a very pale

lavender.  so pale, so washed out that it is very close to a neutral gray shade.  and bits of yellow veins fade into the fadedness.  four images…

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no blush

not with this one.  this is a granddaughter flower.  named for Vera it is Vera’s Verse.  the little blue and pink flowers are larkspur.  three images…

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pink blush

not usually what one thinks about with yellow.  however for some of us it works quite well. apologies to those with color perception challenges.   three images…

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12-0705-011 Golliwog Kid

12-0705-011 Golliwog Kid

 

foe kiss

sounds.  reality.  words.  flowers.   in English at least here in the states foe kiss and focus are two words that sound close.  the focus of the image is a major part of the story.  be it a soft blurry focus or so sharp it nearly cuts.  and most images even when they fit the story have a bit of both.  and overall if they are chosen well they still manage to support the story.  foe kiss now that idea goes with kindness and mercy.  and if applied well might just lead to a little peace.  much prefered to the pieces the alternative produces.  so in the interest of peace i offer this flower.  three images…   … and hopefully even more peace.

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a ruffled start

this is a first year bloom from a cross of Philosopher’s Stone and Sky Captain.  it bloomed pretty enough.  the questions – a few of them – how will it behave in the coming year ?  will the plant be short or tall ?  will the ruffles maintain their current casual free form spacing and sizes ?  i guess i will something else to watch this next summer.  three images…

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14-103 Philosophers Stone x Sky Captain

kinetic

all flowers open.  they unfurl.  they explode.  and some even dance a bit.  some eventually come to rest in a graceful pose.  others never let go of the music of the garden.  i think this one still carries the tune.  three images…

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deja what ?

14-077 12-0724-002 Flying Carpet x Pygmy Pirate) x Heavenly Fire Arrow) x 12-0708-001 Embassy x 12-0708-001 Embassy x SH B-110-2 (Skinwalker kid) – this might not mean a lot to you.  it does mean something to me.  it is a sort of map how this seedling got to where it is.  it is also a way for me to find the seedlings planted from this cross.  i found another image today.  during the summer not each plant is blooming on the same day.  yet over the course of winter i might find several images with that label.  and then i can compare the variety of pictures with that label and know what things to look for the next season.  perception occurs over time.  sometimes not enough time.  and sometimes just enough time.  still it is the glimpse of perception we garner.  tonight’s images are below, all three of them.  one of those other images is here.  perceive…

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14-077 12-0724-002 Flying Carpet x Pygmy Pirate) x Heavenly Fire Arrow) x 12-0708-001 Embassy x 12-0708-001 Embassy x SH B-110-2 (Skinwalker kid)

14-077 12-0724-002 Flying Carpet x Pygmy Pirate) x Heavenly Fire Arrow) x 12-0708-001 Embassy x 12-0708-001 Embassy x SH B-110-2 (Skinwalker kid)