Tiny beauties

A sure sign of spring

Are the tiny lilac beauties (wood anemones)

Blooming in the woods.

Bright petals

You can’t but help feel happy

When you see their merry heads

Nodding on the forest floor.

Purple and blue

Their petals become paper thin

In the sunlight.

paper thin

I notice a dry leaf glowing

Like a stained glass window.

Leaf

These flowers are protected in the Stockholm region

So you’re not allowed to pick them.

I’m happy about that —

As their beauty remains for all to enjoy,

Spread at our feet like a blanket of dreams.

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98 responses

  1. Hi There, Those little beauties are GORGEOUS…. Glad they are ‘protected’…. Aren’t the first blooms in spring just marvelous????

    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 13, 2015 at 14:51

  2. Beautiful Fi.

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    April 13, 2015 at 14:53

  3. Lovely little things!

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    April 13, 2015 at 15:00

  4. THANK you for this magic…..I love feeling like a tiny fairy wandering through
    the woods and violet blossoms:) You’ve given such gift and I’ve enjoyed unwrapping it!
    Glad thanks,
    Jennifer

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    April 13, 2015 at 15:31

  5. Aren’t they stunning little beauties! I love that last photo. How nice that they are a protected species too. Have a beautiful week!

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    April 13, 2015 at 15:43

  6. These are so pretty! Good to know that they are protected. Have a wonderful week.

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    April 13, 2015 at 16:07

  7. and purple is such a gorgeous color in Nature. xox Loved this post!

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    April 13, 2015 at 16:23

  8. loved the way you have used the light to the maximum advantage 🙂

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    April 13, 2015 at 16:38

  9. Lovely shots of these tiny beauties.

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    April 13, 2015 at 17:05

  10. Claudia

    such a beautiful color of purple. great happy shots!

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    April 13, 2015 at 17:05

  11. How wonderful that these flowers are not allowed to be picked. What a lovely carpet at your feet and feast for the eyes.

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    April 13, 2015 at 17:17

  12. I’ve never heard of protected wildflowers. That’s wonderful! They are little bits of spring happiness. 🙂

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    April 13, 2015 at 17:31

  13. they’re gorgeous little things!

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    April 13, 2015 at 17:53

  14. In Belgium you just can pick 2 bouquets of wild narcissus, i find it’s a good way to preserve our nature…

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:05

  15. Wonderful that they can’t be picked! I was walking in the park with a friend and some Lamb’s Ear had sprouted up. I remarked that I had never seen that and she pulled up a large leaf so I could feel it! Then she just tossed it aside. I was appalled – I could have just leaned down to feel it.

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:09

    • It’s such a shame when people don’t leave the beauty for others to enjoy too.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 13, 2015 at 18:27

  16. Nice! I find purples and reds difficult ones to photograph.

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:20

  17. They’re so beautiful! They remind me of what we call springing beauties. 🙂

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:21

  18. Don

    What a beautiful little flower. The White, Yellow and purple is absolutely magnificent.

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:30

  19. Indeed a beautiful sight.

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:52

  20. They are cool, I can see why they are protected.

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:56

  21. Beautiful captures of these anemones. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    April 13, 2015 at 18:57

  22. Mac

    ahhhhh…purdy

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    April 13, 2015 at 19:29

  23. oh my goodness, such beauty!

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    April 13, 2015 at 19:48

  24. Indeed they are beautiful!

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    April 13, 2015 at 20:30

  25. I always enjoy your photos, the wildflowers are gorgeous.

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    April 13, 2015 at 20:47

  26. They are beautiful!

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    April 13, 2015 at 20:58

  27. Very beautiful flowers. Love their color.

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    April 13, 2015 at 21:00

  28. What beauties! Ours are similar, but mostly white, with a few pale lavender ones mixed in, and even a breath of wind sends them dancing on their stems.

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    April 13, 2015 at 21:02

  29. daryledelstein

    (to use an expression my step daughter uses) those are twee!

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    April 13, 2015 at 21:13

  30. Monika

    Beautiful photos and lovely flowers.

