Lilies – Orange Macro

Beautiful orange lilies – macro style 🙂

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Wild Grass

Wild grass; It’s a nice thing to see and always reminds me of the summer, or that the summer is coming!

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Wildflower

Some make call this a wildflower, and some may call it a weed in wild grass, but I will let you make up your own mind on it 🙂

(taken just outside Castlebar, in Co,. Mayo, Ireland)

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Daisies in June

Daisies growing in the garden on a sunny June day

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Flowers in May

Flowers growing around my garden in Co. Mayo on a sunny day in May…

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Gardening / Planting in the fine weather

 

This fine weather has everyone out gardening and planting in the West of Ireland. With the fresh vegetables like potatoes, carrots and cabbage planted, lets hope we can sample some of these home grown delights very soon 🙂

Anthurium Andreanum

This plant is a cultivated hybrid of an Anthurium andreanum and belongs to the family of the Araceae. The flowers are tiny on the yellow stem.

Anthurium is a large species, belonging to the arum family (Araceae). Anthurium can also be called “Flamingo Flower” or “Boy Flower”, both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.

Anthurium flowers are small and develop crowded in a spike on a fleshy axis, called a spadix, a characteristic of the Araceae. The flowers on the spadix are often divided sexually with a sterile band separating male from female flowers. This spadix can take on many forms (club-shaped, tapered, spiraled, and globe-shaped) and colors (white, green, purple, red, pink, or a combination).

Purple Wild Flowers

Purple wild flowers growing in a grass ditch in Commauns, Burren, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.  If you look closely at this shot you will see that there is actually is actually a fly on one of the flowers which i didn’t notice at the time 🙂 It is called Herb Robert

Dandelions

Dandelions – The dandelion is a perennial, herbaceous plant with long, lance-shaped leaves. They’re so deeply toothed, they gave the plant its name in Old French: Dent-de-lion means lion’s tooth in Old French.

They grow individually on hollow flower stalks 2 to 18″ tall. Each yellow flower head consists of hundreds of tiny ray flowers. Unlike other composites, there are no disk flowers.

The flower head can change into the familiar, white, globular seed head overnight. Each seed has a tiny parachute, to spread far and wide in the wind.  The thick, brittle, beige, branching taproot grows up to 10″ long. All parts of this plant exude a white milky sap when broken.

Green

Green flower bud/centre. I’m not sure if this is a flower of it’s own but I really love the texture and the shades of lime green and into slight shades of yellow…

Pink Flower

Pink Flower – with hints of white and yellow through the beautiful petals.  I thought this flower was very pretty and warn, nearly like a pink daisy but on a larger scale.  Not quite sure what this flower is called – apologies!

Yellow Daffodils

Photographs of Yellow Daffodils taken in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

The peom by William Wordsworth “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is also known as Daffodils or The Daffodils.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.