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Monday, October 28, 2013

Blue Macro Monday, October 28, 2013

Welcome to my Monday post, today I am linking with-

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Ruby Tuesday Too hosted by Gemma Wiseman


Blue is not that easy of a color to find in the garden, but I tried a photo of some little Rosemary blooms-

I was photographing my new Eupatorium coelestinum blooms which are finally getting more open-

When a cute little hoverfly happened upon the flower and posed for me, the camera distorted the color of the flower some, notice his little stubby fly atennae, his bigger more wrap-around eyes, hairless back, lack of pollen baskets on his hind legs, and only 2 wings instead of 4-

A Gladiolus decided to bloom again rather late-

A frost is predicted tonight, I will have to bring in some tender plants and decide if I should cover a few others.   I'm not ready for frost, we have been having lovely dry weather and I've been getting lots of weeding and brush removal done.    Today I'm remembering my mother on her birthday, no longer with us, but appreciated.   -Hannah



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    1. Thanks, Jim, I liked your yellow snail.

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta. My plants may look frosty like yours tomorrow.:-(

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  3. Blue blooms are rare, that's for sure, but you've done a good job finding them. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Hannah.

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    1. Thanks, Sally, thanks for hosting. After the frost I may have a hard time finding any flowers to share.

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  4. So pretty flowers.
    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/10/a-short-weekend-trip.html

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  5. Delicious photos, I love this beautiful flower of rosemary, very nice framing!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, another case of the camera being able to pick up more than our eyes can.

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  6. I don't think I have ever seen the Rosemary blooms, Beautiful. Blessings, Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Deborah, they are small so people probably don't notice them that much.

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  7. I love the rosemary blooms. I can't remember seeing them before.

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    1. Thanks, they are really rather cute. I wasn't really looking at them either.

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  8. Hannah these are lovely... and yes it is time to say goodbye to these blossoms until next year. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. I am bringing my pelargonium geraniums in, and my gardenia, so perhaps they will regale me with some flowers this winter.

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  9. All these flowers are spectacular!

    PS I love pelargonium geraniums - such exquisite blooms!

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    1. Yes, I have one with peach blooms, it does well indoors.

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  10. Beautiful, colorful shots...love the bee capture

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    1. Thanks, it was a surprise to have it light just when I was all focused, I usually am not prepared.

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  11. Wonderful flowers! Love these Rosemary blooms - never seen them before!

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    1. Yes, I've walked by them for years but never really looked at them up close, they are amazing little flowers.

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  12. That hoverfly just didn't like all the gorgeous blooms stealing the limelight Hannah ;D
    We have frost predicted too. Like you I'm not ready either...but there again I don't think I ever would!
    I hope you're not too sad because it's always tough to have birthdays when our loved ones are no longer with us.
    Happy Belated Blue Monday to you :D

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  13. Oh your flowers are gorgeous! I just hate to see the colder weather settle in but in many places the weather does change! I am in Colorado and we are already experiencing some cold fronts.
    I always have a bittersweet day when I remember my folks on their special days.
    Iwish you love and many blessings this Blue Monday!

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    1. I lived in Denver for 6 years and drove in lots of snow. I hated how the too early/late snows would kill the leaves on the trees before they had a chance to turn colors, and kill the flowering bulbs in the spring. But the Aspen trees were glorious in the mountains, and the alpine flowers in the summer. And the skiing at Vail was great. We went when they first opened.

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  14. Hugs to you in remembering your Mom and this post of magnificent flowers certainly honors her also ~ Beautiful photography ~ thanks for 'visiting' too. ~ carol xx

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    1. Thanks, I know she is in a happier place now, her last few years were plagued by short term memory loss so she could remember only the last 5 minutes, if you can imagine. Once she was telling a story about her uncle who was in a mental institution and managed to escape using a spring from his bed, then jumped on a freighter and took off on a life of adventure. Except she would forget and keep on telling the same story over and over until we were all in stitches.

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  15. Aren't rosemary blooms so pretty? Mine don't bloom often, but I enjoy it when they do. Does your Blue mist flowers spread a lot? I've heard they do, so I planted some in a wash tub. I hope they make it over the winter and spread throughout the tub next summer.

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