Helleborus, or Lenten Rose

The Lenten Rose, or Helleborus (commonly known as Hellebore) is an early blooming species.  There are many varieties of Hellebores.   The one I have blooms in March.  It’s an evergreen plant with flowers of deep purple.  The Lenten Rose is a lovely addition to a garden and a special treat when snow is still on the ground!

Read more about Lenten Roses from Wiki here.

Lenten rose.

The center of the flower has the most interesting "folded" green area.

Even the bud is cool looking!

The blooms sometimes hang down like bells.

I love the intricate center of the flowers.

Thanks for viewing my Lenten Rose!  I hope you enjoyed it!

Judy

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Today’s sunsets….

Hello blog readers~
We had a really cool sunset tonight.  I was dancing around with my tripod like crazy.  I’m always trying to catch the tall porcupine grass in the setting sun!  Unfortunately it catches the breeze far too easily and blurs in the photo.  Oh well, maybe another time!   The sunset colors were very intense….I just had to share a few photos with you!

Because I wasn't shooting in an open area, I wasn't able to catch much in the way of cloud variations~ with the trees all around me. But in the photo above you can see a bit of variance in the clouds.I do like the tree in the upper right corner, as a "frame"!

A horizontal view.............

Here are the elusive porcupine grass “feathers” or seed heads.  Because they are more of a silhouette, it’s not as noticeable that they are shmeared or blurry in the photo!!  😉

Thanks for visiting!
Judy 

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