Macro Monday #79

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Tulip in decay

A visit to the Eden Project at the beginning of May was not the best time to go for tulips this year, although there were still some in bud outside. In the Mediterranean Biome though it was a different story. Large terracotta pots (and oh, how I wish I could (a) afford and (b) lift such pots) contained tulips in their dying throes. However, with the light pouring through the windows it proved to be an opportunity for capturing their ‘stained-glass’ beauty.

 

Macro Monday #68

Pretty mauve candle

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A new crocus in the garden, Crocus tommasinianus, an early flowering species and the absolute classic, mini mauve candle. Planted in a shallow bowl this year along with Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ and some miniature daffodils, but they will go into the grass after flowering where they should self-seed and spread. Loved by the bees apparently, though I have yet to see one of those this year.