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


10 comments:

  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.

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

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  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...

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

    The petal

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

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  6. gorgeous flowers and seed pod!

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

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

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  9. Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

    It is a beautiful sign of the spring.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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