Magda Indigo photography

+ THE WHITE COLLECTION

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...
NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA
THE SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos
FIRST SIGN OF SPRING...
SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring
RAINDROPS ON SNOWDROPS...
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWING ON A STAR?
SENSE and SENSIBILITY, double snowdrops...
HOPE - SCHLUMBERGERA
WELCOME MAY! FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY!
SNOW-WHITES... HYACINTHS
A RANUNCULUS BUD AS A METAPHOR for 2013...
YOU ARE NOT ALONE...
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN... Narcissus Paperwhites
FRAGRANT BEAUTIES IN WHITE...Narcissus
THE BOUQUET OF SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS.
THE DISPLAY… Narcissus
THE INTIMACY of Narcissus…
I LOOK UP... and I LOOK DOWN...
THE ICE-QUEEN COMETH...
WHITE DE-LIGHT… Narcissus
AROMATICS IN WHITE...
VANILLA ICE... RANUNCULUS
A MESSAGE… THE EXHIBIT CHRYSANTHEMUM
A HAGOROMO CHRYSANTHEMUM
TWO of A KIND… CHRYSANTHEMUMS
A GORGEOUS TRIO… CHRYSANTHEMUM
TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS, so ASTER...
INNER LIGHT… ASTER
LIGHT-PLAY on CHRYSANTHEMUMS...
WHY CHRYSANTHEMUMS…
PURPLE POLLEN RAIN... ANEMONES
OF FLUFFY COTTON...
PURE COTTON...
ABOUT COTTON...
FOR THE LOVE of FLOWERS... Lysianthus
PURE JOY, LYSIANTHUS…
A BUNDLE of JOY and BEAUTY...
EVOLUTION
CIRCUMVOLUTION...
SO FRILLING... LYSIANTHUS...
PAS de QUATRE... LYSIANTHUS...
THE THREE JESTERS… TULIPS
LA VALSE DES MONSTRES, Parrot-tulips....
MONSTROUS BEAUTY or BEAUTIFUL MONSTER?
PORTRAIT of UN BEAU 'MONSTRE'...
RASPBERRY SWIRL of A DIFFERENT KIND...
POETIC PEONY…
SO PEONISSIME… PEONIES
MOTHER'S LOVE... PEONY
BUD to BURST, TO BLOOM...
EXPLODING HEARTS… PEONIES
WHEN YOU'VE GOT... FLAUNT IT? A WHITE PEONY.
THAT WAY!!!
BLANC de BLANCS, white-peonies for CELEBRATION... 1000!!!
THE LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...
THE STRANGE 'LIFE' OF THE HUMBLE DANDELION 2...
BEAUTY HAS NO LIMITS... YET is OFTEN VERY EPHEMERAL?
OH NO... NOT THE HAIRDRYER!
WILD THING...THE STRANGE 'LIFE' OF THE HUMBLE DANDELION 4.
JE SEME A TOUT VENT...
THE CHAOS WITHIN THE CLOCK...
THE STRANGE 'LIFE' OF THE HUMBLE DANDELION 3...MICROCOSMOS
MONEY PENNY...
THREE D-elights... Chrysanthemums
CORSAGE… Chrysanthemums
SEDUCTIVE LITTLE CURVATURES...
LE MUGUET du PREMIER MAY...
WELCOME MAY! FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY!
JINGLE BELLS... of MAY! Muguet.
LES FLEURS DE MAI...et Les Saints de GLACE
FRAGRANT WHITE FREESIAS...
THE FRIVOLOUS DAISY CHAIN...
ICNONIC MAY-FLOWER...SYRINGA
HORTENSIA ALBA...
ATCHOOO... Tulip
FRAYED EGOS...
REDUCED FOR SALE... 'FRAZZLED' TULIPS...
FRIZZLE FRAZZLE… TULIPS
FRAYED EDGES… TULIPS
A Kiss To Build A Dream On… Tulips
FRAYED BEAUTY...
THE HUG… TULIPS
A SEASONAL EMBRACE… TULIPS
MY MUSE HAS DEFINITELY GONE TULIP MAD...
MY MUSE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE TULIP MAD...
PERFECT COMBO… TULIPS
TWIST AND SHOUT…
ATCHOOO...THE SNEEZING PARROT TULIP
DEATH of a PARROT TULIP…
Crème de la crème… Tulips.
SOLITAIRE...
NOBILITY...
WHITE CALLA, THE OPEN INVITATION...
CALLAS, CHEEK 2 CHEEK...
STEPPING OUT WITH MY BABY...
REACH OUT AND TOUCH...
MATCHING NATURAL CURVES...
TRIUMVIRATE...
THE FAB FOUR...
THE INDIVUALISM of the one CALLA....
CATWALK for SLIMMERS… CALLA
CALLA EXPLOSION
A BLACK TIE AFFAIR... Callas
BOUND TO BE LOVED...
...TO YOU WITH LOVE… CALLAS
RIGHT ROYAL… LILIES
WHITE LILY FAN
VITAL ENERGY...
LOOK AT US!
LILY INVITES YOU...
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY?
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER? White Lily.
LADY’S DAY… Lily
ME AND MY SHADOW… ORIENTAL LILIES
SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES
WHITE DELIGHTS... LILY and ROSE...
THE CURVE...
FRILLING...
YELLOW DUSTED LILY
A STAR IS BORN
YELLOW DUSTED LILY... IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
ODD PETAL OUT… LILY
FLOWER SCULPTURE, Lilium longiflorum
NATURE'S QUIRKS... CAN BE VERY BEAUTIFUL!
SCULPTURAL
LYS de FRANCE...
THE HESITATION of the White Lilies...
LILY'S PROFILE
NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…
ABUNDANCE… IRIS
SEMAPHORES… IRIS
ELEGANCE in YELLOW&WHITE… IRIS
DANCING in the SHADOW… IRIS
SILK CARESSES… IRIS
PURITY… IRIS
Les Triplettes de Cyclamen
THAT-A-WAY???
WHITE MINI-CYCLAMEN...
FLOWERS MY MOTHER LOVED: CYCLAMEN…
THE YELLOWING LEAF… CYCLAMEN
THREE WHITE MINI-CYCLAMEN...
Quand on n'a que l'amour, CYCLAMEN…
DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN
THE WHISPER… CYCLAMEN
WHITE THISTLES...
TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES... for CHRISTMAS
LAST OF THE GARDEN ROSES...imperfection...less boring...
LES ROSES...
NOT ALL ROSES HAVE THORNS...
THE STORY of ROSES IN JANUARI...
ANTIQUE ROSES…
WANNA LOOK LIKE YOU, ROSE
SWEET SPRAY of WHITE ROSES…
BUD-BLOOM-LEAF... ROSES
OF BLOOMS and BUDS… Roses
WHITE ROSE... YORKSHIRE DAY
FLORIOGRAPHY… WHITE ROSES
WHITE ELEGANCE… Roses
THE STORY of A ROSE IN JANUARI...
LAMENT for PEACE...
WHITE 'SUMMER' ROSES FROM OUR GARDEN...
A SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...
WHITE ROSE DAY…
TEARS FROM HEAVEN...
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN...
SUNSHINE and SNOW-QUEEN...
WHITE DELPHINIUM...
LES BELLES BLANCHES... Alstroemeria
GIVE ME THE LIGHT, I’LL SHINE FOR YOU. Alstroemeri
JUST GIVE ME THE LIGHT and I'LL SHINE FOR YOU, Alstroemeria...
LET'S TAKE IT FROM THE TOP, Alstroemeria
THE ELEGANT TEMPTATION...
MY WISH for 2017…
ENCHANTMENT… CAN YOU MISS?
THE SNOW-BERRIES... Symphoricarpos
GREED...
LUST...
A FLOWER HEART...

NEW GROWTH on OLD WOOD...

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

NOCTURNE... for WHITE MAGNOLIA

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! I am very often inspired by music, just listened to a Chopin Nocturne op.9 no.1... Magnolia proctoriana, an abundant early flowering tree, with 6 very large pure white tepals. The tepals droops, which gives the plant a unique appearance. It is a upright tree with large fragrant white flowers. I love the different lichen on the fragile branches... probably not so great for the tree? Brought these into the studio, they have a short life span, one was already wind-damaged, a must take portrait... For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube My Studio Flowers on youtube: another video Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work 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 SNOW-BERRIES...Symphoricarpos

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Of seasonal plants! Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. I had to angle them, the berries were really hiding under the leaves! Thanks for visiting, have a great w-e, 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 Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIRST SIGN OF SPRING...

