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Are You a Floramaniac?

Jeannie Williams has a wild side!

"My garden is in Seguin, TX. I am surrounded by 12 acres and right now there are wild flowers that I have seeded plus in ground plants, plants in pots and the natural wild flowers around me. I'm a 'floramaniac'! These photos are a compilation of all of the above. I hope you enjoy."

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  1. diane_lasauce 04/21/2016

    Stunning! We all need a wild side. ;-)

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you!

  2. katieerb 04/21/2016

    I love the thistle, so many people don't appreciate the beauty in the natural things around us, thanks for sharing!

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      I'm so glad you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for the compliment! The natural world is my favorite place to be.

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    meander_michaele 04/21/2016

    Hi, Jeannie, being a "floramaniac" is an addiction/disorder many of us share. And, Katie is so right...the thistle (flower and plant itself) is an architectural masterpiece although I'm content to admire it from afar.

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you so much. I had to come up with a name that described my obsession...because it is just that!
      The perfection in nature constantly astounds me and its what I love to capture.

  4. NCYarden 04/21/2016

    I'll take that walk on the wild side. Really digging the tiny spider strand lattice work around the thistle...a neat detail.

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you...macro photography is my favorite...I love seeing nature close up.

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 04/21/2016

    These are great shots of beautiful floral masterpieces. Collect 'em all! I have no idea what the pink, starry flower is in photo two with the pointed petals, or the tiny pink flowers whorled around the stem in photo 4. Annuals? Do you know their names? If you have any, it would be great to see a shot of one of your while flower fields from afar, posted in a comment. Very nice, Jeannie.

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you so much. The two flowers you mentioned are very very tiny and I have ni idea what they are called. I am always taking shots of the tiniest hidden gems because they just fascinate me. There are even tiny butterflies that drink from them!
      I will try and get a picture of the field for you.
      Glad you liked the pictures.

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 04/22/2016

        Thanks, Jeannie. Name or no name, those are really cool flowers.

        1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

          Thanks again!

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        meander_michaele 04/22/2016

        You are so wise to take macro shots...there is something about the framing of the picture that encourages our eyes to notice and really appreciate exquisite details that are tiny.

        1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

          I'm glad you agree!

  6. user-7007498 04/21/2016

    Terrific photos. Love the picture of the thistle. Stunning.

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you so much!

  7. GrannyMay 04/21/2016

    Thanks Jeannie! The thistle photo is a winner! I thought it might be a Centaurea species, as we have some of them both in the gardens and as non-native wildflowers. The semi-double pink poppies are new to me. Are they annual or perennial?

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you. I am not sure what the proper name of the thistle is. They bloom every year as wild flowers. The poppies came from a mix of wildflower seeds I ordered from Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg, TX. Poppies reseed here so I can't wait until next year!.

      1. GrannyMay 04/22/2016

        All poppies are lovely and the single and semi-double look so delicate. From years of running around the cottage fields bare-foot as a child, I learned to beware of thistles that have prickles, so prefer the non-armoured varieties.

  8. sheila_schultz 04/21/2016

    The dewdrops on the thistle... pretty magical! Beautiful shots, Jeannie, and the thought of being surrounded by acres of wildflowers blooming takes my breath away!

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you! Flowers are just magical to me.

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    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you

  10. Meelianthus 04/21/2016

    Your surrounding meadow must be breath-taking this time of year. Fascinating flowers both wild and domesticated ! Thank you for sharing their beauty Jeannie.

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      You are welcome and thank you for the compliment.

  11. eddireid 04/21/2016

    I am a Wild Child, too. Thank you for sharing your photos. I can't choose a favorite, the poppies are so delicate, the little pink bells fairylike and the thistle just grand.

    1. user-7008035 04/22/2016

      Thank you!

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