28 November 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Last fuchsia of the season

This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday edition of Wordless Wednesday. The frosts have finally come and killed off most of our remaining flowers. The Thalia is not frost hardy so it has gone into the greenhouse for the winter. At least it will only be a couple of months until we see the first Snowdrops.

75 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

awwww.... no more beautiful flowers for the next couple of months. I'm looking forward to the flowers in Spring. :)

Roland Dodds said...

Wow…what a great picture! It looks like it is situated a bit out of time and reality in your shot.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shot as usual!
Mine is up here;
Wordless
Happy WW-Tuesday!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Can't wait for spring. I am chomping at the bit already.

Anonymous said...

Nice picture. Happy WW.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Siani said...

That's a lovely pic, as ever. Not got my Wordless Wednesday pic posted yet - just wanted to let you know you have another award.

Anonymous said...

I love flowers :D thanks for the visit

SandyCarlson said...

To the very end this flower is beautiful! Your photo is downright elegant.

Anonymous said...

Last one! Hmmmm. I can't wait to see what you have next week.

Jim said...

Thank you, Jams, for showing us this pretty flower.
I post the 'last rose of summer' picture on my other blog. This year I have one from the Robert Burns birthplace in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. The roses are still blooming around here in Texas.

My roots are partly in Isle of Man (Corkill's), partly in England (Fletcher's), the rest in Germany.
Happy WW/WT!
..

Anonymous said...

Wow, its beautiful. Good shot usual!

Mine is up here.

Anonymous said...

VERY Pretty ! !

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Happy Tackling! Mine is done, but I still need to re-pack for my cruise Dec 8! I pack once, then do a once over a week before! Im going with BFF!!! WOO HOOO! I also have my Wednesday up already too! Come visit me!

Anonymous said...

oh how beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely macro shot!
happy WW

Anonymous said...

Ahh, snowdrops! Something to look forward to. Happy WW to you...

Unknown said...

:-( Awww... I hate to see the pretty flowers leave for the winter. It's beautiful though.

Melody A. said...

Beautiful. We still have some warmish weather where I'm at so I just got a rose bloom.

maiylah said...

wow ... such a gorgeous shot!

happy WW!
My WW post

Amanda said...

I love the vibrant colour! BTW thanks for coming to visit, come again.

lady macleod said...

lovely, albeit the text was a bit sad. With winter here, come the rains, and everything blooms!

Anonymous said...

thats pretty...

Liz said...

It's gorgeous! And the color is so vivid. Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

Great shot! Too bad we have to wait for spring for the new blooms. Happy WW!

Jenn in Holland said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...
Now we just have to hold on until spring, eh?

MaR said...

That's a wonderful finale!
happy WW

Coarine said...

What a great photo! Pretty flower too.

Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Fuschia! I don't know very much about flowers, but I like what I see! Great shot!

Sandee said...

Yep, all the beautiful flowers of summer are gone. I don't like the winter. Have a great WW. :)

Anonymous said...

A very glamorous one too!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Lady Macleod Morrocco mus be beautiful at that time of year.

Tanya said...

Beautiful flower! Too bad it's the last one...

tammi said...

Beautiful shot. I hope you'll understand if I don't feel too sorry for you today that you've had some frost -- it's -26C here today; -36 with the windchill. Our flowers have all been dead for a couple of months already!

RW said...

Nice shot Jams! Good WW to you!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Such a lovely flower.

etteY said...

that's so pretty!

Shelia said...

It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing such brilliant colored as we begin to most of it. Happy Ww!

Beaman said...

This is one of the best flower shots I've seen for a long time. So very beautiful!

Anonymous said...

LOve it!

Anonymous said...

My goodness, that is a captivating photo!

bluemountainmama said...

beautifully captured macro shot..... the best kind for flowers. nice to know this lil one is tucked away safely for the winter. :)

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful. Happy WW.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Jams, that shot is simply AMAZING. Perfect.

The Lone Beader® said...

=:)

Anonymous said...

For being the last survivor, it is a very lovely reminder of the season gone by.

Anonymous said...

You've got a great photo here... Love it!... Happy WW... Have a nice day!...c",) Thanks for visiting mine!...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful share for today’s ww!

Thanks for visiting earlier.

Natalie said...

That's beautiful! :) That darn frost kills so much beauty every year. Good thing it can be beautiful sometimes too! :)

My Wordless Wednesday is up too! Have a great day! :)

Anonymous said...

I just brought in my last geranium and lobelia from the front porch last night. The Christmas cactus is about to bloom out in the cold garage. Inside, the aloe is perking along. LOL I even have a pink shrub rose still blooming, the little Dear. :) Happy WW! I always enjoy your photos.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

A Free Man said...

Beautiful shot. It's a bit sad to watch everything wither and to know that we're into winter proper.

Sreisaat said...

Is that from your garden? It's so pretty!

Unknown said...

Great WW photo! The trees and flowers are gone here in Ohio...

I have a George Bush cartoon waiting for you.

peace, Villager

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Beautiful!!
It has been very mild here, and we still have a few blooms on the roses, although the frost the other night finished off the fuchsias and bedding.

CC said...

I'm thankful for winter because its the only three months out of the year that we don't have high electric bills due to running the air conditioning non-stop.

I like the black background you added on this one jams. Very artistic!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful shot :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is such a nice photo. Thanks for visiting.

maryt/theteach said...

jams, it's beautiful! I have a new uone up for WW on Wednesday! Thanks for visit yesterday. :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone! Conversely our bills soar as the heating goes on ewbl. I get the black effect by choosing a subject with as little background clutter as possible. A high depth of field combined with a weak flash (then Ring Flash does not throw a strong light) illuminates the subject but does not illuminate what is behind (or not much). To fully blacken the background I simply play with light and contrast levels.

Rambler said...

looks very exotic :)

Cinnamon Girl said...

Gorgeous WW pic!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! That is a great picture.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful shot!

Jessie said...

As always, a beautiful shot. Happy WW!

Queen of My Domain said...

Another beautiful flower shop. You must have quite the green thumb.

Anonymous said...

Stunning photo! I love it! :-)

Happy WW!

TorAa said...

Brilliant entry

Daisy said...

You always take such beautiful flower photos!

Erin Faye said...

that is a beautiful flower! happy ww.

Anonymous said...

Happy WW... nice flower.

Anonymous said...

Bark, bark. Nice picture. Happy Woofless Wednesday

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Melanie said...

So beautiful! I won't be seeing any flowers for a few months now (in real life) so it's nice to enjoy the pictures.

Andree said...

So that is a fuschia. It's a beautiful flower in a wonderful photograph. But in a couple months you have snowdrops?? that's nice and early. I'm looking forward to your photos of them!