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

SNOWDROP…Iconic Spring

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

RAINDROPS ON SNOWDROPS...

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

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWING ON A STAR?

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! Double snowdrop... Galanthus nivalis plenus These double Snowdrops have all the charm and grace of their single counterparts, but their multiple white petals make the flowers somewhat showier. Each flower is a masterpiece! The inside shows a double center with a pattern of fresh green stripes. Thanks, 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

SENSE and SENSIBILITY, double snowdrops...

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

HOPE - SCHLUMBERGERA

It 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

WELCOME MAY! FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY!

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

SNOW-WHITES... HYACINTHS

The name hyacinth comes from the Greek Hyakinthos, a handsome young man who in Greek mythology was loved by the sun god Apollo. One day they were practising throwing the discus but the jealous god of the West Wind, who was also in love with Hyakinthos, blew the discus back and it fatally wounded him. From his blood grew a flower which the god Apollo named after him. The bulbs were first brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and were first cultivated in Austria in the 1500's. During the 17th and 18th centuries, like the tulip, it was to be found only in the collections of very rich flower collectors. Because of the hyacinth's pervasive perfume (used in perfumerie in France), the bulbs were exorbitantly expensive. Their heady fragrance, their delicacy and their inimitable spring feeling make them very desirable. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A RANUNCULUS BUD AS A METAPHOR for 2013...

2013 as the bud of a flower! In this case, a Ranunculus. Petal after petal, layer after layer, day after day, week after week, it opens... with Ups and downs! Get through the 'lesser' days and enjoy the 'better' days, it is like fighting through the storms and basking in the warm sunshine. I hope 2013 brings a LOT of SUN for you. 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

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

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN... Narcissus Paperwhites

Fluttering like butterflies? PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! Narcissus papyraceus 'Ziva' (paperwhite daffodil), White FRAGRANT Narcissus, very small flowers... ALWAYS BETTER viewed LARGE. This traditional paperwhite is said to have the strongest scent of all. It can be planted out in the garden, but it is more often planted up into bulb bowls and 'forced' to grow early as an indoor plant. The scent is unforgettable and will fill your house for weeks on end. This comes with a song again! www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAjGdmFKf8E&feature=related “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” Fun Blog HERE about Valentine's: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html 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!), 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

FRAGRANT BEAUTIES IN WHITE...Narcissus

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

THE BOUQUET OF SPRING EXPLOSION, NARCISSUS.

Narcissus possibly derived from ναρκη (narke) meaning "sleep, numbness," in Greek mythology was a hunter from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. He was exceptionally proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection in the waters and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus died ... These here, with salmon trumpets, are a fragrant variety. I (maybe wrongly) make a distinction, based on that fact, between Daffodils and Narcissus... After a Winter-sleep... they are back! 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, 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 DISPLAY… Narcissus

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

THE INTIMACY of Narcissus…

The specialty Daffodils, were indeed special, I had to gently try and open the petals to show you their little intimate secrets, the smaller, inner orangey-red petals. They did not give up easily! Daffodils, the true heralds of Spring! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use or COPY any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

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

THE ICE-QUEEN COMETH...

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

WHITE DE-LIGHT… Narcissus

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

AROMATICS IN WHITE...

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

VANILLA ICE... RANUNCULUS

VANILLA ICE... RANUNCULUS Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) Cool and fresh, it made me think of vanilla ice cream? I know I say I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! I admit hereby that lately ahem, I have been talking to them? Have I reached the next level? I encourage and cajole them to do well for me? Ohh dear... where is all this taking me? What a journey, for all the senses, the sweet fragrance, the velvety texture, the intricate shapes, the vibrant colours and yes, some you can eat? Sweet and tender, complex and beautiful? Hope this makes you smile again, have a great w-e and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

A MESSAGE… THE EXHIBIT CHRYSANTHEMUM

I have a few people closely around me going through tough times all in different ways, which I am trying to help and support. So this IS the perfect flower to upload today! A Hagoromo Intermediate Incurve Chrysanthemum. 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.co.uk PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAGOROMO CHRYSANTHEMUM

A HAGOROMO CHRYSANTHEMUM (please open) A Hagoromo Intermediate Incurve Chrysanthemum. 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. This one a little smaller, younger than the previous? A bit more 'frivoulous? From the same plant, it is fascinating to see the differences. like people in one family, LOL. 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

TWO of A KIND… CHRYSANTHEMUMS

Of the same plant, yet different, like in families! Each year I buy a few of those expensive beauties to photograph in the studio, same this year, they last forever. 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 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 ñ 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 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 GORGEOUS TRIO… CHRYSANTHEMUM

FOR YOUR W-E, beauty! Please OPEN! 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

TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS, so ASTER...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! The Christmas lights are lighting the streets, the shop-windows sparkle with tinsle, the shops are brimmed with goodies. It's cold outside, the nights are long, days still getting shorte. Too early for me for Christmas, candles, yes, in the studio, I'm having fun with decorations, you'll just have to wait a little longer. Here a late Aster, with its very own halo/corolla and brightness. Thank you for your comments and faves, 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

INNER LIGHT… ASTER

Aster Asteroid… they start out like this, white inside-> outside a beautiful purple… more and more! when in full bloom! Enjoy a close encounter with an aster that is out of this world! 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHT-PLAY on CHRYSANTHEMUMS...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Got them in a mixed bouquet, so delicate, ranging from white to yellow, aahhh when the creative juices flow, I can't stop myself, I'd work day AND night, lol, 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

WHY CHRYSANTHEMUMS…

Today, in many countries, All Saints' Day, the 1st of November, sees families gathering to visit cemeteries to clean and decorate tombs. And they decorate them mainly with chrysanthemums. The tradition of using chrysanthemums is a relatively recent one, dating from 1919 when the then President, Raymond Poincaré, declared that all war memorials should be decorated with floral tributes. As one of the rare flowers still in bloom in November it became the flower of choice for cemeteries, with hundreds of thousands of widows laying blooms at their fallen husbands' memorials. The chrysanthemum is now known as the widow's flower and is forever associated with Toussaint and death. With such connotations, chrysanthemums are not usually given at other occasions and should be avoided as a gift - many's the time an innocent foreigner has unwittingly caused offence (or at least surprise) by offering a hostess these colourful flowers! The chrysanthemum is the most sold flower in the world and each year around 25 million pots are placed on French graves on the 1st of November, jollying up cemeteries all over the country. Particularly when placed together in great bunches I think they look lovely and happily the chrysanthemum isn't associated with death all over the world. In fact, in direct contrast in Asia where it originates from, it is the flower of joy, elegance and eternity. Love the lightplay in these 3D white spider-Chrysanthemums. Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house. Enjoy 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

PURPLE POLLEN RAIN... ANEMONES

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! They seem happy, aflutter, already partying? Feeling the coming of Spring? The Anemone, the name could come from many different cultures, the Arabic, the Hebrew, the Turkish, the Phoenecians and many more lay claim to the name. My preference goes to the Greek... "daughter of the wind" It is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group. The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century. 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 don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Thank you for your comments,support and the beauty of your photos! Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved ANEMONE, white,Anemone-coronaria,poppy-anemone, stamens,pollen, skirts, heart, leaves, curvy, petals, flowers, studio,lighting,Macro,close-up, design,still-life,black background, colour,square, PURPLE POLLEN RAIN... ANEMONES MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! They seem happy, aflutter, already partying? Feeling the coming of Spring? The Anemone, the name could come frome many different cultures, the Arabic, the Hebrew, the Turkish, the Phoenecians and many more lay claim to the name. My preference goes to the Greek... "daughter of the wind" It is widely grown for its decorative flowers. Numerous cultivars have been selected and named, the most popular including the De Caen and St Brigid group. The De Caen group are hybrids cultivated in the districts of Caen and Bayeux in France in the 18th century. 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 don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! Thank you for your comments,support and the beauty of your photos! Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF FLUFFY COTTON...

