Friday, May 14, 2010

(Day 134) Lowly, but not forgotten

I recall that as a youngster I had an early fascination with flowers - perhaps it was the colours; I'm not really sure. And while I don't remember specific instances, I do remember picking 2 varieties to bring home and put in an old peanut butter or other empty jar - dandelions and forget-me-nots.

I used to have a few forget-me-nots growing around the pond but they disappeared a few years ago. They grow rampant at one of my daughters' homes and I took some home with me last weekend. I promise I won't forget them this time.

(50mm  f8  1/80 sec  ISO200)
















(60mm  f8  1/60 sec  ISO200)

18 comments:

M. Hassan said...

Keep them coming. I love flowers because they bring peace and joy into my heart.

I remember my mom having a lot of those when I was a kid and I would pluck one to give to my childhood girlfriend. I think we were both 5 years of age back then. Funny, how things turn out. She is now married wit 5 kids and I have one.

Katherine said...

What a sweet little boy you must have been! They're pretty little flowers Rick! I agree with M.Hassan...keep em coming!

S. Etole said...

I was taking some pictures of these today, too ... it's such an unusual color blue.

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - a girlfriend at 5 already M! :) And you already knew the way to her heart with flowers! Ha ha - they are pretty flowers though!

Rick said...

@Katherine - I think you'd have to ask my mother about the 'sweet' part - not sure she remembers it quite that way :) LOL! Thanks Katherine.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - I agree Susan; I think that's what attracted me to them - a very soft pastel blue, with that little yellow ring in the centre. And some - on the same plant even - are a soft pink. Hopefully you posted yours too - I'll come by to check it out.

darlin said...

Rick do you have a single brother? One that also likes forget-me-nots? lol

You have a very kind heart and a beautiful soul, I can tell from the way you share your words here and from the amazing photos you shoot. I see that your view of the world is astounding and that really shines through. I agree 100%, keep the flowers and nature photos coming... they are amazing! (I was kidding about the brother btw! hehe)

Have a wonderful weekend!

M. Hassan said...

A girlfriend at 5 was easy, I got lots of attention back then, more than now. I think that's part of a kids life, innocent love ;)

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi Rick since I'm living just at the edge of the woods my garden is full of forget me not's. I love them. Just like your pics.

Rick said...

@darlin - LOL ! thanks for your kind words *blush*. Hope you're enjoying your weekend too!

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - I agree; I'm sure most boys had a 'crush' until they reached the age when girls were considered 'yuckie', which lasted till about puberty. I had a crush on a girl in grade 8 while I was in grade 1! :)

Rick said...

@Barefoot from Heaven - aren't they lovely Dagmar! Enjoy them while they last.

M. Hassan said...

I think that's how life goes ;)

Photog Ave said...

Funny how you forgot the forget-me-nots!

Beautiful pictures. I love number two.

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Jeanne Klaver said...

Soft and serene. Just beautiful!

Krista said...

I love flowers too, they are one of my favourite things on earth! I love the different colours, shapes, designs, and intricate formations. Nature is sure impressive!

Your forget-me-nots are beautiful!

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Rick said...

Thanks everyone for visiting, and your supportive comments. You really help provide daily encouragement for completing this 365 project!