06.22.2016 Smaller Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not-062016-960Smaller Forget-me-not (Mysotis laxa), is one of seven species of Mysotis found in New England, only two of which are native.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 06.22.2016 Smaller Forget-me-not

  1. Jim Ruebush says:

    Nice. Do they turn from pink to blue?

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  2. Cute little flowers. They were some of mother’s favorite flowers but of course they don’t grow in Texas (not that I’m aware). She picked them in Germany as a child,

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  3. I am not sure which species it is that romps through my otherwise native garden, but I adore it and turn a deaf ear to my steward friends who suggest I remove it.

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  4. Now that’s what I call a real beauty .. both the subject and the image. Really nice.

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  5. So delicate – just lovely soft colors.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I stared and stared at these last night, trying to remember where I’ve seen them. I knew I hadn’t seen them as flowers, but they seemed so familiar. Had they adorned Easter hats? doll clothes? play jewelry? I didn’t know.

    When I looked at the image again just now, it clicked. When I was in grade school, my favorite aunt gave me a gussied-up version of a piggy bank. It was an elephant bank, and it was the fanciest elephant you’ve ever seen decorated with flowers and jewels. The flowers have to be your forget-me-nots: both pink and blue. This isn’t the best photo, but I haven’t time for a better one just now. Still, it gives you an idea, and solves the mystery for me.

    The real flowers are especially pretty. I never imagined that my elephant’s flowers were copies of something in nature, but there they are. The porcelain ones are 3/8″ in diameter, so even they are larger than your tiny beauties.

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      • What a delightful and delicate little keepsake. I don’t imagine it could hold much change and it would be a shame to have to break it open if there is no other way to remove the coins. Years ago I had a friend who made candle figurines of Tolkien characters, one of which I gave as a present to my mother. Hers was of a Gandalf-like person sitting on a mushroom. Of course, we never burned it and may have even clipped the wick as a safeguard. I think I may still have it here somewhere.

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  7. Oh so lovely! Beautiful clarity, color, and composition.

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