Sunday, April 22, 2012

Periwinkle

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 Vinca Minor Flower AKA Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle

Vinca minor vine, a perennial ground cover, commonly used as a grass substitute in lawn areas. The flowers appear in March and April, and are approximatelt 2.5 cm in size.

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43 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Wondeful color.....great shot Karen

eileeninmd said...

Your periwinkle is pretty, I love the color. Beautiful image.

Filip Demuinck said...

Very nice macro with bright blue. Love it.

Greetings,
Filip

TexWisGirl said...

i love the texture you can see in the bloom!

Sylvia K said...

Such an exquisite flower and I love the color! Great macro shot for the day, Karen!

Sylvia

Carletta said...

Beautiful macro!
I have the varigated leaves and I just love it.

Debbie said...

what a gorgeous color karen, it has a shimmer/glimmer!!

Laura said...

so pretty Karen...they are blossoming like crazy here...one of my favorite colors.

Elisabeth said...

Loooooove that color!

Loredana Donovan said...

This is just gorgeous! The sun is shining on this pretty blue blossom, great capture! Greetings from NY :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo ~ You are right we are kindred spirits except here in New England they are not quite as radiant yet ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Carver said...

Beautiful shot of the periwinkle.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Lovely color, it happens to be one of my favorites :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the blue-ish purple (or periwinkle!) color of these delightful little flowers. Thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. :)

Lois Evensen said...

What glorious color!

Birgitta said...

Gorgeous color. A beautiful shot!

Les... said...

terrific, dynamic pic! can almost feel those velvety leaves *VBS*

Ellie said...

That periwinkle - don't you just love that word!!! - is a wonderful colour. Lovely shot!!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente macro de bela flor....
Cumprimentos

Stewart M said...

Splendid - I like the texture in the petals.

Stewart M - Melbourne

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen how pretty can it get with such fresh colour ?
It has been snowing over night .. a terrible sight to see this morning .. I keep groaning ! LOL
Joy

elly weiss said...

such a beautiful colors! excelent macro! thanks!
have a nice day!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I use them as a ground cover under a small tree in a small area.
They sort of stand up higher when they bloom. I love the color when the vines are bloomed. Good picture.
Pat

Pie said...

Very pretty. Happy Blue Monday.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

so pretty, nicely captured

Pat said...

Beautiful color!

dsahmblogs said...

Great shot!

Visiting for BM- hope you can stop by:)

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Diann said...

So pretty! Happy Blue Monday!

Diann said...

So pretty! Happy Blue Monday!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Very nice color in this shot

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.

I always appreciate it when I receive comments.

Happy Blue Monday, Karen.

Leah H. said...

So beautiful..Thank's for sharing...

Visiting for BM-hope you can stop by:)

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lina@happy family said...

Very pretty. I often see them here.

cindy said...

How pretty!

Cindy

Inger-M said...

Gorgeous!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful blue flower. :)

NixBlog said...

What a delightful photo of this vinca, Karen. You may like to also post up your flower photos in my Floral Friday Fotos meme:

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Kala said...

Beautiful color and framing!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Happy blue Monday and a great week ahead!

My BLUE, your comment will be much appreciated. Thank you!

Anni said...

Lovely blue Vinca, I love it!

Kim, USA said...

Pretty in blue!Thanks for the visit!

Kim,USA

Jessica Cassidy said...

pretty periwinkle in BLUE :-) Dropping by from BM

Cris-Mary said...

Lovely :) I also have one and i love her flowers. Have a great day!