Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wonderful Weeds!


Common Knapweed...
The name hardly does it justice.


Centaurea, it's proper name,
suits it much better.

It sounds like a secret
and hints at a history of magic and mystery.


This weed casts a spell on me
every spring.

Its long ghostly fingers
and shimmering colours


catch my eye
and draw me in
closer
and closer.


12 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I so love cornflowers, didn't know they were called Knapweed, learned something new today ;) We call them 'Korenbloemen' (cornflowers) in Dutch. I love your macro photography.
    I sowed some cornflowers two weeks ago and they are sprouting. In a container because the garden hasn't enough light for them to grow there. I wonder if they'll do ok and will be posting photos if they ever bloom. Cross our fingers!

    Marian

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    1. Thank you so much Marian, you always leave me the most beautiful, encouraging comments. My macro photos really improved when I got a better quality lens, now I find the camera does all the work for me!

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  2. This is a beautiful series of pictures, Rosemary.
    Perfect photographed.
    Best regards, Irma

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  3. geweldig dit is gewoon sprookjesachtig.

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  4. You made beautiful photos of this plant. I don't see it as weed. Groetjes, Hetty

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  5. Hello Dear Rosemery
    You are a great artist photographer.
    Great pictures.
    Stunning.
      
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Kisses and greetings.
    Lucia

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  6. This weed, as you call him, has wonderful pictures. :)

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  7. I thought it's a garden flower, Rosemary. I was wrong!

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  8. amazing colors! have a great monday

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures and photo 5 is especially wonderful to see. Very nicely done.

    Warm regards, Helma

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  10. I don’t know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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