Macro Monday #96

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Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis) is a wonderful flower for the late summer and will grow in sun or shade so a good addition to the woodland border. The leaves are semi-evergreen and deeply cut and bring interesting texture to a herbaceous border. I just love the contrasting coronet of intense yellow stamens against the deep mauve-pink petals.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Ali says:

    Oh, the anthers on that anemone! Like swaying coral!

    1. Heyjude says:

      See what I mean about your wonderful descriptive prose? 😀

  2. Sue says:

    I love Japanese anemones, Jude

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do last for ages, though mine have suffered from the winds this last week. I’d like some white ones, they look quite beautiful.

      1. Sue says:

        Can’t say I’ve ever seen white ones…

        1. Heyjude says:

          Here’s one especially for you 🙂

          Japanese Anemone

        2. Sue says:

          Oh, wow! Very pretty!

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely. The colours look so good together.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nature at her best 🙂

  4. restlessjo says:

    Nice colour, Jude. We just have the white. 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like the white, thinking of getting one.

  5. Debra says:

    What a gentle beauty! So lovely!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Debra. I checked last night and they are all pretty much gone now thanks to the recent storms 😦

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Jude, congrats on being featured today! Beautiful capture.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you for letting me know Tina! I rarely check the Discover link 🙂

  7. Jane Lurie says:

    Congratulations on your feature on Discover, Jude. Well deserved. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jane! The ironic thing is that I am taking a break from this blog shortly. A shame the Cornish one wasn’t ‘discovered’ as that is the one I shall be focusing on. All good though and nice to have fresh faces popping in for a visit.

      1. Jane Lurie says:

        I wondered when I clicked on it, it wasn’t the one I am used to seeing. 😁

  8. IceBreathe says:

    Loveeeee thissss!!!!!! It’s beautiful!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They do last for ages and are a good end of summer flower.

      1. IceBreathe says:

        Thank you.

  9. Are these also known as windflowers? We saw them in large drifts at the Eden Project and they were so beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I think they are. Although the small anemones also go by that name so somewhat confusing. I’m afraid the recent storms have blown all my windflowers to pieces!

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