Aster & Mentha

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue October. 01, 2018 1307 views

My mother loves flowers and most of all she loves aster amellus. Last week my mother celebrated her 87th birthday and her garden punctually produced a sea of blossoms as a birthday present. Today I photographed a part of this large light purple carpet.

She, the proud gardener, stood right beside me and so I asked her. "Weed, really?! Right in the middle of your beloved aster? Once in your life, you will give weed a chance?!"

My mother answered: "You are like your father, both of you will only recognize roses and chives! That’s mentha!"

I think, she had a lot of fun in this moment.

She did underestimate me, I recognize a passiflora too!

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Camellia 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful Sigrid. #1 is incredibly well captured, the light, the perspective, the colors, just gorgeous!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia 11 months, 2 weeks ago

The light was not so bright, the sky a little bit cloudy - grey weather helps to create pcitures without to many harsh shadows.

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Camellia Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

You were in the right place at the right time :)

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Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW! Love the perspective, colors & lighting on this carpet of delightful birthday gifts for your Mom! Happy Birthday Mom! Many Happy Returns, as well! Wonderful tight focus, color, details & bokeh on the passion flowers!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks! I will tell her ...And yes, this pasiflora was a really beautiful addition to her garden, BUT she is still trying to conquer the driveway of our neighbors!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Do they complain??? I can't imagine they would.....

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes they do and they have to cut this monster. This green "ivy" is as fast as a snake. In the morning all is well, In the evening, 10 m long sneaky greenery trys to overgrow the driveway - must be some sort of "sleeping Beauty spell".

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Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 3 weeks ago

WOW!!! That's incredible!!! I imagine that would get a little tiresome! What the remedy???

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Radha Mistry 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I love the flowers too - keep posting!!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Radha Mistry 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks!  blush

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Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

A weed is only a weed if it is unwanted otherwise it is plant of another name :) lovely images.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Exactly!

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Heike 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#1 ist toll ! Wenn ich ein Insekt wäre, würde ich mich da niederlassen !

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Eine dicke Hummel hat sich gütlich getan. Leider hat sie so ekstatisch vibriert, dass alle Fotos irgendwie unscharf oder verwackelt wirken. Was soll ich sagen, zumindest haben die Blumen still gehalten - und die sind zurzeit wirklich prächtig.

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Joe Zink 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the way you've captured the colors in these, Sigrid.
Looks like the lighting was perfect for #1!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks! blush
Actually it was not such a shiny day.

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Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Like mother like daughter - The legacy of the flowers smile Love #1

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks! blush

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Scribe 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Plush purple petals
for mom and daughter
so calm and magical,
for a blessed birthday girl purple heart

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Scribe 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Yes, very magical purple stars - every star with a golden yellow heart  right in the middle.

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Scribe Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Gosh that’s beautifully expressed ❣️ Love it.

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David Swatton 11 months, 3 weeks ago

A belated happy birthday to your mother, and a fine carpet of blooms to celebrate. bouquet

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, I will tell her and I'm sure she will be very happy about it!

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