When I went for a walk yesterday, the Celandines were really putting on a good show. The woodland path was surrounded by them. So bright and cheerful 🙂 And of course, I couldn’t just leave it there, I have to get closer 🙂 I didn’t notice at the time, but the central flower in the…… Continue reading Carpet of Flowers
Where Primroses and understated and gentle in their yellowness, Celandines throw all that aside and are unashamedly bright and brash. I love gentle yellows, but I also love this bright yellow, brightening up the hedgerows and verges with their splashes of sunshine.
Celandines are growing now and starting to speckle the hedgerows with little splashes of sunshine. Spring is coming! 🙂 Sunshine in a flower
It really seems to be properly spring now, and everything is growing. The Celandines have become a carpet of yellow stars, instead of just the occasional one or two. I even photographed my first butterfly of the year, a Peacock Butterfly, who was enjoying the Celandines too!
The Celandines haven’t really got going properly yet, but there are some scattered about. You need a sunny day to see them at their best as they close up when it’s cloudy making it harder to get a nice shot of their sunshiny splash.
In order to focus closely on the stamens in these lovely spring Celandines, I have let the petals be blurred and out of focus. When taking close-up photos, you are constantly making decisions about which bits to keep in focus and which to blur. Even when you are using a tripod it’s hard to take…… Continue reading Blurred Petals
Ok, so maybe it’s not perfect symmetry, but when these petals fully unfurl, this Celandine will be a perfect symmetrical star of sunshine. The centre part is already symmetrical anyway! One of the first spring flowers you see around here and such a welcome splash of colour in the hedgerow. This one is one of…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry
This little bee looks cute curled up on this Celandine. In reality it was busy visiting flowers, but I captured a moment when it was curled round looking like it was having a doze!
Celandines are so bright and cheery aren’t they? This one caught my eye and I got down low to get this shot. I like to call it ‘sunshine on a stem’ 🙂 This one is the same flower from a more usual angle:
Celandines are a great sign of springtime so it’s great to see them all around in the hedgerows at the moment. Just in the last week the numbers have swelled and they seem to be everywhere. Lovely little golden stars brightening everything up. I got in really close for this shot showing all the tiny…… Continue reading Sign of Spring