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Monday, March 10, 2014

Blue Macro Mandarin Orange Monday March 10, 2014

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

And a big welcome back to Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik!

This is a watercolor technique copper enamel flower composition I made many years ago-
 

My current knitting project, another hat-

To herald the soon arrival of spring, I found a few Pulmonarias starting to bloom-

Mrs. Moon-

Pulmonarias have been among the most reliable perennials I have grown, useful for foliage plants with their silvery variegated leaves after the bloom season is over, and they self-sow delightfully,  but really only do well in shade to part shade.

I found some Snowdrops with open flowers this week-

I hope spring is beginning to manifest in your gardens, my countdown to spring is at 10 days!

Hannah

or cameras are macro

24 comments:

  1. I love the blossoms and yes indeed your hat and my photos belong together this week Hannah! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, that is one of my favorite color palettes, it is also on Mandarin Orange Monday's post, which has returned after a long absence.

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  2. Yes, I like your beautiful composition of knitting project! Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks, I like doing random stitches for interesting effects that show up.

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  3. Fabulous spring photos that bring a smile to my face ;)
    I'm in the middle of a knitting project too...I've picked up my needles after a 20 odd year absence for something special which l'll be posting about soon.
    Thanks for visiting my place earlier.
    Happy Blue Monday x

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    1. Thanks, Neesie, I could identify with your Scottish statue since I found a photo of one of my ancestors dressed in a kilt.;-)

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  4. Lovely signs of Spring. I posted Blue too. Come see me.
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks, Sherry, your horse photos are cute.

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  5. Lovely pulmonarias, super knitting, and springtime, hope it arrives on the appointed day. Cheers, Jean.

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    1. Thanks, Jean, I'm encouraged lately by the appearance of some early flowers, and warmer temperatures so I can start getting some gardening clean-up done.

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  6. Your water color flower is amazing. I love the color and textures.

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    1. Thanks, Lady Lilith. In copper enameling the water color technique involves mixing the powder with a liquid medium so it can be painted on instead of putting the medium on then applying the powder by sprinkling, which makes design a little easier.

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    1. Thanks, Gattina, I liked your fancy marble with the intense blue "fishes".

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  8. Wonderful news about the children learning to play chords. Isn't it exciting to see their progress? Your spring display is quite lovely. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, I teach my grandkids to play keyboard, and they have done very well in 2 years, now they are learning chord theory and to play chords for accompaniment. The Pulmonaria are just getting started, the main display will be in a few more weeks, when it will be impressive. I collected a number of varieties some years ago, and they also hybridize and self-sow, I love that in a really neat choice plant.

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  9. Hello Hannah,

    You are so much more talented than I am; thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for your very kind comment.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I haven't kept up with my copper enameling. What I really admire is the technique applied to large painting size, they are spectacularly beautiful. Knitting is easy, once I got past the initial learning curve.

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  10. Yes, it's great, even the pink flowering trees are starting to bloom!

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  11. Love all your pics..but most of all that hat!! Definitely my kind of hat...and makes a great closeup image of art too. Thanks for sharing with MoM:))

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    1. Thanks, Lorik, it fits in with your final color scheme.

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  12. You have some gorgeous Pulmonarias. I have tried to leave a comment on your Garden Bloggers'Bloom Day post twice but it just comes up as an error. Is there a fault on the website do you think?

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  13. I'm afraid I really messed up my blog post, I accidentally deleted it then found a way to find it in the Google cache still and copied and pasted it into another blog post, but somehow that messed up the comment section. I set up a second comment section post....

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