October close-up – leaves of green

October surprises me with this green plant growing in the embankment at my backyard. The fresh green got my attention.

Still found some green

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. 

how nature finds away to grow

October close-up – Oriental bittersweet

October berries of Oriental bittersweet.

Celastrus orbiculatus is a woody vine of the Celastraceae family. It is commonly called Oriental bittersweet, as well as Chinese bittersweet, Asian bittersweet, round-leaved bittersweet, climbing spindleberry and Asiatic bittersweet.

Oriental bittersweet

 

Oriental bittersweet growing on our fence, needs yearly cutting.

October close-up – fallen leaves of lilac

October colors on lilac leaves. Looks like nature placed hearts on the grass to get my attention.

the leaves of lilac

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. 

Edited version of the same photo of fallen lilac leaves

October close-up – Pink rose

Once again, Rose, in its glory.

Whilte blossoms

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. 

October close-up – Delicate flowers

A unknown flower to me, but it is, a beautiful and delicate. I’ve so many flower photos, that I have not shared. These are taken from my trop to Sri Lanka.

Whilte blossoms

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. 

October close-up – Pink flowers

Rose, flower is a flower and beautiful in its own right. As is hydrangea, both in pink tones

Pink Rose

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.  This time I am just posting shots of roses.

I love to have fresh flowers at home, I picked some roses this time.

Pink pastels
from the side
fuchsia

October close-up – Carnations

I always ,first pick out a photo when I start write a blog post , I decide what I want to share, and then maybe write few words to accompany it and come up with a title. I keep repeating the title as I am bad as coming up with them.

I mean, flower is a flower and beautiful in its own right. And I want to believe, that so are most of my photos that I choose to share. They should speak for themselves. Not that they always do, but I can make believe ☺

Pink Carnation

Since I am sharing close-ups, mostly of flowers I’ve decided also to participate in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.  This time I don’t have violets, but some of the carnations have violet color.

carnations looks lovely even as black and white image

I love to have fresh flowers at home, I picked some small carnations this time, because they stay looking good for a long time. I take photos of them to pass time and in the process get few nice shots. Edit them see what I can create from them.

white and violet
from the side

October close-up – Tulip

Since I am sharing close-ups , I’ve decided also to participated in Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. This time the T letter is also is attached to it 🙂 Tulips. The stylish and graceful Tulip is always elegant. it Is a delight.

Yellow tulip
Pink Yulip
ulip bud

flower of the day

Contrasting colors and flowers – one more shot. Slight editing difference in the feature shot and one in the post itself.

For no reason other than

it’s pretty?

I haven’t taken any photos lately, so how about just a lovely photo of a flower to brighten the day.

Color contrast

How to survive November 2021 Day 9

What is a better place to capture green than the botanical gardens, they have the light, right temperature there for flowers to bloom. Some green I captured from my visit.

Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from Parallel lines has hosted this challenge for years, I have been part of it for several years too, feel free to join us 🙂

Open your world to a green November and enjoy your creativity. How you do it is free as long as it’s green!

How to survive November 2021 Day 8

I have liked this little green flower, but never knowing what it was, until only few days ago, I learned that it is a carnation 🙂 . It was bit of a struggle to get these shots as there wasn’t that much light and I was too lazy to take out the camera, so I took these with my phone.

The lounge area had nice green chairs. And the plants…

Our favorite month, November! This year we’ll get rid of gray by painting the month in green. Lepis from Parallel lines has hosted this challenge for years, I have been part of it for several years too, feel free to join us 🙂

Kaivokatu in Helsinki

Open your world to a green November and enjoy your creativity. How you do it is free as long as it’s green!

Colors

I am taking the easy way out from dilemma, going with color theme, mostly. Most likely the photos will be of flowers, but I might surprise you and myself, who knows what colorful things I will find to photograph.

“Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Red

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde

Green

Color is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings.

Yellow
Green
Brown and beige
Purple

The wonder s of water lilies

I annually visit Mustio castle. I love the beautiful park and the dock that is surrounded by water lilies. I have yet to unload my camera disk, these I took with with my mobile.

Water lilies
The dock
Pink water lilie

Heartleaf oxeye

Heartleaf oxeye

Telekia speciosa , attracts day butterflies (nettle butterfly), honeybees and beetles as you can see and as we have to keep them safe so we will have flowers etc in the future too, this is a great flowers addition to the garden.

Tiny flowers

I found these tiny, tiny flowers as I looked closely to the ground during my stay at the summer house. Always a joy to capture the nature’s tiny wonders

Rose

We call this rose juhannus ruusu, a midsummer rose. This summer it has bloomed beautifully. Happy Sunday!

crabapple tree in bloom

Crabapple tree blossoms

Known for their fragrant springtime blooms and jewel-like fruit, crabapple trees make beautiful additions to the landscape. These are from an old one that every years continues to give joy! There are tons of varieties to choose from, but here is one of the best ones for long-lasting, colorful flowers, fruit, and fall foliage when planted in a sunny spot.

Apple tree blossoms

I love trying to find good angles to take a photo, and light that brings the topic to its best. Sometimes I succeed sometimes not.

Forget me not

this is the time to take photos of this small and delicate beauty the comes to life when you look close enough. These are taken after the rain with small droplets still to be found in some shots.

Forget me not

The hydrangea in snow

Symbolism. The hydrangea represents gratitude, grace and beauty. It also radiates abundance because of the lavish number of flowers and the generous round shape. Its colours symbolise love, harmony and peace. Even in the winter when they are brown?

Frozen RED berries

I found some color amongst the snow.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

How to survive November 2020-25

Christmas rose

Sitting at breakfast reading news even if they are not that inspiring. I started thinking about todays picture. So I was admiring the flower on the table and as quickly as the thought came to my head, it was done. Took my mobile, took a photo, problem solved. Sometimes its easy as that, if you don’t over think it. Small everyday joys, flowers saved the day!

joulu ruusu

The old photo is from our trip to the California last year. We met these old hippies, that is their words at a scenic stop on the road. The van and they look photographic together so we exchanged few pleasantries and I aske if I could take a photo.

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How to survive November 2020-18

Art By Ritva

Sleep is so precious thing and I have a problem with it, but his morning I slept late until 9 am, and the best part was the night before It did not take me hours to fall a sleep. the bliss for not having to wait and wait for it to come. So today I am in much better spirits and today we have blue skies again. The joy of that is great.

I had neglected my orchid, I had forgotten to water it, today I did and also got my camera ready. These are my todays shots.

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Art By Ritva