Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ranunculus




You know you haven't posted for awhile when you have a backlog of photos.



 Some have made it onto Facebook, but some have languished in laptop files. 



 Ignoring a ranunculus is no way to treat such a beautiful flower.



Layers of petaled ruffles rival those of an old-fashioned, springtime gown. 

There have been no balls to attend here. 

I do, however, have a clearer understanding of my country's tax system, the art and science of switching from oil to gas heating, the wonders that can be achieved with a can of paint, and the joy provided by more walks and potted pansies.



I love spring.

27 comments:

  1. Karen, you captured this frilly lady with her petticoats well. Tax system got you down? We'll have to compare stories - you won't believe mine. :-)
    Judith

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  2. I love ranunculus...they remind me of roses made of tissue paper. I haven't had much luck growing them here in Zone 5 and rarely see them at my nursery. Do you know much about them?

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. I love spring and ranunculus too! Gorgeous photos Karen. I think they are such a pretty flower, almost like a rose. I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Pam

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  4. Happy Spring to you too! It would be terrible to ignore the beautiful ranunculus. I am so glad you shared this beauty!
    Have a lovely weekend...........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  5. Happy spring Karen! The ranunculus is gorgeous! I love the macro shot. I haven't been able to grow it here.

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  6. I think ranunculus are the most popular flowers among photographers and you beautifully capture this one. I love the hint of pale green, what a beautiful flower ! Happy Spring Karen !

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  7. I love ranunculus; especially the white and pink ones. Such beautiful pictures! But your absence does seem to be for some pretty worthy causes :-)

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  8. hello
    je viens à l' instant de m'offrir un bouquet de Renoncules
    de toutes les couleurs
    mais je dois dire que la blanche est superbe
    joyeux printemps
    edith(iris) France

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  9. What a gorgeous flower and photos of it ! :)

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  10. I love spring too, who not......but your Ranunculus pictures are wonderful. The white in combination with the pale green are just gorgeous.

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  11. I've wondered where you were! :D :D The ranunculus is spectacular -- all the images are amazing. Enjoy the spring!

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  12. One of my favorites ! So very delicate!

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  13. Good Afternoon Karen, Ranunculas are beautiful flowers and you have captured them in all their glory. Karen, you could create a calendar with your beautiful photographs, as always, they are stunning.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  14. Hi Karen, Your ranunculus is just beautiful! You are a photographer extraordinaire! Have a great wknd, Karen.
    xo Beth

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  15. Stunning photos Karen,you immobilised the beauty of a very impressive flower!
    Glad you are back!
    Big hugs, Olympia

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  16. That little Cinderella-in-her-ballgown flower is among my favourites of spring. You've photographed her beautifully!

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  17. In a word? Exquisite! Both your photographs and the flowers. I don't know when ranunculas have ever looked so lovely, and they are one of my favorite flowers.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  18. Wow those are so beautiful. I've never grown them- I should try!

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  19. Sounds like you have been busy Karen. Spring and fall are my favourite seasons. I have lots of favourite blooms, but ranunculus is my all time most favourite spring flower. The tissue paper petals are so delicate and beautiful. Great photos!

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  20. good golly Miss Karen these are some fabulous pictures.. and it sounds as if you have been a very busy lady..
    Hope you are having lots of fun.. hugs, Cherry

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  21. Wow what beautiful photographs! It's nice to hear you have been enjoying a busy time, Karen...and nice to see you back too! Wishing you a happy May!
    Helen x

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  22. Hi,Karen
    You had captured wonderful shots of ranunculus. I love its fragility.
    Sorry I am a late visitor. I have been thinking of you. I hope you are doing well.
    Have a good weekend,
    Tomoko

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  23. I love these flowers and your pictures are fabulous! thanks for sharing .. sounds like you've been having quite a busy time; I'm glad you found the time during all that activity to take wonderful pictures!

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  24. Those are gorgeous photos - one of my favorite flowers!

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  25. They are gorgeous shots, and the white color is so pure!

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