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Happy New Year 2011!-Macro Flowers Saturday

New Year Wish...

Perhaps a bit wiser,
a bit kinder, too,
a little bit braver,
a heart that's more true,
a touch of believing
I've not known before,
in joys I'm receiving
a little bit more.
Happy new Year 2011!
A little more anxious
to reach out my hand,
despite hurt or problems
to still understand,
accepting the heartache
that life often brings,
a little more beauty
in life's simple things.

Bush branches covered with snow
A prayer when I'm weary
as onward I trod,
a little more trusting,
believing in God,
'tis this I would wish for
within moments dear,
not a lot - just a little
this wondrous new year.
~ Garnett Ann Schultz

Have a Beautiful New Year's Eve!
Sure, there are better things to do at this moment of the year, but, maybe you'll find a little time to post to this meme too.

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Snow covered dried wildflowers

Though covered with snow, these little wildflowers are still upright.
Dried wildflowers covered with snow
Under snow
Snow covered dried flowers
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Merry Christmas! from Macro Flowers Saturday

The Wreath is on the Door

The wreath is on the door
And the snow is on the tree
God has laid His holy hands
On all that we can see.

Be quick to raise your voice
And praise what He has brought.
Keep now His love in every choice
And Christmas in every thought.
Merry Christmas
I wish all of you a blessed and merry Christmas!
May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

If you still have free space for decorations on your blog, like the ones I have here (on the left and right side), there are many beautiful free icons at this post. You will find there instructions for installation too.

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Christmas thoughts

I Wish That I Could Wrap Up Christmas

I wish that I could wrap up all the love and Holiday cheer
That comes along with Christmas and with New Year's every year,
Pack it in a pretty box and put it on my shelf
And pull it down again each year and give it to myself.

I wish that I could tie up all my favorite carols with twine,
Wind around some ribbon, too, and for twelve months call them mine
Until the next Yuletide came when the sounds again could be unfurled
And untie every single one then give them to the world.
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Winter rose-Red rose in snow

Welcome to another macro flowers weekend, this time with winter roses.

Most roses are long gone in December. The rose bushes of this one species are under snow for days now and they don't seam to suffer. I would say, they like is.
I took some photos on the first day of snow, this week and I repeated them after a few days.
Each second photo was taken two days later.
Click on the first photo and see the entire series enlarged.
Winter rose
As you can see, the difference is only a thicker snow blanket, the roses are not altered, even now at -6C.
Rose in snow

Rose and snow
When you are looking for frost resistant roses for your garden, these are the ones. Unfortunately I don't know their name.
Red rose under snow

Rose bud in snow

Red rose in snow

Rose bud in winter snow

See also some snowy chrysanthemums.
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Next Saturday is Christmas Day. Remember, you can post anything you consider to be festive and in the holiday's spirit.

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Snow on chrysanthemum flowers-snowy mums

Sweet snow-covered mums.
I've found these pink chrysanthemums covered with snow. This is the third day snow falls continuously and the poor flowers are still holding.
Chrysanthemums in snow
Pink chrysanthemums in snow
Pink chrysanthemums covered with snow
Snow on mums flowers

See some beautiful, snow covered roses too!

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Christmas cactus in winter

It's weekend again and a new round of Macro Flowers Saturday.
You are probably very busy with cooking, baking and decorating, this holiday season. Still, I hope you have some time reserved for posting.
I think, the holiday season deserves more flexibility, so till the and of the year, you can post everything you consider decorative, related to Christmas, New year, and beauty.
Let us see your amazing Christmas decoration ideas, culinary art and wonderful but different traditions, throughout the world. I hope you agree with the idea. Of course, you can still post just flowers if you wish, it's your choice.

Do you want to try out a new cake? Here is the recipe!

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Pink Cyclamen photos

Cyclamen are grown for their beautiful flowers and their patterned foliage.
Flowering time may be any month of the year, so, we can have them in winter too, in our homes.

Several species of Cyclamen are hardy and can be grown outdoors in mild climates. These cyclamen flowers, bought from the florist are more sensitive to frost.
While flowering, florists' cyclamens should be kept below 20 °C (68 °F). Higher temperature than this may induce the plant to go dormant.
Pink Cyclamen
Light pink Cyclamen
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The rose - Yellow rose head macro

Welcome to a new addition of Macro Flowers Saturday!

I have many beautiful roses for you, today!
There is no way to show them all in a post, so please watch the video to see the best of my summer rose collection.
Yellow rose head- macro photography
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun's love,
In the spring, becomes the rose.


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Common Marigold-Calendula officinalis macro photo

The Common Marigold - Calendula officinalis - is familiar to everyone, with its pale-green leaves and golden orange flowers. It is said to be in bloom on the calends of every month, hence its Latin name.
Calendula, this powerful flower, is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, being used as a wound-healer or in skin infections and eczema.

