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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Blue Beauties

One day in early June I was finishing a morning run in my neighborhood when a patch of lovely flowers caught my attention.  Growing wild in a roadside ditch, I was instantly captivated by their unique range of blue-violet hues.




Of course I had to return with my camera.




Being terrible at plant identification, I had no idea what these flowers were (probably weeds).  But I loved the colors, and knew these blooms would make wonderful images. 




Most of the time I'm traveling long distances, hiking up mountains, or tromping through forests to find and photograph the wonders of nature.....and here these insanely gorgeous wildflowers were growing a mere four blocks from home.

Moral of the story - don't forget about the beauty in your own backyard.


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24 comments:

  1. Nigella damascena or Love-In-A-Mist, native to S Europe but grown as a garden flower elsewhere. The dark blue of these flowers probably means they are a garden escape. I've got some in my garden and they self-seed all over the place but they are instantly recognisable and easy to pull up if they come up somewhere inconvenient. Mostly I just let them do their own thing.

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  2. Great flowers - and a great moral!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Hello, they are beauties. I love the pretty blue color, gorgeous photos. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  4. You have a good moral. I hope these were native plants. I don't do well in plant identification either.

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  5. Gorgeous hues of blue and green in your photos, Linda!!!

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  6. Love the beautiful blue flowers and thanks to John for identifying them. :-)

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  7. They are very pretty - a weed is in the eye of the beholder!

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  8. Really beautiful flowers, color and pics!!! I've not ever seen these... the color is so vibrant. It looks like they have prickly things on the stems...

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  9. ...you can see some of the nicest things in the ditch.

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  10. They are both - nicely done

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  11. Wow, Linda, you've outdone yourself! These are stunning!

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  12. Not only beautiful but following strict internal mathematical rules... something I only grudgingly admitted to myself a few years ago through observation of nature as I hated Maths and Algebra at school. Few things in the universe are purely random events it seems...all the way down to roadside flowers and even chaos and destruction follows set patterns. Changed my entire view of the world that penny finally dropping into place - and I'm thick as mince usually. As a fellow photographer used to looking at things closely in detail prepare to be converted :o)

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  13. So true, Linda! Often there is wonderful beauty in our own backyard. These blue flowers are so unique!

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  14. SOOO beautiful! Awesome photos of them!

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  15. So much wow!!!! That's an incredible flower and fantastic capture. :)

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  16. The unexpected bloom is always so special. What a gorgeous color!

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  17. Indeed they are gorgeous. they look like bachelor buttons.

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  18. That is one heck of a deep colour!

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