Virtual flowers by laroque

Virtual flowers

Daughter hits the big Four-Oh tomorrow. She's in Norway and during the school holidays will be up in the mountains, out of reach of floral deliveries. So Mrs L asked me to take a picture on her iPhone to send, of the pink flowering tree and the blue sky. My idea to include the flower of the Chaenomeles japonica.

That's my superpower - I remember the Latin names of garden plants and shrubs. The kryptonite to my superpower is that often I can't remember the common names. In this case I remembered that the fruit is 'quince' in English, and then I went to an online dictionary to find the French translation, which is 'coing'. I also found with the dictionary that there is a prononciation tab, and that you can also select the accent you want the word pronounced in. Try it, it's quite amusing - click on the Listen tab, choose the accent from the dropdown menu.

I think the Irish and Australian are pretty good, UK-Yorkshire is rubbish and the strangest one to my ear is US-Southern.
oh that's fun! I will give it a try. Happy Birthday to your daughter. It was a lovely idea to send her virtual flowers. my quince had salmon colored flowers and I miss it very much since our move. I used to photograph it often. this is a nice reminder.
February 24th, 2021  
Beautiful shot and what a lovely thing to do.
February 24th, 2021  
This is lovely
February 25th, 2021  
Thanks for the tip.
February 25th, 2021  
Gorgeous flowers in the lovely sunshine.
I'm off to play on your website now, sounds fun! Fav.
February 25th, 2021  
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