Saturday, June 14, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - Seasonal anomalies


Heading for our winter solstice,
for the first time in well over forty years
of living in this climate,
my Hollyhock has shot up and is flowering
as though it were June in the Northern Hemisphere.


A sign of global warming?
Certainly a sign of rapid climate change.


I am not complaining, just a tad astonished
and enjoying it's beauty 
in the thin winter sunshine.


Linking with Denise's


and Laura's


23 comments:

  1. Lovely macros. The light is so nice...
    JetteMajken

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  2. How delightful to have all that color in the middle of winter!! Wonderful captures, Arija! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

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  3. How amazing. I thought our garden was confused...
    And that hollyhock is a joy.

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  4. Hollyhocks bring back so many memories of my Mother's flower garden.I love them.

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  5. so lovely
    a great splash of color as winter nears
    it is so amazing how each year can be so different
    lovely Sunday to you ~

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  6. Nothing normal about weather, but that hollyhock is a pleasure indeed.

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  7. Whatever the season, it's gorgeous!

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  8. Lovely lighting on your photos. We had such a mild winter in the UK that many thins just kept growing through the winter that would have normally succumbed to the frost. It's a crazy old world.

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  9. Gorgeous! The colour is so pretty.

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  10. one of my most favourite flowers. How lucky you are.

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  11. Yes, my hollyhock blooms in summer best between Dec and March. Lovely images, Arija. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Jo

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  12. I love hollyhocks and these are beautiful.

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  13. they certainly are beautiful

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  14. Gorgeous ... Used to have many in my garden, but the row deers had them for lunsh :(

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  15. Beautiful color for the hollyhocks, I like the 2 colors of petals and the interaction of the pink and red.

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  16. So amazing flowers in wintertime!

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  17. That's pretty amazing, and also beautiful!

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  18. It is astoundingly beautiful, but also a little frightening the way the seasons are getting confused.

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  19. that´s a nice surprise I think. Enjoy it!

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  20. Beautiful! Although I must admit I am very concerned about climate change.

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  21. I love hollyhocks! How nice you get to see them! Enjoy their beauty while you can!

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