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:

Linda said...

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.

Ginny said...

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.

Cloudia said...

Smell that! <3 Lovely






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Elephant's Child said...

Oooooh.
All lovely.

Kay said...

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

diane b said...

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

Minoru Saito said...

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

Valerie said...

Love the collage, Denise, especially the Peace flower.

eileeninmd said...

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

Sandra said...

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

Gill - That British Woman said...

Just lovely Denise.

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Have a good weekend

All the best Jan

Romi C said...

Your photos are very beautiful.

Rose said...

These are just simply beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

dogwoods and magnolias - can't go wrong there!

Linda Kay said...

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

gigihawaii said...


Gorgeous flowers!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures, Denise!

Gwen said...

absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for sharing!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Love the Dogwood flowers, my favorite.

Marie C said...

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.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Stunning images of gorgeous flowers.

Gunilla Bäck said...

These are all stunning! Enjoy your Sunday, Denise!

Betsy Adams said...

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

Pauline Woodcock said...

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

maryaustria said...

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

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

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.

carolann said...

So Dreamy and Beautiful Denise.

Lorrie said...

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

Stephanie Volkert said...

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 :)

Donna said...

Beautiful flowers in a gorgeous pink mosaic!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

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

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

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

edenhills said...

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

pattisjarrett said...

Such pretty blooms! I LOVE SPRING!

Snap said...

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

Mary Cromer said...

Everything is so magnificent, lovely all of it~