May 9, 2011

Parsley...Who Knew?

Who knew flat-leaf parsley flowers could be so pretty in evening light...



You know you're a geeky gardener when you spend ten minutes photographing parsley flowers...









For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually.  For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
                                                                                                 Claude Monet





15 comments:

  1. Cat, seriously when are you putting out a coffee table book! Your photos are some of the best I have ever seen! You inspire me so much with your photography. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when you shoot, I'd love to learn from you! Also, Love the Monet quote too, perfect for your post!

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  2. Hoe many pictures you did take from parsley..like 30, sounds like me:) I think I might buy parsley and put it to the soil. I don't like the taste but I do like the flower. cheap and beautiful.

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  3. I definitely didn't know. I shall be looking at parsley in a different way now.

    Love your photos, texture and new header too.

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  4. I love Cow Parsley, it lights up the headgerows at this time of year. You have captured the ephemeral beauty perfectly, I love the blurred glimpses of the wider context.

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  5. The simplest, most common things bring some of the greatest delight.

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  6. Very beautiful photos. I have always loved the flowers of Queen Anne's Lace and other carrot family members.

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  7. I like the photo with the frog in the background the best. Looks like his own bouquet.

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  8. So pretty! Love the first one!

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  9. Any caterpillars yet? I let my parsley flower too in hopes of attracting caterpillars and butterflies, but I haven't seen any yet. The parsley plant is easily 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall. I'm tempted to pull it up and reclaim my space, but like you said, the flowers are lovely.

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  10. If I could get photos of parsley to look like that I think I would spend hours doing so.

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  11. You have made something common and ordinary into beautiful artworks. I love the leaf studies in the previous post!

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  12. @all - Thank you! It was a nice few moments spent taking these pictures; I'm glad you like them too ;)

    @Abbey, There was one batch of swallowtail caterpillars a few weeks ago but something ate everyone of them and nothing since. We have not had nearly as many butterflies this spring as last...I guess the drought is contributing to that fact?

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  13. Ten minutes well spent. Your photography is inspiring!

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  14. Great photos! Especially like the third.

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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