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I think this is a lovely song.

flower 14/948

 

I think this is a lovely song.

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A wonderful image. A great subject with beautiful color.
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Frances
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2011, 01:34
Close friends with grass...nice!
Bill Phillips: They were inseparable Ray
This is a very lovely close-up of the Daisy with the grass intruding in it's space Bill ....i like the soft focusing....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Petersmile
Ah great photo Bill- and a lovely song!
Bill Phillips: The song is a favourite and Jacqui Abbot of Beautiful South does it beautifully
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 28 Aug 2011, 07:42
just a lonesome flower.
Bill Phillips: He has a bit of grass for company smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Aug 2011, 08:44
This is a member of the daisy or compositae family Bill. The Compositae (plants in the daisy or sunflower family) form one of the largest families of flowering plants with some 25,000 species (roughly 10% of the total number of flowering plants) in over 1,500 genera. It is one of the "core families" on which research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is concentrated.

The Compositae are instantly recognisable, through their compound inflorescences consisting of many tiny flowers: a daisy has a yellow "core" of 200 disc florets,surrounded by 50 marginal, white ray florets with a conspicuous limb. A single daisy "flower" contains about 250 separate flowers! A sunflower has basically the same format. A dandelion consists of one kind of florets ("ligulate") only, but still has many florets combining to look like a single flower. In the fruit stage, however, all the individual fruits are clearly visible, each with its own "parachute" (the so-called pappus).

The Compositae have a considerable ecological and economical importance. Members of the family occur from the polar regions to the tropics, and may range over all habitats from dry desert to swamp, and from rainforest to mountain peaks. In many regions of the world they comprise up to a tenth of the flora. The family contains some very large genera (Senecio with 1,250 species, Helichrysum (everlastings) with 600 species, Hieracium with 1000 species). There have been a large number in evidence in the UK this year due to favourable spring conditions
Bill Phillips: I did "A" Level botany and didn't know any of this
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Aug 2011, 11:55
Looks like it could be some sort of daisy. I like the grass seeds looking in.

"A" level botany? Surely that's now the equivalent these days of a Professorship at one of these funny universities we used to call Technical Colleges when I was young.
Bill Phillips: I have got A level Zoology and Chemistry too. It all went downhill after that and I ended up selling things
Nice and natural. The female voice always sounds fantastic with acoustic backing.
Bill Phillips: She was a good singer, the best one that Beautiful South had i think
They can weather the storms together. Lovely shot Bill
Bill Phillips: Good job they aren't on the East coast of the USA!
The grass adds to the picture of the flower very nicely.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Brian, i thought so too
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2011, 17:04
Love daisies! Great pairing
Bill Phillips: Thanks Jennie, my Ange is a great fan of daisies too
Nice composition - both the image and the song. She's quite quite a talent has Iris Dement - I like her songs.
Bill Phillips: I think Jacqui Abbot of Beautiful South sings this really well. Iris Dement is not that well known to me but this is a very good song

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