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

PURE COTTON...

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

ABOUT COTTON...

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

FOR THE LOVE of FLOWERS... Lysianthus SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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.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 Eustoma-grandiflorum,Lysianthus,lisianthus,bud,white,studio,colour,flower,black-background,design,square,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

PURE JOY, LYSIANTHUS…

Blushing Lysianthus about to even open more… Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower.' Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist. 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

A BUNDLE of JOY and BEAUTY...

LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes.

Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower.' Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist.

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EVOLUTION

LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes. From bud to bloom... THANX, M, (*_*)

CIRCUMVOLUTION...

Here, I tried a different light, more dramatic, well, you do have young performers in the 'wings and the STAR taking front stage?' lol.
I'm in a very creative and inspired 'state' at the moment, tee hee.
I really had fun with them.
LYSIANTHUS , unfurling in front of your eyes.



Originating in the West Indies, Mexico, and Central and South America, the flower is known botanically as Eustoma grandiflorum. The common name comes from the Greek words lysis, meaning 'dissolution' and anthos, meaning 'flower' Lisianthus is also known as eustoma. Colours include white, light and dark pink, lavender and deep purple. Double and single-flower varieties exist.
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Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished!
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SO FRILLING... LYSIANTHUS...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! 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... 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 Eustoma-grandiflorum,Lysianthus,lisianthus,bud,bloom,white,studio,colour,flower,black-background,design,square,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

PAS de QUATRE... LYSIANTHUS...

THE THREE JESTERS… TULIPS

Another ‘novelty’ in the tulip world, no name yet, all it said was specialty tulips… to me they look like court-jesters, lol They are of the smaller variety. 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

LA VALSE DES MONSTRES, Parrot-tulips....

La Valse Des Monstres Amélie Soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.
Brought those also from the Continent! Most unusual, these bi-colored flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals, they are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? View On Black
Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) finale, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges.
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MONSTROUS BEAUTY or BEAUTIFUL MONSTER?

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Brought those from the Continent last Spring! Most unusual, these bi-colored Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. Even their leaves are wild and 'Baroque'. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. 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 glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PORTRAIT of UN BEAU 'MONSTRE'...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Brought those from the Continent last Spring! Most unusual, these bi-colored Rococo Parrot Tulips, flowers with twisted, irregularly fringed petals. They are weird even a little 'alien'? Are they "monstrous beauty or beautiful monster"? These white and green are the most exotic of the lot though! Love them or hate them, Parrot Tulips are Spring's grand (bulb) showcase, big and beautiful, they have flamboyant flowers with streaks, ruffles and frayed edges. 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 glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RASPBERRY SWIRL of A DIFFERENT KIND...

One of my beloved peonies, white with a pink swirl, scrumptious! It had been 'beaten' in the garden by the weather, so it was studio time again... View LARGE and On Black, A REAL TREAT Peonies are actually very easy to grow; once established they can tolerate drought and suffer from very few diseases. 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 comments, 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 I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*)

POETIC PEONY…

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

SO PEONISSIME… PEONIES

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF THE PEONY: With a recorded history that dates back thousands of years, it’s 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 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. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. They come in more colours than I knew! These here a pure white. Such luscious blooms. 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

MOTHER'S LOVE... PEONY

A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... SAY IT WITH FLOWERS! 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! 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

BUD to BURST, TO BLOOM...

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 small 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... 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EXPLODING HEARTS… PEONIES

Two white Peony opened in full beauty, strutting her stuff... A joy for all the senses again. Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you. 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. 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

WHEN YOU'VE GOT... FLAUNT IT? A WHITE PEONY.

This white Peony opened in full beauty, strutting her stuff... A joy for all the senses again. This NOT a crop, I always prefer comp in camera. 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? Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, hope you all have a good time! 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

THAT WAY!!!

rectification on previous image: DISLIKES: 835... LOL. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! You can see for yourself what this White Peony was saying!!! View 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. 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? Anybody who likes my images, that my photos 'give' something to... then, I have achieved my goal, that's all there is to it, thank you. 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 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

BLANC de BLANCS, white-peonies for CELEBRATION... 1000!!!

Today, I saw that I am uploading my 1000th image! A TREAT View On proper Black I joined on 22nd of September 2011, nearly 10 months ago. Stats: Views: 828.000 Likes: 65.900 Faves: 32.000 Comments: 39.700 Dislikes: 833 I received a number of Editor's choices and I was invited for an exclusive interview by 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo I'm happy with the results, a lot came out of all the hard work. So it is awesome, cause for celebrations and who better than with you? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxmf2o3GotY HIP HIP CHIN CHIN! 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? A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL and 500px! I hope you enjoyed viewing them as much as I enjoyed photographing them! The greatest thirill is to bring some beauty, if my images release ANY emotion, I feel I have achieved my goal, so, your time, visits,comments are much appreciated. Thank you, 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 LIFE CYCLE of A DANDELION...

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

THE STRANGE 'LIFE' OF THE HUMBLE DANDELION 2...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Another one of my ongoing 'FLOWER-STUDIES'. I left it in a vase in the studio... and watched... Here the dried petals and stamens were about to drop off. You don't see this in nature, because it goes too fast/ or at night! A dandelion is really many tiny flowers bunched together. After flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two... The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex (curve backwards), and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of it. The parachute drops off the achene when it strikes an obstacle. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". We don't like them in our gardens. AND YET: The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its tap-root will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants, and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen. Taraxacum seeds are an important food source for certain birds. 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! Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

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

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! You will find beauty in everything, just look!!! The back of a Dandelion seed head (clock). Children LOVE them! We don't like them in our gardens... AND YET: The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its taproot will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants, and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen. Taraxacum seeds are an important food source for certain birds. Another thing I love about being a photographer, you start looking in a 'different' way? About 'BEAUTY'.. artists sculpt, architects build, painters paint, photographers make images... the 'makers' and 'keepers' of beauty? Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OH NO... NOT THE HAIRDRYER!

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

WILD THING...THE STRANGE 'LIFE' OF THE HUMBLE DANDELION 4.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Another one of my ongoing 'FLOWER-STUDIES' After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". Already drying up fast, this one just went wild, seeds all over, and that on black!!! LOL! The humble Dandelion. Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth". 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! Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JE SEME A TOUT VENT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. However, since the translation is not great, I give you the 'proper' answers HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/another-exclusive-inte...Interview in Russian here: rosphoto.com/a_flowers_magda_indigo The motto of Pierre Larousse, the namesake of Les Editions Larousse, and perpetuated in Larousse's publications is "Je sème à tout vent" ("I sow to all winds"). This motto inspires the cover art of Le Petit Larousse which typically features a female figure blowing dandelion seeds. The common name dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth") is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.After flowering is finished, the dandelion flower head dries out for a day or two. The dried petals and stamens drop off, the bracts reflex (curve backwards), and the parachute ball opens into a full sphere. Finally, the seed-bearing parachutes expand and lift out of it. The parachute drops off the achene when it strikes an obstacle. After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". View On proper Black The dandelion plant is a beneficial weed, with a wide range of uses, and is even a good companion plant for gardening. Its taproot will bring up nutrients for shallower-rooting plants and add minerals and nitrogen to soil. It is also known to attract pollinating insects and release ethylene gas which helps fruit to ripen.Taraxacum seeds are an important food source for certain birds. Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHAOS WITHIN THE CLOCK...

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

THE STRANGE 'LIFE' OF THE HUMBLE DANDELION 3...MICROCOSMOS

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Another one of my ongoing 'FLOWER-STUDIES' A MICROCOSMOS? After the seed is released, the parachutes lose their feathered structure and take on a fuzzy, cotton-like appearance, often called "dandelion snow". The humble Dandelion. Taraxacum, the common name is dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth". 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! Enjoy and make the BEST of every day! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MONEY PENNY...

