{floral friday}

{floral friday #54}

This week's {floral friday} is brought to you by my wonderful mom. She's an amazing photographer and enjoys taking pictures of pretty flowers as well.
Lucky me! I get to share them! ;)

Don't those anemones have the most beautiful color? I need to find some myself to decorate with..

A few more facts about anemone flowers:

  • The name anemone comes from the Greek word "anemos", which means wind and is sometimes called "windflower".
  • Thought to bring luck and protect against evil, legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals, it’s a signal that rain is approaching. {source}
  • In medicine, anemone is used as a treatment for cramps, menstrual problems and emotional distress. {source}
  • Anemones have a vase life of 5-8 days.

 

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36 Comments

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    Giga
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Bardzo lubię anemony, ale w ogródku nie chcą mi rosnąć. Zdjęcia tych pięknych są po prostu śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
    I really like the anemones, but they do not want my garden to grow. Photos of the beautiful are just beautiful. Yours.

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    Winnie
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    These are fabulous photos!!!
    The flower are beautiful, and the colors – wohhhhh
    Your mother is an artist

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    Peggy
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 01:29 PM

    Vanessa,

    I just want to say thank you so very much for doing this post every week! You have no idea how much I enjoy it. I must admit that each week it makes me want to run out and start digging in order to put in new plants. Oh the joys of a flower cutting garden!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday April 20th, 2012 at 09:58 PM

      Peggy, I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the floral fridays! :)
      Oh, I wish I had a flower cutting garden! I’m limited to our tiny balcony and the inside.. But I still try to enjoy all the fabulous flowers!
      Thanks for the kind words! I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend as well!
      XO! Vanessa

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    rootedinthyme
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 04:02 PM

    Your mother is an awesome photographer! Love the photos. Thanks for linking up with these wonderful pictures..

    Jody

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    Katherine
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 04:27 PM

    Beautiful, I enjoy this series. These are lovely, my fav color too. Hugs!!

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    Heather @ new house, new home, new life
    Friday April 20th, 2012 at 06:25 PM

    Gorgeous photos, Vanessa. Your mom is very talented.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 10:59 PM

      I know! I really adore her photography and am happy that I get so share some of it over here. :)
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      xoxo, Vanessa

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    Nana Diana
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 04:20 AM

    Those are just absolutely gorgeous. The color is just amazing.! xo Diana

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    Lisa
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 06:17 AM

    Those are beautiful Anemones. I have always loved them, but I especially like the seep purple blooms. I really look forward to your floral friday posts.

    I hope you have a lovely weekend!
    xo-Lisa

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    Lisa
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 06:18 AM

    Oops! DEEP, not seep. :-0

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 11:02 PM

      Haha, I understood. ;)
      Thank you for the sweet comment, Lisa!
      I hope you’re having a lovely weekend as well!
      XO! Vanessa

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    amy
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    danke, für dein kompliment meine kleine süße tochter ;-)
    bis morgen … kuss mama

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    amy
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    und übrigens deine neue “tapete” sieht bezaubernd aus ;-))

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    BethM@Under A Pile of Scrap!
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 01:42 PM

    Just gorgeous photos and flowers!! I planted some last fall and finally got to see 2 this spring so far. The one that’s left is fading to a lavender color now yet still pretty.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 11:05 PM

      Ooh, I’m sure they look beautiful! :) I wish I had a backyard to plant some pretty flowers, hehe.
      Have a wonderful remaining weekend, Beth!
      xoxo, Vanessa

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    Hrandica
    Saturday April 21st, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    So nice photos. I like the colour.
    Hugs.

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    Deana
    Sunday April 22nd, 2012 at 06:40 PM

    Thanks so much for linking up @CountryMommaCooks….have a wonderful Sunday:)

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    The Quiet Mom
    Monday April 23rd, 2012 at 08:26 AM

    Lovely flower. Would love to have it in a pot and put on my table:)

    Hopping by and following your FB, twitter, SU and Pinterest.

    Also inviting you to join my Yoplait Giveaway which includes VIP coupon for a free 4-pack of Yoplait Trix yogurt for kids and Yoplait branded items including an insulated lunch tote, ice pack, backpack, folder, zippered pencil pouch, pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpener (great for your schooling kid!). You may join here: http://olahmomma.com/blog/intrixicated-yoplait-trix-review-and-giveaway

    Hope to see ya there:)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment! :)
      Thank you also for the invite to link up at your giveaway! Unfortunately I was too late to enter, but couldn’t have participated, since I’m not living in the US.. :(
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Monday April 23rd, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Mother and daughter share the same talent and eye for detail. Beautiful pictures!

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    Jill
    Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 04:13 AM

    Beautiful Vanessa! You’re right – your mum is a great photographer! (just like you!!)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    Rose
    Tuesday April 24th, 2012 at 02:42 PM

    Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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    Melissa @ Loving this crazy life!
    Thursday April 26th, 2012 at 03:45 PM

    So beautiful! Thanks for linking these up!

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    Four Sisters
    Friday April 27th, 2012 at 02:24 AM

    I see that great photography runs in the family! Thanks for sharing at Beautify it Monday, we hope you’ll be back next week!

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 04:46 AM

    I so love anemones, they are such a beautiful flower. Can I borrow you Mom to come on over and take a few picture? I promise not to keep her long. the blue color is absolutely beautiful. Love being on the floral Friday journey with you! Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay!

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    Diane
    Sunday April 29th, 2012 at 03:37 AM

    I love how you always include botanical information and mythical lore about your Friday flowers. I’m always learning new information in addition to learning the names of the gorgeous blossoms you select each week. On this one, I love that little ruffle of green leaves beneath its neck, sort of like a pretty collar :) You and your mom are truly gifted photographers – wonderful post! xo, diane

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    Jami
    Monday April 30th, 2012 at 04:32 AM

    Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you’ll come again this week! This month’s Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2012/04/pretty-packages-party-14-highlights.html
    Smiles!
    Jami
    http://www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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    Alison
    Tuesday May 1st, 2012 at 04:00 AM

    So, so gorgeous!! Love the deep purple!!

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