Pot marigold, on its other name, is known to be high in anti-oxidants that may help prevent skin cell damage caused by free radicals. Therefor, pot marigold flowers are used in several cosmetic and pharmaceutic preparations like skin creams, shampoos for oily hair and herbal mouth rinses.
Pot Marigold-Calendula officinalis
Last but not least, the brightly colored, orange-yellow calendula flowers are a great addition to any gardeen.
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Pointy petal Chrysanthemum-macro photo

These big pompom-like Chrysanthemums with their narrow, pointy petals remember me of a sweet story I've read one of these days.
White Chrysanthemum-macro photo
Here is the story:
On a beautiful moonlit night a young girl wandered in a garden. She gathered a blossom and began to pull off its petals one by one to see whether or not her lover cared. Suddenly, a little elf appeared before her, assuring her that she was very much adored. He said, "Your beloved will become your husband and he will live as many years as the flower, which you choose, has petals." When the elf had disappeared, the maiden began to search for a flower with the greatest number of petals. At length she picked a Persian carnation, and with a golden hairpin she separated each petal into two or three parts. Soon her deft fingers had increased the number of folioles of the corolla to three times the original number, and she wept with joy to think of the happiness she had brought her future husband. Thus it was that the kiku, or chrysanthemum, came into being many centuries ago in a garden where the moon shone over the flowers and glistened on the streams and little bamboo bridges.

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Dianthus caryophyllus-Sweet William-Carnation

Dianthus caryophyllus, on its more popular name, carnation or Sweet William is a simple, old, garden flower.
These pretty frilled flower decorate the gardens from May to late summer in a great variety of colors.
Here is a lovely smoky pink dianthus flower. Though, it is not visible in the photo, the foliage of this variety of Sweet William has a beautiful silver-green color.
Dianthus caryophyllus-pink
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White blossoms for Thanksgiving-Macro Flower Saturday 38

Welcome to a new addition of Macro Flowers Saturday!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
to all my American blogger friends!

Well, I'm not familiar with this Holiday but I hope, some white blossoms will be appropriate, as white means purity.
White blossoms
Close-up of white blossom

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Raindrops on fall fowers-reflections

I love to take macro photographs of raindrops, though this photo is from my archive.
We had our first snow last night, so there will be no new sunny flowers till spring. Not just because there are no more flowers this year, but these macro photos don't look the same in winter lighting.
Raindrops on fall flowers-reflections
See some more of these macro photos at my raindrop gallery.
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Pink rose for you-Macro Flower Saturday 37

Welcome to a new round of Macro Flower Saturday!
Thanks for all your beautiful contributions and a wonderful weekend to all my guests!

Here is a beautiful rose for you! I'm not sure about the color, is it pink, is it coral?
Coral-pink rose-single rose head

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White and red roses-love bouquet

White and red roses, aren't they magnificent?
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Yellow mums-flower pictures

Chrysanthemums are my favorite autumn flower. So many colors and shapes, all of them are beautiful but these big, fragrant chrysanthemum flower heads are magnificent.
Yellow mums-flowers
Pale yellow chrysanthemum-macro
See also a lovely edible chrysanthemum.
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Orange gerbera-macro photo

I have just a bright orange gerbera for today. These vivid colors are very energizing on these autumn days.
Orange gerbera-macro
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Hydrangea macrophylla-Hortensia-Macro Flower Saturday 36

Welcome to a new round of Macro Flower Saturday!
Thanks for all your beautiful contributions and a wonderful weekend to all my guests!

Hydrangea (Hortensia) is a very popular, small shrub, much appreciated in home gardens and landscapes, for its showy flowers and rich foliage.
Pink Hydrangea macrophylla-HortensiaIn most species Hydrangea flowers are white, but in some species, like Hydrangea macrophylla, the flowers can be pink, blue or purple shades.
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Make a wish - blow the dandelion!

For some adults, the dandelion is just a weed, but not for children. They are the flowers of childhood and play.
Dandelion seeds on a big puffball awaken in me pleasant childhood memories.
Do you recall your granny telling you that you can make a wish and if you can blow all of the seeds off the tuft in one breath, your wish will come true.
So, make your wish but don't tell! Now blow on the dandelion!
Dandelion clock-extreme close-up of dandelion seeds
Little girls and boys come out to play, yes
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion,...♫
- Rolling Stones

What was once a flower, became a delicate dandelion clock, to all children's joy.
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Macro Flower Saturday 35-Anthurium lily

Welcome to a new round of Macro Flower Saturday!
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

This year, we have a beautiful, long autumn (so far), with bright sunny days and no rain.
At this time of the year, almost all our flowers are gone, except a few stubborn wildflower, which don't mind the light frost during nights.

