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Macro Monday 11/9: Leaves and Stems

The leaf of a Bird of Paradise Tree (Strelitzia nicolai).


A pretty orange Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii) blooming from behind.



Branch of an Arbequina olive tree (Olea europea) growing in a clay pot.


Pencil Cactus or Milkbush (Euphorbia tirucalli) is mostly all stems with very tiny leaves.


Lovely Creeping fig (Ficus pumila) growing on the fence.



Visit Macro Monday to view some very interesting close ups and if you have some macro shots to share, join in the fun. Macro Monday features closeup shots in the garden from fellow bloggers and are listed on Lisa’s Chaos.

10 thoughts on “Macro Monday 11/9: Leaves and Stems”

  1. Laura Livengood Schaub

    Jackie, thanks for the fave! I enjoyed your Macro Monday so much I did one of my own; any excuse to get up close and personal with the plants! Enjoy your week…

  2. Hi Jacky.
    What great photography!
    Very….refreshing…as is your entire blog come to think of it. I love the rotating header images. My blog loads different images when you first visit the site, but does not “continue” to change like yours. Ahh well!

    Marvelous blog Jacky.

  3. Very nice photos Jackie. I bet those leaves would look even better if they were backlit by late or early sunshine.

  4. macro Monday sounds like a lot of fun! The gerbera daisy is sweet…don’t you love their wonderful rich color. gail

  5. Love those Gerbera …
    ohh wait.. its jamesonii
    (wow.. didn’t know I got my name for a flower)
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love your Macro Monday pics. I enjoyed looking at the intricate veins of the leaf. It’s fascinating how virtually perfect leaves are. I’ve been out of the blogging realm for a while. We’ve had H1N1 in our home, plus other major illnesses. I’ve been playing nurse maid. It is good to finally emerge from all of that. Hope all is well with you.

  7. Awesome – I love the pure colour and line in the first leaf photographs. The Pencil Cactus image is pretty cool as well. Very nice photos!

  8. Jacqueline – love your blog. So glad you found me so I could find you! The Macro shots are great, especially the Gerber from behind. Very interesting perspective on that one. Like ESP, I love that your banner rotates images. I want to redesign my blog, but recent attempt have not gone well, so I’ve given up for a bit!

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