Saturday, October 18, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS #319 and i Heart Macro

You can find all kinds of beautiful flowers on the TODAY'S FLOWERS home page here.


This is a Spider Lily as identified by Ginny of Let your Light Shine.  Thanks Ginny and thank you Dianne of Schmidleysscribbling for mentioning it also.  Blogging friends are always great for helping with identification and I always appreciate the help.



The flowers and fluttery things are fast disappearing.  These photos were taken last May.  













Thank you Hannah at Weeding on the Wildside who identified this as a Poke Plant.


Other participants of TODAY'S FLOWERS can be found here.

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I am also linking with Laura's i heart macro.  
Thank you for hosting Laura.
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Luiz Santilli Jnr created Today's Flowers



Today's Flowers present host is me, Denise

37 comments:

Ginny said...

The second flower is amazing. It looks tropical, and I have never seen one like it! The butterfly, skipper, and bee are wonderful macros, sharp and gorgeous! The first flower is a spider flower.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

It's always a visual pleasure to visit you Denise, but boy do I have some blog catching up to do!

Romi C said...

I often see the plants that look like the one in the last picture where I live around this time of the year, and I wonder what it is called.

Your photos of the little creatures and flowers are wonderful.

Margaret Adamson said...

These are fantastic close up shots of these flowers. Stunning. Have a lovely weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, gorgeous captures of the bee, butterflies and flowers.. Happy weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the purple flower image with the bee best.

My father used to have a lot of the spider plant in his yard. Grown from seed.

Sandra said...

gorgeous flowers and the bee on the lavender is a super shot

Sandra said...

hi, on the other blog if you turn off the anonymous it will stop the spam.

TexWisGirl said...

flowers and fluttery things. :)

Marie Flutterby said...

Beautiful flower shots I especially love the butterfly shots ♥

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! It will be a long time until we see any insects again. Have a happy weekend.

Marit Helene Gåsland said...

So beautiful, beautiful images of flowers and insects.
Good weekend from Norway
Marit.

Felicia said...

pretty flowers Denise. I've been posting autumn images. I need to post some flowers again soon.

Gail Dixon said...

That first bloom looks like cat's whiskers. We have those here in red and white. I so enjoyed seeing all the clouded sulphur and the sharp focus on the bee's eyes. Very nice.

William Kendall said...

The insects are making the most of them!

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

What a beautiful set. Strangely enough, the big bee against the blurry purple flowers is my fave. Wonderful impact in this.

Denise, I can't seem to get my image to show up in TF today. I quit and reopened my browser, but the image just wouldn't show. Here is the link to my weekend tulips:

http://www.lovethatimage.com/blog/2014/10/pink-tulips-in-a-field/

Mary Kiss said...

So beautiful love it!

Mary, MI

Karen S. said...

Thank you so much, pretty oh so pretty live from nature's harvest!

Hannah said...

Lovely summer flowers, it brings a pang of longing for next year. I make up for loss of spring and summer by starting flowers under lights in late November. The last photo is the developing fruit of the poke plant, which will turn black-purple. An enormous one sprung up when we had a tree cut down, quite a surprise.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful!!!!!!! We're nearly done!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

The first flower is a Spider Lily. My mom planted those one year and the next year they came up everywhere. Yes, the last photo is pokeweed about to bloom. I have been pulling them up all over my garden. Birds love the berries, so you know who planted them.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful flowers!

Adam said...

nice pictures of nature

Michelle said...

My mother in law always used to grow spider lilys. Beautiful flowers!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous blooms and critters, beautiful colors!!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - we are getting these animals back now!

Our apple trees have just got a decent head of flowers, and the bees are very happy as a result!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Valerie said...

Lovely pics. So sad to see them disappear. Thankfully, the way time flies they will soon be back. Love the new header, lots to look at.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see the last of the flowers in your area, Denise. We only have a few here but we haven't had a hard frost yet.

maryaustria said...

Wonderful flowers! The first blossom is fascinating! All those beautiful butterflies! Amazing!
Have a great Sunday!!!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely flowers and winged ones. :)

Jannibele said...

So many beautiful flowers. I especially like the first one:) Have a nice week.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The spider lily is certainly letting it's light shine.......and what a beautiful name. Love the bee,they must be exhausted after their summer activity!

Thanks again for hosting.
Have a lovely week Denise,
Ruby

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I remember May!!!! :-)

Laura said...

Such beautiful and unusual blossoms Denise! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Marie said...

Beautiful flowers, Denise, and insects as well.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Lovely flowers and pollinators...ours are fading with the cold rainy weather and may be done all together in the next few days.

Pat said...

lovely close-ups!