it was so fitting to my own emotions, I made it into this now: "I photograph for laughter, I photograph for tears, I photograph for madness, I photograph for fears, I photograph for hopes, I photograph for screams, I am the photographer, I create the dreams..." Alstroemeria, View LARGE and On Black The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? 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

ALLIUM BULGARICUM, THE STORY...

HAVE FUN, View On proper Black This is the story. Of flowers that have ambitions to be little lampshades or a whole chandelier? I grew up in the city, always loved flowers, later in life, moved to the country-side and developed a passion for gardening and 'growing' things. Wintertime I spent learning and reading more, couldn't wait for the next Spring. I was 'biological' looooong before it became trendy! I was given a tiny book by someone, "Old wife's tales", it was full of fun advice of how to improve on plants, fruit and veg with little 'house' remedies. For example, if you grow strawberries, alternate them with a row of marigolds, they will taste even better! I also found in the booklet, that if you have roses, and they suffer from greenfly, put some garlic at the root of the rose plant! Last year, we moved house, I transplanted most of my roses (successfully), also, in the kitchen I'd had a plait of braided garlic, it looked quite dry, and although I do use and enjoy garlic in certain dishes, not the fresh stuff, my system cannot handle it very well. So, I thought, right! I won't throw it away, I will put them with the roses. No greenfly, however, when it rains.... the garden does smell of Garlic! Tee hee. You can imagine my astonishment when I saw green coming up, and total surprise when I saw buds, now they developed into flowers!!! AND it is RAINING, lol! I mean, how could there still be life in them after all this time? AAAAHHH, Nature! And to think that 'proper' plants often struggle or just plain die on you, pfffttt. I looked it up, they are Allium bulgaricum (synonym of Nectaroscordium bulgaricum). 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? About my flower photography: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html Thanx for your time and comments, ALWAYS! 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

OF TWO ALLIUM FLOWERS THAT WANTED TO BE LITTLE LAMPSHADES?

HAVE FUN, OPEN and View On proper Black This is the story. I grew up in the city, always loved flowers, later in life, moved to the country-side and developed a passion for gardening and 'growing' things. Wintertime I spent learning and reading more, couldn't wait for the next Spring. I was 'organic/biological' looooong before it became trendy! I was given a tiny book by someone, "Old wife's tales", it was full of fun advice of how to improve on plants, fruit and veg with little 'house' remedies. For example, if you grow strawberries, alternate them with a row of marigolds, they will taste even better! I also found in the booklet, that if you have roses, and they suffer from greenfly, put some garlic at the root of the rose plant! When we moved house, I transplanted most of my roses (successfully), also, In the kitchen I'd had a plait of braided garlic, it looked quite dry, and although I do use and enjoy garlic in certain dishes, not the fresh stuff, my system cannot handle it very well. So, I thought, right! I won't throw it away, I will put them with the roses. No greenfly, however, when it rains.... the garden does smell of Garlic! Tee hee. You can imagine my astonishment when I saw green coming up, and total surprise when I saw buds, now they developed into flowers!!! I mean, how could there still be life in them after all this time? AAAAHHH, Nature! And to think that 'proper' plants often struggle or just plain die on you, pfffttt. I looked it up, they are Allium bulgaricum (synonym of Nectaroscordium bulgaricum) 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? About my flower photography: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html Thanx for your time and comments, ALWAYS! 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

SIDALCEA, ala Victoriana...

IN THE STUDIO. Common Name: Checkerbloom Genus: Sidalcea FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE, View LARGE and On Black Straight from my garden again, Butterfly Host Plants. Sidalcea is a genus of the botanical family Malvaceae. Very compact plant with attractive soft or darker pink flowers on neat flower spikes. Sidalcea resemble miniature hollyhocks, with clusters of upright stems bearing pink mallow-like flowers from early to late summer. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CURVE OF THE SNAPDRAGON...

IT BOWS TO YOU. Subjects on black have been my signature for around 20 years... yes,before DIGITAL! Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as snapdragons from the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed (thus the 'snap'). In Flander's we are kinder, lol, we see a 'calf's mouth' and as a child or to your children you often would squeeze it open like it is calling for mum??? The word "Antirrhinum" is derived from αντίρῥῑνόν "antirrhinon" which in turn was derived from Greek anti (αντί), "like," and rhis (ῥίς, ινοϛ), "nose", inus (-ινοϛ), "of" or "pertaining to". The name literally means "like a nose" in Ancient Greek and probably refers to the nose-like capsule in its mature state. View On Black They come in a myriad of colours and also sizes. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE TEMPTATION...

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. Amaryllis. The stamen loaded with pollen, ready to receive bees and butterflies... These anthers are made to seduce... Stamens are the male reproductive parts of flowers. A stamen consists of an anther (which produces pollen) and a filament. The pollen consists of the male reproductive cells; they fertilize ovules. Pollen must fertilize an ovule to produce a viable seed. This process is called pollination, and is often aided by animals like bees, which fly from flower to flower collecting sweet nectar. As they visit flowers, they spread pollen around, depositing it on some stigmas. After a male's pollen grains have landed on the stigma during fertilization, pollen tubes develop within the style, burrowing down to the ovary, where the sperm fertilizes an ovum (an egg cell), in the ovule. After fertilization, the ovule develops into a seed in the ovary. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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 SEDUCTION...

"The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself." quote by Paul Cezanne There is a superb piece of Music by Art of NOISE, called THE SEDUCTION OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY, something to dream way with in an image, the link gives you access to free listening to all the tracks... interesting... www.last.fm/music/Art+of+Noise/The+Seduction+of+Claude+De... The 'depth' of an Alstroemeria, Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas...FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL BEST LARGE and 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? THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SYMBOLISM OF ALSTROEMERIA...

Resembling a miniature lily, alstroemeria, often called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas, was named after its discoverer, Baron Claus von Alstromer, a Swedish baron who collected the seeds on a trip to Spain in 1753. Today, this popular flower can be found in a range of colors – from white to golden yellow, orange to apricot, pink to red, lavender and purple. View On proper Black Symbolizing friendship and devotion, the alstroemeria’s leaves grow upside down, with the leaf twisting as it grows out from the stem, so that the bottom is facing upwards – much like the twists, turns and growth of our friendships? "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." quote by Marcel Proust. 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? I was interviewed and published in the Chinese Photo magazine, PHOTOGRAPHERS'COMPANION: HERE 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

MORE VARIATIONS ON A THEME.... FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, which I so desperately need at the moment... I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower or object, most definitely people, seem to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... 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

HABLA CON ELLA... Alstroemeria in the studio!

WONDERFUL MUSIC to go with it! www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWW3zQttNsc&feature=BFa&l... Hable con Ella (Talk to her). I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These Peruvian/Inca lilies nudged each other, saying, come on, Hable con Ella... talk to her, otherwise we'll have a frustrated creative on our hands... View LARGE and On Black For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. 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... 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

FACETS of ALSTROEMERIA

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, which I so desperately need at the moment... I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower or object, most definitely people, seem to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SWEET WILLIAM FLOWERWORKS…

Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) is a species of Dianthus, small Carnation, native to the mountains of southern Europe from the Pyrenees east to the Carpathians and the Balkans, with a variety in northeastern China, Korea, and south easternmost Russia. The flowers are produced in a dense cluster of up to 30 at the top of the stems and have a spicy, clove like scent; each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals with serrated edges; in wild plants the petals are red with a white base. In the Victorian language of flowers, Sweet William symbolises gallantry. Sweet William is a good candidate for a naturalistic garden because its nectar attracts birds, bees and butterflies. Its flowers are considered edible... THESE HERE LOOKED LIKE FIREWORKS TO ME! I love them because of their unbelievable 'variety', both in colours and variegations! They last a long time in a vase, real beauties, all the best 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

MY SIX PACK...

White and pink carnations, they look like an Artist with a pink brush had fun with them! In Winter, flowers in the shops often come per 6... due to the price?
I know that in the 'photography " art" rules' things are 'supposed' to come in three, five, best uneven... Why should I agree? And I don't, it all depends on the circumstances, the subject, the composition, aach, just call me weird and an individualist, I like that, lol!
There are enough sheep in the world...
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EYE CANDY CARNATION...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour. *Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection. White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared. *Purple carnations indicate capriciousness. In France, it is a traditional funeral flower, given in condolence for the death of a loved one. In France and Francophone cultures, carnations symbolize misfortune and bad luck. *Pink carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance. According to a Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus' plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love. *Carnation is the birth flower for those born in the month of January. The formal name for carnation, dianthus, comes from Greek for "heavenly flower"! 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 gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

KNICKERBOCKER GLORY...

a detail of a mini Carnation...A knickerbocker glory is an ice cream sundae that is served in a large tall glass, particularly in the United Kingdom. Sweet and dainty little flowers. They look like an Artist with a pink brush had fun with them! LOL. Another Macro +++ , much larger than the real thing, the diameter is a maximum of 4 cm. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your comments and visits, 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

PRETTY IN PINK… Carnation

This mini Pinks are scented seasonal delightful blooms that we absolutely love. Pinks were prized by the ancient Greeks who actually created the name Dianthus, meaning God’s or Zeus’s flower, but they have also been known by other names. Chaucer, wrote about them in the mid 14th century calling them ‘girofle’ meaning clove, and though you don’t often hear that name today, you can still sometimes hear them referred to as ‘gillyflower’. They have everything: great fragrance, super colours, they are good for cutting, flower for long periods, are attractive to bees and butterflies and are slug and rabbit resistant. Have a gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE STORY of THE FALLEN CARNATION...

OOPS, previous disliked AGAIN... For your Funday? LOL. Passing through the beautiful Victorian Covered market, I went to say hello to the flower seller, he knows me very well by now... I bought some flowers, I saw this lovely pink carnation lying on the ground, he said I could have it, it was just the head that had broken off from a big expensive bouquet. When I came home, I saw it had some drops on it, rushed to the studio, et voila... another flower-shot! Some people rescue animals... me.. it seems to be flowers, well they often 'repay' me for a few days, and once photographed, they're 'erternalized, he? 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 gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) 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 PRETTY IN PINK FOUR TUTUS...

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche I wanted this very soft and romantic, as the flower itself, again the essence, so just taken with a softbox, no drama here... I saw lovely ballerina tutus. For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction. 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 gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK SPRING QUARTET...

Some scholars believe that the name "carnation" comes from "coronation" or "corone" (flower garlands), as it was one of the flowers used in Greek ceremonial crowns. Carnations are often worn on special occasions, especially at weddings. At the turn of the century dandies would not leave the house without a white or red carnation in the buttonhole of their suit. With the end of this tradition and the fact that carnations are so easily cultivated and grown, the flower has lost some of its popularity. Although apparently in the UK it is still the most sold flower… However, carnations are not only beautiful and long lasting flowers, they also send a message. When you receive a red carnation bouquet, it means, "My heart aches for you" and when you receive white carnations the sender is saying: "I am still available." For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction. I wanted a bit of drama here and lots of detail in those 'feathered' beauties...FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: 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? Have a gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK QUADRILLE...

