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Monday, September 2, 2013

Blue Macro Mandarin Orange Mellow Yellows Monday, September 2, 2013

Welcome to my blog, to see other posts click on the links below.  This week I am linking with:

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Nemophila-

This year I bought 6 new species of Solidago, Goldenrod, and have a couple already in bloom, they tend to bloom in late summer and on into fall.  S. 'Little Lemon'-

from above and sunnier-

S. Golden Fleece-

A tiny leaf-hopper, one among several that apparently discovered the plant that they blended in with the best-


The tomatoes have finally had enough heat to start ripening in numbers-

or cameras are macro

-Hannah

32 comments:

  1. Love the bug....and your gorgeous tomatoes!

    Ruby

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    1. Thanks, Ruby. I love your art on your blog!

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  2. Beautiful colours! The bug is very interesting.

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla. When I approached the plant quite a few of them leapt away, but a few stayed, trusting in their camouflage.

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  3. Oh my I can't imagine living in a place where one would buy goldenrod. It grows like a weed here on our roadsides. I have always thought it so pretty. It usually blooms with the purple liatris and puts on quite a show in late August.

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    1. I've never seen wild goldenrod here. I hope the bees like it, I'm looking for more late season bloomers, and also rhizomatous plants that can hold their own against all my weeds.

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  4. Hi Hannah,

    I adore those blue blooms!

    Thanks for joining in to celebrate Blue Monday’s 5th Blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I'm always in pursuit of blue flowers since they are unusual and I like blue.;-)

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  5. You know when your tomatoes are perfectly formed when they are not all the same shape! How delicious and your bug is very pretty, I'm not usually a bug lover!

    Wrenx

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    1. Thanks, I am growing 10 kinds of heirloom tomatoes this year, and saved seeds don't always come true so I never know exactly what will result.

      I don't like leafhoppers as a category, but they don't do much damage and these were so cute and color coordinated.;-)

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  6. Great photos, I love your tomato shot, so simple yet good just like the taste of a fresh tomato!

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    1. Thanks, Kat, I'm enjoying finally getting enough tomatoes to make sauce! I like all your cute bird and flower drawings, and all the fall colors.

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  7. Wonderful photography and love the blue flower for HBM ~ carol, xo

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    1. Thanks, Carol, your sailboats and flowers are great.

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  8. Must be goldenrod and tomato season!

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    1. I think it's possible to find Goldenrod somewhere in the PNW but I haven't seen any growing wild, I'm interested in it as a pollinator-pleasing fall bloomer and as a clumping plant that can maybe prevail against all my weeds. The ones I'm growing now are named varieties except for S. odora, which has uses as tea and medicine. Hopefully they will be well-behaved.

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  9. Beautiful Compositions, yes, I like your delicious tomatoes!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, Mondays are fun. The tomatoes were starting to trickle in and now they are becoming an avalanche.

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  10. We have those little blue flowers growing out from under our deck and into the dog run in our yard. Always wondered about them... they are so pretty!

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  11. They are one from the Centennial collection of California natives from the Theodore Payne Foundation I am trying this year, I started some under lights but the rest of the seed will be fall-sown to see if they can compete with the weeds that start growing in the fall with the fall rainy season here.

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  12. Mmm.. Tasty tomatoes. Love the bug :)

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    1. Thanks, Huldra, I enjoyed your bug and flower macros and quote.

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  13. What an abundance of beauty! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Have a wonderful Rosh HaShanah!

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  14. Wow, such lovely photos. I do not have luck with macro. Your veggies are looking tasty.
    xo, Jeanne

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne. I don't have a real macro camera, but my Canon PowerShot can do very closeup photos with the M function, so the image size is in the macro range. It's just hard to get the focus right, sometimes I have to take a lot of photos to get one good one. It helps to have a subject that doesn't move.

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  15. Brilliant colors, such beautiful images!!

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  16. Hannah that is a most interesting and colourful still life with tomatoes:))
    Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  17. Yay, tomatoes! Mine are coming along, too. The best part of the summer garden.

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  18. I don't know about Seattle but we had a lot of rain this week, so I'm hoping since my tomatoes are in a new bed where I haven't grown tomatoes before they won't get late blight. I finally have enough at once to make sauce.

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  19. I had a very long comment which blogger lost...but if you are interested..I have a meme called Nature Notes which was posted Monday night. It is small, but if you are interested, I would love to have you...Michelle from RamblingWoods.com

    http://ramblingwoods.com/about-my-nature-notes-meme/

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