Sunday, May 10, 2015

TODAY'S FLOWERS, I HEART MACRO AND MOSAIC MONDAY


Luiz Santilli Jr. created Today's Flowers.  He occasionally pops in to say hello, so "Hello Luiz" and thank you.

Today's Flowers' home page can be found here.



You can find all kinds of beautiful flowers from around the world if you click here.  Our new link opens on Saturday at 12.00 a.m. (East Coast Standard Time USA) and closes the following Thursday at 11.30 p.m.


I am so happy to know the name of the above plant.  Kay at Musings identified it as a Fritillaria.  Thank you Kay.  I found more information at this page here.  The following is a rather sad tale that you will find on their site.

"Many historians feel that the Fritillaria imperialis was the plant referred to in the Greek myth of Hyacinthus.  Hyacinthus was a beautiful young man, (possibly a Spartan Prince) whom the god Apollo admired.  It was said that Apollo accidentally killed Hyacinthus when they were taking turns throwing a discus.  Hyacinthus wanted to impress Apollo by running and catching the discus, and instead was struck by it and died.  Another form of the myth says that Zephyr, god of the west wind was feuding with Apollo over Hyacinthus.  When Apollo threw the discus Zephyr blew it off course which caused the accident."















I am linking with the following memes, with my thanks.

Laura's iHeartMacro here.  
Judith's Mosaic Monday here.
Stephanie's Macro Monday Mixer here.

38 comments:

  1. Denise, these are gorgeous! I feel like I can reach out and touch them. Your collage is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing, your posts always brighten my day.

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  2. Wow!!! Beautiful, Beautiful!! Favorites...the closeup of the big fancy daffodil, the second picture, I don't know what it is, but your shot is glorious!! What is it? The Tulip Poplar is beautiful and I love your collage.

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  3. Smell that! <3 Lovely






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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
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  4. Since we just returned from the the Pacific Northwest, I'm thrilled to be able to recognize the Frutillaria.

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  5. Everything here is beautiful. Love your header. The flower shots are superb and the mosaic is lovely.

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  6. Hi! Very beautiful flower photos. I like this Lily magnolia photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Love the collage, Denise, especially the Peace flower.

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  8. Hello Denise, gorgeous blooms and images.. I love all the spring colors. Happy weekend!

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  9. I heart your macro today. wow and wow again. these are awesome photos. that sunflower looks like i could reach in and pick it... beautiful

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  10. You really can not beat the wonderful colours nature provides. Those blooms are glorious.

    Have a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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  11. Your photos are very beautiful.

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  12. These are just simply beautiful!

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  13. dogwoods and magnolias - can't go wrong there!

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  14. Denise, loved your flower pictures and the macro of "peace". Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. You make beautiful mosaics ... They are such a gift. And your spring blooms are all so lovely... Sweet little bug in there too! Happy Mothers Day and thank you for hosting.

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  16. absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Love the Dogwood flowers, my favorite.

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  18. Oh how gloriously beautiful! I LOVE the tree blossoms! Wow...how I miss such beauties! Thanks for hosting Today's Flowers, Denise. I always enjoy participating.

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  19. Wow! Stunning images of gorgeous flowers.

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  20. These are all stunning! Enjoy your Sunday, Denise!

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  21. Hi there, Just stopping by to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to you. I’m sure you are having a fabulous day. I celebrated yesterday when one of my sons and his beautiful wife came to see us….

    As you probably know, we’ve been out-of-town this past week and I haven’t done any blogging much at all. I hope you enjoyed my two Tulip blog posts while we were gone——and be sure and tune in tomorrow morning to find out what we’ve been doing this past week….

    Enjoyed your post today.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. As we move into winter it's lovely to see your beautiful spring flowers!

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  23. These are such beautiful flowers! And your photos are gorgeous! I love the first one!!!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  24. My, when I look at your fabulous macros Denise, I think I should get my lens out and practice more.
    The collage you created is why I love MM, such care to coordinate the flowers and template which certainly brings me much joy to view. This vision in pink is perfect for your new header too.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  25. So Dreamy and Beautiful Denise.

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  26. Gorgeous images. This time of year is so lovely. Dogwood blooms are among my favorites and yours are stunning.

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  27. Very pretty. I especially love the pink flowers, and that you added that interesting bit of trivia, even if it is indeed a sad tale.

    Visiting from Shine the Divine. Would love if you joined us at the Macro Monday Mixer over at www.allthevs.com :)

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  28. Beautiful flowers in a gorgeous pink mosaic!

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  29. Hi Denise, the photos are so vivid I think I can smell spring!

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  30. Oh Denise your exquisite photos just take my breath away!
    Nature in all her Spring glory.
    A beautiful mosaic with the soft pink tulip as the star.
    I would love to have a wisteria in my garden, but it's difficult in a small townhouse garden to have everything!
    Shane

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  31. What a wonderful assortment of flowers. I love the scent of a magnolia tree in bloom.

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  32. Such pretty blooms! I LOVE SPRING!

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  33. Denise,
    Gorgeous flowers! Wow! Love the story of the fritillaria. Have a lovely week.

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  34. Everything is so magnificent, lovely all of it~

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