Macro Monday #20

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Erysimum, also known as the perennial wallflower


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  1. Sue says:

    Ah, I love the scent of a cottage garden, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t think these actually have a fragrance, unlike the annual wallflowers. I have one in my garden so I shall check it out (not flowering awfully well this year. Maybe it is past its best.) I like cottage gardens too, but haven’t decided on what this one will be yet. At the moment it is mostly full of wild flowers!

      1. Sue says:

        A wild flower area in a cottage garden would work well, surely?

        1. Heyjude says:

          It is quite a small garden with Cornish rockery walls which seem to contain a lot of wild flowers. I’d like some more exotic planting such as Australian and New Zealand plants, but it is very windy up here so I need to choose carefully.

  2. Jude, your macro photos are more beautiful every time. I love the colours in this photo.

    1. Heyjude says:

      This is a pretty variety – ‘stars and stripes’ – which I have in a pot (not this photo, mine isn’t flowering well this year. Time to come out of the pot perhaps, or maybe it has come to the end of its life). I like how it has so many different shades on one plant with the apricot and pink-purple.

  3. I’ve been reading Jane Austen, so wallflower has different connotations – although her heroines are never perennial wallflowers. I particularly like the background bokeh, if that’s not a tautology. (Can you have foreground bokeh?) Sorry. I ramble.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.
      according to Wikipedia. So I guess it doesn’t actually have to be the background.

    2. I wondered why Erysimum is called a wallflower. I found this:

  4. So pretty, Jude. Great macro. 🙂

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    So gorgeous Jude. As I often say when visiting I have run out of adjectives for your amazing photography. All I know is it would not surprise me to see this one on a gallery wall.

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    When I actually see these I don’t like the colour mix, but in your photo it’s gorgeous!

  7. Arkenaten says:

    Never seen these flowers before.

  8. restlessjo says:

    They glow like little candles! Love your crystal clear Macros, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Aw, thank you kindly Jo 🙂

  9. Anabel Marsh says:

    Gorgeous. I was going to make the perennial wallflower joke but I see I’ve been beaten to it!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Steve is always quick off the mark when it comes to etymology 😀

  10. pommepal says:

    What a lovely dainty flower. Does it have a scent like the annuals?

  11. I’ve seen this flower many times, but had no idea of its name. I love the colours in your photo.

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