No, not the Miss MONEY PENNY of James Bond...LOL. Late Summer DELIGHTS... These annuals and perennials are found naturally from Europe to eastern Siberia. They are grown for their pretty mauve flowers and decorative seedpods, called silicles. The scientific name is Lunaria but commonly called Honesty, Money Plant, Money Penny, Moonwort, Satin Flower and Silver Dollars, the name is derived from luna, the moon, and refers to the shape of the seedpods. Monnaie du Pape in French. Judaspenning in Dutch. This is the final product, the end of summer, you cut them, peel off two papery sides in which are all the seeds, you are left with this delicate silver center. They brighten up your house for a long time if you like that! Wishing you a golden day and thanx for you visit, 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 For more stories and anecdotes, see my non-commercial blog here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/

THREE D-elights... Chrysanthemums

Love the light-play in these 3D white spider-Chrysanthemums. for WHITE WEEK. White is an achromatic colour, literally a "color without hue", that is a mixture of the frequencies of all the colours of the visible spectrum. It is one of the most common colours in nature, the color of sunlight, snow, milk, chalk, limestone and other common minerals. In many cultures white represents or signifies purity, innocence, and light, and is the symbolic opposite of black, or darkness. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, and exactitude. In colour psychology white is the colour of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn't stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive.
 White contains an equal balance of all the colours of the spectrum, representing both the positive and negative aspects of all colours. Its basic feature is equality, implying fairness and impartiality, neutrality and independence. It is interesting to note that babies come into the world with a perfect balance of white, ready to imprint their lives with all the colours of the spectrum (hopefully!) from all their life experiences. The white colour on television screens and computer monitors is created with the RGB color model by mixing red, green and blue light at equal intensities. Some non-European languages have a wide variety of terms for white. The Inuit language has seven different words for seven different nuances of white. Sanskrit has specific words for bright white, the white of teeth, the white of sandalwood, the white of the autumn moon, the white of silver, the white of cow's milk, the white of pearls, the white of a ray of sunlight, and the white of stars. Japanese has six different words, depending upon brilliance or dullness, or if the colour is inert or dynamic. For more on the colour white: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

CORSAGE… Chrysanthemums

Spider Chrysanthemums, a very funky flower that looks great in any arrangement! The fine florets are long, tubular and tend to curl upwards, Love the lightplay in these 3D white spider-Chrysanthemums. Have a flower head with tubular ray florets which are open at the tip.Like natural fireworks, always a great accent in the house. Enjoy and 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

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

LE MUGUET du PREMIER MAY...

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

WELCOME MAY! FIRST of MAY, MUGUET DAY!

DISLIKED!!!!!!!!!!!! May 1 is "La Fête du Muguet", and the tradition is to give the ones you love a sprig of Muguet, for good luck and to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
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Lily of the Valley,
French: Muguet, lis des vallées
Dutch: Lelietjes van Dalen
Flemish: meiklokjes (Little BELLS OF MAY)
The flower is also known as 'Our Lady's tears' since, according to Christian legend; the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden. According to another legend, Lilies of the Valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon.
Other names include May Lily, May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, Male Lily and Muguet.
Lily of the Valley became the national flower of Finland in 1967. The Norwegian municipality Lunner has a Lily of the Valley in its coat-of-arms.
It is also the official flowers of many fraternities and sororities.
... an erect low-growing perennial herb of the genus Convallaria (C. majalis) that has two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of fragrant nodding bell-shaped white flowers.
All parts of the Lily of the Valley are highly poisonous.
The first day of May in France and other European countries is La Fête du Travail (Labour Day). It is a holiday.
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...
THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated!
Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)
For more of my other work visit here and PURCHASING MY IMAGES: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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JINGLE BELLS... of MAY! Muguet.

First of May, a holiday in many countries, not the UK. More on the next...
I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
These little bells were tingelinging away in the wind, knowing they do not last very long... brought them in, they were ready for their close-up, lol!
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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:
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I say a few things...
With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *)
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LES FLEURS DE MAI...et Les Saints de GLACE

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

FRAGRANT WHITE FREESIAS...

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

THE FRIVOLOUS DAISY CHAIN...

After a visit to the doctor, for the body... I decided not to go home ot the studio, but take care of my soul... so, I drove to a lovely park, wide borders full of beautiful flowering primulas and tall waves of daffodils, singles, doubles, and other early bloomers...all the colours of the rainbow, teeming with bees and butterflies... the fragrances making for a heady perfumed air... a fountain sprinkling its lovely, cooling sounds...
The gardeners were weeding, humming a song, I had a nice chat with them...
Sat on a bench enjoying all the sensation sense-pleasures, both sad and 'glad' that I did (for once, but then, who goes to the doctor with it? Lol) not have my camera with me...
As I walked back, in the carpet of green grass I saw daisies dotted around, went and picked some (like when I was a little girl), when I came home, feeling much better, I made a daisy chain and photographed it for you...
I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!
These tiny, unassuming flowers work so well in a little chain, for little girls to put in their hair, wear as a necklace or bracelet... great memories, and I had not forgotten how to do it, though it is definitely something for 'smaller' hands...
For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL.
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*)
And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
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ICNONIC MAY-FLOWER...SYRINGA

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

HORTENSIA ALBA...

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. As I am working a lot in the studio at moments, images photographed the way I like it, minimal dof, it gives it a lovely sense of mystery, well, I think so... Flower lovers will know that there is a flower language. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by delicate blooms. Of course, even the experts disagree on the "true meaning" of many flowers and most have different meanings to different people. So, while all flowers convey thoughtfulness and love, a gift of flowers for a special someone will always create its own personal meaning, too. HYDRANGEA says: Thank You for Understanding. 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

ATCHOOO... Tulip

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

FRAYED EGOS...

these white 'frayed' tulips were just beautiful, some of the rarest I've seen. they were like this when I bought them, not closed and a bit 'wild'?
Fighting for a prime place in the photo, it looks like!
Playing in the studio with light and dof, all the time looking for new challenges and 'fresh' and creative images.
You encounter,easily, frayed egos everywhere in life, often a lack of self-confidence?
This image was used as many a book-cover...

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 great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*)

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REDUCED FOR SALE... 'FRAZZLED' TULIPS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! NOOO, NOT THE PHOTO REDUCED FOR SALE...sorry...LOL. These white 'frayed' tulips were just beautiful, some of the rarest I've seen. they were like this when I bought them, not closed and a bit 'wild'?As I am ALWAYS on the 'hunt' for the rarer flowers, I came to the conclusion, that most people prefer the more 'traditional', that means that OFTEN,, on the market or in the shops... there is an almost 'hidden' bucket with REDUCED FOR SALE, all packed closely... I often look there. To me mostly if there is ONE 'good' one in the bunch, that'll do me! The White Fringed Tulips, were such a casualty, past their sell-by date frazzled and squashed...Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FRIZZLE FRAZZLE… TULIPS

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

FRAYED EDGES… TULIPS

I love these frayed, frizzle frazzled lace-like 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

A Kiss To Build A Dream On… Tulips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82Ff4ncMCWU Give me a kiss to build a dream on And my imagination will thrive upon that kiss Sweetheart, I ask no more than this A kiss to build a dream on Give me a kiss before you leave me And my imagination will feed my hungry heart Leave me one thing before we part A kiss to build a dream on And when I'm alone with my fantasies, I'll be with you Weaving romances, making believe they're true Oh, give me your lips for just a moment And my imagination will make that moment live Give me what you alone can give A kiss to build a dream on When I'm alone with my fantasies, I'll be with you Weaving romances, making believe they're true Oh, give me lips for just a moment And my imagination will make that moment live Oh, give me what you alone can give A kiss to build a dream on Songwriters: RUBY, HARRY / HAMMERSTEIN II, OSCAR / KALMAR, BERT White fringed Tulips, for the Romantic season… MORE HERE: http://magdaindigo.co.uk/valentine_ 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

FRAYED BEAUTY...

