Tuesday, April 03, 2007

MORNING DIAMONDS


Our local county park has beautiful Morning Diamonds to usher in the Springtime season.

The picture has more interesting detail when enlarged. So just click on the image.
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24 comments:

Jeff said...

Pretty colors. And you are right about the details. Well done.

Anna said...

What brilliant colors! It was so nice to wake up to this...thanks for your thoughts and prayers Sue. I am hoping we will all be better soon.

Olivier said...

elle est tres belle, et avec les gouttes d'eaux dessus, c'est superbe


it is very beautiful, and with the water drops above, it is superb

Mandi said...

Gorgeous, I love the dew drops! Good shot! I love the poppy too. Yay spring is on its way.

Meg in Nelson said...

So fresh looking! So.... opposite in seasons.

Laurie said...

These look like periwinkle, which are among the very first flowers to make their appearance here in the Spring. So delicate and pretty.

kris said...

oh yes, i see the beautiful droplets in the enlarge version-Lovely!

Piika said...

this is called Morning Diamond? What an excellent name!

AphotoAday said...

Well thank you very much, Photowannabe Sue, I had been wondering what the name of these was... They are extremely prolific right now here in Marin County... You did a great job with the photo -- I've been trying to shoot them with my close-up lens, but keep striking out because of the very short depth-of-field... I'll keep trying... They look great backlit, but again, no success as of yet...
Thanks again for the name -- they really are Blue Diamonds !

A Slice of Life said...

Beautiful. I'm really loving these flower shots. Spring is such a happy time of year :)

Beverly said...

What a neat photo. I love the drops of water on the leaves.

Susan said...

Like Laurie, I also thought it was Periwinkle also known as Vinca. Whatever the name, it is very pretty and always an early appearance. I have some in my garden.

Moi said...

I know someone who'd love to paint this...:)are those the dew drops??? they lend such beauty to the pic....:)

martineb said...

Indeed, this is a nice flowers with great d├ętails especially the tiny drops of water. Well done!

bluemountainmama said...

i love all these wildflower close-ups. little flowers that most people probably walk by and ignore....but have such beautiful little details. thanks for sharing the beauty!

Kekiinani said...

This is sooo nice. Feels like you can almost just touch that dew on the leaves!! How relaxing...Love the color and detail. :)

Still said...

I like this one but its a dangerous invaders... in my garden...

Pequete said...

The picture is beautiful, especially when enlarged, although I like it for the colours alone, without needing the detail.

Karen said...

This is beautiful

Annie said...

Those raindrops (dewdrops) are particularly pleasing on the greenery of this pretty flower.

Marc said...

Nice colors. An all around great shot.

Icarus said...

The similarities in our flora never fail to amaze me. I mean Portugal's & yours. I am from London, England & that's totally different.
The sale really looked like a lot of fun &glad it went so well for you.

annulla said...

Lovely, lovely. When I was growing up we called those flowers "periwinkles" and they meant that spring had really arrived. At last!

Blather From Brooklyn

LSqrd said...

Wow!! What a cool little flower!