Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thematic Photographic - Multiples

Carmi at the blog "Written, Inc." posts a photographic challenge each week at Thematic Photographic. This week, the theme is "Multiples."

Carmi writes: "There's a certain appeal to pictures of many of the same thing. Sometimes you can see patterns in them. Or sometimes they all look identical. Or just similar enough to attract the eye. Or different enough to prompt discussion." Share your images at "Written, Inc."

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A thickly planted garden bed brings together in one shot a multiplicity of the striking and bold flowers of the perennial thistle, Eryngium giganteum. This is the variety also known as "Miss Wilmott's Ghost", for its eerie silvery bracts, but perhaps also because the legendary English gardener, Ellen Wilmott, loved it so much she surreptitiously sprinkled other peoples' gardens with its seeds, leaving a legacy that would multiply after her death.

These plants thrive at the Thames Barrier Park in south-east London.  Multiples - with bees!


Gilly said...

Those eryngiums are lovely and look so good planted all in a mass. I love them, but they don't like our acidic soil so they never grow here!

Great shot!

Bob Scotney said...

Glorious especially with bees in attendance.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I rate for bees!

Max Sartin said...

Great picture, especially with the multiple bees too.