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', last week I bought a dress for my granddaughter, 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? Have a good day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUG… TULIPS

So, the ‘festive ‘ season? Not for everyone? All the festivities accentuate the loneliness of many even more? Some find a way of dealing with loneliness or have something in their lives that, even in a small way, that alleviates their loneliness. What is also vital is that the focus has moved beyond old people. The loneliness epidemic is affecting people of all ages. It can be as big a problem for young and middle-aged people as for the grandparents. Society has changed – our communities, villages, towns and cities are different. We move away from our support networks – for work, for training, for college, for university or for whatever economic reason. As a photographer, yes, I lead a ‘lonely’ life, yet I am not lonely, clients come and go, or I am contacted via the internet, all very anonymous and often impersonal. I am okay with my own company and cherish even more the time spent with Paul. Virtual ‘friendships, ever increasing means of communication and more and more lonely people, a poor substitute for a good old hug! Can we try harder at being kind to others and creating new support networks to replace the traditional ones, now lost? If you have children you are usually no longer surrounded by your relatives. Why not look around and see if you know someone who is alone? Spread some warmth? May the season light the way for the lonely as well as those experiencing abundance, and, this year, may the lonely remember that winter does not ever last. Wishing you a very good w-e and thanx for visiting 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

A SEASONAL EMBRACE… TULIPS

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Yes, I bought the first tulips of the season. They only had tiny white ones, aah I came home happy! I arranged them lovingly, kissing in an embrace, all for PEACE in December! Wishing you a very good day and thanx for visiting 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 MUSE HAS DEFINITELY GONE TULIP MAD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! "Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane." Henry Miller. More of the "mad" Tulips. They are curving and twirling, itching for Spring??? All going a bit stir crazy in this looooong, cold Winter? Or is it just me? LOL View On proper Black 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? Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MUSE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE TULIP MAD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. Nikos Kazantzakis (aahh one of my favourite Authors!) They are curving and twirling, itching for Spring??? All going a bit stir crazy in this looooong, cold Winter? Or is it just me? LOL View On proper Black 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? Wishing you a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PERFECT COMBO… TULIPS

These Tulips were meant to be together… So beautifully colour-combined. They are full on in the shops here now. 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

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

ATCHOOO...THE SNEEZING PARROT TULIP

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I had some fun in the studio again! THE SNEEZING PARROT TULIP, LOL. The weather is sad for this beautiful month of May, too cold, windy (aah, poor blossoms), sudden rain, yet when the sun is out it feels wonderful. Many people have colds, coughing and sneezing... "A sneeze begins with a sudden inhalation. This is the ‘Aaah’ part of the sneeze. The ‘Choo!’ occurs on the exhale because most of the muscles in your body are reflexively contracting. This clamps your mouth shut until the pressure in your lungs rises too high and the air escapes in a burst. Since your tongue is pressing against the roof of your mouth, the air makes a ‘ch’ sound, and with your lips pursed, it emerges as an ‘oo’." Best explanation I EVER saw of a sneeze! Thank you Mohammad Rashid, Wakefield 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 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 reservedparrot tulip,white,sneezing, pollen,bloom,LEAVES,flower,design, conceptual Art,studio,colour, black-background,square,lighting,Nikon D7000, magda indigo

DEATH of a PARROT TULIP…

The Parrot tulip sneezed (see previous) and all was good till I wanted to repose it and it just disintegrated in my hands, the black velvet full of petals and pollen. And even then I saw the beauty in it and could not resist an lasting image. LOL I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Crème de la crème… Tulips.

Flowers let you say a lot without every speaking a word. The language of flowers was, in Victorian times, was intricate, with every bloom expressing a different meaning. Now, we can still use the colours of flowers to say what we mean. Tulips are a great spring choice. White tulips are the flowers to pick for an apology bouquet. Creamy white, double, frilled, gorgeous, they are fragrant on top of all this! As good as it gets! 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

SOLITAIRE...

Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. This statuesque proud flower did not need anything else... 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

NOBILITY...

Like a chalice.View On Black Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. 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/2007/12/1.html About my flower-photography... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE CALLA, THE OPEN INVITATION...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! It is always the same, once you have an idea or a subject for the studio, you get in there, then see something else, and something else again, wonderful how inspirational it can be. Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic. 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

CALLAS, CHEEK 2 CHEEK...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! My imagination running wild...OH JOY! More experiments with lights and shapes. Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. All parts of the plant are toxic! Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished! 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!), 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

STEPPING OUT WITH MY BABY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Well it IS Friday! LOL. My imagination running wild again...I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic. More experiments with lights and shapes. 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

REACH OUT AND TOUCH...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! FOR A MONDAY! LOL. I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... My imagination running wild again...I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... They lend themselves so beautifully for more experiments with lights and shapes! Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic. 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

MATCHING NATURAL CURVES...

Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. Two Callas alongside... View On Black It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. 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/2007/12/1.html About my flower-photography... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TRIUMVIRATE...

Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. I positioned these three beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... A TRIUM VIRATE... The term triumvirate (from Latin, "of three men") is commonly used to describe a political regime dominated by three powerful individuals. My imagination running wild again... lol. More experiments with lights and shapes,. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished! THANX for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FAB FOUR...

Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. I positioned these four beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... thank you all again, for your support and comments, and also for all the beauty, Magda, (*_*)

THE INDIVUALISM of the one CALLA....

There's ALWAYS ONE!!! Quote by Willa Cather, about Individualism: "The revolt against individualism naturally calls artists severely to account, because the artist is of all men the most individual; those who were not have been long forgotten..." I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen!Brought in some white Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. I took quite a few different images and noticed that one of the flowers just did NOT want to 'behave' like the others, I had an INDIVIDUALIST on my hands, haha, great! It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. 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 you very much for your time, 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

CATWALK for SLIMMERS… CALLA

It is so trendy to be uber-slim! Stuff (?) health as long as you look slim? LOLOLOL And it looks like the flowers are following suit? These are Calla, no, not like I ’normally’ know Calla, but there you go! Novelty Callas? Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic, and produce irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, acute vomiting and diarrhoea. All species are endemic to southern Africa. 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

CALLA EXPLOSION

An earlier one... yes, once I was also a beginner? We All are! It has been a work of love over many years, many sleepless nights, many cameras, lenses, reflectors, lights, flowers etc... I learned from each image, each new experiment, till at last, some 20 years later, I finally got the result I had been after, your sails have to be filled with passion or your ship will never leave harbour... It is always the same, once you have an idea for the studio, you get in there, see something else, and something else again, wonderful how inspirational it can be. We did the wedding of Michelle and Ben. The theme was CALLA LILIES, the bouquets on the tables, her wedding flowers, the cake, all beautiful cool Callas... We were given a vase to take home and photograph them under studio-conditions. Thanx for viewing, M,(*_*)

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR... Callas

I took this image for New Year, and although it is just the two of us on that night, our family living abroad and not a greatest time for travel... we still have a party! Getting all dressed up... Paul in his tux. Yes, a black tie event…LOLOLOL We dance out the old year into the new, at home. I photographed these Callas tied with a black silk cord, love the challenge of black on black.... Thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BOUND TO BE LOVED...

I positioned these beauties, the stage was set, the lights were on, camera/action/ ready for their close-up... yet... something was missing... I looked in my box of tricks and found this small piece of red velvet ribbon... YESSS!!!! That was it, now, they were bound... and I loved it... My imagination running wild again... lol. More experiments with lights and shapes Zantedeschia, usually erroneously called Calla or Arum lilies (only when big and white), they are not a true lily. It is named after Italian botanist Francesco Zantedeschi. The Zantedeschia species are very poisonous, capable of killing livestock and children. All parts of the plant are toxic. Thanx you very much for your time, 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

...TO YOU WITH LOVE… CALLAS

White-callas, the gift of beauty... A gift of flowers is (personally) a gift of love and friendship... 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 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

RIGHT ROYAL… LILIES

They were all plump buds when I bought them, now, they are unfurling one after the other... they are huge! Perfuming our home with their lovely spicy fragrance, pure joy for our senses... Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Flowers are a great 'subject' because of their diversity. Contrary to what many think: I AM NOT A FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHER! Just A photographer. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Lilium auratum, Golden rayed lily of Japan, or Goldband lily. In Japan, Lilium auratum is called Yama yuri which means mountain lily, a much sought after species, some are still growing in the wilds. In ancient times, the Japanese considered lilies a sacred plant. I'm not surprised! 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

WHITE LILY FAN

yes I am a big fan of white lilies... Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. We have a family of friends that we visit every year, they breed horses, wonderful people. They have now made it a tradition that each year, on the day of our return back home, the end of our visit/holidays, they present me with a bunch of freshly-cut Lilies (one of the sons helps on a farm where they grow them for the bulbs!). It is a bouquet that I can barely hold my arms around, I had to buy a BIG vase and even now, they are split. Our house is filled whit the fragrance. Although I do have a lot of work, I just HAD to take time out to eternalize them... What wonderful friends we have all over! 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

VITAL ENERGY...

