Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Living Spikes...

You cannot imagine how full of life these plants were - it was just humming and buzzing - bees, bumblebees, wasps, bugs, flies - all of them in perfect harmony without molesting each other, simply feeding on the nectar...

"Echinops ritro" (Asteraceae)
globe thistle, Blaue Kugeldistel

10 comments:

Kim said...

these are wonderful photos Petra !!!
and the bee makes a wonderful focal point....
I love the contrast between the yellow and the purple :)

Petra Voegtle said...

Oh thank you Kim - I am happy that you like those!!!

Azure Islands Designs said...

First of all purple/blue are my favorite colors...and flowers rank high on my list of favorites as well...these are stunning photos...love the lushness of the flowers...they are beautiful...have to say you caught the bees, etc nicely as well

Cheers

Angie said...

Beautiful photos! I couldn't pick a favorite! I really like the last one, but then the first one is very unique. Either blown up would be gorgeous!

Strider said...

Those flowers are gorgeous Petra. Am sure they're nectars are very sweet too.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi angie, thank you for your comments!

Petra Voegtle said...

strider - thank you for nice words!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi azure....geez you have a long name!!!LOL
Although blue is not my favourite colour at all I love this in flowers of course.
Thank you for your kind words!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Wow, what wonderful and clear photography! Just gorgeous...

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Lynda - thanks again for your nice compliment - I try my best to get things right...