These irises have only just come into flower in the last day or two. I love them not only for their vivid purple colour, but for their amazing array of shapes and markings. I noticed that they have little, if any, scent, yet bees find their way quickly and unerringly to the centre of each bloom. Do they navigate by those markings, I wonder?It's kind to share!
Lithospermum is a plant related to borage, that grows in many parts of the world, and makes a lovely garden flower in Britain. This clump seemed to cheer up a dull day – and blue is rather a favourite colour of mine.
If you click on this picture to enlarge it, you’ll see the detail in the blooms (they’re actually about 15mm across.)
Yes, it’s another tulip picture – even though I posted one only two weeks ago! The main excuse for this is the colour of these ones. Some of you know already how much I love magenta. Green, incidentally, is its complement, in terms of the physics of light and colour, as magenta combines red and blue.
I’m not too sure of the composition, here (I’ve given you the full frame, as shot) but my main intention was to capture the delicate look of the thin petals in the evening sun. In think the shallow depth of field, and hence the blurring of the background and most of the blooms seems to work, though.
I take heart when it’s tulip time again! To me, it somehow makes a bold statement about the time of year – a season of new life, new strength, and vivid colour. I loved finding these red ones just coming into full flower!It's kind to share!