Sunday, March 18, 2007

Scilla Revisited



The
Scilla I posted a picture of last month is finished blooming for this year. The flowers themselves grew quite tall, or at least taller than I expected. They were a little over a foot at their greatest height. Once the blooms were spent, I allowed the foliage to remain until it turned yellow and limp. I cleaned the bulb and it is stored in a net bag in the basement until it's warm enough outside to put it in the ground, where it can gain nutrients and build strength for next year's blooms. I'll have to lift it this fall, since it isn't hardy to zone 5.

Before the blooming was over, I captured this detail of one of the beautiful blue blooms. It's hard to tell the size of things here, but if you took a ruler and placed one edge of it at the yellow anther on the left and measured to a yellow anther directly across from it on the right, it would be no more than half an inch. Considering that, how small do you think the moisture bubbles in this picture are? And don't the filaments remind you of those blue teething rings filled with water that they make for babies?

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10 comments:

sisah said...

I should come to your blog more often, it is worth it! If you don´t mind , I will add you into my link-list.Thank you for visiting me in (or is it on??) my blog and adding some friendly words about my amateurish photos .......but this photo you made is really fanatastic,you could give me some advice how to get photos in sharp focus.( This is what I was wondering about in german language on my blog)

Salix Tree said...

What a beautiful flower! And such a great photo of it!
By the way, your cat, Simon is stunning, a very pretty cat! Is he a type of forest cat?
We also have a long haired cat, and he gets so many mats, it becomes impossible to comb him. We call him Dread-Lock-Cat sometimes. We don't cut his hair till it's warmer out, so by the end of winter, it's getting pretty bad.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Kylee,

What a very great picture you took of this scilla and how very blue and pretty it is. Small can be very beautiful, don't you think?

Gotta Garden said...

Fantastic picture! I feel like I am in The Secret Life of Flowers...lol!

Kylee said...

sisah ~ Of course I don't mind if you add a link to my blog on your site. I'm flattered! I'm not sure how I could help you with your photos. I think yours are really nicely done! I don't do anything special, I just have a great camera that takes wonderful macro shots (Canon A710).

salix tree ~ Simon is a Maine Coon wannabe. Actually, at the cat shows here, they call them Alley Coons. LOL. Simon does have all the characteristics of a Maine Coon, which is not surprising, since it is the oldest native American breed. There are probably a lot of Alley Coons wandering about out there!

Kylee said...

Yolanda, thank you, and yes I agree about small being beautiful! I am somewhat obsessed with taking macro photos of things, especially plants and flowers. ;-)

Carol said...

I love tiny flowers in the garden, too and am trying to figure out where to put them to make them more visible.

Seems we have a common theme of "blue" in our Green Thumb Sunday posts!

Ottawa Gardener said...

Lovely. What sort of camera do you use? I have a super-macro setting on my brand spanking new camera (picked it up yesterday to capture the children's lives... and I take that to include my garden) but have yet to get it to obey my command to go super-macro.

I love blue, shortest wavelength, calmest colour.

Kylee said...

It's a Canon A710 7MP. It's the best digital I've had to date, and I've had a lot of them. LOL.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

What a beautiful shot, Kylee. :)

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