Sunday, April 18, 2010
Pansy Close up
Viola x wittrockiana
It wouldn’t be spring if there weren’t a couple of Pansy macro photos posted here. This was taken with my Nikon Coolpix P6000 and the minimum focusing distance on this camera continues to astound me. This photo was taken about 1.5 to 2 inches away from the flower and it probably could have been closer. The Pansies have been doing well this spring and this light purple one was bought to be combined with a really deep purple Pansy. We added a few white Ranunculus (what is the plural of Ranunculus?) just to give the planting a little extra boost.
Some more information on the origin of Pansies can be found here. It would seem every flower has a story behind it. I know that it is fall type of plant in a lot of areas but to me the Pansy is always a true harbinger of spring and I always look forward to seeing their happy faces.
This was an interesting little Daffodil that was booming on Friday. It has several flowers per stalk and is highly fragrant.
See more spring flowers from all over the world at Today’s Flowers .