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    April 13, 2015 at 21:43

  31. Very nice anemones !! a very useful protection – beautiful pictures

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    April 13, 2015 at 21:53

  32. So beautiful photos! So full of light!

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    April 13, 2015 at 22:03

  33. And so much beauty for the viewer’s eyes!! Combined with the fallen leaf…in warm light of spring! 🙂 🙂 Good Day of Spring and a Happy Week!

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    April 13, 2015 at 22:24

  34. These wild flowers are so lovely!

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:06

  35. Such sweet loveliness 🙂

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:06

  36. Wonderful shots of the beautiful spring flowers!

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:25

  37. Very pretty!

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:26

  38. Exquisite – and I love that they are protected.

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:39

  39. What a lovely purple color these wood anemones are! I am always pleasantly surprised to see wildflowers blooming in spring.

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:44

  40. sweet

    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:54

  41. blåsippor är fina. Men visst heter de väl Hepatica på engelska?

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    April 13, 2015 at 23:59

    • Yes. Också känt som wood anemones.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 14, 2015 at 05:25

  42. The anemones are very pretty. I am glad they can not be picked.. They are there for everyone to enjoy! Lovely images.. Have a happy week!

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    April 14, 2015 at 00:03

  43. Beautiful little blooms! Love your changing banner shots at top of your blog!

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    April 14, 2015 at 00:30

  44. oh I love these!

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    April 14, 2015 at 01:05

  45. Our weather just turned cold, as we are headed to winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Lovely photography.

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    April 14, 2015 at 01:19

  46. Exquisite pictures with the light and colors of spring!

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    April 14, 2015 at 01:23

  47. Kaya

    Modest beauties! Love them so very much. Beautifully captured beauties!!!

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    April 14, 2015 at 02:21

  48. Ron

    Fiona, one again you so impress me with your photographs! These are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

    I love how you caught the sunlight through their delicate petals. And I LOVE that one of the leaf!

    “You can’t but help feel happy”

    Yup, that’s how flowers make me feel….HAPPY 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend!
    X

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    April 14, 2015 at 02:38

  49. They are gorgeous and you have captured their beauty with ease. Love the sun shining through those translucent petals.

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    April 14, 2015 at 02:44

  50. calvin

    And many thanks for these images. Perhaps Spring is worth waiting for, after all, but am weak an could not wait.. Your a good three weeks ahead us. If there is a cold snap and the lilac buds are killed off, it is hard not to feel robbed and violated.

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    April 14, 2015 at 02:49

  51. Delicately pretty

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    April 14, 2015 at 03:16

  52. they sure are pretty

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    April 14, 2015 at 04:23

  53. Hi Lady Fi, I am traveling to Gothenburg and Stockholm very soon! I am excited to experience spring there. This is my first time to travel to Europe so I am definitely thrilled! Could you give me some tips of what to see while in Stockholm and what is the best budget place to stay? 🙂

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    April 14, 2015 at 06:10

  54. The spring flowers and new growth on plants and trees make me very happy.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    April 14, 2015 at 06:51

  55. Such gorgeous little flowers.
    Beautiful captures!

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    April 14, 2015 at 07:24

  56. Gorgeous! My most favorite spring flower.

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    April 14, 2015 at 07:46

  57. Such a beautiful rich colour.

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    April 14, 2015 at 09:47

  58. Sweet dreams indeed with these stunning flowers! Glad they must be left for all to enjoy!
    Have a lovely week.
    Wren x

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    April 14, 2015 at 11:08

  59. Glorious – almost glowing!

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    April 14, 2015 at 12:02

  60. Hurray for Spring!

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    April 14, 2015 at 12:15

  61. They do look like sea anemones. How beautiful! Yes, it’s starting to feel like spring here too.

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    April 14, 2015 at 13:04

  62. Great looking flowers – the Wood Anemones I used to see in the UK were white – are these a different species?

    Dark Side of the Moon is meant to be the first picture – the second one is by the same band!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    April 14, 2015 at 13:22

  63. I just love wood anemones! Yours are so incredibly brightly coloured, ours are more delicate pastels here and sometimes white.

