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Robert Frost

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Look Closer


It's hard to believe we are half-way through August! Where did the time go?
With the family reunions behind us and the garden getting back in shape, I plan on taking some time just to enjoy what is left of the summer. I have found a way to make summer last though. Photos!

I love taking these macro photos and I especially enjoy having them to look at now and then during our long winters. It's nice to be able to spend a few minutes examining their intricate designs in a way that isn't always possible while in the garden. 

The Dianthus flower above looks as though it has been clipped with a pinking shear.  

The flower color as delicate and lovely as if painted by angels!















Why this is called a Tiger Lily and not a Leopard Lily I'll never know! It has spots after all, not stripes!











The whirled beauty above is the seed head of a clematis flower.


















This pink delight is called Queen of the Prairie and it reminds me of cotton candy!









































As you can probably tell, I love the dark pink flowers, as in the Bee Balm above. I am always searching for more flowers in this color!










I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at some of my garden flowers. Thank you all for visiting and leaving your lovely comments.
 ~~ Diane





In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
                           ~~~ Aristotle ~ Greek philosopher




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25 comments:

  1. That's an excellent question about tiger lilies. Hmmmm . . . .

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  2. Wow! These are gorgeous flowers Diane! Your garden is wonderful. And yes, it sure is nice to have the photos to enjoy through a long winter. :)

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  3. Gorgeous shots! Beautiful flowers and wonderful colours. Have a great day!

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  4. Beautiful flowers! It's truly hard to believe that we are this far in August. Like you, I enjoy looking at photos like these during the long, cold months of winter when I'm in need of a little colour.

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  5. Pure wowness..totally floral eye candy feast....such gorgeous shots my friend..the colors are spellbinding..and the closeups are mesmerizing and meditative!! Such bliss! I love the Queen of the Praire..stunning!
    Thanks for dazzling me with your creative magic and nature's beauty!
    hugs....that was visually awesome!
    Victoria

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  6. Gorgeous! You must have an amazing garden. And clearly a talent for photography.

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  7. Your photos are stunning! Love all the bright colors and the natural beauty of these flowers!

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  8. Diane - that is a wonderful question to ask about the tiger lily - the queen of the prairie is lovely - I don't think I have ever seen it growing around where I live. Your daylilies are so beautiful too. Now I know where to go when winter becomes too long. Love seeing your garden flowers. Have a fun day.

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  9. Absolutely breathtaking photos. Wow. And yes I find it hard to believe that we're already halfway through August. BUt that means autumn is near and that makes me happy :)

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  10. I love your garden pictures Diane! I find this summer has flown by! I think it's because of all the construction! Big Hugs and enjoy the rest of the summer days ;o)

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  11. Beautiful details.. Enjoy the rest of the summer! :)

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  12. These are super nice shots ...
    great photo work.
    Best regards, Karin

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  13. Hello Diane,
    what wonderful flowers, what wonderful macro shots. Love it all and love the idea, these were painted by angels. ♥
    Thank you for this good start in the new day. We try to hold a little bit of summer in our hearts. ♥
    Wish you a nice weekend
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. I did visit your blog Moni, your photos are stunning!

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  14. Thank you all for visiting and for you wonderful comments!

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  15. Such wonderful summer flowers... it has passed quickly. I would be honored if you shared some of your lovely blooms with I Heart Macro this week:-)

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  16. 彡♪♫°
    Passei para uma visita.
    Belíssimas fotos, parabéns!!!
    Suas flores são simplesmente lindas demais!!!!

    °º✿♫ Boa semana!
    °º✿ Beijinhos
    º° ✿ °❤ Brasil ♫° ·.

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    1. I used Google translate on the comment above:
      I stopped for a visit.
      Beautiful photos, congratulations!
      Your flowers are just beautiful too!!

      ° º ✿ ♫ Have a good week!
      ° º ✿ Beijinhos
      ❤ ✿ º ° ° ° · ♫ Brazil.

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  17. Those areall amazing macros...I'd frame them for my wall if I were you!

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  18. Especially for your winter viewing pleasure! (Sorry, I hit send too soon above)

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  19. I could almost smell that Dianthus and you’re right the edges do look as though cut by pinking shears.

    Thank you for sharing so many of your lovely flowers, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them. Barbara x

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  20. The first pink flower is truly a beautiful one. Aaahhh, flowers are the magic in our lives.

    I hope you are enjoying the summer days.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  21. Diane,
    Thank you for following us - I am already following you, but wanted to make sure so I looked on your members gadget, and yes, there I am.

    Have a beautiful week.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  22. Wow, so lovely flowers you are showing here!! Thanks for your comment!!
    Klem
    Alice

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane