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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flowers in December

After yesterday's experiments with depth of field I went out for my walk hoping to see something that would lead to an inspired use of this new understanding. I don't think I succeeded with either of these photos but it was so nice to see some blue sky and some flowers that it doesn't matter. I don't know what this flowering bush is called but any plant that can put out such clusters of spring in mid-December gets my respect.

4 comments:

JoJo said...

What a beautiful flower! I wonder what kind of plant this is? I wouldn't mind having a few in my yard.

Andy said...

Another great example for depth of field. It's to friggin cold in my area of Canada to have flowers blooming outside.

ngawangchodron said...

This is a Viburnum bodnantense, wonderful, fragrant (next time you see one, check it out) one of the best winter shrubs. More info here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/971.shtml

ngawangchodron said...

Oops,well this is an example of how botanical identification is something that is not easy.. I should have looked at the leaves in the larger photo more carefully.. This is a very fragrant winter shrub, Skimmia japonica. More info on this list of winter flower plants:
http://blog.lisacoxdesigns.co.uk/category/design-tips/10-winter-flowering-plants
Normally it wouldn't flower until January, was it near the water??