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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Continuous Bloom, Roses, Clematis, June 2, 2014

Today I am linking with-

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

I have to make a correction, this is a Great Tiger Moth caterpillar, instead of the Wooly Bear I expected, it didn't quite match, though it is also fuzzy and orange and black but doesn't have the long hairs.   I saw one of these moths once in the garden.   The Wooly Bear turns into a beautiful Isabella Tiger moth, I saw one once in my garage.  Great Tiger moth caterpillar-

Evan's comment jogged my memory of a moth I photographed last year, I looked up the caterpillar and it's a match.  I did take a poor photo of the Great Tiger moth, which was large and incredible-


Hue adjustments, clothify and cartoon filters-

More roses are beginning to bloom, especially the once-blooming roses, and really outdo themselves for their brief show.  The Gallicas are one group of Old Garden Roses, OGR, that shines now, with many petals.   This is Belle de Crecy (1836) 100 petals-

For some reason climbing Noisette Reve d'Or (1869) blossoms look increasingly pink as the season goes on-

The Hybrid Musks make nice bushes that don't require pruning, their smaller blooms are produced for a long bloom season, Cornelia (1925)-


Felicia (1926)-


Penelope (1924)

Another tough rose that blooms in my inhospitable front strip is the old rambler / Hybrid Musk, Ghislaine de Feligonde (1916), small flowers with peach buds that lighten to yellows and whites as they age-


A really amazing rose is Mme. Plantier (1835), a Hybrid Noisette that can reach heights of 12' / 4m,  and widths of 8' / 2.66m, a few years she got so massive that she flopped into a cascade of leaves and flowers, so DH built a rustic trellis to contain her, which helps a lot this year.


The OGR climber Sombreuil (1880), 60 amazing petals,


A popular Polyantha is the diminutive bloom of Cecil Brunner (1880), with delicate pink buds that look great in corsages-


Clematis have also started to bloom, the earliest is Niobe, which has a velvety appearance-

The amazing 9" / 23cm blooms of Sugar Candy knock my sox off when I see them-
 

Another Iris, Beverly Sills, named after the opera singer-


I'm enjoying the flowers, spring is really zipping by.   But mostly I'm fighting weeds, before they can all go to seed.   Take time to smell the roses.     Hannah

                                                or cameras are macro

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45 comments:

  1. Wonderful colors , exquisite flowers ! Nice photos ! Caterpillar Magnificent !

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  2. Thanks, Leovi, I wish I could see the wonderful moths, they only fly at night I guess, I found a dead one in the garage once, it was very beautiful.

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  3. I've seen the moths rarely on cool mornings when they decide to hide out on the barn or in the woodshed during the day. I'm rarely out at the right time or in the right place to find them. Felicita and Ghislaine de Feligonde are lovely. I like flowers that change color as they age.

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  4. Your comment jogged my memory of a moth I saw last year, it was bothering me that the caterpillar didn't quite match the Wooly Bear photos, so I looked up the caterpillar of the other moth and found that caterpillar did match, yay! It is great that I have both caterpillars in my garden, plus every year I raise many Cinnabar moth caterpillars on Tansy Ragwort plants in my garden, I do see those smaller but beautiful moths fluttering around in the daytime.

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  5. beautiful roses and irises, but the macro of the hairy caterpillar is especially fascinating.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma, I never know if people will like the critters or be repelled. I like them when I find them in the yard, they mostly curl up in a ball.

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  6. Wonderful flowers and amazing macro of hairy caterpillar.
    www.1sthappyfamily.com/2014/06/monday-post.html

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    1. Thanks, Lina, it was fun to realize I had 2 kinds of Tiger moth caterpillars instead of one.

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  7. Hello Hannah,

    I enjoyed seeing your shots as they are so clear. I especially like your coloring of that caterpillar. Thanks for sharing your blue today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  8. Thanks, Sally, it's fun applying filters and making something artistic with a photo.

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  9. Thanks, Follygirl, I'm enjoying the roses, and the occasional moth or butterfly. I don't have a lot of fancy butterflies, mostly Western Swallowtails and Skippers, and occasionally Painted Ladies, etc.

