Friday, 20 May 2016

TODAY FLOWERS #5

Pleased with rain. It was very dry lately. I am also pleased with rain because I LOVE  rain drops on plants and flowers.Watch the droplets on the first picture ... they look like tiny pearls!

I am curious how strawberries are called in your language.
In my language (Dutch): aardbeien.

Blij met regen. Het was erg droog de laatste tijd. Ik ben er ook blij mee omdat ik zo houd van regendruppels op planten en bloemen. Kijk maar eens naar de druppels op de eerste foto. Het lijken wel kleine pareltjes!


 
 

 
 
Linked with TODAY FLOWERS
Aquariann's  FLOWER FRIDAY

61 comments:

  1. Beautiful rain drops. A strawberry is in Finnish mansikka. Have a good Friday Jedidja!

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  2. wonderful pictures..the raindrops captured are absolutely stunning..

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  3. Hallo. Ja ik vind het soms ook wel fijn, als het maar zachtjes is en niet al te veel.
    Groet kees.

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    1. Inderdaad en niet als mijn zoontje naar school moet fietsen ;-)

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  4. The droplets do make the flowers appear very fresh and lovely!
    We need rain where I live right now, but we are also planning a camping trip for the next week ...so I am feeling happy it's not supposed to rain, but I'm being selfish as our flowers and fruit trees really need a good drink!
    Also, next week is a national holiday ( Memorial Day) which signifies the official beginning of summer, so people will want to have campfires which are prohibited now because of the dry conditions here.
    Here in the eastern part of the U.S the tulips are in full bloom ..they are my husband's favorite and I think they are prettiest when there's droplets of rain on them, roses too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Lisa. How are you now? I wish you a great camping trip! Big hug from me.

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  5. Lovely photos wr call strawberies truskawka hugs from Poland

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  6. A very effective capture of the positive effect of rain drops. I agree raindrops tend to improve most pictures.

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    1. Thank you!!! Don, do you have a blog? I can't find it.

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  7. Love thanks for the information to my photo white the white dandelion.
    That was very attentive :-)
    Your photos are also very beautiful, I admire the shots with the raindrops, well done !
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. Jutta, it like the white flower on you blog with the golden hearts! Amazing flowers!

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  8. Beautiful photos and I like that you captured the raindrops perfectly!

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    1. Thanks Bill. I have aching knees from squatting near the plants to make a photo ;-)

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  9. Wonderful capture of those raindrops.

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    1. Thank you for your friendly comment!

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  10. Beautiful shots here, love the close ups of the raindrops. - Tasha

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    1. Tascha, I love your name. Thank you your comment.

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  11. The raindrops are like crystals! such lovely photos! Does aardbeien translate as earth berries?

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    1. Christine, exactly! Earth = aard(e) and beien = beeren and means bes or berrie:-)

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  12. Gorgeous!! I love it when it rains too, perfect for photos!

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  13. The macros of the waterdrops are stunning! Do you have a special lens for that? Or do you put it in Photo Shop?
    Ik heb je naam alleen een keer gehoord hier. Komt het in Ned. nu meer voor? Een invitatie voor SEASONS dat begon in maart. I ga nu in't Engels over -gaat nu voor mij veel vlugger:)
    SEASONS is about any and every experience during this present season (more than weather, and nature - it could be birthday, festivals, shopping, etc.) The photo link is open from Sunday 12 am to Wednesday 7pm, US Pacific time. Marleen is a regular contributor. I have a Wordpress blog, so it looks a little different.
    Click on "Click here" typed in red, on the bottom of the post. When you click, a new page opens up. The rest is the same as for the memes Todays Flowers and Weekend Reflection. Hope to see you there! Een gezellig weekend toegewenst!

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! Leuk! I will take a look. About my camera ... because my good camera is defect I have used my little one: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70. This camera is was to focus (or zoom) perfectly on very small items. Jij ook een fijn weekend!

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  14. what wonderful dewy images, I can't wait for strawberry time!

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  15. Great close up shots you have there! And anyway, I LOVE THE RAIN, though I am glad that we finally have a nice sunny day. It's been a very strange Spring here. Aloha!

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  16. Yes, we call them strawberries and they are in their full glory right now. Red and sweet. Your rain drops look great!

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  17. Beautiful droplets on those glorious strawberry plants!

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  18. Hoi.

    Wat mooi de druppels op de plant en de bloem.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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    1. Ja, dank je. Was een gelukstreffer ;-)

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  19. What lovely close-ups! We have had so much rain in Virginia, we are waterlogged!

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    1. O, I hope on Sunny days for you. Thanks Linda, for your comment.

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  20. I love the raindrops on the flowers...so poetic :)

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  21. You led me on an interesting search for the origin for the odd name of strawberry. I found it was earlier known as earthberry. Did the little seed remind one of straw? Were they cultivated under straw?
    This site suggests its name may relate to the word "strew" as the plant spreads by spreading (strewing) its rootlets. See
    http://blog.oup.com/2015/04/strawberry-word-origin-etymology/
    The double trouble with strawberry is that no other European language has a similar name (one late occurrence in Swedish is of unknown provenance) and that, on the face of it, straw– makes little sense in it.

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    1. Thank you so much Kenneth for your comment. You led me on an intersting search too :-) On a Dutch site I've read that atraw is used to protect the flowers and leaves of the strawberry against mold and germs. Also a protection against "splashing" sand when it's raining. So, ik like the English name. Staw had a function :-)

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  22. Ik hou ook erg van druppels.
    Prachtige foto's heb je ervan gemaakt :-)
    Groetjes, Helma

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  23. I am very impressed with your macro photography. Absolutely fantastic shots. Love the raindrops. Thank you so much for sharing with Today's Flowers and I wish you a very happy Sunday.

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    1. Thank you so much Denise. I LOVE your blog.

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  24. Prachtig, heel mooi met de waterdruppels
    groetjes Geert

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    1. Dank je wel Geert! Veel fotografeer plezier deze week!

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  25. The raindrops are perfectly and the pictures are wonderful. In Romanian language we say capsuni for strawberry.

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    1. Nicol, capsuni is a beautiful name for it. Love it.

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  26. Hi Jedidja, These are wonderful macro photos! Congrats on these beauties! I am your newest follower! :-) Wishing you a fine week ahead!

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    1. Hallo John, thank you so much. I love it you'll read my blog!

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  27. Pretty blossoms! They're called jordgubbar in Swedish (I guess that's pretty much the same as in Dutch) and mansikoita in Finnish. Have a great day!

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    1. Also a great day for you, Gunilla. Love the Swedish name for it :-)

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  28. Beautiful! I love strawberry shortcake with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. Also, strawberries over vanilla ice cream.

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  29. I eat strawberries like they're going out of style, but have never seen a blossom photo as beautiful as yours! I picked it to feature for Flower Friday. Thank you so fairy much for linking up last week.

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  30. I'm a great fan of strawberries. I eat them on sandwiches with a little powder sugar sprinkled on them. My grandmother was from Holland and said she used to eat strawberries like that when she was a little girl.
    Nice to catch up with what you've been doing. : )
    I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies!!

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