{floral friday}

{floral friday #91}

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Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!

You might have already noticed my lack of posts lately. I've just been a little overwhelmed with work and just can't seem to find time to craft and take pictures of flowers as much as I would like to.. So, thanks to my mom, I still get to share some pretty flowers with you from time to time. :)
This delicate beauty is called Fritillaria meleagris.

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A few facts about the Fritillaria meleagris:

  • Common names include snake’s head fritillary, chess flower,  checkered daffodil, guinea-hen flower, chequer lily, leper lily and Lazarus bells
  • The name meleagris means ‘spotted like a guinea fowl’.
  • Fritillaria meleagris is a plant of damp grasslands and river meadows. Once more common in the wild than it is today, it is now listed as an endangered species in several European countries. {source}

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8 Comments

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    julie
    Sunday April 21st, 2013 at 02:32 AM

    girl things happen and im sure we all understand cause we all been. but thank you for taking the time out to show us those preety flowers.God Bless.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday April 22nd, 2013 at 09:57 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Julie! :)
      I really hope you’re having a fabulous week!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Thursday April 25th, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Pretty pictures Vanessa, your mom is a good photographer:) Take care and please don’t get too overwhelmed with work…

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday April 26th, 2013 at 05:16 PM

      Thank you so much, Andrée! I really love her pictures! :)
      I actually took off a little early today to make up for some of that overtime I’ve been putting in.
      And then next week Wednesday is a holiday (is it in Holland as well?) and the week after that I took off completely. Time charge the batteries, hehe.
      I hope you’ll have a fantastic weekend!
      Hugs! Vanessa

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    Gunilla
    Friday April 26th, 2013 at 07:34 PM

    Beautiful!

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    Jody
    Wednesday May 1st, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Vanessa, Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous flower at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a good week!

    Jody

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