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The topic is "flowers", so photos containing at least one flower. All the way from one flower to a massive field of flowers is great!

The contest will end at the end of July (UTC time). The following rules apply (credit to Willeke, but slightly modified):

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Portmeirion, Wales. July 2017: enter image description here Livingston, Scotland. June 2021: enter image description here Pennyhill, England. May 2022 (with bonus bee): enter image description here

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red and yellow tulips in a bed

spring flowers

more spring flowers

Photos taken 1 April 2024, in Hortus Bulborum, Limmen, the Netherlands.
In this garden they grow heritage bulbs of many kinds of spring bulb flowers. The flowers are on show when they flower, some are early, some late, I was in the middle of the season. In these photos I have missed out many empty plots.

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Waianea specimen of Stapelia Gigantea

Here is a lovely, but stinky example of a flower from a carrion plant known as Stapelia Gigantea. The flowers usually have five points. This is a rare six pointed example and is about nine inches wide. It is not native to Hawaii, but grows wild in the dry hilly areas of Waianea, Hawaii. That's where this picture was taken in the autumn of 2021.

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That's the famous japanese Sakura (AKA cherry blossom). I was lucky to visit Japan during the cherry blossom season (a small period between March and April) and see those stunningly beautiful flowers all over the country.

In the background we can see the Todaiji Temple.

Photos taken in April 2024, in Nara, Japan.

sakura

sakura

sakura

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Glad I hadn't posted this here! This is between the back of Sannat and the cliffs in Gozo, in early April 2023, it should be exactly this point. I took this one with my Samsung A50 phone.

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Last week I was walking with my mom in Rimini (Italy) and when we passed by this hedge she asked me to take "good" pics of roses and agapanthus. I like to take photos of flowers and when the light is good some colors really rock!

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agapanthus

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Finally, these three from Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, 2022. Flowers really are a great subject to impress beautiful colors even at a very amateur stage like mine. On that day there was a very good sun light also!

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flowers

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The New York Marble Cemetery, the city's first non-sectarian burying place, is normally closed to the public. But you can visit a few weekends per year, as I did when I took this picture, on May 5, 2024.

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Beautiful tulips in a jar wrapped by Norwegian flag style ribbon. As you might have guessed from the cutlery and napkins, the picture was taken in the cafeteria at my workplace in Oslo, Norway.

Beautiful tulips wrapped by Norwegian flag style ribbon

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Three photos of flowers, all taken by me in southern England.

Three photos of flowers

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