Monday, July 25, 2011

Wisteria and other shades of purple.

I was on the hunt this week for Wisteria...the color. It 
is a shade of purple. I wandered around our yard
and found several different shades.  

 Our lavender grows out front under our 
dogwood tree. I enjoy its sweet fragrance
every time I walk by. 

Its a great gathering spot for bees.
As I watch, they busy themselves, 
flying flower-to-flower, gathering their
nectar and pollen.

I used a 50-mm, 2.8, 1/8000 to shoot this bumble bee as he was en route to his next flower.

Such amazing creatures! 

I planted this next flower in our yard a few years ago. 
I lost the tags and forget the name. It is a perennial.
Anyone know what it might be?

These are a darker shade of purple. I think the 
fimbriated-type edges are so lovely. 

I bought these purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)
 at our local farmer's market about four years ago. 

They were the first flowers I planted in our 
backyard landscaping.  

 They attract butterflies and more often than not, a butterfly 
can be spotted fluttering around these cone-shaped flowers.

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of 
ordinary humanity."  ~John Ruskin 


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  1. Lovely pictures! The first one is my favorite. :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Such lovely lighting, detail, and colors you captured in these shots! I cannot pick a favorite they are all beautiful!

  3. So cool that you caught the bee in mid flight! :)
    Thanks for joining Alicia and I again in the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I hope you'll join us again on Friday when we move on to our new theme, bubbles. Have a great day!

  4. I love the bee in mid flight. Awesome job sissy !

  5. Very nice shoots! I particularly like the ones you don't know the name of and sorry I can not help you either! I am really bad at flowers names!

  6. Those coneflowers are beautiful and a perfect color match. I have had trouble finding the color this past week.


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