Up Close and Personal

with the marvelous milkweed, oh and it smells heavenly too. 

click on pics to view bigger. 


This is what the whole bunch looks like.

But you start getting up close and personal and they look like this. 

Some are light pink and some are darker pink, but all are beautiful. 
















Do you see Elsie the Borden Cow looking at you??? I do. Yep I'm crazy, that's ok.



Linking with MACRO MONDAY 2
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Have a wonderful week everyone. 

Comments

Cloudia said…
Thank you dear
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Felicia,
This is a very special flower. So great how you've photograph them.
Wonderful these pink colors. Very well done!!

Greetings, Marco
Tom said…
...gorgeous, our milkweed is just a small bud.
Mildred said…
We were surprised this spring to find white milkweed growing in our woods here. Your photo is lovely.
Sandra said…
can't find Daisy but these are gorgeous and I love the waxy smooth look of the petals. stunning is what I say and if I could find daisy she would be toooooo
Denise inVA said…
Wonderful close up. Such intricacies we don't see unless we look very closely. They are so good for the butterflies. I am looking to plant them in our garden.
Denise inVA said…
Oh wow! Just realized I hadn't opened up your whole post. These are stunning! Daisy? Can't find but could never find Waldo either ;)
Rose said…
I was just the other day thinking I wanted to get some good photos of their blooms...just had not did it yet. I love what you have taken...
Bill said…
Beautiful closeups of these... Very nice!
So very lovely ...

All the best Jan
Hello Felicia, the Milkweed photos are gorgeous! Such a treasure in the garden, I wish I could smell them. Those closest explanation I got from google was that they were similar in perfume to Lilacs... only better - that will do me :D)
Yes, I can see a cow face in your last photo! Cheers now, have a great week
Ruth Hiebert said…
These are simply amazing shots. I love them all.
Carol Mattingly said…
Love those macros. What a gorgeous flower. Carol
Linda W. said…
You're getting good with that macro lens! :)
Suzy said…
What beautiful, intricate shapes!
eileeninmd said…
Hello, beautiful flowers and macros. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!
I have not smelled milkweed flowers in a long time! They are such pretty shades of mauve pink. Love your photos!
Debby Ray said…
You already know how much I love milkweed and these shots are stunning. I am still trying to get over my disappointment of "my" field that I was waiting on to bloom...and they finally did...and when I went back to take pics the next day, THEY HAD MOWED THEM ALL DOWN!!! Yes, I see Elsie but from the angle you took them from, I'm not seeing the molars.....HAHAHAHAHAHA!
I used to wait for the seed pods and play with them like dandelions, then the empty shells I'd make glittery Christmas garlands. Loved how they sparkled when they were strung above the fireplace mantle.
carol l mckenna said…
Very creative and elegant photography ~ ^_^
Your macros are gorgeous. Love the little pink flowers
Melissa said…
Flowers are so amazing! Really beautiful close up look!
Lady Fi said…
Utterly beautiful!
Photo Cache said…
So dainty and pretty. Well captured.

Worth a Thousand Words
colleen said…
Twirly girls in pink tutus! The way to my heart is with flowers.
Paul said…
Milkweed eh? Can's say as I ever seen it up here in Canada. Must be too far North...

Beautiful little flowers and you've captured them nicely! (And yes I do see Elsie!)
Marvelous photos of these beauties !
Best, Synnöve
Brilliant shots...pity we can't share smells!
Christine said…
Absolutely superb!
Haha! I see the crazy cow too!
Molly said…
Love how you have showed the amount of detail in each little flower


mollyx
Carola Bartz said…
Beautiful milkweed and I love your macros. Do you grow milkweed in your garden? I do, but I don't have the pink one but a different kind. It's a great butterfly plant.
milkweed - great for bees:) Thanks for coming by!
Amy Franks said…
Such a pretty pink and so intricate!
Alexa T said…
So, so gorgeous views, so pretty pink blooms, indeed! Very interesting aspects seen so close... And fo funny how you see the image...
A lovely weekend!
Jill Harrison said…
such an unfortunate name for a lovely little flower. Have a wonderful week ahead and thank you for visiting my blog last week.
NatureFootstep said…
a stunning flower and very well presented. Thanks for the beauty!
Tammie Lee said…
So darn pretty. I loved seeing each photo.
I have not met this flower in person. I read that it does grow somewhere in Montana.... hopefully some day.