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Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer!!

There is something so special about foxglove - so tall and stately - yet playful when the fairies sleep inside the blossoms - or wear the flowers for their skirts - or use them for gloves when attending the fairy dances in the woods.  You can see the fairy footprints inside the flowers.  















16 comments:

Snap said...

Fairies are so smart ... using the beautiful foxglove in so many ways! Gorgeous images. Happy Monday!

Marigene said...

Beautiful photos...foxglove really is a pretty flower, isn't it?!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love Bruce Cockburn's instrumental song "Foxglove" but these flowers are not native to the prairies so I've never seen them in real life. So beautiful!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like foxgloves and grew them for a couple of years before they disappeared completely. I tried shaking the seeds around as recommended but my soil might not be conducive to their longevity.
You've captured the pretty patterns inside of a few different ones JoAnn, like little runways for the bees to follow perhaps?
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They really seem more magical than any other flower. You feel like you will see fairies when you peek inside! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Have TONS of FUN! Sweet hugs, Diane

Rowan said...

These are gorgeous photos, I love forgives and there are lots of them flowering in the woods and along the field edges round here at the moment.

Maggid said...

Really? They actually look like this? are they orchids? I'll have to go look them up . . Thanks for the Gorgeous Pictures.

Vee said...

Very pretty flowers. I love the whimsical stories surrounding the flower and I do see those fairy footsteps.

RLUPhoto said...

Beautiful photos! Such a lovely flower!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Foxgloves are beautiful. So many pretty colors. Lovely photos. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Amy at love made my home said...

I love foxgloves, they are so beautiful aren't they! Must get more for next year! I am going to write that down now!! xx

J said...

Awww! "fairy foot prints" - I've never heard them called that before, but you can clearly see where they went tiptoeing inside each blossom, curiously exploring!

Donna said...

I adore foxgloves and yours are stunning...spectacular pictures!

Lorrie said...

Foxgloves are so pretty. I used to have some, but no longer do. I don't have room for all the pretty flowers I like, so I'm glad to enjoy them through your photos.

Kay said...

Such pretty flowers. Your photos have done them justice!

Mary Cromer said...

Foxgloves, so, so beautiful! I had some once upon a time as with many of my plantings, they just seem to fade and never return. I live where there is much wildlife and there is no telling what happened with most. If you have time, please stop by my 6 year blog anniversary, I would like that very much ;)~