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Reach me a gentian, give me a torch!

By Ericsamson
'Not every man has gentians in his house
in soft September, at slow, sad Michaelmas. ...

Reach me a gentian, give me a torch!' (Extracts from 'Bavarian Gentians' by D H Lawrence.)

We have a bowl of Gentians in the garden and this year they have been particularly glorious. (I may post a few more images over the coming days.) A couple of weeks ago, when they were at their best, I plonked the bowl on the garden table and snapped a few pictures. The results have been given a tweak in Affinity.

Many thanks for the very generous responses to 'Life lines' - always much appreciated! 😀

All the best for the weekend, G. 🙂

Tags: Flowers and plants Torch Gentians Autumn flowers Saturday shadows

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24 Oct 2020 3:11PM
The song "Oh what a beautiful mornington" springs to mind

Lovely shot

Colin Smile
adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
24 Oct 2020 3:23PM
Nice and vibrant, such a beautiful shade of blue.

Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 3:28PM
An excellent image so full of beauty and a good focus...
Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
24 Oct 2020 3:34PM
Gentianly does it, old boy...
24 Oct 2020 4:05PM
Oh, what in you can answer to this blueness, What came first Cyril the plant or the pot?
A plant that could be classed as a literary laxative!
24 Oct 2020 4:08PM
Smashing image, Graham, blue in blue, excellent dof.

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 4:16PM
A ' Rhapsody in Blue ' Graham. Gershwin would approve.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
24 Oct 2020 4:27PM
A smashing picture, it is so crisp with lovely blue tones. I like as well your focus on the flower, which separates it from the background, creating almost a 3D effect!
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
24 Oct 2020 4:50PM

Arne Smile
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 6:03PM
The pot and flower are in perfect harmony.Smile
saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 77 Norway
24 Oct 2020 7:06PM
Before I breathed upon and polished my spectacles, I thought you were writing about genitals...Blush
I do hope you have clear sight and have not mis-read 'spectacles'.Wink

All the best for the weekend, too, or as we used to say, 'something for the weekend, sir?'

Yours, short-sightedly.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2020 7:06PM
Beautiful work Graham. More please.

Tooma 5 2.2k 3 Scotland
25 Oct 2020 1:15AM
Those are indeed some fine blues, son of Sam. Gentian you call it - we shall see about that - twill be a blue day if I don't. 😎
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
25 Oct 2020 11:46AM
Very beautiful Graham, and a lovely presentation too 😃👍
Trev 😀
25 Oct 2020 12:10PM
echoing others: nice colour coordination with the bowl
excellent focusing too
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
8 Nov 2020 9:42PM
Absolutely beautiful

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