I love images like these, what more can I say? LOL. Stems have four main functions which are: * Support for and the elevation of leaves, flowers and fruits. The stems keep the leaves in the light and provide a place for the plant to keep its flowers and fruits. * Transport of fluids between the roots and the shoots and blooms . * Storage of nutrients. * The production of new living tissue. The normal life span of plant cells is one to three years. Stems have cells called meristems that annually generate new living tissue. 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 you like this energetic image, thanx for your time and 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

LOOK AT US!

Trumpet lilies, Lilium Longiflorum, for once I HAD to crop because otherwise, it really did NOT sit well in the frame... I am proud and glad that my images do so well, purely on their merit, on the apreciation of my peers. That I do not have to resort to cowardly and underhand tactics... thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LILY INVITES YOU...

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! BEAUTY SO EPHEMERAL! Photographers are the keepers of reality, this flower will only ever be seen like this again, because I 'eternalised' it! It's gone now, but not completely... HERE: showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. Always fascinated by the shapes, colours and textures of flowers, White Tiger Lily here... me playing with light... and dof. 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

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY?

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! BEAUTY SO EPHEMERAL! Photographers are the keepers of reality, this flower will only ever be seen like this again, because I 'eternalised' it! More on the sexuality of flowers. It's gone now, but not completely... HERE: showing one of the many ways they have to attract their pollinators. Always fascinated by the shapes, colours and textures of flowers, White Tiger Lily here... me playing with light... and dof. 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

WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER? White Lily.

BEAUTY SO EPHEMERAL!
Photographers are the keepers of reality, this flower will only ever be seen like this again, because I 'eternalised' it!
It's gone now, but not completely...
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!
Always fascinated by the shapes, colours and textures of flowers, White Lily here... me playing with light... and dof.
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

LADY’S DAY… Lily

white lily and bud... They were all plump buds when I bought them, now, they are unfurling one after the other... they are huge! Perfuming our home with their lovely spicy fragrance, pure joy for our senses... Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Flowers are a great 'subject' because of their diversity. Contrary to what many think: I AM NOT A FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHER! Just A photographer. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Lilium auratum, Golden rayed lily of Japan, or Goldband lily. In Japan, Lilium auratum is called Yama yuri which means mountain lily, a much sought after species, some are still growing in the wilds. In ancient times, the Japanese considered lilies a sacred plant. I'm not surprised! 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

ME AND MY SHADOW… ORIENTAL LILIES

https://youtu.be/i-4uKgXRnpI The Oriental Lily opens a 6 petal bloom that can spread up to 20cm in diameter. The height of the Oriental Lily can range between 3 to 5 feet. Oriental Lilies tend to flower mid-season (July/August). They are a long lasting and highly scented variety. 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

SWEET HARMONY… ORIENTAL LILIES

The perfect music for a SUMMER FRIDAY… https://youtu.be/xRyH9aOucUQ Chris Hinze. The Oriental Lily opens a 6 petal bloom that can spread up to 20cm in diameter. The height of the Oriental Lily can range between 3 to 5 feet. Oriental Lilies tend to flower mid-season (July/August). They are a long lasting and highly scented variety. 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

WHITE DELIGHTS... LILY and ROSE...

Yes, from the garden! Rescueing... again. And although I am swamped with work, I still cannot resist taking photographs of them. Not a good year for the Lilies anyway... well, not here. The roses, yep they grew well and still blossom, thanks to the dead-heading! I was interviewed and published in the Chinese Photo magazine, PHOTOGRAPHERS'COMPANION: HERE 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 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.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...

yet again pulled down... WELL DONE, LOL, who cares? You are helping me get a lot of exposure...thanx to ALL THE "DISLIKES", LOL. I NOW HAVE 537.000 VIEWS, 46.700 LIKES AND 21.400 FAVES!!!! WOW!!! 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! Always fascinated by the shapes, colours and textures of flowers, White Lily here... me playing with light... and DOF. Lol, thanx for your time 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

FRILLING...

yet again pulled down... WELL DONE, LOL, who cares? You are helping me get a lot of exposure...thanx to ALL THE "DISLIKES", LOL. I NOW HAVE 537.000 VIEWS, 46.700 LIKES AND 21.400 FAVES!!!! WOW!!! SO : the MORE you dislike, the more I upload and you eventually run out??? I have images galore! I was thrilled with this frilling furl (say this 5x quickly? 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 you very much for your time, 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

YELLOW 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 curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a sensuality of 'you're making my toes curl'? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*)

A STAR IS BORN

Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a silkiness and 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

YELLOW DUSTED LILY... IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I was put in 'THE SPOTLIGHT', a new feature here on 500 px, check it out: portfolios.500px.com/spotlights/magdaindigo# This is one of the chosen photos. 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 curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, also with a certain sensuality? Lol, 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

ODD PETAL OUT… LILY

NATURE'S QUIRKS... CAN BE VERY BEAUTIFUL! In a massive bouquet, I spotted this bud with an odd petal, I knew I had to be patient, keep my eye on it, it delivered and opened, half leaf-half petal, thus leaving the bloom open for all to see ... open sideways... one of nature's abnormalities that sometimes occur. 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. Such panache! 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

FLOWER SCULPTURE, Lilium longiflorum

I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in close up, I picked it from our garden, the last one this year(they bloomed while we were away!!!)... and it opened in the strangest way... one of Nature's good hiccups, thanx, M, (*_*)

NATURE'S QUIRKS... CAN BE VERY BEAUTIFUL!

Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the majesty and sculptural quality in close up. I picked it in our garden, the last one this year (they bloomed while we were away!!!)... and it opened in the strangest way... open sideways... one of nature's 'abnormalities' that sometimes occur.Perfection can be boring? 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 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

SCULPTURAL

Lilium longiflorum. This plant is native to Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high and bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, very fragrant, and outward facing flowers. I saw the curves and they looked quite architectural in a close up, just HAD to eternalise it... no choice! 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

LYS de FRANCE...

The Lys de France is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means flower, and lis means lily) or iris that is used as a decorative design or symbol. It may be "at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic. The 14th of July is National day in France. Wishing you a festive day!!! 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 HESITATION of the White Lilies...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n20U8hWHSE Hesitation Blues "Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation." quote by Thomas Huxley Many fellow photographers have asked me, how do I get my ideas? How do I 'pose' my flowers? I repeatedly answer, I don't! I open a bouquet, the flowers 'fall' open and I see what they tell me... I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! These two Lilium Longiflorum looked a little hesitant, as they tentatively 'came' into the square frame... I decided not to move the camera, and take them as they'd come... a bit uncertain, indecisive, lacking confidence, reluctant, shy and timid... ALWAYS BETTER on proper 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 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.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

LILY'S PROFILE

In a creative mood, I just thought I'd try something new... This is the profile of LIRIO (Lily in Spanish) BLANCO Y ROSA... she was not the easiest to portray , to make her smile, near impossible... I had to tell a 'good' joke, lol and thanx, M, (*_*)

NOT ALL VIOLETS are BLUE…

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

ABUNDANCE… IRIS

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

SEMAPHORES… IRIS

Can you read their signs? LOL These Iris buds were the first to timidly unfurl a few petals. Tentatively, like a flag in the wind, sign language, semaphores! Iris are often called Flags in North-America. have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

ELEGANCE in YELLOW&WHITE… IRIS

Duo-toned Iris, so elegant and ephemeral Organic, sensual, all about shape and colour. Playful Yellow and white Iris. I don't talk to flowers, they talk to me and I gladly listen! In Flowers’-language: Iris means faith; hope; wisdom and valour In Fine Arts: the lenses also have an iris diaphragm which can be opened and closed to control the amount of light reaching the film. Iris can mean: * The sphincter around the pupil of the eye, the iris is the most visible part of the eye, when photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red eye effect. * The equivalent device in a camera, * The messenger of the gods in Greek mythology * A variety of flower, * A female first name. I wish you a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.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

DANCING in the SHADOW… IRIS

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

SILK CARESSES… IRIS

I dream of Beauty, I dream of Peace, I dream of all things good, I dream of a different world, I dream of people living side by side, I dream of love, I wake up, beside my love… Irises, reaching out for that caress. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PURITY… IRIS

White Iris, lightly tinged with yellow. It speaks of purity, simplicity, graphic minimalism. All and just about the flower-shape in its beginning stage, just before it unfurls, and that it did, under the warmth of the studio lights, you’ll see. Not only is the iris a beautiful flower, but also they have several uses. As a live plant they are used as a water purifier. They are ingredients in some perfumes, homemade toothpaste, pottery and herbal medicines. The stylised iris, fleur-de-lis, descends from the white iris which is native to Florence, Italy and which grew even in its city walls. Catherine de Medici carried this symbol of Florence to Paris when she married the king of France where this most famous of irises acquired its nickname, fleur-de-lis. The iris has been associated with France as Louis VII adopted it as a symbol in the 12th Century. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Les Triplettes de Cyclamen

LES TRIPLETTES I 'borrowed' the title from French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet, who directed the animated (and nominated) feature film Les Triplettes de Belleville. They look quite coy? 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

THAT-A-WAY???

