Friday, 12 March 2010

Feeling "Greenish"

Not feeling seasick despite the title of this post. In between sowing veggie seeds in the greenhouse I took one or two photos of some of my special snowdrops this afternoon. Although in theory the temperature nudged double figures today, in practise it felt cooler with a wind and clouds taking the edge off those extra degrees. So I took my pots of snowdrops inside the greenhouse. Still trying to get the hang of photographing these white blobs but here's a couple of them, firstly galanthus nivalis "Greenish" ~



and then a touch of gold with galanthus plicatus "Wendys Gold" ~



I was feeling particularly snowdroppy happy today as the post bought my birthday present from himself - some more of these enchanting little flowers. More on this another day.

19 comments:

  1. Nice captures of your snowdrops - I agree white flowers are hard to photograph!

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  2. Sweet little things - I am so enchanted with these and must get some. Happy Birthday to you, Anna!

    (Just imagine that I sang that to you) ;-)

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  3. Love that flower..., like a lantern. ~bangchik

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  4. Dear Anna, What an absolutely perfect birthday present - a parcel of special snowdrops. They bring such cheer at this rather dreary time of year, so I am sure you will look upon them fondly for years to come. 'Wendy's Gold' is charming and so unusual, an absolute gem!

    Here in Budapest the weather has lost all its promise of spring. More snow yesterday and slush today.Ice to follow....Have a very happy birthday weekend.

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  5. Ohhhh, how beautiful, looking forward to seeing what the post brought!

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  6. Happy Birthday Anna!! Many Happy Returns to the day! May your snowdrop present multiply and bring you joy for years to come. I love your second photo ... very poetic!! Carol

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  7. Happy birthday, Anna! I was just about to sadly admit that snow drops all looked more or less the same to me when *presto!* you showed the gold close-up. Yay! Now even I can see a unique feature! (Lots of trees look the same to me, too, LOL!)

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  8. Lovely photo's Anna, I am probably in a minority but I find snowdrops boring, but your close up shot has made me see there is more to them than just a tiny white blob. I think it's because I like big blousy flowers, or delicate bright ones.
    I hope you had a lovely birthday. x

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  9. These are lovely, Anna, and now I can jump up and down with glee because I have snowdrops too! Whoo hoo!

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  10. I love your snowdrops! Your pictures are great. It seems like white flowers are hard to photograph, but yours turned out really nice.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Anna! I wish you many happy returns of the day.

    I've just gotten to appreciate snowdrops this year. In January, I wrote a post about them, as a matter of fact. I'd never thought much about them and then had a very close encounter, much like you pictured in your second photo. Although thanks to this post and a few others, I now realize that there are many, many kinds of snowdrops out there to fuel my new passion. :) "Greenish" is gorgeous!

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  12. Haven't come across snowdrops with gold bits before.

    And Happy Birthday!

    Lucy

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  13. Many happy returns, Anna. I think the intricate details on snowdrops amazing. There's so many different varieties, however, some look so alike unless you get up close and notice the detail. Wendys Gold is certainly different though, with it's yellow tinge.

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  14. Happy birthday Anna. What a lovely present to get for yourself. I can't get over the number of varieties of snowdrops there are - I've only seen two different types in the trade here in Ontario - perhaps they're not hardy? Sometimes I trick my camera into focusing where I want by putting a sheet of paper behind the blossom. It may take 5 or 6 half presses until the lens reads what I want. That little yellow/white galanthus is just darling.

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  15. Happy Birthday Anna! Your Galanthus are gorgeous. I'd say you've got the picture taking perfected.

    Props for Himself and his thoughtfulness.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Anna. Your snowdrops are lovely, and their arrival is so welcome celebrating the arrival of spring. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful day, and I look forward to seeing more of these beautiful flowers. What a wonderful gift!

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  17. The close-up is lovely! Very nice pictures. The time of day can also impact the color you get when taking photos...

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  18. Happy Happy Birthday Anna!

    'Wendy's Gold' is a sweet one, like you!

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  19. Did I mention I like the new look layout? I do.


    Watch those Galathus,addictive, you might have to check into re-hab, others have I'm sure, slippery slope...

    Happy (belated) birthday

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.