Swirling around... ”You must have chaos within you to give rise to a dancing star.” - Friedrich Nietzsche For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour. *Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection. White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared. *Purple carnations indicate capriciousness. In France, it is a traditional funeral flower, given in condolence for the death of a loved one. In France and Francophone cultures, carnations symbolize misfortune and bad luck. *Pink carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance. According to a Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus' plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love. *Carnation is the birth flower for those born in the month of January. The formal name for carnation, dianthus, comes from Greek for "heavenly flower"! Here, these four are surrounded by 'Baby's Breath', Gypsophila, of the pink family (Caryophyllaceae), they have profuse small blossoms. A perennial, they are cultivated for their fine misty effect in rock gardens and flower borders and in floral arrangements. They are native to Eurasia. 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 gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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 WILD ONES... PEONY

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally with inhuman sensitivity. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death." Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." ó Pearl S. Buck These were so very ‘wild’… the petals curvy, all over Baroque, LOL. Paeony 'Celebrity’ of the Paeoniceae family, these blooms with large fuchsia pink and white ruffled flowers, heavenly scented, the large flowers have layer upon layer of petals creating an awesome display of beauty. I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... My favourite... Lol, thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONLY THE LONELY... PEONY

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

THE PEONIES are BACK…

Brought them back from Belgium! The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. View LARGE. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

SOUVENIRS… PEONY

Photographs are our best souvenirs… Here this peony, from early Summer. When I look through my extensive archives, it is mostly with a smile, it reminds me of how it used to be, it conjures up, the fragrance, the mood, the music with which many of my images were made, hmmmm, so engrained and intertwined. This was a last peony from my garden, with drops. The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. Thanx 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

MEMORIES of SUMMER… PEONY

This one opened one petal at the time, ever so slowly, the bright yellow stamens came peeping through… I captured it quickly! Well into Autumn now, I look back to the Summer flowers, all gone, nothing but sweet memories to brighten up our ‘dark’ months, before and after the season of light, December. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ‘medicine from China’. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SUMPTUOUS PEONY, IN ALL ITS GLORY!

The bud opened up into this beauty... The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too, Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. I again tried to photograph them with lots of drama! Comp in camera, A REAL TREAT LARGE and Viewed On Black THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated,M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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 READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ...

SISTER... Peony and bud

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hry4TTkqpqE from The Colour Purple. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Shimmering in silky tones, trembling with beauty and individuality, the bud looking up at big 'sister' with the impatience of youth, one day...please, soon... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUD to, euhh, BURST, TO BLOOM...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, the other bud tentatively unfurling and the bloom displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... HERE NOW: YOU NEVER KNOW... A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, Magda, (*_*) youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

HER MAJESTY... THE PEONY

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... View On Black The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. 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? My favourite... Lol, thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

EVOLUTION II... THE PEONY

I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... View On Black The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too, Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. An interesting extra bit of info given by www.flickr.com/photos/eytyxhs/ : Τhe name of Peony is after a Paion (Peon) who was a student of the Gods' Doctor Asklipios. Paion had cured a wound Hercules had caused to Pluto. Asklipios got very angry with his student and killed him. Pluto then metamorphosed Paion into a flower. This flower is supposed to relief many illnesses and fever. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images, as usual, comp in camera... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 My favourite... Lol, thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SWEET BEAUTY of THE PEONY...

so my beautiful previous image... yet again pulled down... DISLIKED! WELL DONE, LOL, who cares? You are helping me get a lot of exposure...thanx to ALL THE "DISLIKES", LOL. I NOW HAVE 695.000 VIEWS, 55.400 LIKES AND 26.100 FAVES!!!! WOW!!! SO : the MORE you dislike, the more I upload and you eventually run out??? I have images galore! This is an Award-winning image, one that is so much liked, why? If only we knew, he? View LARGE and On Black for the GREAT EXPERIENCE? The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too, Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. Went for again for a dramatic lighting, to make them 'different' from other flower images... My favourite... Lol, thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I'M BLOOMING PINK...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered and the bloom displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... HERE NOW: YOU NEVER KNOW... A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, Magda, (*_*) youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

FULL of ADMIRATION for THE PEONY...

The title? They are so FULL (blousy) and I admire them, right now? My favourite... LOL. The peony is the only genus in the flowering plant family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and western North America but grow very well here too, Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. Colours range from pure white through baby pinks and palest peaches to clear deep pink and darkest rich maroon. There is also a pale yellow but it is rare. Peonies are only available between late May and early July, so get them while you can! They are very thirsty flowers, so make sure you top up the vase or bowl. The Greeks believed they could cure over 20 ailments and were found in every monastery garden. Peonies have been cultivated for over 2,000 years, more for their medicinal qualities than for ornament. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. I again tried to photograph them in a 'Victorian' style. Lots of drama! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HER MAJESTY... THE PEONY

I love seeing where they come from, what they look like at their peak! Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, the GRAND opening... View On Black The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. 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? My favourite... Lol, thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved the MORE you dislike, the more I upload and you eventually run out??? I have images galore!

AN ANGEL FELL ON A CLOUD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! ... a peony bud nestled in the petals... "The past is history. The future is a mystery and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called "the present". HERE NOW: YOU NEVER KNOW... A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, Magda, (*_*) youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

WILD THING… PEONY

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Last beauty, tomorrow the petals fall... Peony Flower is a stunning flower with a large, lush head. Numerous ruffled petals slowly unfurl to stand tall till... eventually, they fall... THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF PEONY... With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it ís not surprising that even the mythology surrounding the origin of the peony has multiple versions. One legend has it that the peony is named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who received the flower on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. And another tells the story of that same physician who was ‘saved’ from the fate of dying as other mortals by being turned into the flower we know today as the peony. The Japanese protect the earliest peony blooms from the snow by protecting them with individual small thatched shelters. Some geishas used to wear special peony colours. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. The Chinese name for peony is "sho yu" which means "most beautiful" and they idolised this flower. The common thread is that the flower always denotes luxury and indulgence. The traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower, peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour. 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

CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER... PEONY

represented here by A PEONY. They write (amongst many other things): It is the ability to "think outside the box" ! I ask: WHAT BOX???? LOL I must admit that as a 'creative', 1, being a night-person, my 'best' ideas mostly come after midnight! 2, it is an urge, not a choice... and 3.... as soon as you have 'problems', however small, with client, family, health... the first thing to GO is: my creativity! So please, tee hee, do not upset me, he? Characteristics of the creative personality: Creative individuals have a great deal of energy, but they are also often quiet and at rest. Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time. Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility. Creative individuals alternate between imagination and fantasy at one end, and rooted sense of reality at the other. Creative people seem to harbour opposite tendencies on the continuum between extroversion and introversion. Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time. Creative individuals to a certain extent escape rigid gender role stereotyping and have a tendency toward androgyny. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment. Found HERE: California State University, Northridge, From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I recognise myself COMPLETELY in this! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

FLAMINGO PINK PEONY...

This Peony so made me think of Flamingo birds... This is the Paeonia lactiflora, also Chinese Peony, the bloom has a flower-like circle of stamens and unique carpels & stigmas,its very own little surprise tucked inside its petals. I love the translucent petals, yet when they are in bud, it looks like they are waxy and 'hard', not at all silky, which they are. The Peony is indigenous to China, but was imported to Japan so early it is difficult to be certain when the transplantation occurred. It is a perennial plant with single flowers of white, red or pink which are born in late spring. The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name ‘Ebisugusuri’; literally means medicine from China. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SINGLE SOUL????

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." by Aristotle Shimmering in silky tones, trembling with beauty and individuality... joined in passion like grown from one stem, they belong together. I discovered these, a salmon pink I had NEVER seen before! The petals look 'waxy' but feel silky soft! The peony was originally introduced as medicine. In fact, its ancient Japanese name "Ebisugusuri" literally means ëmedicine from Chinaí. However, due to its beautiful and now mostly double blooms, in time, many decorative varieties were developed. In Japanese society, it was seen both as a medicine and a source of beauty. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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 HEARTY LAUGH...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! “The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get asked so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! A Dahlia, to me it looks like it is laughing! It is the heart where bees love to come and 'play' and hide, to come out loaded with pollen. Have a fine day, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA...

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

ID PARADE, A LINEUP… FUCHSIA

Doesn’t it look like an identity parade? LOL, just try and pick out THE one… Fuchsia flowers from the garden. Another variety, even more delicate, smaller and candy pink! I don’t have a large garden now, most plants are in pots. Hence all the variations of all my favourites. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs. The vast majority of garden hybrids have descended from a few parent species. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRETTY in PINK...FUCHSIA

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

LES CAPRICIEUSES… FUCHSIA

More Fuchsia flowers from the garden. Another variety, even more delicate, smaller and candy pink! I don’t have a large garden now, most plants are in pots. Hence all the variations with all my favourites. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs The vast majority of garden hybrids have descended from a few parent species. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STARLETS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Fuschia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and even orange... For those interested, the anatomy is as follows: 1:at the top the green 'stem is the PEDICLE 2:the thicker bit of green is the OVARY 3:then you have the (red here) TEPALS 4:the mauve petals are the COROLLA 5:there are 8 STAMEN/ FILAMENTS/ ANTHERS 6: And finally: the STYLE or PISTIL, with at the end: 7:the STIGMA: the sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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

FUCHSIA GAGLIARDA…

A danse, Fuchsia,free, fun, Monday, a whole week of magic again… Am I the only one to enjoy the beginning of the week? LOL Gagliarda: a Mediaval round-danse. Fuchsia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs The vast majority of garden hybrids have descended from a few parent species. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST of SUMMER FLOWERS… FUCHSIA

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

A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING... FUCHSIA BUD

Doing what I love??? Making images? Again somebody wrote to me how, on a stressful day, they open my latest upload, they feel uplifted and positive... the world becomes a better place... I'm only quoting. Wow, that is achieving my goal! All I want... I am happy! ¡Olé!' Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE MISS DAINTY... FUCHSIA

A Fuchsia flower from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566) View On proper Black For those interested, the anatomy is as follows: 1:at the top the green 'stem is the PEDICLE 2:the thicker bit of green is the OVARY 3:then you have the (red here) TEPALS 4:the mauve petals are the COROLLA 5:there are 8 aATAMEN/FILAMENTS/ANTHERS 6: And finally: the STYLE or PISTIL, with at the end: 7:the STIGMA: the sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and orange... 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? About my flower photography: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/12/1.html thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRIMA BALLERINA... Fuchsia

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

LA PETITE DANSEUSE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The w-e upon us, I'll be working, pfft, if you can call it that? Doing what you love??? Making images? Again somebody wrote to me how, on a stressful day, they open my latest upload, they feel uplifted and positive... the world becomes a better place... I'm only quoting. Wow, that is achieving my goal! All I want... I am happy! ¡Olé!' Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.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

OOH LA LA, DANSEUSE, of petals&stamens...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! Fuschia flowers from the garden. So delicate and pretty and in one of my favourite colour-combinations! Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) in 1703 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566) The Fuchsia flower has four long, slender sepals and four shorter, broader petals; in many species the sepals are bright red and the petals purple (colours that attract the hummingbirds that pollinate them), but the colours can vary from white to dark red, purple-blue, and even orange... For those interested, the anatomy is as follows: 1:at the top the green 'stem is the PEDICLE 2:the thicker bit of green is the OVARY 3:then you have the (red here) TEPALS 4:the mauve petals are the COROLLA 5:there are 8 STAMEN/FILAMENTS/ANTHERS 6: And finally: the STYLE or PISTIL, with at the end: 7:the STIGMA: the sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), 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

FUCHSIA CAN-CAN…

FUCHSIA CAN-CAN… The w-e, I’m ‘working’, pfft, if you can call it that? Doing what you love??? Making images? Again somebody wrote to me how, on a stressful day, they open my images, they feel uplifted and positive... the world becomes a better place... I'm only quoting. Wow, that is achieving my goal! All I want... I am happy! °OlÈ!' Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

FLEUR DE CACTUS...Schlumbergera.

