Macro Monday #32

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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.)

    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.

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

        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.

  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.

    1. Heyjude says:

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

      1. Tish Farrell says:

        Yep, the shaded roots bit is critical.

      2. joannesisco says:

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

  3. You could just call her Beauty!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I could. I might 🙂

  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.

    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!

  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!

    1. Heyjude says:

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

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, thank you Ark 🙂

  6. How large are these flowers?

    1. Heyjude says:

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

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

        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.

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

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