12 February Helleborus niger, Christmas Rose by Cherrill

12 February Helleborus niger, Christmas Rose

Spent most of the day out in the garden today. Was only going to do some weeding, ended up pruning back a rose, cutting down a clump of ornamental grasses and cutting down a large shrub. Took loads of photos today, some of whch I hope to share during the coming week. This beautiful, fresh hellebore was one I have been watching since the bud emerged way down at ground level.
Sun eventually came out after a grey start. Daytime temperature hovered around 10 degrees
Fantastic macro; beautiful detail, especially the water droplets and stamen.
February 12th, 2011  
beautiful . lovely detail !
February 12th, 2011  
A beauty! Love their colour variety.
February 12th, 2011  
ok so just got back from a walk and one of the neighbors had your profile photo as a fountain...water was coming out of the mouth...it made me smile and think of you
February 12th, 2011  
Kim
perfect shot.
February 12th, 2011  
Beautiful flower. You captured it well.
February 12th, 2011  
Really nice flower cherrill, great choice of frame too.
February 12th, 2011  
Another beautiful flower shot - so delicate with the light coming through the petals.
February 12th, 2011  
Superb. I have one just like it (recently purchased) up in the Lakes.
February 12th, 2011  
Wow this is so beautiful its a fav
February 12th, 2011  
That is so beautiful. Love it.
February 12th, 2011  
Oooh pretty! My ma used to grow these, thanks for the nice memories. Great shot :-)
February 12th, 2011  
The light is really amazing in this shot! Love this macro a lot!
February 12th, 2011  
Lovely close-up shot! I have one in a dark purple shade, should bloom in a couple of months.
February 13th, 2011  
;-) another great shot,
February 13th, 2011  
Gorgeous great detail. My hellebore hasn't opened up yet, but at least it's thinking about it.
February 14th, 2011  
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