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100 Macro Flowers Saturday

Macro Flowers Saturday 100

This is the 100 edition of our weekend flower party.

I want to thank you all for your contributions and for the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of so many different species of flowers and plants fom all over the world.
100 Anniversary-Macro flowers Saturday
And now, here is my daffodil macro for today.
beautiful daffodil-macro photography
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~William Wordsworth

Rows of yellow daffodils

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Pink primrose clump-beautiful primula

It's amazing how big clumps these lovely primroses can develop on their own, without any care.
This big, pink primula clump looks like a big ball of flowers. Its leaves are not visible, they must be somewhere under the flowers.
I've found this amazing primula plant in the cemetery, where nobody has time to care for them on a daily bases.
Primula
See some gorgeous orange primrose cultivars too!
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Crocuses-all colors and sizes

Welcome friends!

The early blooming crocuses are gone now but many of the giant species bloom later.
They are in full bloom now in the church yard, all colors and sizes.
I've found an entire crocus field there, with yellow dwarf daffodils blooming in the background.
Purple crocus-macro photo
Purple and white crocuses
White crocus-closeup
There are just a few days left till Easter. If you have small kids or you would like to hand-paint your Easter eggs, feel free to make use of my Easter egg template and coloring pages for kids, and not only.
Have fun!

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Lovely daffodil-macro

Welcome friends!

I have a lovely daffodil macro with a bonus ant for today's post.
Daffodils are bright, cheerful spring flowers, feeling our hearts with joy and hope.
Spring daffodil-macro
Have a beautiful weekend!

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Spring tulips-Macro Flowers Saturday

Welcome everyone!
I hope you are having the same sunny spring days we do. Still chilly though.
Some early spring flowers are already starting out. Irises are about 10 cm out of the ground though surrounded by snow patches.

My tulip in the picture is from the florist, we'll have to wait for a while till we can see them blooming in the garden.
yellow tulip-closeup photo

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Mother's Day-8 March

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers of the world!
and
Happy Women's Day to all women around the world!

Today we are celebrating Mother's Day. A week after Martisor, this is another occasion to party and another holiday with considerable expenses.

Once again men and children give flowers and small gifts not just to their mothers, grandmother, wives but to all women in their lives, from the kindergarten teacher to the family doctor.
Each woman is expecting a gift on this day. You can see people carrying several flower bouquets on the streets, though in many cases, it's an exaggerated obligation with no feelings attached.
Mother's Day greeting card with gerbera and small giftbox-from colormagicphotography.com
Though officially Mother's Day should be celebrated in Romania on the first Sunday of May (since 2010), according to Wikipedia, nobody seams to have heard about this change, keeping its original date of 8 March.
Old habits die hard.

On the 8th of March the International Women's Day is marked in many parts of the world, as a Socialist political event, celebrating women's economic, political and social achievements.
In several Eastern European countries and from the former Soviet bloc, this day has no political connotation but it is an equivalent of Mother's Day.
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Spring gift for you-flowers with Martisor

Finally, spring is here!
Well, it's just meteorological spring and our snow is not yet melted but still it's time to celebrate.

We have this beautiful tradition of celebrated spring on 1 March. I've already written about it on all my blogs and I don't want to be boring but I must offer everyone our traditional spring gift, called Martisor.
Though it's a virtual gift, choose the one you like and consider, it's real. It brings luck and good health, believe me.
Spring greeting card with Martisor
This little gift goes together with early spring flowers like snowdrops, hyacinths and the very expensive (at this time) tulips.
I'll break the rules today and will offer you one of my favorite wildflowers: the Pasqueflower or Meadow anemone.
I find this hairy flower sooo, so special.
Pasqueflower photo-Pulsatilla also called Easter flower
Now, it's your turn, let's see what spring gifts do you have for me!
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