Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunday stills: Macro

The peony is among the longest-used flowers in ornamental culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of China, where the Paeonia suffruticosa is called 牡丹 (mǔdān). It is also known as 富贵花 (fùguìhuā) "flower of riches and honour," and is used symbolically in Chinese art.[11] In 1903, the Qing Dynasty declared the peony as the national flower.

I have never seen a slug so big in the garden. I was drying the crab shells, the crabs I had for Christmas. I wanted to take this giant crab shells to school when I go back to school to show my kids. My husband brought the shells, and when I packed the shells away, underneath the shells, was this giant slug. It is more than 1 and half inch long. I put it in the worm farm I have brought back from school for the holidays. I have the worm farm sitting on my coffee table, my daughter asked, " Mum, what have you got?" I must now go an feed my slug.

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Macro pics
Posted in Sunday Stills, Sunday Stills Challenge of the Week, the next challenge with tags Sunday Stills on January 9, 2011 by Ed

I figure since its colder than a well diggers butt out there in most spots ya’ll would appreciate a nice easy indoor challenge. So find somthing cool in the homestead and get as close as possible with your camera.

Most cameras have a macro setting so this should help…:-)

The two hearts are polished stones. I went to Crystal Mountian and thought of Cheryl who likes to photograph hearts.


Cheryl said...

Ann, the hearts are beautiful! I appreciate your posting them for me. I haven't been around much lately but am slowly getting back to the blogs I follow. I was delighted to receive your message and to see the lovely hearts. Thank you friend!

Marie said...

I love peonies. The problem is they don't grow and keep very well in the South of France :-))
Is that a real slug?

Unknown said...

I cleared the slugs from my garden with a small tin of beer.

Lovely photos!

Dave said...

Peony are indeed a very beautiful flower Anne. A pity we can't grow them in our warm climates as they prefer cooler temperatures. Enjoyed the rest of your macro photos too - Dave

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

That is one beautiful peony photo and believe me, I have tried to get them captured and it's so not easy.

As for slugs, where I used to live in N. California, they had banana slugs that could be 8 inches or more. Yecchhh!