Just the flowers, ma'am

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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:58 pm

Del wrote:I had to look twice at your pic Mad.... its strange to see one of our common flowers show up on this thread.. its usually all cold climate flowers.

I have a full 6 foot high back fence covered in it. Three different colours though.


That must be beautiful Del
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Del » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:04 pm

Nice orchid Bonnie.

When I worked in the mines my two immediate bosses would bring flowers to me everyday. One day they forgot so one of the foremen sent a crew out to the far side of the minesite with a cherrypicker to get a rare orchid from high up in a tree he knew about :D :D :D

When he found out how much I loved orchids he would bring me in one or two of the most amazing specimens (just the flower) and I would put them on a damp plate into the fridge and take them out and look at them while I had lunch.

He died some time later and we only then found out that he was one of the most prolific orchid breeders in Australia. He had huge greenhouses and his wife had no interest so they had to find someone to travel all the way up north to save the orchids he had. You would never have guessed it........ because he never picked his orchids!!! His wife told me that I was the only one he had ever picked flowers for. Dont get me wrong I loved the flowers he brought in (and it wasnt all the time or bunches,,, just little flowers) but if I had only known I would have been 10 times more grateful. And how good would it have been to see the greenhouses.

It looks pretty when its in flower Mad... but its more a nuisance. Its there to stop anyone climbing the fence from the creek... and its deadly nasty because of the thorns... Morgan walked past it one day and a razor sharp thorn sliced her face from side to side just missing her eye. I thought she'd have a scar for life. They do breed them without thorns now.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Conforumist » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:37 pm

cheery_j. wrote:Okay Con - tell us what you've been up to before the flowers! ;)


I bought them for "Blue Monday". They still look the same today!
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Del » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:46 pm

So you have to explain what Blue Monday is...
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:19 pm

Del wrote:So you have to explain what Blue Monday is...


Blue Monday
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Del » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:47 pm

Aaaaah! (load of bunkum!) :lol:
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Penfold » Wed May 08, 2013 12:21 pm

Spring is here and this wonderful thread needs bumping!

My foray into some bluebell woods yesterday;
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And some apple blossom from my apple tree.

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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 08, 2013 12:39 pm

That's the best place to view bluebells - in an old deciduous forest or wood. Nice shots Penners! :D
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed May 08, 2013 12:49 pm

Beautiful.



The photos, not Tony! ;)
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby wicked woman » Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Nice pics Penfold, bluebell woods are the best. Smell so nice too.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Square12 » Wed May 08, 2013 1:33 pm

Nice penners!

My lowly offerings and sorry don't know the names of most of them:

From Central Park a couple of years ago:
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Madrid's main railway station:
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Various places in Cornwall, the foxgloves are from tintagel, most of the rest of the flowers except the thistles and fernwere in St Ives in a memorial garden by a church:
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 08, 2013 1:47 pm

Foxgloves? I see no foxgloves. :?

Nice bit of bladderwrack there though. :D

Very nice photos, Square! :D
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed May 08, 2013 1:57 pm

Ain't Mother Nature grand?
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 08, 2013 2:09 pm

It's all about sex.
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Re: Just the flowers, ma'am

Postby Catch-up » Wed May 08, 2013 3:25 pm

Wow! Beautiful pictures guys. :D
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