Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fool me twice, I'll still flower

Some of the perennial flowers in our neighborhood were tricked into blooming in February, between substantial ice storms. The purple hellebores really showed their stuff then. Now the greenies have put on a March 11 display. I hope they're ready for the subfreezing morning we're about to get March 13.

I was pleased with the atmosphere of this shot, done with the camera hand-held, only the existing natural light.


[Gear: Canon EOS 5D MkIII, EF 100mm/2.8 L macro IS, 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 400]

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6 comments:

  1. How many times can I type "Just gorgeous!" before it becomes trite? :-)

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    1. I don't know, but I'm enjoying the flattery!

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  2. I hope the honeybees can enjoy these gorgeous, pollen ladden flowers!

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    1. I didn't see any bees around them, but I'm sure they'll be there later, in spring. The loss of bee population is worrisome. Locally, the wild population seems ok so far.

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  3. What a delicate, lovely flower! I like the green color. There's nothing like it up here, but a crocus came up yesterday, March 16th. Today it is below freezing again, but Spring is coming soon!
    Evanonymous, NY State

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    1. Freezing rain here in NC now, but holding out hope for a "normal" Spring.

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