A Week of Flowers: Day 5 – 26/11/2020

Cathy at Words and Herbs has suggested bloggers share flower photos in posts all week to cheer each other up in these seemingly dismal and certainly challenging days.

They have definitely been brightening my week. Thanks Cathy! Flowers bring such joy.

A mass of Japanese anemone:


Pink Japanese anemone in a tangle of sunlight

This photo was actually taken a few years ago at Wimpole Hall. The anemones grow in a corner of the Walled Garden against a north facing wall. In late summer, the sun manages to peep over the wall and back lights the flowers in dazzling rays. The anemones seem to twist and turn in the brightness, fizzing with energy, tangling with sunlight.

Today’s choice of flower was triggered by Val, following a comment about a photo of pink cosmos flowers that I posted ~a week ago. These are the Japanese anemones I was talking about Val  (although now I don’t see why I was picturing them against blues skies).

They do seem to adore sunlight though, even though they do well in some shade. Like poppies, they look great when you can admire the translucence of the pretty pink petals. Here is a 2020 shot of more pink anemones to show you what I mean.


Translucent Japanese anemone petals act like a screen in a shadow-puppet show of stamen and pollinators!

Have a good day and best wishes to those celebrating Thanksgiving today!

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15 Responses to A Week of Flowers: Day 5 – 26/11/2020

  1. Cathy says:

    A big patch of Japanese anemones is such a wonderful sight! There were some in my old garden, probably planted when the house was built in the seventies! So my goal is to grow such a big clump here too one day. Your photo really made me smile!

    • Wow … that must have been a massive clump. I find myself moving bits around quite frequently to spread the show. Plus deer don’t seem to touch it. I am not so good with white ones though, they just don’t seem to want to multiply!

  2. Cathy says:

    Deliciously pink!

  3. Anna says:

    Oh those anemones are simply beautiful and their backs are as pleasant to look at as their faces. Is Wimpole Hall near Cambridge?

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    What a gorgeous crowd! I can’t wait for mine to fill out like this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the beauty!

  5. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the second photo. They are beautiful flowers. They’re quite different from our native anemones, but that’s to be expected.

  6. March Picker says:

    A backlit patch of Japanese anemones is pretty much heaven on earth! Love them here, too.

  7. Cathy says:

    Yes a clump of them is much to be admired, despite their thuggish tendencies, and I see what you mean about when they are backlit by the sun

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