THREE WHITE MINI-CYCLAMEN... An image without words... 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

WHITE MINI-CYCLAMEN...

BARELY UP AND ALREADY DISLIKED, the previous!!! LOL, GEEEZ I 'MUST ' be so good.........., Beware though, BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!!! 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

FLOWERS MY MOTHER LOVED: CYCLAMEN…

She always had some on the kitchen windowsill. SILK WHITE CYCLAMENS This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties 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 YELLOWING LEAF… CYCLAMEN

SILK WHITE CYCLAMENS This is only a small plant, but on the windowsill in my kitchen, it seems to thrive in the Northern light, these beauties 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. 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. 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

THREE WHITE MINI-CYCLAMEN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ An image without words... except, I love it! 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

DITES-MOI… CYCLAMEN

FOR February —> LOVE, romance and beauty month. Whispering Cyclamen. Dites-moi Pourquoi La vie est belle, Dies-moi Pourquoi La vie est gai, Dites-moi Pourquoi, Chère Mad'moiselle, Est-ce que Parce que Vous m'aimez? From South Pacific (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Aaah, the joys of an (over)active imagination? LOL 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

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

WHITE THISTLES...

For December I upload images to do with the festive season. I saved them, dried them, sprayed them! Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins. Prickles often occur all over the plant ñ on surfaces such as those of the stem and flat parts of leaves. These are an adaptation that protects the plant against herbivorous animals, discouraging them from feeding on the plant. Thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland. I wish you a day full of peace and goodness, thanx, 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

TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES... for CHRISTMAS

Summer is a distant memory... how time flies, another new year upon us, technology evolving at an unbelievable pace, it was never easier to communicate, all is faster, not fast enough, call me, text me, skype me, email me... and yet more and more lonely people, alienation, families dispersed... We take the week between Christmas and New Year OFF! Free to do only what we want! TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES... Wishing you well, and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST OF THE GARDEN ROSES...imperfection...less boring...

Putting the garden 'to bed' for its Winter sleep, I saw a few roses still trying, being beaten by wind and rain, damaged... not perfect anymore, but very INTERESTING, I cut them and brought them in, the pink one especially fragrances of raspberries...View On Black The white roses are the symbol of Yorkshire (traditionally the origins of the emblem are said to go back to Edmund of Langley in the 14th century, the first Duke of York and the founder of the House of York as a Cadet branch of the then ruling House of Plantagenet. The actual symbolism behind the rose has religious connotations as it represents the Virgin Mary, who was often called the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The York rose is white in colour, because in Christian liturgical symbolism, white is the symbol of light, typifying innocence and purity, joy and glory. During the civil wars of the 15th century, the White Rose was the symbol of York forces opposed to the rival House of Lancaster, whose symbol was the Red Rose of Lancaster. The opposition of the two roses gave the wars their name: the Wars of the Roses. The conflict was ended by King Henry VII of England, who symbolically united the White and Red Roses to create the Tudor Rose, symbol of the Tudor dynasty. At the Battle of Minden on August 1, 1759, Yorkshiremen of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry's predecessor the 51st Regiment picked white roses from bushes near to the battlefields as a tribute to their fallen comrades who had died. They stuck the plucked white roses in their coats as a tribute. Yorkshire Day is held on this date each 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 am a Featured Photographer In the Hall of Fame HERE: PHOTOGRAPHERS HALL OF FAME I say a few things... Have a great day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or 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

LES ROSES...

I too had a dream... to be able to photograph flowers with 'the light' that I liked, the emotion, the true beauty and 'personality' of each flower.They came from a 'Luxury' Bouquet I was given!


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NOT ALL ROSES HAVE THORNS...

AND NOT ALL THORNS HAVE ROSES! The bud of a duto-toned Cherry Parfait rose also called 'Fire & Ice' and a white spray rose, bloom and buds, both from the garden. View On proper Black I love the 'old-feel' of images like this, somehow it seems fitting? THIS IS THE LATEST!!! NEW: Soul Flowers 2012 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 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.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 STORY of ROSES IN JANUARI...

These are the 4 roses I cut from our garden, on the FIRST day of the Year!!! I had not had the time to prune the roses, that, or when I did, the weather was too dreadful to go out! I decided to leave it for early Spring. Woke up, that first fresh morning, looking forward to a nice long breakfast, opened the curtains, yuk.. four small buds on the rosebush were again being thrashed about in bursts of wind. The breakfast became shorter than intended... I got dressed and ready, went out armed with my secateurs, brought them in, I saw that both the leaves and buds were quite a bit damaged, no wonder. But to me that added as I find perfection rather boring! For the first 2 days nothing happened, despite my encouragment (LOL)... on the third day, YESSS, they were opening... To my amazement, I always thought they were pure white... but no, they had pink edges! A true WINTER-ROSE! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX and take care, 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

ANTIQUE ROSES…

Brought in from the garden, photographed from all sides, cleaned up and uploaded and then left to dry… I was waiting to see what would happen. Would the dry nicely or would the petals drop. It was fascinating. This is after a month, beautifully antiqued, with plenty of character. Yes, patience is often a virtue in a photographer. LOL 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

WANNA LOOK LIKE YOU, ROSE

said the shy little bud to the beautiful white bloom. https://youtu.be/jr6FBaf03qQ From our garden… Suited to reverent occasions, the white rose is a fitting way to honour a friend or loved one in recognition of a new beginning or a farewell. Their pure colour conveys respect, pays homage to new starts and expresses hope for the future. Historically, the white rose symbolised innocence and purity, which is how it became associated with weddings and bridal bouquets. Today, the white rose has retained its associations with both pure love and formal ceremony, making it a many-purposed recognition of unions and ceremonial occasions, such as anniversaries, christenings and graduations. 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.indigo2photographym IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 SPRAY of WHITE ROSES…

“Year by year the complexities of this world grow more bewildering, and so each year we need all the more to seek peace and comfort in joyful simplicities.” From our garden, a climbing Rose. The main difference between rambling roses and climbers is that rambling roses usually flower once, whereas climbing roses usually repeat flower throughout summer and autumn! 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

BUD-BLOOM-LEAF... ROSES

SPRAY-ROSES from my garden. The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practised in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The ~Language of Flowers~ originated in Persia in the 15th century, and was brought to Europe in the 18th century. In the 19th century, this ~floral code~ became popular and people sent messages in bouquets to each other. Since each flower, colour, and number had a specific meaning, conversations between lovers took place without a single word being used. Roses are the perfect gifts to convey your emotions. White roses symbolise reverence and humility. In American culture, the white roses symbolise security and happiness and are used for weddings. The white rose is also known as the ~Flower of Light.~ There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red.These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises ñ innocence and purity THANX, have a great 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 BLOOMS and BUDS… Roses

There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises ñ innocence and purity From our Summer garden. 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

WHITE ROSE... YORKSHIRE DAY

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire, one of the best places on Earth to visit. Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. I love my 'adopted' country, with its rolling hills,the loose stone walls, the moors, the green Dales, the glorious coast, the gracious people with their great sense of humour. The 'symbol' for Yorkshire is a White Rose. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLORIOGRAPHY… WHITE ROSES

