Friday, August 10, 2012

Witnessing Miracles


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Having never grown (ranunculi) [***it has now fully opened and revealed itself to be a beautiful  Anemone poppy***] before, nor even seen them in real life, I am *surprised* and amazed at each stage as it unfolds. I feel as if I'm witnessing a miracle in my own backyard as God's creative hand reveals itself day by day in stunning ways.





From when I first laid eyes on the ranunculi "claws"  I have been happily perplexed and enjoying their uniqueness as they have slowly grown.




Taken in this morning's early light, the first bud, like a deep pink face shyly hiding under a bright frilly bonnet.




A tulip bud lies still snuggled down amongst its sheltering leaves.


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Can you believe the beauty of this little miniature? Muscari, or Grape Hyacinth, actually belongs to the Lily family,
a native of the Mediterranean area and Asia minor.

In the garden bed above, and in a pot as below, these are tiny yet truly magnificent.







Miracles {and surprises} in my own backyard........


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50 comments:

Nadege, said...

I have got a ranunculi emerging too... bring on spring and all the little miracles.

geanina said...

beautilful miracles! have a nice day! :)

trishie said...

Miracles indeed. These photos are just gorgeous. I've never seen grape hyacinths before and I think they are just beautiful!

Kim said...

That mini is quite astonishing. You do have a backyard full of miracles (and a house full of them too). ;)

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite captures and we do indeed live in a world full of miracles -- if we just take the time to look for them! You always find them! Have a beautiful weekend!

Jenni C's said...

love your growing miracles...

Jo said...

really miracle ;)

flowersandhome said...

Ranunculi are wonderful aren't they? Your pictures make me dream of spring already but we first have fall and winter to go through ;-) I can smell a bit of fall in the air already, especially early in the morning. Do you have that too, that you can sense a changing of seasons even when the new season isn't there yet?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marian

Cinzia said...

Hello! Thank you for your visit!
Very very beautiful blog and photos:I follow you!
Cinzia

Giga said...

Piękne zdjęcia "cudów", które ja będę oglądała w swoim ogrodzie za około 7-8 miesięcy. Pozdrawiam ciepło.
Beautiful pictures of "miracles" that I'll be watching in his garden for about 7-8 months. With best wishes.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful flowers, fantastic koloryi. I am greeting

Isabelle said...

I'm so happy for you and your discoveries of european flowers... enjoy them as much as we enjoy your gorgeous photographs, day after day.

diana said...

Such a lovely post, I love your blog¡¡
Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: http://loscaprichosdediana.blogspot.com.es/

xoxo

✿ chica said...

Lindos milagres que nos encantam!!beijos,chica

rainfield61 said...

Miricles are everywhere if we think they are.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Nature is a miracle. How privileged we are to be able to enjoy it daily.Your pictures are stunning,as usual.

Molly said...

I love the green image.... really very beautiful

Mollyxxx

Laura Wells said...

I've never even heard of ranunculi. Will you post a picture of it in full bloom? And the muscari? You captured the exquisiteness of this little treasure. It's so close to the ground most people never notice. Thank you for the reminders.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Yum. Gorgeous. I always enjoy these favorites; you've captured them beautifully.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nature is amazing close up. :)

Jill Wellington said...

These photos are beautiful! Really made me happy!

Cathy said...

Oh my gosh... such beautiful miracles. Your garden is amazing and your macro shots.... sigh. I am still working hard on that with not much to practice on right now. Beautiful captures.

einfachtilda said...

Wieder ganz wundervolle Makros.
Wird es bei euch Frühling?

LG Mathilda

thefisherlady said...

again you capture the beauty of the King! His name be praised!

Cherry said...

Visiting from In the Studio - these are really beautiful photos!

Angie said...

Oh... "swoon"

Your blog is what I need. The images here and the soft, sweet music, fill me with instant joy.

Beautiful captures of miracles in the works, so glorious indeed.

Happy Weekend to you my sweet friend.

Angie
xo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You have a gift for capturing God's miracles. Bravo on all these!!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Your consistent ability to take amazing shots is remarkable. LOVE each of these!

André Almeida said...

An interesting focus!

Marion said...

Excellent, both text and images! The last image is my favorite.
Best regards, marion

Jana said...

again some breathtaking pics! thank you so much for not letting us forget the beauty+wonders around us...happy weekend!

Olga said...

Very pretty!

Butterbean Row said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for sharing!

♥charlotte

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow. Amazing miracles in your own backyard. How wonderful to watch them! :)

Fabricio K. Ramos said...

Me encanta essa sequência macro. Lindas e encantadoras.
Abraços.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow I have never seen these before! You have truly captured a miracle in such a beautiful way!

Karin M. said...

Wow, such beautiful pictures.
Great quality and super light ..... perfect photos ..
Best regards, Karin.

Emily said...

Stunning shots! I love the light and color in the first shot and the softness in the last. Thank you for sharing!

Q said...

All so very gorgeous! Muscari are my favorite bulbs...they bloom in the spring for me.
We are in the most extreme drought ever for my area...73 days...please to have rain...
Thank you for your beautiful photographs.
Sherry, who dances with butterflies

Seeing Each Day said...

Hi, back again after being a bit under the weather. As per usual, enjoying each and every one of your photos. Really love all of these close ups - it feels like they're right in front of me tangibly.

Lisa said...

Love that little grape hyacinth! Made me smile.:-) I hope you post a picture of the ranunculi in full bloom as I don't believe I've ever seen one. So pretty!

Doug Hickok said...

Simply beautiful color and detail. I love the soft focus quality!

Elisabeth said...

Breathtaking beautiful miracles growing in your very own garden!
We need to take more time to see the every day miracles happening right around us, that we tend to take for granted!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Spectacular macros!

Marie said...

Grape hyacinths are such sweet little flowers! And our daughter, not one to want the traditional roses in a bridal bouquet, used to say she wanted ranunculi. They really are lovely! Great photos!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful buds and blooms, those little grape hyacinths are such a pretty colour.

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shots as always! I especially like the green tulip bud...fabulous!!!

Catherine said...

What a gift to have these beautiful flowers in your garden, it must be lovely to look around and see them each day. Stunning photos. xx

Neela Rufus said...

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Madge Bloom said...

SO lovely... you've captured such fine details... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #43!

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