Sunday, September 14, 2014

i HEART MACRO AND NATURE NOTES


Lotus' I found at Norfolk Botanical Gardens back in July,
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I am linking up with Laura's I Heart Macro here

Shine the Divine


and also


 Michelle's Nature Notes 





Thank you for hosting these great memes Ladies.

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those little 'shower heads' are so freaky!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, beautiful images. I love the pretty lotus flower. Happy Sunday!

Stephanie said...

I have never seen a lotus up close before. Beautiful macros.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Lotus pods

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Splendid - I had no idea what that first picture could have been!

Ginny said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos! The macro, I had not known what it is. It is rather like a little world all in it's own. I have never seen such a thing. Then the whole beautifulflower, truly gorgeous!!!

Linda Kay said...

So neat to get both the bud and the open flower!

Sandra said...

so beautiful, love the really close up view, it looks like craters on the moon

gigihawaii said...

It would be nice if I could grow lotuses in my garden. Very pretty flower.

Felicia said...

Beautiful Denise. I seen one of these the other day at the arboretum and didn't know what it was....now I do thanks to you.

Elephant's Child said...

A very different, and very beautiful perspective. Thank you.

Blackberry Lane said...

Very pretty.

William Kendall said...

Lovely!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...


Denise, that is just an amazing macro. It really shows what Laura says on her meme -- Noticing he beauty of nature that might be overlooked if we didn't slow down and look. I just kept looking back and forth between the macro and the other shots of the beautiful lotus, thinking 'wow I would never have noticed that'.... (Next time I will; thank you!

Adam said...

amazing detail on the flower

Betsy Adams said...

So they are called LOTUS's??? I never knew that... I see them in August in the Italian Water Gardens at Biltmore --and love taking pictures of them. You got some great macros.
Hugs,
Betsy

Indrani said...

Amazing macro, love the details I have never seen before.

Linda said...

What neat photos! Great to see something you can't normally see with the naked eye.

BLOGitse said...

I'd love to have a lotus like this to stare at home...

Annemor said...

Lovly shots of lotus.
Have a nice day :)
Mormor

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2014/09/15/tett-pa-fagerfredlos/

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Great set of macros. I would never have guessed what it was just from the first photo! Fascinating.

brucerustonblog said...

really nice shots the flower is quite vibrant

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

What a stunning macro and lovely lotus from flower to seed head.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow......this seed head is extraordinary......lovely photos!

Happy Monday!
Ruby

Hannah said...

The seeds of the lotus look almost like eyes peeking out of little round windows, so mystical.

Rose said...

Love these, Denise. They just fascinate me...

Pat said...

Wonderful shots!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Those pods are so beautiful and work well in bouquets. Very nice photos

molly said...

I love that first picture, I have never seen one of those before

Mollyxxx

Gail Dixon said...

It looks like little round faces peeking from the holes! What neat photos. Love this set!

ladyfi said...

Wow - how gorgeous!

maryaustria said...

A fascinating plant! Gorgeous shots!

Katrin said...

Love your shots!

Marie said...

Fantastic photos, Denise! Loved the first one particularly!

About that Scotsman...he's one of the "children of the world"--Just FYI, a lot of people don't understand why the murals are allowed to be in the Denver Airport, but the airport is privately funded, as I mentioned, and the people who control it believe that there will be a cataclysm and then a new world will emerge (New World Order) when most people will be gone and the children of the world will inherit a time of peace, but with the elite in charge. This is one of their ways of telling us what is going on, without trumpeting it loudly. It's like the Georgia Guidestones (look them up if you don't know about them). I thought you might like to get the explanation. We just had to see them for ourselves! And yep, there they were!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots! I love the seed heads of the lotus.

Rambling Woods said...

Love the macros..looks really cool Denise...beautiful flowers too..Michelle

Kay said...

I love lotus and didn't realize that's what I was looking at from your first macro photo. Amazing!