The Secret Lives of Flowers

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  1. This is a really nice thing to find on Friday afternoon. Thank you!Report

  2. Avatar North says:

    Petal porn. My Mum would love it and I do too.Report

  3. Avatar Michelle says:

    So beautiful–both the photos and the intricacies of the flowers themselves.Report

  4. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Beautiful, zic. Nect time–and yes I’m requesting a next time–could you add flower names for the more ignorant among us (that is, me)?Report

    • Avatar zic in reply to James Hanley says:

      Thank you.

      Flower name (from the top down)

      1. Tea rose with aphids;
      2. Rugosa Rose with honey bee;
      3. Yellow Iris (wild, called Yellow Flag) with dragon fly and snail;
      4 and 5: yellow flag detail;
      6. White wild-pond lily with flies;
      7. Unknown with spider web — I’m trying to ID this wild flower; I believe it’s a carnivorous flower that digests insects;
      8. Peony heart
      9. Poppy Heart
      10. Oriental Poppy heart;
      11. Siberian Iris detail;
      12. Shasta daisy heart — notice the way it’s packed in a fibonacci sequence, with insect grubs;
      13. Forget Me Not with water droplet reflecting the sky line;
      14. Colorado columbine with water drops;
      15. Penstemon, aka perennial fox glove;
      16. Cranesbill geranium;
      17. Peony petal detail;
      18. Penstemon flower spike including flower heart and buds packed in a fibonacci sequence with small spider;
      19. Foxglove (digitalis), blossom hairs
      20. Stella Dora Daylily with wasp;
      21 and 22: unknown garden flower, 14 is an extreme closeup of the heart;
      23. Virginia bluebells, extreme closeup of petal hairs;
      24. Dianthus (carnation), unknown variety;
      25. Colorado columbine;
      26 and 27: Siberian Iris and hummingbird moth; these are the same photograph;
      28. Icelandic poppy and wasp

      And you can click on the pictures and get full-sized images to scroll around; I was totally blown away by the fuzziness of seeming smooth flowers.Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog in reply to James Hanley says:

      “Nect time” – heh heh.

      And, though I have nothing intelligent to say, the photos are lovely!Report

  5. Avatar zic says:

    I set up a tumblr, greenwoodroad.

    (This was much easier then a wordpress blog, btw.)

    Thank you for the encouragement.Report

  6. Avatar Anne says:

    Very nice photos @zic been enjoying your posts on FB as wellReport

  7. Avatar Chris says:

    Wonderful stuff.Report

  8. Avatar zic says:

    I have no words today, my dismay at our highest court knows no bounds. So I thought you might like to see some fowl to soothe your spirit, too.

    http://greenwoodroad.tumblr.com/post/90390322802/water-fowl-in-the-wildReport

    • Avatar zic in reply to zic says:

      And a favor, if anybody who bothers to look has a disqus ID, drop a fowl comment so that I can see if that works; there were some issues (like it was in French, for starters. . . )Report

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