Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flower duets... rainy day macro workshop at Green Spring Gardens... 2011!

flower collage
Once again posting a collage because I'm in a bit of overwhelm with MANY images I'd love to share with you. This collection of macro images are all part of the result of the macro workshop I attended on May 14, 2011 under the guidance of Blue Ridge Workshops staff. Clockwise from the top left (click any link to view the large size of that image), Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, Columbine, Crucifer* and Spanish Lavender, Lavendula stoechas. I don't know the species of phlox or columbine but both were lovely after the rain stopped.

I'll be posting this to Macro Monday over at Lisa's Chaos; come join the fun.

If you visited last week and I haven't returned the visit, please know that I will do so... lost internet service at the end of the week last week and was then out of town for a couple of days. I do appreciate each and every comment and will be stopping by over the next few days to see what I've been missing on your blogs. :-)

*Dutchbaby pointed out that my "Phlox" was most likely a Crucifer (a flower with which I'm unfamiliar) since Phlox has 5 petals and the flowers in the lower right corner of the collage have only four petals.


  1. I could look at these amazing macro shots of yours all day long. Just beautiful!

  2. Love these photos, but especially the spanish lavender!

  3. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers, Tory! These are all so gorgeous!

  4. Fantastic details in these macros Victoria. I absolutely love the image of the Foxglove.

  5. Beautiful collage! So lovely coulors!

  6. The colors in particular, Victoria, take my breath away. But all 4 of these flowers are beauties in and of delicate and yet so powerful. I LOVE your collages. :)

  7. Great macro. Love the color and details of the photos.

    I found your blog link for Monday Macro over at Lisa's Chaos.

  8. These blossoms make such a lovely collage!

  9. Wonderful, well-balanced collage with gorgeous images!

    I'm not sure the lower right flower is a phlox, which is a five-petaled flower in the Aster family. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure this is a crucifer, so named because of the four petals forming a cross. I don't know if you still have access to the flower, but if you can see that it has six stamens (four a little higher, two lower ones on the side), then you definitely have a crucifer. Don't you just hate a know-it-all?

  10. Hey there,
    I just did a little more research and I think what you have here is a Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis). Did the plant look like this: ?
    It is in the Brassicaceae family, which is also known as Cruciferae. When I studied a little bit of botany in college, back in nineteen-forgotten, we called the family Cruciferae, but I guess that is now outmoded.

    I love the name Dame's Rocket :-D


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