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Posts tagged “flowers

w12

Week 12! Little blue spring flowers, they’re called Chionodoxa but are also known as “Glory-of-the-snow”. In Sweden we call them (translated) “Spring Stars”, which I think is a very nice name 🙂


w11

Week 11: The first cherry blossoms of the year! 🙂

Prunus serrulata


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Yesterday I saw my first bee of the year, and not just any bee – I think she’s unusually beautiful, and look how happy she is! 🙂 Covered in fresh pollen from a crocus, just what she needed after the winter.

European honey bee (Apis mellifera) on a Spring crocus (Crocus vernus)


w10

Slowly it’s getting warmer.. Week 10 now and here in Amsterdam we can enjoy some spring flowers already 🙂

I took these pictures this afternoon –

(1) Lent lily (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)

(2) Christmas rose (Helleborus niger)


2-22

I know it’s only the 22nd of February, but Spring is coming! Here’s my first flower picture of the year, taken a few days ago 🙂

(In case it’s not obvious, I don’t own a macro lens anymore and I’m not fully familiar with my new camera but I’m learning as I go along!)

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Eranthis hyemalis


w12

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

May your Easter basket be full of hope, health, joy, happiness and peace.

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.


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decay

Withered, but still decorative 🙂

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Ps. I’m taking a little blog break, back in a few weeks!


w7

Only seven weeks into 2015, and this weekend I already found flowers to photograph. Crazy! This winter’s no winter.

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kyligt

So far we haven’t had a real winter here in Amsterdam this year either, but last night it snowed for the first time! Unfortunately it’s melted away already.. These pictures were taken this morning

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