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Are you Square? – Bright little dandelions

It has been a while since I posted a blog for are you square but this post is actually for 2 different photo challenges that I enjoy. Firstly for Becky’s are you square which this month is bright, for Cee’s flower of the day.

Dandelion

a common small, bright yellow wildflower that has a lot of long, thin petals arranged in a circular pattern around a round centre.

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On closer examination

Something to ponder’s friendly Friday challenge this week is close examination so here are my photographs for this and as it is my favourite plant I am using this as my flower of the day.

This is my alstroemeria, I took a picture of the plant in its pot but then thought I would take a slightly closer look at one of the flowers. I do love the raindrops on the petals.

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Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD)

My post for today is inspired by a few challenges today firstly Cee’s photo challenge flower of the day. Also for City Sonnets photo a day challenge which today is solitude and color and letters which today is vivid pink. Tourmaline’s Color your world challenge of which this week is cotton candy.

My flower of the day for today is actually quite a common sight in the UK woodlands, hedgerows and coastal areas you will find it at ground level in shady spots. But until today I didn’t actually know what it was. It is Geranium Robertianum but has many names but it is commonly known as herb robert.

Although normally low lying the cover of the partially chopped down tree in the picture below was an ideal place for a little seed to grow into a flower at Martin Mere.

It is an edible flower/plant and it has been used for it’s healing properties.

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Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD)

Thank you to Cees photo challenges for the flower of the day challenge. Today is my first flower.

This is just one of my favourite flowers as we always had a hydrangea bush in my nan and grandad’s garden when I was little. Of all of the flowers that they had the hydrangea was my grandad’s favourite and he always wanted blue flowers but only ever got pink ones.

Hydrangea

This picture was taken after a recent visit to a local park where they have a walled garden. It had some beautiful flowers and Mr H and I enjoyed watching the birds and the squirrels playing.