{floral friday}

{floral friday #69}

Welcome to this week’s {floral friday}!

I know I’m posting a little later than usual today, but things are a little crazy around here right now. So crazy, that my beautiful mom is helping me out with today’s {floral friday}. She took these wonderful picture if this pretty Delphinium flower. Don’t the pictures look like paintings?! Beautiful!

A few facts about Delphinium:

  • Delphiniums are a genus of around 300 species in the ranunculaceae family.
  • Delphiniums are also known as larkspur, lark’s claw, lark’s heel and knight’s spur.
  • The name comes from the Greek word “delphis” — meaning dolphin.
  • The most commonly used flower is the delphinium staphisagria, which is thought to be helpful in curing diseases or irritations of the reproductive system, as well as aiding in mental and acute respiratory ailments. These flowers may also be used to repel pests such as lice, and are thought to have a curative effect on scorpion stings. {source}

I’m partying here! ♥

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27 Comments

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    Giga
    Friday August 10th, 2012 at 08:45 PM

    Zdjęcia kwiatków są bardzo delikatne i śliczne . Pozdrawiam.
    Photos of flowers are very delicate and beautiful. Yours.

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    Julie
    Friday August 10th, 2012 at 09:20 PM

    I love these pics. I’m a plant fanatic so anything to do with plants is a winner in my book!

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    Nana Diana
    Friday August 10th, 2012 at 09:43 PM

    Ummmm…Your MOM should go into the photography business! GREAT pictures- xo Diana

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday August 11th, 2012 at 10:59 PM

      Ha, I know! I keep telling her. ;)
      She’s the best at flower photography and I envy her skills!
      Thanks for the sweet comment, Diana!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Bearkis
    Saturday August 11th, 2012 at 08:59 AM

    Yes,it looks like an aquarel.(water-colour)..beautiful flower,thank you!!!

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    Gunilla
    Saturday August 11th, 2012 at 08:22 PM

    Gorgeous photos and beautiful editing!

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    julie
    Sunday August 12th, 2012 at 09:51 PM

    OH MY GOSH!!! they do look like paintings, does she a photo program to make it look like? Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing,God bless.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday August 13th, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      Thank you so much, Julie! ;)
      The pictures almost looked like that straight out the camera. I just played around a little with the lighting in Photoshop.
      Have a wonderful week!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Jody
    Tuesday August 14th, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your mom knows how to capture those beautiful delphiniums!

    Jody

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    Jennifer Dawn
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 01:39 AM

    They look so delicate and beautiful. Gorgeous photography!

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    Cathy@My1929Charmer
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 01:43 AM

    Do you loan your Mom out, I promised to be extra special nice if you do! She does take the best photo’s so much so that I am getting zealous! Yes — there I admit it. Alas if you don’t’ send her my way I’ll forever be inferior to her talent, — story of my life! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      I think if the flight to the US wasn’t that expensive, she would actually love be loaned out to you, hehe!
      Thank you so much for your sweet words!! :)
      XO! Vanessa

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    Jill
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 03:43 AM

    They are stunning! The petals look like fine fabric!

    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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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 04:13 AM

    These are so pretty! They look like gorgeous watercolors :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    Erin
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Nice share!

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    Hanizah
    Thursday August 16th, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Beautiful photos. So soft and delicate
    Dropping by from Katherine’s Corner
    hanizeyecandy

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday August 18th, 2012 at 11:55 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Hanizah! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Katherines Corner
    Sunday August 19th, 2012 at 02:51 PM

    gorgeous flowers beautiful photos. xo

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    Christine
    Tuesday August 21st, 2012 at 05:06 PM

    Oh Vanessa!! Those blooms are sooo dreamy! I would love a bouquet!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening :)

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    Debra
    Wednesday August 29th, 2012 at 04:37 PM

    At first glance I thought it was a water color. WOW! they are very pretty.

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