Echinops Ritro’s charm | Details

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Echinops Ritro platinum blue with its white-wooly stem

Have you ever met one of these babies?

Yes, I know what you are thinking, they are like small globe-thistles. When I saw them, it reminds me of the Kuwait Towers ,they are so alike in form & shade!From afar they are like the beautiful Chihuly  sculpture  displayed in 360 mall in Kuwait aside from of course they are not hand-blown and that sculpture is gigantic compared to these babies.

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Certified pollen -Butterflies attractive! Terrific showstopper!

These Echinops Ritro platinum blue caught my eyes while we are strolling yesterday in Klanzepark while celebrating “Die Welt is Bunt “ festival.I find them so unique and beautiful!Did you know that they are salt/seaside tolerant?

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Echinops Ritro-blue charming lollipops

 

This compact species has cobweb-like, woolly foliage. The unique spherical flower heads appear steely blue before maturing to a brighter blue. The late summer flowers add the charm of form and texture to a mixed border.Just look at her fine petals of mini- florets hanging in bunch of beautiful mirage! Who could ever wonder how many florets just one Echinops hold?

This is the close-up shot I could get with my iPhone and yet I love the way nature shows its pure details and intricate identity.

Did you know that Deers tend to avoid this flower?

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Echinops Ritro platinum blue in Klanzepark,Ingolstadt

I could enjoy gazing at this beauty for quite some time. They attract so many wasps, bees and other insects. I was trying to take a photo with my phone while the butterflies surrounds them but at the same time my hand is busy with my daughter trying to pinch these lollies.There’s something very pleasing about a big, fat bumble stuck on a pincushion of a flower.

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There’s so much loveliness if you just look around.

This is my humble take on my first try on today’s Photo challenge | Details using  iPhone only. Nature doesn’t need more filters, its details are enough.

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