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! This very ephemeral flower usually seen around Christmas, the scientific name is Schlumbergera. I love the way all the pollen is on the petals. Also the name of a famous film and play. In the film Cactus Flower ( Cactus Flower ) of Gene Saks ( 1969 ), this is Ingrid Bergman 's character who plays Stephanie Dickinson, dedicated nurse for ten years the dentist Julian Winston, played by Walter Matthau . Goldie Hawn had her first screen appearance in this! NEW: http://youtu.be/kV7wIQt9G2k, sit back and relax, 2.30 min. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR DE CACTUS...

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

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

THE DARK PINK BLOSSOMS of MALUS.

Malus, Crab-apple, "wild apples". View On Black
Saw this beautiful tree, being thrashed by wind and rain, it stood strong amongst the white and pink blossoms of the surrounding trees.
Found a place to park, tried to get a 'good' image, but the weather was getting worse... my Nikon can stand rain, however....
I looked and saw on the ground that already a few had been ripped off, the old wood looked beautiful, I carefully picked it up and brought it home, to photograph and enjoy forever.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Interested in this blog?
magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-shades-of-grey.html
Enjoy and thanx, M, (*_*)
For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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VARIATION ON A THEME... in MAY

Another detailed image, another comp, how some of the leaves are hairy, and you can see that the flowers (tiny!!!) are 'connected' to the Rose, apart from the thorns, ouch. On our way to the Coast, the roads East were lined with blossoming hedges of Hawthorn, mostly white... the branches were heavily cascading, it was like driving though a garden, very beautiful and peaceful. We mostly leave later, behind all the traffic, because we are after the 'later' light anyway... when most are going home... so we have little traffic on the way back too, We passed a few pink hawthorns and I could not resist bringing home this branch. The farmer was in his field, we had a nice chat, yes, I could have some. It suffered a bit in the car from the heat, but once home I submerged it in water for a while, cut widely open the woody branch, put it in water and photographed it the next morning. Hope you like these more unusual little beauties? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAYFLOWER...

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

On our way to the Coast, the roads East were lined with blossoming hedges of Hawthorn, mostly white... the branches were heavily cascading, it was like driving though a garden, very beautiful and peaceful. We mostly leave later, behind all the traffic, because we are after the 'later' light anyway... when most are going home... so we have little traffic on the way back too View LARGE and On Black We passed a few pink hawthorns and I could not resist bringing home this branch. It suffered a bit in the car from the heat, but once home I submerged it in water for a while, cut widely open the woody branch, put it in water and photographed it the next morning. Hope you like these more unusual little beauties? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SAKURA RESCUED... Cherry Blossom...

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

PINK BLOSSOMS... RESCUED...

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

PRESENTATION… TULIPS.

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

CAPRICE… TULIPS

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

CANDY-FLOSS... TULIPS

Saw this bouquet of tulips, of the frayed variety, well they were frazzled in more than one way... as you can see, missing a few petals, some damage (well hidden?), made it only more interesting,just what I wanted! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Another tulip that told me: attitude. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great w-e and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY CHERIE AMOUR… TULIPS

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

TULIP... REVEALED.

HOT PINK... Saw this mixed bouquet, spotted a few of these beauties amongst other Spring flowers. Tulips, of the frayed/frazzled variety. Because of the warmth of the lights, they opened and revealed all. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Yes, in full communication again. Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.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

THE VOLUPTUOUS Double-tulip...

You are helping me get a lot of exposure...thanx to ALL THE "DISLIKES", LOL.
I NOW HAVE 486.000 VIEWS, 43.300 LIKES AND 19.500 FAVES!!!! SO : the MORE you dislike, the more I upload and you eventually run out??? I have images galore!
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?

THE RICHNESS AND OPULENCE OF THE DOUBLE TULIPS will NEVER cease to amaze me! These had their stamens with all the pollen amongst the petals. I discover new things still!!
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. Hybrid of the 'Peony' Tulip variety!
Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me.
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Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)



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YELLOW DUSTED TULIP

STUDIO WEATHER! 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! This is the first flower image of many! A close-up of a candy-pink tulip of the smaller variety with enormous beauty. With its center petals it almost looked like a 'double' ,thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRAYED AT THE EDGES?

Saw those Frayed Tulips in the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! I don't know if it's the same where you live, but the fashion is VERY 'frayed', last week I bought a dress for a girl, Paul looked with huge eyes; you are going to give this, but it is FRAYED!!! tee hee Of course I bought them... props he? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here and PURCHASING MY IMAGES: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TO LOVE and PROTECT… TULIPS

“I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi PINK, FRINGED, FRAZZLED Tulips Hope you are enjoying PINK-WEEK? The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German pinken, "to peck"). While the word "pink" was first used as a noun to refer to a color in the 17th century, the verb "pink" continues to be reflected today in the name of those hand-held scissors that cut a zig-zagged line referred to as pinking shears. Pink was not a common colour in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles usually preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. Shocking pink was a new and more assertive pink invented by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1931, by mixing a little white with magenta. It became her signature colour. Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always 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

GIVE ME A KISS and… TULIPS

Give me a kiss and I’ll serenade you among the stars. Give me your love and I will pluck each star to set at your feet. Again, PINK, FRINGED, FRAZZLED Tulips Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always 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

WILD IS THE WIND… Tulips

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

A MAGIC CIRCLE… TULIPS

PINK, FRINGED Tulips,here I 'shaped' them in a circle... A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the center. A circle as a metaphor and structure for defining a system of communication and interaction... Inner-circles, outer-circles... It seems to me that everything comes in 'circles'... It is Spring once more... Just a meditative day! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK IN-FRINGE-MENT… Tulips

Upside down -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GtyMeEcPPE More of the wild, fringed/frayed Tulips. In the shop, one bouquet, with a tag saying 'Specialty Tulips'... There is also a 'TREND' in the flower world, I noticed over the years, different in countries too! These are in fashion at the moment. Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here and PURCHASING MY IMAGES: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAMMA MIA…. TULIP

Mamma mia, here I go again My my, how can I resist you? (lyrics from the ABBA song) Yes, now, so much work, because so many varieties of Tulips are in the shops, and indeed, I cannot resist them! I love these fringed/frazzled ones, never had them in pink before, great fun! More coming! Thank you for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

SEVEN… Fringed Tulips

MORE TULIPS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/tulips_mixed There are seven virtues: humility, chastity, kindness, patience, abstinence, diligence and liberality. The number seven is one of the most significant in the Bible. Scholars say it denotes completeness or perfection. In other religions, according to the Talmud in Judaism, the universe is made of seven heavens. The Koran often speaks of seven heavens and Muslims on a pilgrimage to Mecca walk seven times around the Kaaba, the cuboid building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque. In Christianity, Judaism and Islam, God resides above the seventh heaven and one of the most important elements in Jewish weddings is the conferring of the seven blessings. And in modern Jewish wedding ceremonies the bride often circles the groom seven times. In Hinduism there are seven higher worlds and seven underworlds. In the ancient Vedic form of the religion the sun god’s chariot is pulled by seven horses and the human body has seven basic chakras or “wheels of energy”. Japanese mythology has seven gods of fortune responsible for good health, long life, happiness, knowledge, wealth, warriors and fishermen. In Buddhism the newborn Buddha rose to his feet and took seven steps. Fun read about SEVEN: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/469565/The-magnificient-7-The-meaning-and-history-behind-the-world-s-favourite-number Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY CONTEST… Roses and Tulips

Yes, it is PINK-WEEK, by popular demand! Pink is a pale red color, which takes its name from the flower of the same name, Dianthus (carnation) . According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the colour most often associated with love, beauty, charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, and the romantic. When combined with violet or black, it is associated with eroticism and seduction. The name derives from the frilled edge of the flowers—the verb "to pink" dates from the 14th century and means "to decorate with a perforated or punched pattern" (possibly from German pinken, "to peck"). While the word "pink" was first used as a noun to refer to a color in the 17th century, the verb "pink" continues to be reflected today in the name of those hand-held scissors that cut a zig-zagged line referred to as pinking shears. Pink was not a common colour in the fashion of the Middle Ages; nobles usually preferred brighter reds, such as crimson. Shocking pink was a new and more assertive pink invented by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1931, by mixing a little white with magenta. It became her signature colour. Pink has symbolised a "welcome embrace" in India and masculinity in Japan. MORE about pink HERE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink Pale pink Roses and Tulips, whichever wins? Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always 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

EVERY TIME WE say GOOD-BYE...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej2VHWftwdQ&feature=related pla·gia·rism   [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] –noun 1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts, images of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. 2. something used and represented in this manner. Source: dictionary.com I'm tired of this! Why not find your own style and creativity? It is quite a thrill I gladly experience EVERY DAY! They say being 'imitated' is the greatest compliment?!?!? HHHHMMMM!!! Flower comp in camera! 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

KISSY KISSY… Tulips

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

CARA MIA...

a tender touch, a caress, aahh, my beloved... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! THIS TIME IT IS, of tenderness, softness, love and great care... READ MORE HERE, one of my Blogs: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... Hope this makes you smile again and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CREATIVE HEADACHE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Those fondant pink tulips were small and very beautiful, also they had a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here... And to find something 'new' each time... yep, a creative headache... aahhh, life of a creative... life of a creative photographer (sigh, bliss)... I'm sure you know what I mean... LOL!!! Often the flowers give you the clues! Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (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

ET VOILA...

Et Voilà! It is French and means, 'there (it is)', 'here' it is done, often an expression of satisfaction after something is finished... Born in Flanders, my beautiful language is influenced by French, as France is our Southern neighbour. Now, I never realised this, however, a friend made me aware of the fact that I often say it, well... each time after I've done something? How lovely, of course I now hear it each time I say it. Thanx, you know who you are! And I am NOT going to change! I know you love my accent and what I say, LOL. This little fondant-pink tulip said to me:"Et Voilà!"... What's it 'saying' to you? Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Hope this makes you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CANDY STORE… TULIPS

MARCH—> month of HOPE, beauty and joy. Those fondant pink tulips are small and very beautiful, also they have a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here... And to find something 'new' each time... yep, a creative fun… One was missing a petal… so interesting, I singled it out in front of the others! Hope again that this will make you smile and have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN… Tulips

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

HAPPY EASTER… TULIPS

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

MORE INTIMACY… TULIP

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

TWIST AND SHOUT…

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

BRAZILIAN SAMBA, TICO TICO… PARROT TULIPS.

