Plant Portrait: Michaelmas Daisy

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Celebrate St Michael’s Day today with Michaelmas Daisy – Aster novi-belgii ‘Jenny’ (click link to visit a specialist Aster garden)

Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

This is my 500th post on the flower blog. I am not sure how many more flowers and gardens I can find, but I do have an idea for a challenge on this site next year, so keep your eyes peeled for more information nearer the time. Meanwhile I would like to acknowledge with gratitude all my readers and followers who have liked and commented and encouraged me to write about and photograph Nature’s beauty.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. nalinki says:

    love that pink!!!

  2. Heyjude says:

    It’s a lot pinker than in real life for some reason! The flower is more of a deep pink. I’ll have to have another attempt when there are more in flower, but I quite like this effect 🙂

  3. Anabel Marsh says:

    Please don’t run out of flowers and gardens!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well, hopefully I will have my own to record next year!

  4. You forgot your pocket full of insects! However, I love the off-setness of the flower & its glorious macro detail.

    Congratulation on turning the 500th!

    1. Heyjude says:

      these flowers are very small and not really open properly yet. I did see a couple of bees on them today so I shall try and capture one or two over the next few days hopefully 🙂

  5. pommepal says:

    Very pretty in pink Jude and I will look forward to what challenge you are going to put out there next year. Congrats on the 500.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll put up a post around the end of November and a page with ‘rules’ and probably mention it on the other blog too. I do wonder if I should just have one blog, but I quite like the flowers separate even though it doesn’t attract as many comments. I know you have two so what’s your opinion?

      1. pommepal says:

        I find the 2 work for me as they are quite different in concept. My “Gypsy” blog is, mainly, about my current travels, or happenings, and sometimes used for challenges if the theme fits in with what I am doing. While the “Memories” blog is for trips down memory lane and joining in challenges which I enjoy doing but it is quite time consuming keeping them both going. But then it is better that watching TV in the evening, but my book reading has certainly lapsed…

        1. Heyjude says:

          I can relate to that! My reading is consigned to a few chapters in bed before I turn off the light. It is rare that I read books in the day now.

        2. pommepal says:

          I cannot read in bed I just fall asleep…

        3. Heyjude says:

          I wish I could…

      2. pommepal says:

        I’ll watch for your next challenge with interest.

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