Friday, 15 April 2016

Wild Things





Flight of pigeons  .......  and a winged cloud!






Wild primroses













Beautiful glowing Dandelion.

Every year I keep a few plants in our garden for culinary purposes.
The young chicory flavoured leaves, which are rich in vitamins and minerals,
are a pleasant addition to Spring salads.


























"Dandelion"  -   Paints,beads and stitching on calico







The Intruder  -  a neighbourhood cat creeps through our garden.
While dogs sleep cats will play!





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49 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty sky shot with the pigeons in flight. The dandelion images are lovely, they would make the bees very happy. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Pippa Koenig said...

I am in love with your blog! Hope we stay friends! It is really - and I do not lie - exceptionelle and makes hope and joy! P.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The artistic rendition of the dandelion is just beautiful. The real ones too really are quite lovely. It helps if you can think of them as wildflowers and not weeds. All your pictures are wonderful; it looks like a happy spring!

Bill said...

Very nice portrait of the Dandelion... Lots of them in our back yard! Thanks for visiting my site--- flowers are Dogwood blossoms. -Bill

The Artful Diva said...

wonderful captures - every single one! The dandelions are so pretty - it's a shame they can be such a nuisance.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Pretty macro shots!!

Denise inVA said...

These are brilliant photos! I love your "Dandelion" / Paints, beads and stitching on calico too. A great post and I very much appreciate you sharing it with Today's Flowers. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment too. Happy weekend :)

Denise inVA said...

These are brilliant photos! I love your "Dandelion" / Paints, beads and stitching on calico too. A great post and I very much appreciate you sharing it with Today's Flowers. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. Happy weekend :)

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - that cat has mischief on its mind I think! Also, I like the insects in the dandelions.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Ruby. Your dandelion is very impressive and beautiful. It's nice to enjoy flowers and eat them deliciously. Thanks for sharing.

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful photo's Ruby!

Tom said...

primrose is such a wonderful sign of spring

riitta k said...

Your photos are amazing! Lovely weekend!

Cathy Keller said...

Breathtaking photos! Thank you! Have a grand day!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up your post and the pretty pigeons. Have a happy weekend!

Christian Weiß said...

Great macro photos and details.

Irma said...

Great series of images.
Especially the Dandelion.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Tomoko said...

Hi,Ruby
Those photos of your dandelion are beautifully taken by your lens. They are shining in the light.The pain with beads and stitching is wonderful!! Have a good weekend.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love your creativity with the dandelion. I hope you have a lovely weekend

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful shots!!! Interesting abstract too!!! Thanks for visiting at Photosmusings.com!!!

pattisjarrett said...

I spied a cat drinking out of the birdbath in the middle of the night. Good eye to spy the cloud with a wing. The wild primrose is a lovely plant, flowers + textured leaves. The dandelion is a beauty, too, and I love your inspired depiction of it.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a pretty woodland Primrose - much nicer than the new highly coloured ones.
The Dandelion is a much under rated flower - look at the beauty of those delicate petals.
Funnily enough I wanted to do a Dandelion post last week - my garden has been full of them all Summer, but when I went out with my camer I found only one!
We are now into Autumn in New Zealand, so growth has slowed down and the leaves are turning beautiful golden colours.
Happy Sunday
Shane

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous close ups! Dandelions are such happy flowers. I love the primroses as well. Take care!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful flower photos and the coolest pigeons I've ever seen! :)
The macros are gorgeous, but I like especially the third photo and the lovely petals of the primrose.
Thank you for sharing your art. Have a lovely new week!

jeannettestgermain said...

Love the stitched and beaded version of the dandelion! You captured the real dandelion in a magnificent way! The wild primrose is so pretty. Many thanks for adding these captures to SEASONS! And wishing you a beautiful and happy week ahead:)

dritanje said...

You move into the heart of a flower, closer, closer, then through a sliding door into another world, of flower plus imagination, plus your craft and skill. A fantastic journey!
M xx

A Casa Madeira said...

Muito bonitas as imagens;
Adorei conhecer o blog.
janicce.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Sometimes birds can fly out of places and scare you! Love the flower photos!

Tammie Lee said...

I also eat the dandelions, love them! Love how you let it inspire your art, you sure did portray it's wonderful spirit!

bettyl-NZ said...

What cheery color! I like the little critter on the flower and the wispy cloud certainly does look like a wing.

GlorV1 said...

Beautiful photos. Love it!

Jim said...

Beautiful sky.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Suzy Mae said...

I keep dandelions too! And butercups and daisys and clovers :) I love them. They are such happy flowers. I love your artwork. It looks like a close up, macro image of the world inside of the flower.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely flowers. I like that first shot.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, selecção de lindas fotos, as mesmas através da nitidez mostram os belos detalhes.
Boa semana,
AG

Alexa T said...

Beautiful primroses and dandelion in Spring! And so cute intruder, the little cat!
A nice day and a great week ahead!

Donna said...

You make the dandelion such a beautiful creation...love the artwork too!

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Pondside said...

I see dandelions in my sleep. I'm addicted to pulling them out with a new-to-me tool. I remember, though, that my aunt loved the new leaves of the early spring dandelions in salad too.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I enjoyed my virtual walk through your beautiful garden as I learned about adding dandelions leaves into my salads. Blessings!

namaki said...

Beautiful photos but my favorite is the yellow dandelion painting with beads ...

Nora said...

Wow what a wonderful posting...I love the painted fabric also. The close up macro of the dandelion is so lovely. Oh and I like the winged cloud on the top too. Cheers.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Anyone who also loves dandelions is a kindred spirit to me. :-) They are an important early pollinator plant in my garden and the leaves are a good source of vitamin C in a salad. I've never thought about eating the flower petals though...
The neighbourhood cats try to sneak in my backyard, after the songbirds on the feeders unfortunately and I've let the dog out many times to send them packing.

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful world you share. :) Will soon be mine too I hope. :)

Germán Ibarra Zorrilla said...

Great photos, I liked a lot. You have a new follower from Spain. Best regards from http://faunacompacta.blogspot.com.es/

Judith said...

Beautiful pictures!

Judith

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pic of the pigeons. The primrose is lovely. Who could think the dandelions would make sure beautiful images. Thanks.

Red Rose Alley said...

Great pictures of the dandelion. Yellow flowers are so cheerful. We would love it if you would follow us on google friend connect, and I would certainly follow you as well. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Lovely to see how your study of the dandelion leads to your mixed media piece. And the artwork itself is gorgeous.

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