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

ILLUMINATI… Tulips

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

MELODY… Tulips

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

WOO ME… Parrot Tulips

“A man should be more original than a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates. Flowers die and sugar sticks to your hips like a permanent record to a criminal.” ― Dannika Dark, Seven Years To woo, court -> a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage). LOL, more of the terrific Parrot Tulips, PINK! Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GRAND OPENING... Parrot Tulips

… never before did I have pink ones! They are slowly opening, one by one, pure joy! Last of the pink, for now! Thank you, next week: ORANGE -WEEK! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PINK LADY...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruc-4w3ofTs&feature=related You go to my head... for the music lovers. A PINK LADY... is a classic cocktail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_lady_(cocktail) This tulip here is also 'frayed'... 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? Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always 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

THE WALLFLOWER...

I thought I might as well give you the whole 'dance hall'. The WALLFLOWER, unfortunately there's always one 'sad' one, both at a party or in a vase! This was the one that was hanging its head, I wonder why, I could not find anything wrong with it. It works well in the frame though? I must have been 'inspired' that day because they all came out 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? Have a happy day and thank you for your visits, comments and lovely images, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUG… TULIPS

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

SHALL WE DANCE?

This is for many people... it is so good to see people dancing to the same tune of photography. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I wish you all a wonderful day, and thanx, as always, for your visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOFT PASTEL PINK... TULIPS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! As you seem to enjoy my flowers so much, here's another of a series with the pink tulips. Hope you like them? A black bg is what I have been using for years now as it is my favourite bg for almost everything and it became my main signature... Giving my flowers SOUL? Tthe latest: http://youtu.be/kV7wIQt9G2k Why not take a few minutes, click on the link, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished! Wishing you a delightful day and thanx for your constant support, it means a lot to me, 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

HEN PARTY… tulips

FRIDAY NIGHT! I keep telling you how I often get to my titles… the flowers speak to me. Here, what I saw was three young women, on heels way too high, way too much to drink, having to cling to each other for some stability? Hen Parties, out of control. LOLOLOL. Yes, on a Friday night, this is now an all too familiar tableau. Oh, I know, I was raised in a different era, where we also had ‘fun’, but also SELF-RESPECT, because, wow, if you don't respect yourself… WHO WILL??? Okay off my soapbox, so these are three late tulips. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved tulips,flowers,three,pink, open,leaves, conceptual Art,studio,colour, black-background,square,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

MUSICAL? TULIPS

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

MA PETITE CHERIE…

That is what this pink little beauty was telling me, HERE I AM, I have found love and protection with the 'bigger' one? LOL There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them… with my eyes. Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

Pietà...

The Pietà is a subject in Christian art depicting Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, most often found in sculpture. It is the Italian word for mercy, compassion, humaneness... I had just visited an Italian friend in hospital... terminal cancer, not 50 yet, his Mamma was holding on to his hand... I was sad... Pietà... The drops on the flowers like the tears in their eyes... Pietà... Do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLORAL FANTASY… TULIP

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. That's the long and the short of it? LOL. Anniversary. A whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 TENDER EMBRACE...

This image views like a love song... I love the tenderness, the elegance. Find it a most romantic portrait. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube Dictionaries tend to define love as deep affection or fondness, The concept of love, however, is subject to debate. Some deny the existence of love, calling it a recently invented abstraction. Moreover, approximately 13 percent of cultures reportedly have no word for love. Others maintain that love exists but is undefinable; being a quantity which is spiritual, metaphysical, or philosophical in nature. Love is one of the most common themes in Art. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

L'Hymne à L'Amour…. TULIPS

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2c4h1_edith-piaf-l-hymne-a-l-amour-englis_music Edith Piaf For the Romantic season. FOR MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ 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

MMMMWAH… Tulips

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein 2LIPS… Kissing. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE LITTLE MAIDS?

THREE LITTLE MAIDS www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXWkIZUPmDY A song from The Mikado; a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. I keep telling you, I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Here if you closely look at them , each tulip is unique, I see three different personalities, through te petals and the leaves? You see it too? Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK for OCTOBER...

The long and the short of it? Pink Tulips. As it is still October... Breast Cancer Awareness... sadly is so much more, strikes all the year round, indiscriminate? Last year at this time, I had 2 friends and the husband of a friend, on different Continents going through gruelling Chemotherapy... I tried to give them as much POSITIVITY and support as I could. One, younger than 50... did not make the end of last year, the second... will not make the end of this year. The other person is doing alright! I lost my sister a few years ago to virulent breats-cancer and my best friend who was like a brother to me… I don't think there is anybody that hasn't been 'touched' by the awful disease; it is the lottery of horror. My opinion??? Most people when they receive the dreaded news, they think it is the end… but NO, it is the beginning… of your battle, so fight it! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 TULIPS...

Sometimes they are telling me: cm'on, let's have some fun, why not? Lol Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*)

PINK-FONDANT FANCIES... TULIPS

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below!those fondant pink tulips are small and very beautiful, also they had a silky shine to them... no 'easy' lighting here...And to find something 'new' each time... now in the shape of a Pyramid Candelabra... Spring= more light! My Soul Flowers on youtubeWhy not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?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

OH HAPPY DAYS, OH HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY...

I remember when I was a young mum... never seemed to have enough hands... however the heart big enough for all the love! View On Black Sometimes these 'special' days can be tinged with a little sadness... Hope yours is a HAPPY ONE! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? I wish you all a wonderful day, and thanx, as always, for your visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... in the UK... SAY IT WITH FLOWERS?

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Today, in the UK, it is Mother's day... England is one of the very few countries that celebrate it today. Being a parent... not easy! Neither books nor advice can really help you, every child is different... You do your best, often not good enough, that's all you can do... As one myself, I raised 3 sons from babies to men, always taking such care, trying to protect them, teach them, be a good example...I know what it means, all the love and the heartache, the joys and the tears, the happiness and sadness, the life long commitment, the eternal lifeline no matter what! It's not easy being a good parent, no schools except the school of life, you often only know you didn't do it 'quite' right when it is too late! It's 10 times harder to correct! But, when you do get it right, the feeling is magic, you're proud. It's a prowess! These are some of the lyrics from the song (Samba) It Would Be So Nice, by Astrud Gilberto, which I think are appropriate for being a mother: Someone to hold me tight That would be very nice Someone to love me right That would be very nice Someone to understand Each little dream in me Someone to take my hand And be a team with me... My addition, let them free to fly when it is their time... As for the offspring, do not let it be ONE day in the year, why not give her a flower, an extra kiss OUT OF THE BLUE??? Have a good one, from one mum to another... 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 KISS IS JUST A KISS?

Theme song from Casablanca. You must remember this A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply As time goes by. And when two lovers woo They still say, "I love you." On that you can rely No matter what the future brings As time goes by. Moonlight and love songs Never out of date. Hearts full of passion Jealousy and hate. Woman needs man And man must have his mate That no one can deny. It's still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case of do or die. The world will always welcome lovers As time goes by. Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers As time goes by. © 1931 Warner Bros. Music Corporation, ASCAP Another idea I had with those two... On the petals: Blue pollen. 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. My other work if interested here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHALL WE DANCE? A MENUET...

More of the duo-toned tulips...a couple, dancing A Minuet... celebrating Spring! 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. I DO work outside the studio, it was a conscious decision to just uplad black or white background here on 500px, for more here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Have a wonderful day, filled with goodness and love, M, (*_*) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ARE YOU CROSS WITH ME???

Duo-toned tulips... MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 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. 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

AS LONG AS WE ARE TOGETHER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Everything is fine... nothing can touch us... We had a lovely break during the festive season... together, as much as possible, always, my soulmate! Love is – Togetherness! Love is being together, It is, being able to be together. It is being together in work and play In sorrows and in joy It is sharing shoulders in tears It is slapping hand in laughter. It is being together in good times, It is being able to remain together When time is harsh and hard, It is being there for each other It is being there forever. Love is all about Being able to be together And even in death to dwell In each other’s heart forever! by Angelina Pandian I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what the tulips were saying!!! " WE ARE ABOUT ALL LOVE! WE ARE INSEPARABLE"... So embraceable... haha Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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

CURVALICIOUS, Duo-toned tulips...... Duo-toned tulips...

Duo-toned tulips... arranged into a curve, reaching for the light (stars?) 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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMMING CHOIR... from Madame Butterfly

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! The HUMMING CHOIR from the opera Madame Butterfly by Pucini For the music lovers, listen here A romantic yet haunting melody, no words, only humming... 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. 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

LA FAMILIA… TULIPS

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

OOOOH, YOU LOOK SO KISSABLE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Yes, it is that season again, well, in the shops, not quite in the garden... wait another 2 months for that, in the mean time, they brighten our house, such a happy flower! There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them, I open the wrapping, they fall open on the table and tell me. It is so clear what that one was saying: puckered petals, give us a kiss?... THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE PROPOSAL... Tulips

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! St Valentine... many will have been proposed to... and she will have said, over the moon with joy: YESSS!!! Receive or buy a bouquet, open it and look... Listen with your eyes to what they are telling you? Giving my flowers SOUL? Tthe latest: http://youtu.be/kV7wIQt9G2k Why not take a few minutes, click on the link, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: 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

LEARNING THE MEXICAN WAVE... and not quite succeeding yet?

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Need a bit more practise... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen WITH MY EYES!Look how the leaves are posed and you will see... These hot pink late tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! 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. Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

QUARTETTO FANTASTICO...

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Look how the leaves are posed and you will see... These hot pink late tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! 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. Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments. 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

THE MEXICAN WAVE...tulips

LEARNING THE MEXICAN WAVE... and not quite succeeding yet? Need a bit more practise... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These hot pink late tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! 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. NEW!!! A NEW TREAT HERE, a second choice of some of my images: youtu.be/IzRM4viw-7g Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE STAR HOT PINK TULIPS….

A specialty variety of tulip, the petals tipped like stars, a gorgeous bright pink, with here and there a touch of the green brush... These hot pink late tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

FRAULEIN PARDON… Tulips

Dancing the tango? For fun just listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBzCQZ6v8S4 Paul Godwin Tanz-Orchester - Fräulein, pardon, 1928 Aaah, music has come a long way hasn’t it? I work with music, it influences my mood and creativity! I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.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

WELL, HELLOOO THERE, LOVELY TO MEET YOU...

Two 'stars' meet and like each other, it just 'clicked'... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These hot pink late tulips are my absolute favourites, they have pointed petals which makes them look like stars... and that is it, they have star-quality!!! They are begging to be photographed, and make it easy, their beauty so prominent, yes, we had fun together! Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 LOL, thanx for your time and comments, greatly 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

Voulez vous danser grand mère ?

This brought back very personal memories from way back. My paternal grand-parents, she was always singing, he was an artist and the kindest, gentlest man, I remember him with great fondness, and I am so very pleased that my youngest son not only looks like him (in a taller way, lol) but has inherited that goodness, both noble souls! This waltz was a BIG favourite, he'd take her by the hand and invite her... it is also the first dance my sweet 'Bonpapa' taught me... 1-2-3, 1-2-3... Some of my earliest souvenirs, I even remember the dress, the smell of lavender and wood-wax, linseed oil, aaahhh, to be back there for 5 minutes... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Two star tulips: INVITATION A LA DANCE... Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments. 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

HOW DO I LOOK ???????

