Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Frolic in the Foliage

Dive into the deep, dark Green.

On the way to the butterflies in my last post:
I had to pass through the botanical greenhouses.
I was completely dazzled by the variety of
colours,
textures
and shapes.



Some have foliage as bright as any tropical flower

As prickly as your worst enemy


As wildly creative as a paint-splattered canvas


As fashionable as fuchsia-coloured silk 


As daring as lime-green swords


As glowing as the rays of the sun 


As subtle as a bright red blush 


As ghostly as silver-dusted fingers



As deadly as blood-tipped teeth


As mystical as an old man's beard


And as unforgettably violet as this v-shaped leaf.


For anyone who is still stuck in the beige and greys of spring's exit like I am, I hope you enjoyed this (greenhouse) trip to the tropics.

In Friday's post I'll feature my favourite greenhouse flowers.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Rosemary, spectacular photos!

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  2. Great pictures, you get such sharpness. I especially like the Caladium leaf.

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  3. I see them everyday Rosemary. Glad that you have the opportunity to do so :-)
    Welcome to my world!
    Great shots.

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  4. WAU - where some great pictures you have taken.

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  5. What a great series of these flowers and plants you've made, Rosemary.
    You bring a little color in this cold spring.
    Greetings, Irma

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  6. nice close ups, love the fuchsia one!

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  7. Hello Rosemary!
    how well you captured the beauty of the foliage!
    Your amazement shows in every picture and you certainly know haw to share with your readers!
    Fantastic post, so is that of the butterflies!
    Congratulations!

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  8. Dziękuję za taką piękną wiosnę nawet tą z kolcami :). Pozdrawiam.
    Thank you for such a beautiful spring, even the one with the spikes :). Yours.

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  9. Fabulous foliage. Who needs flowers! x

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  10. Beautifully captured and accompanied by such original comments. Enjoyed the post. Thanks!

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  11. Awesome pictures, Rosemary! Beautiful colors and forms. Happy Thursday!

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  12. Like manna for my eyes, you did some spectacular photos !

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  13. I love these pictures - look at all that wonderful green :)

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  14. Fabulous! Botanical gardens/conservatories are the perfect balm for winter-weary eyes.

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  15. I love the big fat mummy cactus with all of the lovely little babies.

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  16. Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  17. Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us. I am in awe of your talents.

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  18. Wonderful close-up photos! Love the textures and colors.

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  19. Such diversity, and lush, vibrant colours -- some do indeed look very tropical!

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  20. How gorgeous, Rosemary! So many great textures and colors! I'm sure you were frolicking through the beauty of all these lovely plants!

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  21. Rosemary, awesome photos, especially of ' silver-dusted fingers' !!
    I love to pass through the Conservatory halls, every of these has its own exhibition, different temps, sometime smell...
    Have a nice weekend!

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  22. Or Rosemary, but these are really the most schitternede color combinations sidns long time.What did you get this great know how to build and what a colors!Really beautiful.
    Great compliment.
    Greetings, Helma

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  23. Suas fotos são maravilhosas, as flores lindas que apresenta transbordam o maravilhoso cheiro natural.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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