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She Has Flare

November 1, 2011

Welcome November! I have noticed that some of our plants are really liking the cooler weather. The Cyclamen are revealing their beauty! As flowers begin to bloom they always remind me of dancers, sometimes ballerinas or sometimes modern dancers. When I was a teenager I learned about a dancer named Bella Lewitzky. She was a choreographer. Back in her time the modern dancers often wore some rather strange outfits. It had to do with the look of lines and reflect the fluidity of how they moved. If you go here Bella  there will be a photo of her and it will give you an idea of what I am talking about, along with some history about her. I didn’t realize that she had lived in our location. Her dress doesn’t totally depict the strangeness of attire that I am trying to convey, but it will work for now. It’s cool to observe flowers before they make their first reveal. You never know what they are going to wear. My mother used to wear pretty frilly dresses and Iris’s always remind me of her..

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  1. November 1, 2011 1:52 PM

    Beautiful photographies, a poetry of flowers…


  2. November 1, 2011 2:58 PM

    I love how you compared flowers to dancers, Roberta. And how sweet that iris remind your of your mother. Perfect during this time of year. And my cyclamen is just having a ball blooming away. I thought today that I needed to take some photos of the buds themselves. 🙂 Great photos here, and thanks for posting.


    • November 1, 2011 7:58 PM

      Thank you.Katie! Ever since I was a kid I loved dance…and loved to watch all of the old musicals..Now I am an old kid with a dancers!


  3. Ellen permalink
    November 1, 2011 3:07 PM

    I found the information on Bella very interesting and I see what you mean about the flower being similar to her flare…
    I like the idea of comparing flowers to dancers. Dear and I spent an anniversary in Idyllwild early on. We ate at the Chart House and visited the Hummingbird house. That was in the 70’s!
    Love your shots of the Iris…


  4. November 1, 2011 10:09 PM

    Beautiful flowers! It seems so strange when I think of them blooming at this time of year, when here everything is getting ready for a long winter sleep.


    • November 2, 2011 8:45 AM

      Well, they had a long hot summer and were so beat up looking..They are happy now!


  5. November 2, 2011 8:13 AM

    Fantastic photos but hands down the best (to me) is the bearded iris–BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Purple bearded iris–my absolute favorite flower. Their lacy edges do resemble the light flowing dress of a dancer. I have never thought about it. Thanks for bringing it to mind. I usually think of flowers as packages that are slowly being opened to reveal a beautiful surprise much like you mentioned. Beautiful! Thanks for brightening my day!


    • November 2, 2011 8:44 AM

      Thank you! What you have said inspires me to put my photos of Iris’s together..Hmm. You are most welcome!


  6. November 2, 2011 5:02 PM

    Lovely flower photographs Roberta 🙂


  7. November 3, 2011 6:17 PM

    Oh….they do look like dancers, don’t they? I never noticed that before. And the iris?….ahhh….what beautiful flowers…I love the graceful, delicate lines and curves… and wonderful photos, too!


  8. Sue Brown permalink
    November 7, 2011 2:25 AM

    Wow – these are spectacular photos of spectacular flowers! Beautiful.


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  10. November 11, 2011 9:04 AM

    Your delicate flowers bring such a smile to my face. The Iris is my mother’s favorite flower. Your pictures are stunning!!


  11. December 17, 2011 7:33 AM

    What exquisite photos!



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