A part of the world never sees winter and continues blooming all year round, so I hope we will see many interesting flowers from these countries, while ours rest.

However, winter will not stop us from taking flower photos; I'm sure, you have many, gorgeous potted flowers.
My photo reserves for winter are mainly house plants and cut flowers.

For starters, I share this bright red Anthurium lily, also called the Flamingo flower.
It is a common flower, for most of you, thought is has a very interesting structure.
The waxy, heart shaped petals of the Anthurium make the impression of an artificial flower.

Red AnthuriumThey come in many colors, from pure white, all shades of pink and reds, orange and even green.
I share with you just the red one today but I'll post Anthuriums of other colors too, in future post.
Anthurium-macro photography

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Thistle flowers in autumn

Some of these lovely thistle flowers are just too stubborn to let go.
We have a beautiful, long autumn and despite the light frost during the night, some wildflowers are determined to enjoy the bright autumn sunshine, a little bit longer.
Thistle flower
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Chrysanthemums of October-pictures of flowers

Chrysanthemum flowers are the stars of October. Flowering season ends and nature takes good by in the most beautiful way with the last color explosion of the Chrysanthemums.
This beautiful, hardy flower, of all sizes and colors, really deserves to be called the "The queen of fall flowers".
Yellow and pink chrysanthemums
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Red autumn leaves-Macro Flower Saturday 34

Welcome to Macro Flower Saturday!

Happy Halloween!

Don't trick! Here is your treat:

Take some of these hazelnut sticks with chocolate and caramel too!
Hazelnut sticks
Wonderful weekend to you all and thanks for sharing your beautiful macro photos.

Macro Flowers Saturday is a photo meme for macro photos and close-ups of flowers; garden flowers, wildflowers, flowers with insects and butterflies (no insects without flowers), flowers with raindrops, colorful plants and foliage, seeds and berries, interesting fruits, mushrooms, all in close-up.
Artistic compositions using the above mentioned elements and different, creative combination of them are welcome.

These colorful autumn leaves are for the Holiday mood. This is a climber vine but I don't know its name. The leaves are red in autumn but the reflection in the picture is fake.Red autumn leaves
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Red-yellow rose bud-close up photo

Somewhat ragged and spotted, a rose is still a rose.
The last autumn roses are more precious than those of summer.
Red-yellow rose bud-close up
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Macro Flower Saturday #33-Pink Dahlias

Welcome to Macro Flower Saturday!
Wonderful weekend to all of you and thanks for sharing your beautiful macro photos.

The list will start two hours earlier, at 3PM GMT ,from now on, making possible for more English speakers to participate. I hope Australian bloggers will still be wake at this hour.

These pink Dahlias, photographed at the beginning of October, are my entry for today.


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I'll try to visit all of you but I'll comment only on blogs that left a comment here.

Update:

You are all my special guests and I'm glad to have you here.
However, no one is so special to be excepted from linking back.
A small number of participant seam not to understand this requirement.
Please, don't enter your link if you don't want to link back!!!

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Macro Flower-Saturday #32

Welcome to the New Macro Flower Saturday!

I know, many of you prefer the newer thumbnail list at memes. Now we have it, at Macro Flowers Saturday's new place.
From now on we will use the thumbnail list, I hope you don't mind.
Also, the list will be open all week, each Friday at 5 PM GMT starts the new list.

I still have to work on the new blog, so please bear wit me for a little while. There are a few changes to do beginning from next week's entries:
  1. please, change the backlink, in textlink or badges;

    -You have to change "http://flowers-macrophotography.blogspot.com/" to the link in red, shown bellow:

    <a href="http://macroflower-saturday.blogspot.com/">Macro Flower- Saturday</a>

  2. you may want to follow the new blog
  3. you may want to bookmark the new address, so you can find the meme easier.
I hope it's not too difficult, sorry for the inconvenience.
You don't need to do the changes right now, the old backlink is OK for this week's entries.
From next week on, please use the new one.
I'll transfer all Macro Flowers Saturday posts here, as soon as Blogger's import tool will work.

My entry is just a short one this week:
African violet

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Macro Flower Saturday #31

Weekend again! Welcome to the weekend flowers garden!

From now on, till the first of November we will see the most beautiful fall flowers, especially chrysanthemums, of the year.
On the 1st of November is All Saints' Day. Like in most European countries, we celebrate the "Day of the Dead" on this day.
Pink chrysanthemum-macro
Most families visit cemeteries to remember deceased loved ones and decorate gravestones with chrysanthemums. Gardeners are holding their best flowers for this day when money doesn't count.
Golden-orange chrysanthemum
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