Sunday, August 24, 2008

Today's Flowers #3

My friend Luiz Santilli Jr. has started a Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. You can get in on the start. Sunday night is the post time.

This is my Cornflower, a fancy bloom that comes back strong every year. I've also seen them called Bachelor Buttons.
This is the fancy colored bloom. Do you see a visitor? Click to get a better view. Yes the Black Ants must have a relationship with this flower.
Here is the mature bloom a pretty blue color.
When it's a youngster it has a purple shade to it.

51 comments:

Day4plus said...

Beautiful flower also called Centaurea cyanus. I call it Bachelor button. I like it no matter what. MB

dot said...

Never seen it before but it's a beautiful color. Nice photos!

Denise said...

An impeccable series of magnificent specimen of nature, with a beautiful color and intense, housing visitors, full contribution. Congratulations
hugs, Denise

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This is really a neat flower... you are fantastic with your close ups... it's like a whole new world when you get up and personal with a flower like that ... beautiful!

Louise said...

Cornflowers are one of my favorites. There is nothing else quite the same color. Terrific shots of it!

Leora said...

I like bachelor buttons...I've never seen them this close. Thanks for the lovely photos.

Marcos Santos said...

Fish
Beautiful flower. Different from what we have here. The fourth was great, it seems a Mandala.

Have a great week, my friend.

April said...

A lovely variety of pictures of the cornflower! It's a very pretty flower.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful. It's no wonder that bee is almost buried in the petals. The nectar must be good, too.

Shionge said...

I love purple!!!!! I love flowers!!!!

So you can imagine how I feel now FG, so pretty and it certainly brightens up my day :D

Luke Wiley said...

Great bachelor buttons! lovely group of shots.

Becky said...

Absolutely beautiful! That is my favorite so far!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beauty this is, i like the bee in the first one too.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

My friend Fishing Guy!

Thahks for your support!!
I'm thinking to open TODAY'S early!

What tou think about!

Great post, with marvelous flowers!

Santilli

piedmontperspective said...

Very nice closeups of a beautiful flower! My peony buds are always covered with ants in the spring.

Carletta said...

Great shots of the flower FG. My favorite is the third one - I like the framing effect you gave it.
And,I like the bee.

2sweetnsaxy said...

So, that's what a Bachelor button looks like. :-) Nice shots and I like the bee on one of them.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I can not recall seeing one of these beauties before... love the name...

RuneE said...

You obviously do more than fishing - a very nice collection.

Anu said...

Very beautiful purple. Never seen it before.

Check out mine here and help me identify it. I've never seen it before too.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a beautiful series of pics!

The Birdlady said...

These are beautiful...I love the round cropped one!

Coca Cutie said...

Great purple macros!
Love the one with the bee :)

kjpweb said...

Beautiful - and the bee is the icing on the cake!
Cheers, Klaus

Jack and Joann said...

Great shots of the cornflowers/bachelor buttons/centaurea cyanus.

I have them in my garden and I like how hardy they are.

The third photo just screams to be framed.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love perennial cornflowers, FG. We usually call them mountain bluets, but they ARE the same thing.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I call it a Bachelor's Button as well. Funny enough, now I know that it is also called a Cornflower I can see the resemblance to the old crystal pattern called cornflower. I still have some of my Grandmother's. Isn't it a beautiful colour? I like including visitors on my flower too!

Luiz Ramos said...

Good shot. Nature is great: Ants, flowers, colors.

Leedra said...

Well, you succeeded in me getting out my research book. It says "Bachelor's Button is called Bluebottle, and more commonly Cornflower, because it grows wild in the grain fields of southern Europe". Learn something new everyday. Great photos of what I called Bachelor's Button, but never had heard of them being called Cornflowers. Love the macro.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Mine is up but not so nice as your photo. Mine is on thunder-maker.blogspot.com

I like the bee in your blue flower.

sweetnorms said...

very beautiful..nice color

ilanadavita said...

Very nice series.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Your photography is simply amazing. Have you thought of submitting some of your photos to Mother Earth News and GRIT? If they use your photo, they pay quite nicely.

Blessings!
Lacy

T.R. said...

Fantastic composition of a stunning flower. The color is amazing. Great shot and great post.

Cátia said...

wonderful flower!beautiful color

Tipper said...

Georgeous flower-and I love the ant!

Raquel said...

Wonderful!

Jenty said...

How very pretty, I've never seen a flower like that before

John said...

I have never seen it before but it is really fancy. Well captured too, FG.

Marcia said...

I'd like to be this bee.
Beautiful!!!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

hello my friend is with great pleasure that I go back to your blog, to see its magnificent photos with these beautiful flowers

Merisi said...

Beautiful images!

This flower looks a little different from what is commonly called a cornflower here, which grows wild on the edges of fields. These wildflowers have a fuller flower head, and are a distinct blue, which is even called "cornflower blue."
Here's an image of a wild Kornblume.

Do you know if there are wild flowers in the USA?

Merisi said...

Sorry,
I meant to ask if there were wild "cornflowers" ;-)

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful flowers and colors, wonderful details.

June said...

I don't believe I'm familiar with this flower...very pretty! Thanks for stopping by Spatter...

fishing guy said...

Merisi: The cornflower started out as wildflowers and have been cultivated to be in the flower garden. I have to be agressive with them or they will take over the area.

Cláudia said...

Beautiful flower, I've never seen it! You got a bee, too!

me ann my camera said...

I grow Cornflowers in my garden also and they have two blooming periods. Very lovely!

Lara said...

beautiful series!

Tommy V said...

that is an awesome picture of the crazy looking flower.

Gina said...

Just gorgeous flowers.. you've taken such great pics of them...love the colour too..will have to get some in my own garden after seeing yours! :D