Sunday, March 7, 2010

Missing spring macros in Mazatlan

Here in Mazatlan (just south of the Tropic of Cancer) there just isn't a spring the way I'm used to in British Columbia.  I have to admit I'm kind of missing the tender greens and soft pastels of new growth.  So I've been searching for some spring-like colours and here's what I managed to find.  

Above is a close up of new seed pods from a tree that I've yet to discover the name of.
And below are two shots of weeds in a nearby vacant lot that have recently come into bloom.  The pink one is a very tiny variety of morning glory.  The white one is a poppy-like bloom on a spiny plant that looks a bit like milk thistle. The last one is a little wild flower that reminds me of the colours of spring daffodils and hyacinths.

To see other macro shots from Macro Monday, take a look here


  1. I can imagine how you must miss the spring! You did well with your choices though. The seed pod is very spring-like and fascinating. I'd love to know what it is!

    The last little flower looks just like a candytuft.

  2. The last flower is simply gorgeous, almost worth missing Spring for.

  3. Your greens are definitely more vibrant than the pale leaves here. It must be very different to not see the earth come to life again.
    That multi-colored flower is amazing...

  4. The first one I thought it's a pea pod ^_^. Great shot!

    The petal

  5. ohh! i love that first shot, beautiful. great flowers too, is the last one a lantana maybe? Great shots!

  6. gorgeous flowers and seed pod!

  7. I love that first photograph because it looks like individual cells with the nucleus clearly visible. Fascinating plant life down there.

  8. Lovely every one of them! I love the way I fell like a little ant in the first shot! :)

  9. Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

    It is a beautiful sign of the spring.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.


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