Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lots of 'em


Hmm...again, not so sure what the purple flower is but the cute little blues are forget-me-nots . It's late and I'm not feeling up to par, so I don't feel like flipping through the giant flower manuel to identify the unidentified. The forget-me-nots are from the Azalea Preserve earlier this week and the unknowns are from Patrick's Point a few days ago. Flowers blooming everywhere- I got a stockpile of flower photos from the past week! (Ew, I also got the first tick of the season, on my head....yuck yuck yuck, I can handle anything except ticks..more or less. gross) Today's Flower, Macro Monday, Blue Monday

36 comments:

Kerri said...

oh my goodnes...that bee on the flower is SUPERB! And the blue flowers are lovely!

Fabulous post!

Randi said...

Brilliant captures. The beautiful flower without name looks very exotic...I´m sorry I can´t help you with a name.

Naturegirl said...

Forget me Nots ar so pretty and Ticks...(((EEK!!)))
Gues it comes with the territory of walking in Nature!
Get over it soon!

EG Wow said...

Very lovely!

Denise said...

I don't blame you for being grossed out on the tic but what beautiful flowers you've given us today. Thanks so much, love your photographs. Great capture of the little wasp/bee? Hope you are feeling better by now also :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Love the first macro. Not looking forward to tick season here. The new thinking is that a single dose of 200 mg of Doxacycline after a bite is a curative for lyme. I keep a prescription around just for that. I think it has to be taken in 24 hours after the bite.

Self Sagacity said...

Beautiful flowers and photography. Love the capture of the critter!

Sandy Kessler said...

oh the colors so special sandy

Kathy said...

The size of that bee really gives a good perspective on the size of the little pink flower. Do you think it might be some type of tiny lily or just maybe an extra beautiful wildflower?

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Beautiful! The tic was worth it to get these great shots....but, I hope you pulled that little bugger out of your scalp FAST! Fabulous shots!

chubskulit said...

Lovely!

Wandering Jew

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers. I especially love the little blue ones.

Woody said...

I, too, was out shooting purple flowers yesterday and I got some keepers. Only problem, I was laying down on the ground to get the shots. It seem the pollen gods have bestowed a much greater quantity, much sooner than normal and I'm paying the price today. So much so, that I'd almost welcome snow :-0

Tyra i Vaxholm said...

Great shots and thank you for the forget-me-not a favourite of mine.

Tyra

Pat said...

That's an amazing close-up of the bee on the beautiful flower! The little blue-petaled flowers remind me of a wildflower that grows here in the Sierra foothills, called "Baby Blue Eyes." Baby Blue Eyes has more white on the petals with a big blue spot on each petal

SandyCarlson said...

So very, very beautiful.

Greyscale Territory said...

Incredible, detailed capture of that bee on the flower! Very beautiful!

maiaT said...

Oh, how beautiful and what an excellent macro in the first photo.

Don't Bug Me! said...

I am with you on the tick thing - -eeeuuuww.

Kala said...

Those forget-me-nots are just lovely!

Jama said...

Gorgeous captures! I love the beautiful colors of the flowers.

The Happy Homemaker said...

Oh, forget-me-nots are soooo romantic! I see them all the time on vintage postcards, but I rarely see them in a garden.Wonder why?They are so beautiful! Happy Blue Monday:)

Daniela said...

I love your pictures, the close up of the bee is perfect.

Vicki said...

I love the second photo. The flower is stunning.

jay said...

You got a great picture of a hoverfly in that first one, as well as the pretty pink flower! And I always love forget-me-nots.

Sorry to hear about the tick - nasty little devils. I know everything has to live, but ticks spread so many diseases, and some are so hard to treat! Digital Flower Pictures made an interesting comment about Doxycycline - I wonder if that applies to dogs, too? Worth bearing in mind, if you live in tick country!

Arija said...

Great shots of the hornet or whatever it is and the delightful close up thf forget-me-nots.

Barbara said...

Great Captures. Love the blue of forget-me-knots. Have a great week

Patti said...

Unbelievable bee! Whooa! Love the blue flowers too.
And ticks??? Heard horror stories. We don't have that kind in OC. Our ticks drive MBZ's

tinasphotoblog said...

Very beautiful flowers and the bee too!

gengen said...

is pretty...happy blue Monday.

LV said...

Whatever that flowers if the bee is enjoying it. That is a super shot. I really like the little blue forget me nots.

Manang Kim said...

So pretty and so lovely! Great shot!

Macro Monday

SmilingSally said...

Ticks are one reason that I like to stay indoors. I love the Forget Me Nots. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

awarewriter said...

Your images are forget me not Jill. Wonderful series especially the first with the bee.

Marice said...

wow those are lovely flowers! love the forget-me-nots :)

u may view mine here

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous flower photos~ I believe the top flower is Spring Beauty. Here we call it Western spring beauty, one of the first flowers that blooms.