From Bud to Bloom


Pincushion Flower 1 May 2016

Pincushion Flower 2

Pincushion Flower 3

Pincushion Flower 4

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa “Butterfly Blue”)

~~Around Here~~

We have been having some really beautiful, really warm weather.

The 3 inches of rain we got yesterday was MUCH needed, and I am sure that the fish in our pond are much happier.  🙂

My first ever vegetable garden was doing beautifully.  Then, the deer came to visit.

Hard to be too upset.  Guess they were just hungry.  Really hungry.

Have you ever seen how a chipmunk “handles” a peanut???  Truly hilarious.

I’ll post some pictures soon.

Have a great week ahead!

Categories: Flowers, Here in Hobbitsville, Nature, SummerTags: , , , , , ,

37 comments

  1. Esta serie de macros é muito,muito boa,as cores são muito bonitas. tem um bom fim de semana .amiga !!

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  2. Marvelous photos of this wonderful bud and the colors and form are stunning !
    Have a great weekend ahead, Lisa.
    Best, Synnöve

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  3. amazing macro images of the scabiosa. What a very creative way of presenting them rather than simply in the one stage. I’m sorry about your garden; unless you create a high fence around it, I’m afraid it will be a losing battle … unless of course you scare off the deer. I can tell you’re enjoying the place so much. It must be like a new life — I know I felt that way when, after living in the city for nearly 2 decades, I moved back on a farm. Enjoy every little discovery and observation Lisa!

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  4. Wow! These macros are gorgeous Lisa! 🙂

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  5. I’m absolutely blown away by that first macro, Lisa. Amazing. What a shame about your garden but I commend your equanimity!

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  6. These are beautiful, Lisa!

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  7. I love how you got a big zoom with the bee on the flower. Great work!

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  8. Such beautiful macro work. The flowers are so vibrant and the bee, in perfect focus, adds a very nice distraction and demention to that flower. Love your color choices also. Beautiful work in your garden.

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  9. wow … i love ‘series’ of things and this is so cool, i got to see the beauty unfold and be enjoyed!

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  10. Wonderful shots of that gorgeous bloom as it develops from bud. The last shot with the bee is marvellous in detail, Lisa.

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  11. That is a lovely series of photos. A miniature photo essay about the life of a flower. Love it. 🙂

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  12. These are beyond beautiful! You have such a talent for capturing stunning detail in everything you shoot. Love the bee! I hope you are having a wonderful summer and finding time to relax a bit. xox

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  13. Beautiful shots Lisa! Glad you have had some rain and are enjoying being outside.

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  14. Absolut stunning Lisa.
    Have a fantastic week ahead.
    Warm wishes Marijke

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  15. Wow – truly beautiful!

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  16. So lovely! The transformation is lovely to watch through your lens. We’ve had a pretty humid summer so far with rain at the right moments – the gardens love it. The animals, too!

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  17. Gorgeous photos. Beautiufully done. Valerie

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  18. Lisa these are just GORGEOUS images! Absolutely loved each one and the story they tell. Thank you also for visiting and following Edyn’s blog, very thoughtful of you Lisa. 🙂

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  19. What a beautiful flower, these photos are stunning

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  20. These are amazing! Thank you!! It’s funny how our weather seems to be so similar, despite the distance. We need rain again, too. And my hibiscus was blooming beautifully… until the deer discovered it! It’s like we’re in parallel worlds. 🙂

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  21. Gorgeous! On the first one, it’s odd that one side is budding and one is blooming…or is that a composite? It’s great.

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    • No, not a composite, Candace. One of the things I love about these flowers is that each of those “buds” that you see in the first image, becomes a single petal of the flower. The buds begin opening in the center, and sort of work their way to the outer edges. I find it strange because the buds on the outer edge are much bigger, and look like they should open first, but they don’t. I would love to do a time lapse of this, but I would have to learn how to do it first! 🙂

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  22. Each photo is exquisite but the third speaks loudest to my heart strings. It’s an exercise in frustration to lose the product you nurtured to see another admired creature enjoy the fruits of your labour.

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  23. Oh so nice to see your macro work again! Always, so stunning to see such details in flowers and insects. Yes, the deer were so hungry and ate your fresh tasty garden. The baby bunny ate my nice sweet peas that I finally got to grow. Glad you had some nice rain too. Have a refreshing week head, my friend!! xx

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  24. Incredibly beautiful photographs, Lisa! You can’t take away your eyes from them; you want to look and look and enjoy these summer beauties.

    Wish you a nice and peaceful week, dear Lisa.

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  25. What a beauty! I love how you captured the flowers stages Lisa! Nature is so amazing.

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  26. The third one, in particular, is just gorgeous!

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  27. Lisa, I’m loving these shots of the Scabiosa from bud to bloom (to pollen and bee). Sounds like you’re having a wonderful summer and are keeping the wildlife well-fed.

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  28. I am constantly amazed by the details of nature. Beautiful shots!

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  29. These just make me smile as I do love beautiful macros. Happy Sunday to you

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  30. oh lisa, how beautiful and what a fun thing to do. your images are outstanding…they say blue, i say purple!!

    we too have gotten a lot of rain over the past few days, much needed here also. now we are in for 7 days of sunshine. i feel sad about your vegetable garden, mine is huge and we just started getting cucumbers. i wish i could mail you one 😉

    nice to see you today, have a fun sunday!!!!

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  31. Hi Lisa, these pictures are stunning! This flower is so unique ~ it does look like a pin cushion! Sorry to hear the deer ate your vegetable garden. We tried to plant tomatoes and herbs but need to find a sunnier spot as they didn’t do too well this year.

    Can’t wait to see the chipmunk pictures. My husband was reading an article yesterday as to why we seem to have so many chipmunks this year. Apparently, we had an abundance of acorns in the Fall and so the chipmunks were well fed and multiplied! Hilarious.

    Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend. xx 🙂

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  32. Beautiful images and of course your macro.

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  33. Great macros, Lisa. Love the burst of colour.

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