Samstag, 23. August 2014

Floral hodgepodge


...taken on the "DONAUGARTENSCHAU" / Danubian horticultural show in
Deggendorf, Bavaria.








Dienstag, 19. August 2014

Summer beach art


...just two weeks ago on Germany's most beautiful sand heap.






 This and much more is the result of the summer activities of an older couple that spends several weeks on their favorite beach section on their beloved vacation island on the North Frisian North Sea coast.












Freitag, 15. August 2014

Distelfalter auf Distel


Painted Lady  or   Cosmopolitan


Vanessa cardui

on thistle






Enjoy a colourful weekend!



Sonntag, 10. August 2014

Vast...


... or as we call it in German:

Unendliche Weite

 








That's what we call a beach... ;-)


Montag, 28. Juli 2014

Purple or pink???


What's your favorite color of...

Nymphaea colorata...

/ Bunte Seerose oder Blaue Nil-Seerose /

...the water lily that is native to tropical East Africa

and  is available in a violet-blue or in a less common pink varant.







Enjoy a great summer time, all y'all!

I'm taking a break to find great new photo subjects for you... ;-)




Dienstag, 22. Juli 2014

The old cemertry at the village of Benz


I really like taking flowers and blossoms in spring and summer all day long,
but every now and then it's time to point your camera to other objects of desire as well.

Difficult to say a cemetry can be an object of desire.

Above all a cemertry is a place place of mourning, where relatives and friends can commemorate their decedents.

But the old burial ground of the village of Benz on the island of Usedom
can be such an object of desire for passionate photographers as well.

 
The very old part of the cemetry from 1836 is not longer actively used for burials,
it's like a park of silence and contemplation amidst an enchanted forest.


As you can see you find some of the old cast-iron crosses and railing on that old site,
they used to mark and enclose the burial grounds in the past.


Many tomb raiders and walk-in thiefs had damaged and stolen many of the iron yesteryear's witnesses,
but you still can find several of these beautiful keepsakes.


More or less large parts of the cemetry grounds and many of the railings and tombstones are overgrown by ivy.


Those that are not ivy-clad...

...are cobwebbed.



Nowadays the old cemetry of Benz is under monumental protection.

But you are allowed to enter this idyllic site
and to feel and breathe its very special charme. 


A peaceful and relaxed summer period to all of you!



Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

Flower field - field flowers




I assume that it was way back that you have been sitting amidst a meadow of field flowers with various different (wild) species - all blooming higgledy-piggledy.

Am I right?

For me it was really a long time ago I found such a magnificent flower field I never tired of looking at the colorful beauties.


 Some of the field flowers I knew - like the Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower),
but others I haven't seen before.


Does anybody of you have an idea what kind of pink floret I took here???

It's NOT a pink

daisy
cormflower
marguerite
strawflower

It's a ... ???

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--> Rhodanthe chlorocephala, also known as pink paper daisy / Rosa Papierblume!!

thanks to Jill Harrison's post:


And the red one??? 



Cornflower and red poppy should know everybody.


But for all the other floral gems I need to browse through a plant identification book.



Next to the "wild" flower meadow was a field of one of my favourite flowers:

Ringelblume - common marigold - Calendula officinalis

The next photo is a "standard image" of a marigold blossom, but...

 ...have you ever seen such a huge field of Calendula officinalis???

Quasi a "sea of orange"???


I wish you a colourful weekend, dear blog friends!

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addition:


Did it.

;-)