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    April 14, 2015 at 13:43

  64. Oh how wonderful. When I think of Sweden that’s usually one of the first flowers that comes to mind (I was born and raised in Sweden, but now live in the UK). Beautifully captured!

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    April 14, 2015 at 14:35

  65. inspiredbyjune

    Oh, they are lovely! Our bluebonnets are protected, too. Have a great week!

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    April 14, 2015 at 15:35

  66. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    I’m in love with purple! Good eye!

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    April 14, 2015 at 16:05

  67. Oooh. So pretty.

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    April 14, 2015 at 16:21

  68. So lovely!

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    April 14, 2015 at 16:32

  69. Beautiful sights!

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    April 14, 2015 at 16:59

  70. I think we all need to look at beautiful flowers after this long winter !

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    April 14, 2015 at 18:07

  71. How elegant and beautiful nature’s gems photographed so creatively!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    April 14, 2015 at 18:23

  72. Wonderful photos of Ioveliness. I live in California. When I was a kid, someone told me that it was against the law to pick the Golden poppies, the state flower. I don’t know if it’s true. But, I didn’t and I still don’t, even the ones that are in our yards.

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    April 14, 2015 at 20:19

  73. The colour is captured wonderfully 🙂

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    April 14, 2015 at 20:33

  74. You have captured the lovely light and the happy feeling of spring beautifully!

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    April 14, 2015 at 21:21

  75. Joy

    surely awesome and beautiful:)

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    April 14, 2015 at 21:35

  76. Like stained glass …. so beautiful Fiona 🙂

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    April 14, 2015 at 21:52

  77. Al

    Exquisite signs of spring!

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    April 15, 2015 at 02:16

  78. Hi,
    I love that last photo.
    So amazing how small and full of detail flowers can be.
    Happy Spring
    Carla

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    April 15, 2015 at 02:32

  79. Hi,
    I love the last photo.
    It just amazes me how flowers can be so small and full of such detail.
    Happy Spring,
    Carla

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    April 15, 2015 at 02:33

  80. Spring again, beautiful shades of purple. Glad to know that in some places the Nature is protected!

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    April 15, 2015 at 03:57

  81. wonderful flowers and colors, very nice series, love the leaf in this series a little bit autumn between the spring.

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    April 15, 2015 at 07:35

  82. So delicate ……….. so lovely

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    April 15, 2015 at 10:18

  83. gillinthestudio

    They are beautiful and so delicate too.

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    April 15, 2015 at 17:48

  84. They are lovely; glad they’re protected. And you can treasure them forever in your photos (without having to clean up the vase afterwards too!)

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    April 15, 2015 at 19:00

  85. Especially the beautiful blue color of these lovely flowers I find super beautiful!

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    April 15, 2015 at 19:04

  86. darling little purple blooms!

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    April 15, 2015 at 20:00

  87. Marvelous photos of this tiny flowers.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    April 15, 2015 at 22:02

  88. These little blooms bring a promise of spring to you. Their delicacy and color must be a welcome sight after a long winter.

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    April 16, 2015 at 03:13

  89. j’aime cette lumière dans la première

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    April 16, 2015 at 10:36

  90. miyahde

    Dearest Lady-fi; Such BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT purple wood anemones♡♡♡ So sorry for my belated comment; Wishing you will have a wonderful rest of the week.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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    April 16, 2015 at 11:08

  91. wow! absolutely brilliant captures… captivating light and colors. glad they are protected from hands picking

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    April 16, 2015 at 14:48

  92. Such a delightful little flower – a gift of spring!

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    April 16, 2015 at 20:41

  93. Pat

    Beautiful flowers.

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    April 17, 2015 at 01:06

  94. JM

    So very lovely!

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    April 17, 2015 at 14:10

  95. Finally seeing the spring flowers always makes me smile

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    April 19, 2015 at 08:06

  96. Hi Lady Fi !!!

    Thank you for your phenomenal photos.
    They are beautiful. Excellent.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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    April 19, 2015 at 16:47

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