Macro Monday #32

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clematis

The latest clematis to flower in the garden is this lovely violet-blue with magenta stripes. No name.

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  1. No name? Call it Fred!!! If you’re that beautiful you probably don’t need a name. It’s a brilliant photo of pellucid clarity (which is probably tautology.)

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Having looked up pellucid, it probably is. That other word 😀
      I’m constantly surprised at how different flower petals look close up, so many have this sparkly glow.

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      1. I remember Pellucidar as the title of a novel about a fictional realm invented by the creator of the Tarzan stories:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellucidar

        You already knew lucid, and the pel- is a form of per, meaning ‘through’, whose r has assimilated to the l of lucid. Etymology elucidates many things.

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  2. Tish Farrell says:

    I love clematis – however they come. But they don’t seem to like my garden. Yours is a real beauty, Jude.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      It must be all that cow manure in the air! They do have their roots in a very shady spot.

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      1. Tish Farrell says:

        Yep, the shaded roots bit is critical.

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      2. joannesisco says:

        aha!! Is that the trick?!! Damn – tripped up by a technicality 😉

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  3. You could just call her Beauty!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      I could. I might 🙂

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  4. restlessjo says:

    Gorgeous! I love clematis 🙂 Funnily enough I like the header shot best. The colouration there is tremendous. I didn’t realise this was a challenge, Jude. Did you start this inadvertently? I came here from Tish’s link and I just spotted Ad’s too! Last night with company- cooking or taking them out somewhere/ Too expensive, I imagine. 🙂 Collapse tomorrow. Hopefully your weather’s suited them.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Not a challenge Jo, you are right, but I don’t mind in the least if folk join in and link to me. It’s very nice and I do love to see other macros. Bit late in answering this as I have just fished you out of the Spam folder, but yes family returned last Tuesday – this week has flown by and I still haven’t been anywhere this month! We went out for the last supper as I cooked all the rest of the week. Nice pub meal and they paid so that was a pleasant surprise. Middle son popped down too for the day so good to see him too. The weather was perfect for them, they spent most days on a beach!

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  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ve seen this one around but don’t know it’s name either, there are loads aren’t there and all lovely. I remember reading that yo can have a clematis in flower every month of the year!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t have enough room for that many, but I would like to get a winter flowering one.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, thank you Ark 🙂

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  6. How large are these flowers?

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    1. Heyjude says:

      These are the large summer flowering species – a rough estimate I’d say 6″ diameter, hand size!

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      1. Wow, that’s enormous. The flowers of the three native Clematis species in central Texas are about an inch in size.

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        1. Heyjude says:

          The native clematis is very small, I have one of those growing at the rear of my garden, probably less than an inch, but lots of yellowish-white flowers at the moment.

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  7. I love the rich colour of this flower – and the detail in the second shot is fabulous.

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