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Monday, September 30, 2013

Cape Primrose

Welcome to my Monday post,  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 Lori

Monday Mellow Yellows, hosted by Gemma Wireman

Sculpture by Noelle Winiecki, Marylhurst College Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis-

Cape Primrose with a blue cast caused by the camera-


Cape Primrose closer to true colors-


Raindrops on Euphorbia lathyris, Gopher Purge-



Thanks for visiting, Hannah

or cameras are macro

33 comments:

  1. Hi Hannah,

    I really like that blue bloom.

    Please consider returning and leaving a comment for me.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I did visit and comment on your blog about the houses.;-)

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  2. Your Cape Primrose is lovely. Not a plant I was familiar with, but I'm always interested to learn of a blue-flowered plant. It's a color that I don't have enough of in my garden, though I'm guessing the primrose would more likely be found as a house plant.

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    1. The blue is created in the camera, it is really the purple color. They are relatives of African violets and require temps of 60-75*F all the time, so a houseplant. Logee's has a good assortment, you can search for cape primrose- http://www.logees.com/searchprods.asp

      They are pretty tough as houseplants, and mine recovered from a severe wilt this spring to bloom the best I've seen it here.

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  3. What a great collection of images! Love the cape primrose! Is that one of those that you started from seed?

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    1. No, it was a plant I bought at a local fair, similar to ones that Logees has for sale. My daughter had one that was much smaller and more dainty I really liked but mine gets rather large. Hers also seemed to bloom continually. The plants eventually make several heads and can be divided, too, so I have another one and need to pot it up to a larger pot so it can hopefully bloom too.

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  4. beautiful blossoms Hannah! thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, thanks for hosting. I liked your red heart-shaped leaves.

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  5. Very pretty flowers!
    What is the sculpture made of? It looks soft.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. The main body is clay, probably porcelain, and then she makes monotypes and cuts them and sews them into the 3-D cup shapes, and places them in the sculpture, then I think puts a glossy clear layer on top.

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  6. Your photography is so lovely to see. The flowers are just perfect for Blue Monday. The detail is amazing.
    Happy blue Monday.
    xo, Jeanne

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne, the blue color is what the camera did to my purple flowers.;-) I enjoy how much they are blooming this time.

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  7. Wonderful flowers and the raindrops are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, it's great to have rain again!

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  8. Great collection of images! Like the droplets on the green photo!

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta, those seed pods are getting ready to explode!

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  9. Great pictures you show. I really like the blue flower. Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hanne Bente

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  10. Yes, some nice pictures! I like these beautiful colors, excellent framing! I love the first!

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    1. Thanks, she worked hard on all her art.

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  11. I like all blue flowers, sadly we don't have much of them in the tropics. I haven't seen it too in temperate climes i visited. I love it, i wonder if primrose oil is from it.

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    1. I don't think cape primroses are related to the wildflowers they get the oil from...

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  12. Beautiful photos Hannah! I Iove the one with water droplets.
    Interesting sculpture......are the patchwork balls actually fabric?
    Thank you for sharing.

    Ruby

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    1. The balls are a printed paper, probably with a high rag count so can be sewn easily. She made lots of designs and colors to combine in different ways.

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  13. I love the sculpture ! very creative !

    BTW a cow cat is also called a "Tuxi" because they wear a tuxedo permanently, lol !

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    1. I've heard the term Tuxedo cat but my understanding was that they had to have a white chest and black "jacket", and my daughter's cat doesn't have that pattern, just random white spots.

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  14. Love those shades of blue--both the enhanced and the more true-to-color hues. The Cape Primrose is a nifty plant!

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    1. Thanks, they are tough and also come in lots of colors.

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  15. A beautiful and varied collection. Great shot of that interesting sculpture too! Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday #61.

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    1. Thanks, Lorik. I tried doing some Photoshop filters on it but couldn't come up with anything wonderfully artistic like you do.

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  16. Fantastic sculpture, beautiful work, I love the shapes and colours.

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