That yellow pansy looks like a Georgia O'keeffe painting. I do love your closeups.
Sorry but I am holding my breath.
Holding my breath over here, too! :)
Lovely, lovely pansies. Beautiful photos!
Pansies are such beautiful little flowers. Quite unusual when you really take notice of them. It's funny how we see things and sometimes really don't see them as they really are.
We humans take so much for granted...and we should never take the beauty of Nature for granted.
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Gorgeous photos Naomi. The second one looks to me like a very pretty pink - a branch of carnations. If I'm wrong Judy is your man:)
always love your flower photo's even older ones..
OH!!! you had a ladies that lunch for your b'day!!! Hooray!!!!!! I am glad you had friends around you for your special day!!!
Lovely, as usual!!
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I am slowly reading all my blogging friends’ posts since I am much behind because of my blog break. I read all the posts I missed on your blog and admired your beautiful pictures. You are quite talented with the art of photography. I have some old slides from the 1970s but nothing like those pretty pansies of yours! I also love pansies – they have such a variety of colors. Is your garden still visited by humming birds?
The purple one is a primrose, I think. Lovely flowers!
These are beautiful!
They look like wild animals. I love those wings too! And I'm so happy you lunched with the Ladies for your birthday!!
I wonder what the evolutionary purpose was for the various colors and patterns. I know color can attract bees and birds, but why yellow bleeding into purples, or pink or white. The patterns are interesting.
Breathtaking colors and images within the petals... Thanks for pointing out the bird wings on the one pansy, I had missed that. My first camera (after the instamatic) was a Pentax 1000 SLR, no automatic anything, and I loved it, despite it's awkward largeness and weight when carrying it around my neck! I too had long lenses for distance and micro shots. I learned and loved to work with shutter speed and f-stops. I practiced so I could load film into it at a moment's notice, how about you?! Wasn't it an amazing experience to get the film (or slide) back from the developer and find out what had worked and what hadn't?? Yes, I love my little digital camera (can't afford a digital SLR right now, it's on my wish list), but I DO like seeing the digital image immediately!!!
Thanks again for sharing your flower collection :)
Gorgeous photos as always, Naomi!
All those flowers from Ron Rifkin's English Garden looks wonderful.
I am glad you will post soon photos from "Ladies Who Lunch"!
I am looking forward to enjoy your Birthday special pictures. :)
Beautiful photos Naomi! The petals could look like butterfly wings :) Very lovely :)
Ditto to all the compliments.
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