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Talk about a tulips with attitude!!! ...You sure this is my best side? I mean, you are the photographer, but still... can you guarantee you ALWAYS get it right? Ahem. 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. Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. 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

IT IS I... LA-STAR...

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Talk about another tulip with attitude!!! A star, so hot (pink) baby! 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. Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. 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

OOOHHH DEAR... ALL ALONE AM I ???

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. " Audrey Hepburn I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Well, I did not quite understand this one, was it shy? Sad? Or lonely? OR BOTH??? Or had I just given it a head-ache with the lights? LOL... View LARGE and On proper Black For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

BTW JTLYK IM SGL...

People nowadays LOVE Acronyms, so here goes, this is , ( if you haven't worked it out yet...) the title of this image: BTW by the way JTLYK just to let you know IM I am SGL single (the flower that is...) Another fresh year, fresh ideas, fresh flowers... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 LOL, thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THREE STARS… TULIPS

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

ÉTUDE… TULIP

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

HUGGABLE ME...

Respect your haters they're the only ones who think you're better than them? MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This Hot Pink Star tulip had a beautiful and interesting aberration, it made it very unique, also it released great emotion in me... it TOLD me so much... it cried out, in a silent way,... look at me, I may be 'different', have an 'extra' petal, not the same as the others, and doesn't it make me look special? View On proper Black TODAY: World Autism Awareness Day 2013 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

MI CORAZON… TULIP

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

TOMORROW...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR THE ROMANTIC SEASON... The flowers may have dropped their petals... the loves goes on, ever stronger! LOL! Remember: LOVE IS NOT JUST FOR VALENTINE'S DAY! There are 365 days in the year! 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. READ MORE HERE, new Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/02/valentines.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love 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 JOIN THE CAMPAIGN NOT TO UPLOAD ON FRIDAY, AGAINST THE ANONYMITY of the DISLIKE BUTTON?

DECONSTRUCTED… TULIP PETALS

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

HIP-HOP DANCE… Tulips

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

THE NAKED THREE… Tulips

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

THE OPEN FOUR… TULIPS

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

ART NOUVEAU FLOWER MOTIV… TULIPS

They were bendy… so I listened with my eyes once more! Bought these beauties in Belgium, they are well travelled! LOL Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A GRAND PAS de DEUX… TULIPS

A tender pink, a tender gesture… A grand pas de deux is effectively a suite of dances that share a common theme, often symbolic of a love story or the partnership inherent in love, following each other’s movements. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.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

MMMWAH… TULIPS

WHISPERING or KISSING? Whatever they are doing, it is all about love? There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them. And I only buy flowers that speak to me... Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

MMMWAH… TWO TULIPS

WHISPERING or KISSING? Whatever they are doing, it is all about love? There are people who 'talk' to the flowers and plants? Me, I just 'listen' to them. And I only buy flowers that speak to me... Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CHA CHA CHA… tulips

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

WELL GUARDED...

This BEAUTY, a hot pink Ranunculus, was guarded and escorted by two Tulips? A gorgeous voluptuous bloom, if full regalia, and two 'weapened' body-guards, lol.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
With love to you and thanK you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
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A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... SAY IT WITH FLOWERS!

EYE CANDY... of Pink tulips and Ranunculus... As it is Mother's Day here today... the shops are 'cashing' in... a great choice of flowers! I bought separate bouquets of Tulips and Ranunculus and made my own, some of my favourites! And of course I photographed them first... as I like it... A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said: For cutting the grass: $5.00 For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00 For going to the store for you: $.50 Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25 Taking out the garbage: $1.00 For getting a good report card: $5.00 For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00 Total owed: $14.75 Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flaashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he'd written on, and this is what she wrote: For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me: No Charge For all the nights that I've sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you: No Charge For all the trying times, and all the tears that you've caused through the years: No Charge For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead: No Charge For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose: No Charge Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is: No Charge. When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, "Mom, I sure do love you." And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: "PAID IN FULL". Lessons: You will never how much your parents' worth till you become a parent! Be a giver not an acquirer, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money. COZ MONEY IS THE WORST WAY OF MEASURING HAPPINESS... WITH LOTS OF LOVE,..........and A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, from one mum to ALL the others! 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, Magda, (~_*) For more of my other work visit here AND PURCHASE of IMAGES: 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

DELICIOUS PINK… Ranunculus

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

A NEW YEAR IS LIKE A FRESH FLOWER...

Slowly, day by day, petal by petal it divulges what it has got in store for us. This beautiful Ranunculus will open completely into an opulent bloom, then slowly, petal after petal will drop till only the naked stem and maybe a few stamens are left, surrounded by a pink carpet... and eternalised because I took a photo, it will stay with me forever! Photography, the diary of our life... the keeper of our memories. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 Lolove, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LOST PETALS… RANUNCULUS

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

THE THREE NAKED LADIES..

These three hot pink Ranunculus have no leaves.
Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a perennial plant that can grow to be a foot and a half tall. They have blooms that resemble roses, with simple , like HERE, or branched stems.
The petals are often highly lustrous, some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers.

What got me 'in' to 'flower-photography', was that I wanted to know more about lighting... That was 23 years ago, flowers seemed the perfect subject matter, because of their different colours, shapes, textures, great variety and 'characters', I'd had many a garden, grown my own, so, I started out with an advantage, I knew about flowers... I found a niche in the market, for almost 10 years now people have been 'raving' about them, asking me how I 'do' it? There is NO magic formula, each flower is unique and treated as such! I do NOT consider myself a 'flower-photographer' but a a photographer who knows how to use lighting well...
Glad you enjoy them.

Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?

thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*)

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE...

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

IN FEAR AND GRIEF, we huddle together... Ranunculus

To huddle is to crowd together, often when distressed, in grief or in fear... OR NOT... some just want to be left alone... the 'loners', the individualists... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! THIS TIME they speak of fear, a need of togetherness, knowing they are not alone... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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

FOR the MAMA’S… RANUNCULUS

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

PINKALICIOUS... RANUNCULUS

Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! THIS TIME IT WAS MORE TENDER WHISPERING, sweet nothings that say so much... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Hope this makes you smile again, have a great day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

SINGLED OUT… Ranunculus

A Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) Those huge heads, so layered, all coming out of this one bud, this bud unfurling and displaying all this beauty... it NEVER ceases to amaze me. The evolution, the unfurling, then the GRAND opening... MORE RANUNCULUS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection And here I give an exclusive interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mol7mfKqYk READ MORE HERE, Blog: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativ... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CONGA, CONGA??? Ranunculus

Is what I see, the Ranunculus family are dancing again? LOL, Enjoy your Sunday. Ranunculus, densely layered, blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... MORE RANUNCULUS HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/the_ranunculus_collection For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, 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

QUATTRO-GRAPHY… RANUNCULUS

Four candy-pink, Ranunculus, beauties. Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) is a perennial plant that can grow to be a foot and a half tall. They have blooms that resemble roses, with simple , like HERE, or branched stems. The petals are often highly lustrous, some species are popular ornamental flowers in horticulture, with many cultivars selected for large and brightly coloured flowers. What got me 'in' to 'flower-photography', was that I was fascinated by ‘light’ and wanted to know more about lighting... That was 27 years ago, started with painting and evolved into photography. Flowers seemed the perfect subject matter, because of their different colours, shapes, textures, great variety and 'characters', I'd had many a garden, grown my own, so, I started out with an advantage, I knew about flowers... I found a niche in the market, for 15 years now people have been 'raving' about them, asking me how I 'do' it? Copying, imitating and stealing, photos, words and even titles. They say it is the highest ‘accolade’ for an artist? LOL. There is NO magic formula, each flower is unique and treated as such! I do NOT consider myself a 'flower-photographer' but a a photographer who knows how to use lighting well... Glad you enjoy them. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? thank you for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... Ranunculus

Today, in many countries. SAY IT WITH FLOWERS? M-O-T-H-E-R "M" is for the million things she gave me, "O" means only that she's growing old, "T" is for the tears she shed to save me, "H" is for her heart of purest gold; "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining, "R" means right, and right she'll always be, Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER," A word that means the world to me. - Howard Johnson As mother myself, I know what it means, all the love and the heartache, the joys and the tears, the happiness and sadness, the life long commitment, the eternal lifeline no matter what! It's not easy being a good parent, no schools except the school of life, you often only know you didn't do it quite right when it is too late! It's 10 times harder to correct! But, when you do get it right, the feeling is magic, you're proud. It's a prowess! Happy Mother's day, hope they'll remember you well and not just today but EVERY day, 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

LEAN on ME… RANUNCULUS

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

LIP-CARESSING.. Roses

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

TEARDROPS on ROSE… JUST JOEY

Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Thomas A. Edison The variety is a tea-rose, name 'Just Joey', from my garden... One of the first roses this year in the garden, it was rained on (hence the water-drops), and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in. The second one was stolen…. what IS wrong with people??? NO VASE LIFE, only last a couple of hours! In the garden,more than a week. "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance to die for ( to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! They speak of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also of a certain dark secrecy... just blooming from the bud in the most delicious curves... Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY IS AN ECSTASY... ROSE

BEAUTY IS AN ECSTASY... ROSE "Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all." by W. Somerset Maugham Few roses are as perfumed as 'Just Joey' a classic variety, with a fabulous scent and stunning depth of colour. The salmon, coppery-orange flowers have pronounced red veining, with the whole bloom fading to a satisfying copper-buff with age. For this reason, it was voted Rose of the World in 1994. It is also very disease-proof and undemanding. The blooms make good cut flowers, but they are also stunning when plants are massed together prominently in a bed. As a hybrid tea rose, it is best pruned from late winter to early spring. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

L’IMPARFAITE… ROSE

This is a tea-rose, name 'Just Joey', from the garden… One of the last now. The late blooms are suffering from the weather and the insects, everything in nature seems to want to give it one last big push before the winter! I adore this beauty damage and all. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! It speaks of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also a certain dark secrecy... having just opened from the bud in delicious curves... It has a fragrance to die for, mmmmmmm. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CRY ME A RIVER… JUST JOEY ROSE

THE ROSE-WEEK I promised: A blousy fragrant tea-rose, name Just Joey, from the garden... Rescued again, it is July and we have rain and wind, their heavy blooms being trashed on their delicate stems, I couldn't stand it any longer, brought them in! Now and then, I think they sigh with contentment for the peace and quiet and warmth, a waft of gorgeous fruity rich fragrance each time... Diamond drops glistening, bowing with headiness, the ‘ruched’ petals softly glowing in the light!!! Slightly damaged. Like we ALL are, each time there is such an atrocity happening! This ROSE is SAD! I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! 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

THE SADNESS of JUST JOEY, A ROSE.

ROSE-WEEK I promised. From the garden. You know, I was born after the second world war, when people were still in shock/ mourning and slowly recovering from the horror they had heard and witnessed, the loss, they swore never again, several times over and yet, here we are… a very different kind of war, but nevertheless equally scary and horrible. NONE of us are safe anywhere, we seem to live in this bubble of false freedom? Religion against religion, ethnic groups against ethnic groups… Where does all this hatred come from? We are living in such plentiful! Why do I get this notion that it SHOULD and COULD WORK? Ach, just my thought for the day. Forever the optimist! Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE TEARS OF THE ROSE…

’It is further believed that on a certain day in the year the rose has a heart of gold.’ I am still hopeful for the future and the future of our children, but like everything in life and roses in particular, beware of the thorns… I’m optimistic, there is not as much hate as they’d like us to believe. The Rose is a flower of great Symbolism and importance in many cultures, mythologies and religions. I started growing roses because Paul told me how much he loved them; I never had them because I thought they were very high maintenance and ‘difficult’, how wrong I was! This is Just Joey, a heavenly scented, lousy rose, salmon pink, in June the first ones, a few roses just at their peak perfect as it started to rain... Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TUTTI BEAUTY… Roses

TUTTI BEAUTY… Roses ‘Be a rose which gives fragrance even to those who try and crush it.’ Just Joey, two Roses, from our garden. They speak of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also of a certain dark secrecy... just blooming from the bud in the most delicious curves... It has a fragrance to die for, mmmmmmm. This Summer, they are really suffering with all the rain and wind, the abnormally cool temperatures, I feel sorry for them, and bringing them in, mmm, not really, they do not last long or buds don't even open, definitely an outside rose, like so many flowers really! Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PRESENT... ROSE

"Those who are truly enlightened, are those whose souls are illuminated by love" The variety is a tea-rose, name 'Just Joey', from my garden... One of the first roses this year in the garden, it was rained on (hence the water-drops), and the wind was blowing this beauty mercilessly about, I took pity on it, and brought it in. The second one was stolen…. what IS wrong with people??? NO VASE LIFE, only last a couple of hours! In the garden,more than a week. "Just Joey" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and has a fruity fragrance to die for ( to me it smells like ripe raspberries mmmmmm) which wafts from large ruffled salmon blooms, once opened. This superstar rose is from England. Just Joey roses were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the World Federation of Rose Societies in 1994. The flowers are well-formed with large, high-centred buds, supported by long, straight and upright stems. Each blousy flower can grow to 8-12.5 cm wide. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! They speak of opulence, splendour, prosperity, richness, voluptuousness, sumptuousness and luxuriance , but also of a certain dark secrecy... just blooming from the bud in the most delicious curves... This time I included the vase. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A ROSE CASCADE...

When you drop any new idea in the pond of the world, you get a ripple effect. You have to be aware that you will be creating a cascade of change. quote by Joel A. Barker It took me many years to achieve my 'goal', my vision... I mean it when I say I was DETERMINED to get the result! It took me over 20 years, many sleepless nights/cameras/films/ contact-sheets/lenses/ objects/flowers/ lights/reflectors......... LOL. Yes I'm in full communication with the flowers again, they talk... I listen. These little beauties are radiating, hope, joy and strength... Thank you for ALL your likes and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY 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

MADEMOISELLE ROSE...

ALWAYS ROSE equals BEAUTY… “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.” by Paulo Coelho These are what I trust in this world, never disappointment, unlike some people, too often… No matter what, it comes from the garden, sometimes blemished, even damaged they ALWAYS can delight me. A fresh bud, a rose called appropriately: Fire & Ice. These duo-toned roses are plump and opulent but are only mildly fragrant. I will persist and bring beauty EVERY day, amongst all the sadness and madness, this will be my answer! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: 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

OCTOBER ROSE… FIRE and ICE

Who’s been munching away at my Roses? This rose, once more, from the garden, rained on, blown around, very little sun or warmth now, some still trying very hard and succeeding, to the joy of the insects! Is called aptly: Fire and Ice, variety Cherry Parfait. Proof again, that in this part of the world flowers do NOT always need/like HEAT, garden looking better than ever! Have a lovely day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I GIVE YOU BEAUTY, EVERY DAY! ROSE..

From my garden, a rose called appropriately: Fire & Ice. These duotoned roses are plump and opulent but are non-fragrant. The weather was HOT HOT HOT, quickly brought one in, it opened so quickly though under the studio-light, where they then also become more red, taking over the white. Yep, I rushed out, and yep another 'rescue' job, lol. Roses do not particularly enjoy this heat either, maybe I was a rose in a previous life, HAHA I will persist and bring beauty EVERY day, amongst all the sadness and madness, this will be my answer! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: 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

LA DOUCEUR… A ROSE

In a bouquet of pure white Roses, there was this one; a rose tinged the tenderest of pink. They should only sell them like that, such a lovely accent, or is it an anomaly? Irresistible to me! Have a sweet day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SINGLE PINK ROSE…

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

BETTER IN TWOS… ROSES

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

ALL WE NEED IS LOVE… ROSES

LOTS of LOVE!!! And ‘optimism’ and positivity? The name of these beauties is Nostalgie... A uniquely coloured fragrant rose with single or small clusters of creamy white edged, cherry red blooms. Absolutely stunning when in full bloom and a real eye catcher. The petals seem to go more pink as they open. With a good long flowering period this looks certain to become a very popular rose. A delicately fragranced Hybrid Tea Bush Rose. Drama in the studio? Have a wonderful day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on my web pages: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT!

MY MANDALA of ROSES…

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

BOUDOIR ROSES…

Imagine waking up to this image? Wake up and smell the roses! These are mini duo-tones roses, no fragrance, but ever so pleasing on the eye. Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE NOZZE DI ROSE…

The wedding of the Roses? LOL, Not the war of the Roses. Two duo-toned Roses with a sprig of Gypsophila, known commonly as baby's-breath. Ever so festive! Thank you and have a peaceful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REMINISCING… ROSE

This Rose, Fire and Ice, reminiscing on beauty gone. I guess we all do that at some point as we grow more mature. Strange how some flowers just drop their petals… and others just dry up and hold on. I always said I would ‘age’ with grace, yet, sometimes your body has other ideas? LOL. I am not complaining, I enjoy my time here, every day. There are advantages on growing ‘wiser’ with years. The one thing I absolutely dislike is ageism! That has changed in our today society, the world belongs to the young? NOT! We are the ones with the experience! I would love the respect for age back, I am all there, better than ever, sharper than many… I work harder than most, sleep less than others… I am extremely prolific. Hope your day is filled with smiles 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

Fred? And, euh... GINGER....

Looking shy? Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER-FLOWERS. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolize strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. The ginger family (Zingiberaceae) contains around 1,000 species of tropical perennial herbs. Some gingers are cultivated for their edible rhizomes, which are used for as both a medicine and a culinary spice. Other ginger plants, known as ornamental gingers, are grown primarily for their pleasing appearance. Leafy cane-like stems arise from rhizomes to form a plant 3 to 15 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Throughout the year, ginger plants produce stunning red blossoms that are often used in flower arrangements. When growing gingers, remember, they love moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. Ginger blooms come red, pink and white, have thick, very sturdy stems and are perfect to create height in a tropical arrangement. They have a decidedly modern feel. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

GINGERLY....

Brought gingerly to you... meaning, like all my images: with great care or delicacy. TWO GINGER FLOWERS. Tall and proud and obviously in love, lol. The 'petals' are quite, waxy, hard, almost wooden. Symbols The red ginger flower represents intense passion. These flowers symbolize strength, prosperity as well as diversity. The general flower meaning for ginger flowers is proud and majestic. These flowers are sometimes used as substitute for roses. History Ginger, along with black pepper, were considered highly valuable trade commodities in 13th and 14nth century England. One pound of ginger traded for the same amount as a sheep. The country of India brought ginger to the Romans as far back as 2,000 years ago. The Romans used the plant for its medicinal value. Lead and enjoy a good life and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for your time and comments, M, (* _*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GLORY OF THE PROTEA...

A Protea 'Pink ice' in full glory. Protea neriifolia. The hardiest of all proteas Again from the studio with flags, cutters and Gobo, playing with lights... I buy this beauty for Paul, because it reminds him of South Africa, it is the National Flower, it is especially the particular fragrance (fijnbos) but of course also the stunning and 'shining' colours of this beautifully structured flower that is so enticing. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

BRAINY... CELOSIA

A small series of very colourful and more 'exotic' flowers! This is the top view of this unusual flower, to me it looks like a brain, the intricacies, different lobes. It was my full intention to photograph it like this from the moment I saw it. Difficult to control the light because of the glossy texture of the velvety flower. More play with light and dof. In the Victorian language of flowers, Celosias signified humour, warmth, and silliness. The cockscomb or cristata types feel and look like velvet, soft and shiny. Have a fun day and thanx for your visits and comments, 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

EMELY'S DREAM...

The National flower of Thailand. It was Emely's dream to have her own Thai restaurant, Now she has got it! Purple Dendrobium Orchids, I bought them in the Chinese Supermarket, where they sell them at the vegetable and fruit counter... because: they are EDIBLE... and NO I have not tried them yet... BE DAZZLED, this one was a difficult one to light, I wanted it like the light came out of the center of each bloom? 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

FLOWERS OUR MOTHERS LIKED: SWEET PEAS…

I am uploading a series of ‘older’ flowers. Like in everything else, there is a trend in flowers, both for the garden or the house. This scent and texture of Sweet Peas are so ingrained in my youth, I remember hopping along with one of these, almost glued to my nose, picked freshly from the garden. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.[1] It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres , where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2/3.5 centimetres broad; cultivated, they they are larger and very variable in colour from white, to soft pink, hot pink, to lilac and deep purple. These here are the very soft pink, almost white, candy pink and hot pink ones! Aaah WHAT a DELICATE FRAGRANCE! SO UNIQUE! Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRIANDISES… Sweet peas

Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.[1] It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in), where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2–3.5 centimetres broad; cultivated, they they are larger and very variable in colour from white, to soft pink, hot pink, to lilac and deep purple. These here are the candy pink ones! Aaah WHAT a DELICATE FRAGRANCE! SO UNIQUE! Friandises=treats. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO LUSCIOUS... GLADIOLUS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Summer is leaving us reluctantly and with a flurry of colours. This is the back of the flower, I love the structure. Named for the shape of their leaves, like blades, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. How romantic! 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

THE CHOSEN ONE... GLADIOLUS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! This one, of exeptional beauty, colour and shapes, was singled out, you already saw it from the back, this is the front! Summer is leaving us in a flurry of colours. Gently sprinkled with pollen... Named for the shape of their leaves, like blades, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. How romantic! 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

GLADIATOR’S SWORDS… GLADIOLI

GLADIATOR’S SWORDS… GLADIOLI Symbolism of the Gladiolus Flower Gladioli were considered the flower of the gladiators and have long been associated with swords. The legend goes that gladioluses grew from the swords of warriors held captive by the Romans. These stately flowers are used in floral displays at special celebrations and are a favourite in country gardens. They are considered old-fashioned flowers, as women everywhere often planted these flowers at the backs of their flower gardens to create a colourful backdrop to the flowerbed. They were also commonly planted along fences or the foundation of the home, as the tall spires need support to keep them upright as they tend to blow over in the wind. Have a vibrant day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GLADIOLISSIMO...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Summer is leaving us reluctantly and in a flurry of colours. This is the back of the flower, I love the structure. Named for the shape of their leaves, like blades, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. How romantic! 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

OPPULENCE, GLADIOLI...

Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae). It is sometimes called the 'Sword lily', but usually by its generic name (plural gladioli). Came into the stdio, eager to photograph and was greated by these beauties. Love this, as sweet as candy? Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND I GIVE TO YOU...Gladioli

While I give to you and you give to me
True love, true love... The sexuality of flowers. Have a great w-e and thank you, M, (*_*)
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HEADS OR TAILS? Gladioli

Gently sprinkled with pollen... From the front, from the back, ALWAYS beautiful. The waiting buds only just peeping out. Summer is leaving us in a flurry of colour Named for the shape of their leaves, like blades, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolising strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. How romantic! 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.

GLAD TIME... Gladioli

A 'FRILLED' Gladiola, aaah, when I see that... my resistance is low!!! Reminds me of R&R, frilly frocks, the frivolity that comes with youth! MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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 JOYOUS SCHLUMBERGERA…

or FLEUR de CACTUS. Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. This genus contains the popular Schlumbergera truncata, also known as Thanksgiving Cactus, frequently mislabeled Christmas Cactus, which may flower in white, pink, red or purple. There is also an Easter Cactus or Whitsun cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) which produces vivid scarlet flowers. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. I bought this when we'd just moved into our new house, it loves it here, this is the third 'flowering' in 9 months! Again I played with lights in the studio, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEUR DE CACTUS...

This very ephemeral flower usually seen around Christmas, the scientific name is Schlumbergera. I love the way all the pollen is on the petals. Also the name of a famous film and play. In the film Cactus Flower ( Cactus Flower ) of Gene Saks ( 1969 ), this is Ingrid Bergman 's character who plays Stephanie Dickinson, dedicated nurse for ten years the dentist Julian Winston, played by Walter Matthau . Goldie Hawn had her first screen appearance in this! Have a super day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SECRET LIFE of SCHLUMBERGERA...

Schlumbergera is a genus of 6 known tree-dwelling cacti from Brazil. These are the tropical rain forest epiphytes, growing on tree branches where, despite the high rainfall, water drains off quickly so that "dry" conditions prevail much of the time. They are named after the Frenchman, Frédéric Schlumberger, who was the owner of a famous plant collection. This genus contains the popular Schlumbergera truncata, also known as Thanksgiving Cactus, frequently mislabeled Christmas Cactus, which may flower in white, pink, red or purple. There is also an Easter Cactus or Whitsun cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) which produces vivid scarlet flowers. The stems of Schlumbergera resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and the flowers appear from areoles at the tips. The flowers close up at night. I bought this when we'd just moved into our new house years ago, it loves it here, this is the third 'flowering' in 9 months! So many buds, so full of promise... again I played with lights, the petals are shiny and silky with light. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESESPOIR du PEINTRE… Saxifrage

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

FREESIA FRENZY...

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

Chrysanthemum. TODAY'S FLOWER...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Etymological meaning of the Chrysanthemum Flower. It’s surprisingly easy to remember the scientific name for this flower because it’s Chrysanthemum, the same as the common name for gardening varieties. However, the exhibition varieties used by florists and arrangers were divided into their own genus known as Dendranthema. The mums in your yard are likely part of the Chrysanthemum group, while the bouquet sent by the florist contains all or mostly Dendranthema flowers. Aside from small Latin differences, all Chrysanthemums share a common Greek source for their name. The words Chrysos, meaning gold, and Anthemon, meaning flower, were combined to reflect the beauty and value of this blossom. This name carries over the Chinese and Japanese translations, which literally mean gold flower or blossom as well. The Chrysanthemum was first cultivated from wild blossoms by the Chinese,since importation in 1798. Some varieties sport daisy-style blooms with a single row of petals around a central core, while others are so ruffled and doubled they look like pom-poms instead and obscure the core, like this here. Meaningful Botanical Characteristics of the Chrysanthemum Flower The Chrysanthemum is far more versatile than many other decorative flowers. While they don’t provide a very strong smell when growing, there’s a delicate and sweet aroma released when certain types are used for food. Chinese cooks add the blooms to soups and stir fries that need a hint of floral to balance out more strongly flavoured or musky ingredients. The greens are also used for brightening up salads and fried dishes. You can try your hand at making your own sweetly scented Chrysanthemum tea if you have access to flowers that were never treated with pesticides. Speaking of pesticides, organic pyrethins are extracted from this plant to keep bugs away from people, pets, and plants. NASA studies even found potted Chrysanthemums improve air quality! The Chrysanthemum Flower’s Message Is… Support your friends with loyalty and love, especially when they’re facing an obstacle or recovering from a life-changing event. Remember to honour the cycle of life, both at its end and with new beginnings. As a bloom of great importance, the Chrysanthemum symbolises concepts like: Lasting friendship and non-romantic affection Support from your family and loved ones Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person Rest and recovery after a long trial or challenge Enduring life and rebirth, especially the birth of a child Loyalty and devotion, both romantic and platonic Have a super day and thanx for your ever welcome comments and visit, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Dendranthema,flower,single, Chrysanthemum, mum, pink,Hagoromo Intermediate Incurve , conceptual art, black-background, studio, colour, square, design, Nikon D70,magda indigo

STRIPY FUN IN PINK...

Hyacynths are such a pleasure to have in the home.. their happy colours and their delihgtful fragrance... fun all the way... Curiosity got the better of me... I wanted to SEEEEEEEEEEE, LOL. Many small blooms make ONE flower... LOL. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UPSTAGED HYACINTHS…

Waiting for applause? LOL So PINKALICIOUS? I saw here there were two bulbs, and all I saw was a family... The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practicing throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in parfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. These are always some of the first flowers in our garden... but not the above, bought from the market. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINKALICIOUS...

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. These are some of the first flowers in our garden... Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Have a fine day and thanx for your support, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

WELL ESCORTED… Spring Flowers…

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. BEST on BLACK BG 2 Purple Blue anemones flanking a 1 candy pink Ranunculus bloom. Another colour combination that works well for me. I love Ranunculus and Anemones, the multi-layered blooms opened beautifully, not always evident, their stems are extremely delicate and do tend to just collapse before the bud can open into a gorgeous voluptuous bloom... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Layered, sweet coloured beauties. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CHORUS LINE of DICENTRA

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

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

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

TARANTELLA di DICENTRA...

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

OPEN YOUR WINGS...

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

MY HEART AFLUTTER...

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

BE STILL MY BEATING HEART...

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

TODAY I FEEL LIKE A FLOWER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Anthurium andraeanum. Paul gave me those beautiful flowers; they are longlasting and a thing of beauty in a room. A challenge to photograph their shiny and waxy heart-shaped spathes referred to as the floral portion. A long spadix projecting from the spathe bears the true flowers and seeds. Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower" The way of lighting was very important, they are very reflective, I did not want those highlights, but a soft light still revealing all the beautiful detail. I put a green leaf behind it, out of focus, just for contrast and colour. It just 'happened that' way... Have a day filled with beauty and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) PS: what the title means is that today I felt like uploading a flower... no, sorry I wasn't referring to myself, wouldn't dare, tee hee For more of 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 o

ANTHURIUM MORPHOLOGY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! More on the sexuality of flowers and showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. The flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Very waxy, thus very shiny, thus very 'reflective', thus not easy to light correctly... Quite a whimsical flower.Yes I do love a challenge! Taken with the Nikkon D70, my very first digital camera, in 2007. As you can see I've been 'working' on this project for a long time! Must be one of my first digital images, a 'try-out'.... Thanx, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ANTHURIUM DUEL…

Back to back they are standing… Who will win? A l’Armes. Always trying new compositions/ emotions. Anthuriums are a fun flower and never fail to provoke a smile. They look almost unreal! The flowers are thick, shiny, ribbed and wrinkled, while the leaves are large and glossy, which makes them so much more difficult to photograph well! They belong to the Araceae family, which also includes callas and philodendrons. Their genus name, Anthurium, comes from the Greek words anthos meaning "flower," and oura, meaning "tail." Anthurium can also be called "Flamingo Flower" or "Boy Flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix. Anthurium, the flowers are hermaphrodite, containing male and female flowers. Very waxy, thus very shiny, thus very 'reflective', thus not easy to light correctly... Quite a whimsical flower. So, not one. but two! Yes I do love a challenge! Thanx, 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

MI CORAZON… ANTHURIUM

Three heart-shaped Anthuriums form a big HEART-SHAPE. The waxy Anthuriums, I got them in a mixed bouquet, ever so slightly pink… aahhh when the creative juices flow, I can't stop myself, I'd work day AND night, lol… and often, I DO!, have a bright day and thanx for your visit 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRIUMVIRATE of ANTHURIUM..

The prefix tri means "three," so it makes sense that triumvirate refers to a group of three. The word comes to us from ancient Rome, where two groups of three important men shared power over the Roman Republic. The First Triumvirate was made up of Julius Caesar, Pompey the Great, and Marcus Crassus, and the Second Triumvirate consisted of Marc Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian. Three triumphant, waxy Anthuriums, I got them in a mixed bouquet, ever so slightly pink… aahhh when the creative juices flow, I can't stop myself, I'd work day AND night, lol… and often, I DO!, have a bright day and thanx for your visit 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: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FLOWERS in the STAR…

This is the palest pink poinsettia I ever saw! The tiny flowers in the middle of the pink star look like little mouths? Euphorbia pulcherrima is a shrub or small tree, typically reaching a height of 0.6–4 metres (2 ft 0 in–13 ft 1 in). The plant bears dark green dentate leaves that measure 7–16 centimetres (2.8–6.3 in) in length. The coloured bracts —which are most often flaming red but can be orange, pale green, cream, pink, white, or marbled—are often mistaken for flower petals because of their groupings and colours, but are actually leaves. The colours of the bracts are created through photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness (12 hours at a time for at least five days in a row) to change colour. At the same time, the plants require abundant light during the day for the brightest colour.[ The flowers of the poinsettia are unassuming and do not attract pollinators. They are grouped within small yellow structures found in the center of each leaf bunch, and are called cyathia.] The poinsettia is native to Mexico. It is now found in the wild in deciduous tropical forests at moderate elevations from southern Sinaloa down the entire Pacific coast of Mexico to Chiapas and Guatemala. It is also found in the interior in the hot, seasonally dry forests of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. May your w-e and the coming days be full of goodness and joy, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE EMBRACE… PROTEA

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

Pink Gerberas... for the 'Romantic' season! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... 365? You can see for yourself what these Gerberas were clearly saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUADRILLE… GERBERA

The Quadrille is a dance that was fashionable in late 18th- and 19th-century Europe and its colonies. Performed by four couples in a rectangular formation, it is related to American square dancing. Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honour of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY COMES FROM THE HEART...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. -- quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family. It was named in honor of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber. It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. Colors include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The center of the flower is sometimes black. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). 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? View On Black I love 'creating' and playing with light in the studio, comp in camera, gives me a real 'PHOTOGRAPHY' buzz, lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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

MMMMMMMMMMMMMWAH... Baisers Volés... for THE ROMANTIC SEASON

Pink Gerberas www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJPM1w23F6U a whole new meaning to 'say it with flowers'???? LOL. When Valentine's day is getting closer... is there then more love in the air? Please NOT just one day in the year for sure? Give your loved one a flower regularly? Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always 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

CARELESS LOVE...

