Sunday, 12 April 2009

Today's Flowers.

 

 

 

 
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Camellias in my back yard. Click to enlarge!

 

 

 
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Narcissus from my front yard. Click to enlarge.

Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek: Νάρκισσος) in Greek mythology was a hero from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. In the various stories he is exceptionally cruel, in that he disdains those who love him. As divine punishment he falls in love with a reflection in a pool, not realizing it was his own, and somehow dies out of frustration.


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33 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

To die from frustration must be an agony. I like the flowers. And my goodness your backyard must look a little like a paradise with things so pretty. We are still looking at frost and freezing temperatures in the morning and sun the rest of the day. But it never does get warm, warm. Just a kind of virtual warm. You think it is warm but it is only an illusion.

Barbara Martin said...

Gorgeous flowers, Wil. I have yet to see budding flowers in my neighbourhood.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Not sure that camellias smell but I know narcissi do and from your photographs I can almost smell them reader wil.

Wonder Turquette said...

Beautiful flowers! This is the first time I see pink camelias! I knew they existed but I had always seen white ones!

Happy Easter!

ViennaDaily said...

You must have a beautiful garden! :) Beautiful flowers!

Taj said...

Its the first time I saw that kind of flowers...the petals have an amazin arrangement!

ilanadavita said...

Great macro-shots. We have narcissi in the garden too.

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow those are so pretty, I love the detail.

Gill in Canada

Denise said...

Such delicate blooms and wonderful photographs. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow, Wil! Beautiful!

Lanny said...

Thank you for sharing! Those are exquisite flowers. I like seeing camelias, I don't have any because the rain is so hard on them so I enjoy other peoples! Have a very blessed Easter week!

kayleen said...

Both the camelias and the narsicus are absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful photos of both. Thanks for sharing.

Nebraska Birding

Pat - Arkansas said...

Both are very beautiful. Our camellias start blooming in late January or early February here, although some varieties will bloom later. The one you have pictured here is lovely in its color and variegation. That is a lovely narcissus, too.

Pacey said...

Wow, what a great detail of the photos. I love the white ones, they look so dainty. Thanks for the comment but yes, I do forget about the tweede pink dag, when is it celebrated? :)

Prettige Dag!

VALKYRIEN said...

So beautiful! Must be heavenly to walk in a garden looking at such lovely flowers! Sigh.....

Wish you a happy Easter! God påske! :)

Mariamellie said...

Dear Wil, this is my first time to really see the narcissi flowers, they are indeed delicate. Do they smell good??.. would love to visit your garden one day! =) Hugs.

Raven said...

Great photos you have shown today.

Janice Thomson said...

Gorgeous flowers Wil. Such beautiful camelias. Love these shots.

Kendris said...

Beautiful color and symmetry; nicely framed shots!

dot said...

Beautiful shots! Camellias are the state flower for the state I was born in. (Alabama)

Paz said...

Beautiful flowers. What a beautiful garden you must have.

Paz (who loves your banner header)

Etje said...

Gisteren niet op bezoek kunnen komen was veel te druk, dus kom ik je vandaag toch nog een fijne paasmaandag wensen.

Groetjes

Arija said...

Bthe your front and backyards must be looking quite wonderful with your beautiful flowers.
Happy Easter Wil.

Carletta said...

My backyard or frontyard aren't nearly this far along yet.
These are lovely and you've captured them beautifully!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Megha Chhatbar said...

You are lucky to have such beautiful flowers in your front yard..:) They have lovely colors...:)Take care And one more thing, I love your header...He's soo cute...:)
Megha
Art on Sketchbook

NicoleB said...

Oh, they are all lovely!
That first white camelia shot ismy Fav though :)
Beautiful!

Ann said...

Not long after I was married, my elderly landlord used to bring me a camelia flower when he came to collect our rent. He has long passed on, and when ever I see a camelia bush, I think of him.

Brenda said...

I had not heard the story before about the man dying from frustration because of his reflection. Your flowers are a refreshing sight to see!

Tulip said...

great capture of beautiful flowers. happy easter!

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful flowers today! I thought the first was a rose..looks like a rose...but I know it's not.

jeannette stgermain said...

As you already know I love camellias. The pics are amazing -razor sharp. Which camera do you have? We (or my hubby rather) are looking for a new cameera.

Indrani said...

These flowers are beautiful. You must be having a great time sitting in the colorful garden sipping coffee/tea. :)

Hope you had a great Easter! I was holidaying.

Happily Retired Gal said...

BEAUTIFUL camelias ... remind me of my childhood garden.
Hugs and blessings,