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  10. Beautiful pics today. Have a good week. Come check out my Blue today.
    I am following you now.
    Have a good week.
    Sherry

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    1. Beautiful blue fences! I don't have wooden fences but the blue would be a good accent color. I have trouble finding blue flowers for Blue Monday, that would solve that problem as well.

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  11. Very nice. I like how you edited some of the flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Lady Lilith. I like how the filters bring out things I don't even notice in the regular photo. I also needed some blue since blue flowers don't abound in my garden for Happy Blue Monday.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely garden photos. Love the clematis shots.

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    1. Thanks, Janice, I enjoyed your red dragonfly, especially since I grew up in Texas and miss the wildlife.

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  13. Your flower shots are beautiful and i love your processed image. Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thanks, Lorik, it is special when an artist loves my image. I was happy with what the filters did with the flower and plant structures.

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  14. The tiger moth looks better in macro then in real ! Beautiful flowers !

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    1. Thanks, Gattina, I like the pretty colors I can get adjusting the hue. I appreciate the OGR's, they are so dependable.

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  15. Beautiful beautiful roses!!!! I love the Cecil Brunner! I have that one too and always get compliments on it. I loved seeing the Tiger Moth up close. Happy Blue Monday!
    Sonya

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    1. Thanks, Sonya, Cecil Brunner has such cute buds. I wish it were easier to see the moths, they are very elusive. I had to do the hue changes to get some blue for Blue Monday, but next week I will have some blue flowers.

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    1. Thanks, I think they are special. And most are so tough!

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  17. Oh Hannah, so many pretty pictures! Your old roses are so, so beautiful!!! I can smell their warm and sensual fragrance :) I love it so much!!!
    I also like your other photos! The Tiger moth caterpillar is very interesting!
    Enjoy a wonderful and great week :)
    Katrin

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    1. Thanks, Katrin, I love the old roses too, I'm glad so many have done well, there were others that didn't. I acquired them in the wonderful time period when Ralph Moore's Sequoia Nursery was in operation, it was a treasure trove of OGR's, at reasonable prices.

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  18. Oh, we must not forget to look and smell all our lovely flowers - their season is so short and it is far too easy got rush by without enjoying. Thank you for showing all yours! And thank you for the stunning caterpillar!

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  19. Thanks, Anni, last year I had a hard time when summer ended, it seemed way too short, and now spring will be over soon, sigh. I like your blue and white color scheme, it is so crisp. It would go well with another blogger's blue fences.

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  20. All these beautiful roses and flowers ... wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, I especially like spring for the once-bloomers, but the others will keep going all summer, so I appreciate them. I love your intense red poppy.

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  21. Gorgeous flowers! I love the caterpillar.

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, I really enjoyed your wonderful Finnish woodpecker. I always enjoy finding the caterpillars when I am working in the garden.

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  22. O My Goodness!! AMAZING Blooms!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  23. Thanks, Debbie, it is fun looking at your decorations.

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  24. Such amazing blooms! Wow! You have a creative heart for photography! I am new following you! Thanks for some great shots and wonderful blue!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments, Anne, I enjoy going out and looking for flowers to photograph, it makes my gardening drudgery more fun.

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  25. Wow, your blooms are gorgeous and the bearded Iris such a pretty pink. Thank you for stopping by pret-a-vivre.com, have a wonderful weekend ahead :).

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    1. Thanks, Bi Ti, I enjoyed your beautiful herbaceous peony photos.

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  26. Hi thanks for following back. You even have my current post up. How sweet. I don't know how to do that. I am following you and livin' through your beautiful flowers. I miss my garden and digging in the dirt. I can pretend by seeing yours. Have a wonderful Saturday.

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    1. I enjoy your inspirational posts. I posted some instructions, or just google.

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  27. you created a lovely piece of art from that laravae. Nicely done. :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm just getting started with filters and hue manipulations, I don't have a newer version of PhotoShop so am restricted to what Gimp will do.

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