When Valentine's day is getting closer... is there then more love in the air? Please NOT just one day in the year for sure? Give your loved one a flower regularly? Pink Gerberas Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always 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

THE EMBRACE...

Pink Gerberas... the 'Romantic' season is coming! A special day, but don't forget, Valentine... love is not just ONE day... 365? I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what these Gerberas were clearly saying!!! " I AM ALL ABOUT LOVE!" Please, embrace me... I need to feel you...this is wonderful... Yes I am a confessed old-fashioned romantic and I like it! LOL Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Wishing you a colourful day and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work 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

Xtreme Eyelashes... of the Gerbera

"One day You will take my heart completely and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet." Jalal Ad-Din Rumi A wink from a happy rescued gerbera.... ... I saw this lovely duo-toned Gerbera, broken off, lying on the floor, hey, DANGEROUS! It must have fallen out of a more expensive bouquet that someone bought... so, I picked it up and brought it home, trimmed the flattened stem and quickly put it in a small supporting vase (the stems are so tender), it straightened and I am still enjoying it, hope you do too! MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

My MAMA was virgin-white and my PAPA red-hot pink... I am the result...

Some peole 'rescue' animals, me, it's flowers! I was rushing to do my shopping when I saw this lovely duo-toned Gerbera, broken off, lying on the floor, hey, DANGEROUS! It must have fallen out of a more expensive bouquet that someone bought... so, I picked it up and brought it home, trimmed the flattened stem and quickly put it in a small supporting vase (the stems are so tender), it straightened and I am still enjoying it, hope you do too! MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK PENDULUM... ZINNIA

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

THE FRIVOLOUS ANEMONE...

Another flower with 'attitude'! This one had a very frivolous look. Anemone coronaria (poppy anemone popularly in English, Spanish marigold, "dağ lalesi" in Turkish, "Kalanit" in Hebrew, "Shaqa'iq An-Nu'man" in Arabic, Ger: Garten-Anemone, Czech: sasanka) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 This is not a crop, comp 'in camera'... just how I like it! 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

LET ME SEDUCE YOU WITH MY CURVES...

I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Two Tiger Lillies already tied, so close they touch and still want more, they seem full of desire... The romantic season is getting closer... Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. When they freshly open, they are vibrant and pink, the older they get the bluer/purplish they become and the more orange the pollen gets... Lilies, though completely varied in size, shape and color, always have six tepals and six anthers. There are seven types of lilies, with over 400 species. Native to the northern temperate zones. About half of the lily species originate in continental Asia, while the remainder are native to Europe, North America and Japan. They provide a rainbow of colours. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 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 comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TWO of A KIND...

I love the way the one 'echoes' the other, is Love in the air??? Well, soon the romantic season! When they freshly open, they are vibrant and pink, the older they get the bluer/purplish they become and the more orange the pollen gets... I saw the ripe pollen, it was starting to fall, yet when I wanted to photograph it, it just stuck, so I created a small 'windtunnel', I even tried my hair drier... yes you have to be creative in every sense! Lilium "Stargazer" (the Stargazer lily) is a hybrid lily of the Oriental group also known as Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a wonderful day, and thanx, as always, 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

SHALL WE DANCE?

this is for many people... it is so good to see people dancing to the same rhythm and tune of ...photography. The romantic season is getting closer... Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. Lilies, though completely varied in size, shape and color, always have six tepals and six anthers. There are seven types of lilies, with over 400 species. Native to the northern temperate zones. About half of the lily species originate in continental Asia, while the remainder are native to Europe, North America and Japan. They provide a rainbow of colours. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a wonderful day, and thanx, as always, 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

PPPPPFFFFFFT...A SMALL POLLEN CLOUD...

CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR BEST VIEW! I am always experimenting and trying new things.. And I push myself and everything (everybody??? LOL) I work with. This was an unbelievable challenge. Was working alone, couldn't ask Paul to help, he is allergic to pollen! This took me quite a few tries and a number of stargazer lillies! When they freshly open, they are vibrant and pink, the older they get the bluer/purplish they become and the more orange the pollen gets... I saw the ripe pollen, it was starting to fall, yet when I wanted to photograph it, it just stuck, so I created a small 'windtunnel', I even tried my hair drier... yes you have to be creative in every sense! Lilium "Stargazer" (the Stargazer lily) is a hybrid lily of the Oriental group also known as Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I wish you all a wonderful day, and thanx, as always, 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

ORANGE DUSTED TIGER LILY

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. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SEDUCTION...

The title could also be WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION? LOL The stamen loaded with pollen, ready to receive bees and butterflies... The romantic season is getting closer... Pink Tiger or Oriental Lily. Lilies, though completely varied in size, shape and color, always have six tepals and six anthers. There are seven types of lilies, with over 400 species. Native to the northern temperate zones. About half of the lily species originate in continental Asia, while the remainder are native to Europe, North America and Japan. They provide a rainbow of colours. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DARK DESIRE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely!. Pink Tiger- or Oriental Lily. The stamen loaded with pollen, ready to receive bees and butterflies... These anthers are made to seduce... Stamens are the male reproductive parts of flowers. A stamen consists of an anther (which produces pollen) and a filament. The pollen consists of the male reproductive cells; they fertilize ovules. Pollen must fertilize an ovule to produce a viable seed. This process is called pollination, and is often aided by animals like bees, which fly from flower to flower collecting sweet nectar. As they visit flowers, they spread pollen around, depositing it on some stigmas. After a male's pollen grains have landed on the stigma during fertilization, pollen tubes develop within the style, burrowing down to the ovary, where the sperm fertilizes an ovum (an egg cell), in the ovule. After fertilization, the ovule develops into a seed in the ovary. Have a wonderful day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEAUTY LIES OFTEN IN THE DETAIL...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Love often shown most in the 'little' attentions and gestures! Ain't that the truth? Very curvaceous flowers! THIS IS NOT A CROP! Comp made IN CAMERA! In this dreary season a dash of colour and fragrance can do wonders! I have another agenda when I buy them... I just know I'll photograph them, cannot resist! I MAKE time! The Stargazer Lilly was created in 1978 by Leslie Woodriff, a Lilly breeder in California. The plant is an Oriental hybrid lilly which Leslie Woodriff called "Stargazer," because the blooms faced the sky. This Lilly is now fairly common throughout North America. The ASPCA reports the plant as being toxic to cats. Mature, it grows to a height of 36 inches with a spread of 12 to 16 inches with an upright form. It has a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well drained loamy or sandy soil. The flower is pink, red, and white, and is sweetly fragrant. The plant produces 4 to 5 flowers per stem. (Wikipedia) 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. Many make the comment that I seem to have so many images? Well, I keep writing it, I have been experimenting for years and Nature gives an "inexhaustible" panoply, a wide-ranging and impressive array of variety to chose from. Being creative is not a choice... it is an urge in me. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love 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

OH SO LILY… STARGAZER

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

APOTHEOSE in PINK...

THE PROFILE OF THE PINK Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, mostly white, sometimes with pink, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, 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

TRIUMPHATOR... THE ORANGE DUSTED LILY...

Lilium longiflorum, to be correct... it is the trumpet lily Triumphator and even though the flower looks more like a trumpet lily, Lilium 'Triumphator' is a cross between the Oriental and Longiflorum species. They bloom into majestic flowers that embody the beauty, grace and tranquillity of the special region from which they originate. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, mostly white, sometimes with pink, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. Pink lilies stand for wealth and prosperity, but are seen as a symbol of youth and acceptance, as well. Also, their appearance may lead our thoughts to feelings of hope and aspirations. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, 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

PINK TRUMPET-LILY, POLLEN DUSTED and with BUD

Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, mostly white, sometimes with pink, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, 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

PINK TRUMPET-LILY...

POLLEN DUSTED and with BUD Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, mostly white, sometimes with pink, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OOH MY LILY…

MY POLLEN-DUSTED LILY Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in close up. Lots of pollen, oops, sneezing!!! LOL thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FINESSE… Cyclamen

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

L’HELICE… Cyclamen

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

THE WHISPER… CYCLAMEN

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

Quand on n'a que l'amour, CYCLAMEN…

https://youtu.be/EpMg97Wr_4M Quand on n'a que l'amour, by Jacques Brel Quand on n'a que l'amour À s'offrir en partage Au jour du grand voyage Qu'est notre grand amour Quand on n'a que l'amour, Mon amour toi et moi Pour qu'éclatent de joie, Chaque heure et chaque jour. Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour vivre nos promesses Sans nulle autre richesse Que d'y croire toujours Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour meubler de merveilles Et couvrir de soleil La laideur des faubourgs Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour unique raison Pour unique chanson Et unique secours Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour habiller matin Pauvres et malandrins De manteaux de velours Quand on n'a que l'amour À offrir en prière Pour les maux de la terre, En simple troubadour Quand on n'a que l'amour À offrir à ceux-là Dont l'unique combat Est de chercher le jour Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour tracer un chemin Et forcer le destin À chaque carrefour Quand on n'a que l'amour Pour parler aux canons Et rien qu'une chanson Pour convaincre un tambour Alors, sans avoir rien Que la force d'aimer, Nous aurons dans nos mains, Ami, le monde entier When we have only love When we have only love To share On the day of the great journey That is our great love When we have only love, My love, you and me, So that each hour and each day Burst with joy. When we have only love To live our promises With no other resource Than always believing When we have only love To furnish with wonders And cover with sunlight The suburbs' ugliness When we have only love As a single reason As a single song And single relief When we have only love To provide, in the morning, The poor and the highwayman With velvet coats When we have only love To offer as a prayer To the earth's pains, As a simple troubadour When we have only love To offer to those Whose sole struggle Is to look for daylight When we have only love To show the way And change the course of fate At every crossroad When we have only love To talk to guns And just a song To convince a drum So, having nothing But the strength to love, We will have in our hands, My friend, the whole world Two Cyclamen, and what I ‘see’ in it? When we only have love… Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region from Spain east to Iran, and also in northeast Africa south to Somalia. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VARIATION on A THEME, CYCLAMEN...

Ordinarily, flowerbaskets are round and for hanging up... Gathered all the cyclamens in one basket, I decided to photograph the whole scene instead of an 'isolated' few (which later I could not resist doing anyway, phaaahhh). I just love those colours... The name Cyclamen is presumed to come from Greek 'kyclos', a circle referring to the round tubers, or leaves. Lovely inverted flowers rise out of fantastically patterned rounded or heart-shaped leaves. Some of the patterns, particularly the silver leaved varieties are exquisite and can truly be described as a wonder of nature. From the family Primulaceae, they come in beautiful colours from white, pink, purple, red and combinations of these. BEAT Viewed On proper Black Cyclamen like the cool; the smaller the leaves, the cooler they can stand it. The tubers are regarded as the favourite food for pigs in the South of France, Sicily and Italy, hence a rather uncommon common name Sowbread. Cyclamen are poisonous; they have been used medicinally as a powerful purgative, but their toxicity makes this risky. Giving my flowers SOUL? Here My Soul Flowers on youtube and here Studio Flowers 2011 THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW HERE: Soul Flowers 2012 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? Thanx for your visit and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.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