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Monday, March 3, 2014

Blue Macro Monday, March 3, 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

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Here are some flowers from the Celebration for the life of my Swedish mother-in-law, who passed into eternity last month.  She was blessed with 102 years and 4 months of life, and touched many people's lives.


Here is her most recent great-grandkid, born in that same month, to carry on her heritage-

Outdoors, my Hellebores are blooming valiantly in the cold, my older ones that self-sow and have speckled but down-facing flowers in a range of shades of magenta-











Then there are my fancy Hellebores I bought last year, outward facing flowers, shorter denser foliage with some silver marbling, that didn't preform very well their first year, in fact Pink Frost is the only one blooming, though Ivory Prince and Pink Beauty are alive and have buds-

Unfortunately Pink and White Marble didn't make it, as well as Winter Moonbeam.

Other new ones with taller green leaves like the older varieties made a nice showing for their first blooming a year after planting, here.   I noticed a few Pulmonaria starting to bloom.

I hope spring will come quickly for all those suffering through record low temperatures and snowfall.

Hannah

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21 comments:

  1. Hi Hannah,

    I'm sorry for your loss. The flowers are beautiful.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  2. Beautiful flowers for a lovely lady who lived those many years, Hellebores, I had no idea there were so many colours, I have lime green, pink, and white, so must see if more are available here. Cheers, Jean.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy, my youngest daughter was born 101 years after my grandmothers but they were not around to see any of their great-grandchildren, so she was blessed. I love the Hellebores this time of year, it was just disappointing that the new lovely ones didn't do as well. Perhaps they will grow bigger over time.

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  3. These flowers are a lovely variety of patterns and colours. And the sleeping little one is so beautiful and content.

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    1. Thanks, Hellebores are wonderful this time of year. Babies are wonderful anytime, though they can have a downside at 3 am.;-)

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  4. She's adorable! I love the hellebores.

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    1. Thanks, she's my double great-niece, my sister married my husband's brother. I love the speckled petals, but the down-facing flowers make them harder to see. The newer Hellebores seemed very attrractive in that respect.

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  5. So much beauty Hannah. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, it is wonderful that life keeps moving forward. And a new spring awaits!

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  6. Eu amo estas lindas flores! Excelente fotos!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi! I enjoy the range of colors.

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  7. Nice. I like how you how got blue flowers in the bouquet.

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    1. The blue edges on the hydrangeas are really blue.

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta, it's so wonderful actually having flowers in the yard. I'm happy to have even more Hellebores.

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  9. Beautiful flowers, I think after the winter coming to an end, we are all looking for some colors !

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    1. Winter could still have some surprises in store, but I hope it won't snow again.

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  10. Hello Hannah,
    what a wonderful series of amazing flowers, love it all!
    Wish you a nice wednesday
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  11. A sad and happy post with a lovely series of photos.

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