From bud to bloom. 3 generations of White Roses, still from my garden. Photography is LIGHT Art, also a way of life and seeing life, it is my passion, mental and emotional nourishment. Floriography is the ‘language’ of flowers. Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The ~Language of Flowers~ originated in Persia in the 15th century, and was brought to Europe in the 18th century. In the 19th century, this ~floral code~ became popular and people sent messages in bouquets to each other. Since each flower, colour, and number had a specific meaning, conversations between lovers took place without a single word being used. Roses are the perfect gifts to convey your emotions. White roses symbolise reverence and humility. In American culture, the white roses symbolise security and happiness and are used for weddings. The white rose is also known as the ~Flower of Light.~ In Asian tradition, white stands for the ultimate absence; death. THANX and take care, 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

WHITE ELEGANCE… Roses

A week of ROSES, from our garden. "Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself." quote by Annie Leibovitz The white roses are enjoying this Summer, cool and wet. They delight us with opulence both in the garden and in the home. Hey, plenty of tribes have a rain-dance... what if I dance for Peace? 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

THE STORY of A ROSE IN JANUARI...

This is a rose I cut from our garden, on the FIRST day of the Year!!! I had not had the time to prune the roses, that, or when I did, the weather was too dreadful to go out! I decided to leave it for early Spring. Woke up, that first fresh morning, looking forward to a nice long breakfast, opened the curtains, yuk.. four small buds on the rosebush were again being thrashed about in bursts of wind. The breakfast became shorter than intended... I got dressed and ready, went out armed with my secateurs, brought them in, I saw the leaves were quite damaged. For the first 2 days nothing happened, despite my encouragment (LOL)... on the third day, YESSS, they were opening... To my amazement, I always thought they were pure white... but no, they had pink edges! A true WINTER-ROSE! Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX and take care, 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

LAMENT for PEACE...

TODAY is INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY.. I cry for Peace and all the sadness. Still desperately trying to remain positive. www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4FEXPjAAgE&feature=BFa&l... Irene Papas, music by Vangelis. There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises – innocence and purity. I seem to rescue a lot of flowers lately... due to the awful weather! “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” Georgia O'Keeffe quote (American Painter, 1887-1986) 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

WHITE 'SUMMER' ROSES FROM OUR GARDEN...

Another rescue, last Summer, bad rains... but great to photograph with the drops! You can tell these are in Summer because they are plump with layers of petals, multi-heads on one stem... There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolizes – innocence and purity. Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011 THANX and take care, 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 SYMBOL of PEACE, WHITE ROSE...

PROMISE you a ROSE-WEEK! From my garden. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolises – innocence and purity Have a sweet day and 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.indigo2photographym IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITE ROSE DAY…

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

TEARS FROM HEAVEN...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! 'But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.' Oliver Wendell Holmes Is it dew or is it rain on this white Rose, from our garden? A beauty covered with sparkling diamonds... Rain, the tears from heaven. 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 lovely day and thanx for your 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

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN...

This detail of a White rose reminded me of folds, soft waves... white satin sheets.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lazdg-eqmQ&feature=related At the end, the poem "Late Lament." It was written by Graeme Edge. Breathe deep the gathering gloom, Watch lights fade from every room. Bedsitter people look back and lament, Another day's useless energy spent. Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, Lonely man cries for love and has none. New mother picks up and suckles her son, Senior citizens wish they were young. Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight. Red is grey and yellow white, But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion??? This detail of a White rose reminded me of folds, soft waves... white satin sheets... Wishing you a day full of good light 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

SUNSHINE and SNOW-QUEEN...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! A STELLAR white Cosmos... a reminder of Summer, starred in my garden... I hope this melts your heart? thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*)

WHITE DELPHINIUM...

ALA Flemish Primitives, all about the light. The works of the Flemish Primitives are characterized by their vibrant, sophisticated and detailed painting technique in which the visible world is portrayed in a naturalistic way. Displaying accurate light, light and light effects on individuals, material and landscaping was also one of the characteristics of the Flemish Primitives. Delphinium... or more popularly known as Larkspur. All parts of the plant contain an alkaloid delphinine and are very poisonous! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: 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

LES BELLES BLANCHES... 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 profession, 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. For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (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 THE LIGHT, I’LL SHINE FOR YOU. Alstroemeri

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer, who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit our NEW, FAST site here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST GIVE ME THE LIGHT and I'LL SHINE FOR YOU, Alstroemeria...

Most of you know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... Photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. BEST LARGE and View On Black Alstroemeria, the genus named after the Swedish baron Alströmer who brought them back from a trip to South America in 1753. Also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a South American genus of about 50 species of flowering plants. Almost all of the species are restricted to one of two distinct centers of diversity, one in central Chile, the other in eastern Brazil. Species of Alstroemeria from the Atacama Desert of Chile are winter-growing plants while those of Brazil are summer-growing. The flower, which resembles a miniature lily, is very popular for bouquets and flower arrangements in the commercial cut flower trade. They have a vase life of about two weeks. 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

LET'S TAKE IT FROM THE TOP, Alstroemeria

You must know by now how I love 'playing' with light, a never ending beautiful challenge, food for my creative soul, lol... These I decided to try and take from the top. I love my job, but contrary to what most 'enthusiasts' think, and wish it was their 'job', pro photographic work is often boring, the clients tell you what they want, if they know what they want, which is not always the case, that, or they DO know and just can't bring it across, there's not much space for personal input (not by lack of trying!!!). This here is my FREEDOM! Each flower seems to have a different 'personality' which I'm trying to capture. Alstroemeria, also called the Peruvian Lily or Inca Lily, is a 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, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ELEGANT TEMPTATION...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! "Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. 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. 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. 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

MY WISH for 2017…

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours. If there is to be peace between neighbours, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart. By Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.) We thank you for all your good wishes. Hope you had a lovely time. THANX, have a great 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.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ENCHANTMENT… CAN YOU MISS?

I was thinking the other day, apart from the ‘necessities’ for body and work, what would I not like to miss? And yes, the answer came quickly and yes, it is flowers. They enhance and enchant me, all my senses, whether they are outside or inside. I experience them such as a great gift, like this ‘Peace Lily’ represents so well, like a hand, a spoon, giving, feeding… Spathiphyllum, the Peace Lily is not a true lily. For many centuries flowers are known to play a significant role in human life. They have the power to make man happy and cheerful. On different occasions, individuals make use of different types of flowers to express their emotions and feelings. Apart from conveying emotions and feelings, flowers are also capable of influencing our moods. Recently studies have proved that the presence of bright multicoloured flowers can intensify feelings of contentment and can produce joyful emotions. Spending time in the company of flowers can affect social activities in a constructive way. Studies have also revealed that flowers also have healing properties. Hence, often beautiful flower arrangements are kept in hospital rooms, so as to reduce the stress and pain intensity among patients. Also, the Peace Lily is a beautiful plant and one that can improve your indoor air quality by as much as 60 percent. It helps to reduce the levels of mould spores that grow in the home by absorbing those spores through its leaves and them circulating them to the plant’s roots where they are used as food. In bathrooms, the Peace Lily can help to keep shower tiles and curtains free from mildew and the plant can absorb harmful vapours from alcohol and acetone. THANX, have a great 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

THE SNOW-BERRIES... Symphoricarpos

Of seasonal plants! Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. Common Snowberry (S. albus) is an important winter food source for quail, pheasant and grouse, but is considered poisonous to humans. Thanks for visiting, have a great day, 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.cm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GREED...

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." quote by Erich Fromm The center of tis Lily, the petals stuck together at the top, refusing to open up and release the stamens full of pollen... GREED!!! It never did open by the way.View On Black I keep writing that I do not talk to flowers, no, but look what they are sometimes telling me! 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? 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

LUST...

"Love begins with an image; lust with a sensation." quote by Mason Cooley The center of a tulip, the stamens full of pollen, I selected the reproduction organs as a focus... where were the bees??? I keep writing that I do not talk to flowers, no, but look what they are sometimes telling me! Lol.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 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

A FLOWER HEART...

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