As I commented last week, I do love a carpet of wild flowers in a landscape so was very pleased to see Jude has Wild Flowers as her theme this month.
This week it’s time travel to Romania about a decade ago. First up, a wild orchid – not a brilliant image as I had no macro lens:
A veritable carpet of wild flowers, a very common sight in the fields:
Similar flowers carpet the ground behind this Wooden Church in Maramures:
And in the land surrounding this painted church in Bucovina, plenty of wild flowers:
Hope you have enjoyed my wild flowers with a view! We may be off to Turkey for next week’s offering, or maybe remain in the UK? See more wild flowers here.
The lone orchid worked well for me, Sue, macro lens or not.
Best wishes, Pete.
And the rest? 😉
They were all nice of course. I commented on the first one as you mentioned not having a macro lens, and I thought it came out very good anyway.
I was only teasing….
I also love the orchid – what a colour! Must admit I was taken by the churches in the other photos, lovely to see them surrounded by wild flower meadows and mown pathways.
Glad you liked these – it was like going back in time for us….
Splendid buildings as background to the flowers. And what a colour for the orchid. A feast – and unusual for you to have more than one image. Watch out, or I’ll expect it!
When I first started out, I would have a few images more regularly….it depends on my message or my mood!! Less says more, I often think….
Yes indeed, but I just can’t shut up!
I don’t shut up in real life…..😀
I’ll remember that!
I’m sure you can talk for England sometimes, Jo! 😉
Never! Just ask Meg x
Great shots Sue!
Lovely orchid but I adore the last shot.
Thanks, Debbie! It was such a lovely, peaceful place…and so much history
Can’t get cross at such a gorgeous wild orchid. Now what will Jude’s theme be when you’re in Poland, Sue? X
Haven’t checked it out, Jo!
What’s keeping you? I didn’t see a Sunday black and white from Paula today. Any idea why not? I’ll look later but it’s not so easy on my phone (call me inept if you like).
I would never dare say such a thing, Jo! As for the Sunday B&W, Paula told us she wouldn’t be holding it today, due to Mother’s Day this weekend…. Keep up! 😉😉
I have pleaded ineptitude and lack of technology. Unlike some I could name. But seriously, I’m glad Paula’s ok.
Not sure where you were going with this, Jo…… 😳
…. smiling x
I wished you lived nearby to teach me a bit about photography. I just use a basic Lumix digital and know very little about that. My husband offers to help but that would be like it was years ago learning to drive from my mother. Risky to a relationship.:0)
Haha, never a good idea to learn from your nearest and dearest!
So beautiful Sue 🙂 How wonderful to see a wild orchid too!!
I’m jealous 😉
Well, I have to say, I have seen very few wild orchids in my time….
In my childhood we did get to see them on Boxhill!! I believe that they do still flower there in protected areas. I can’t even really remember what they looked like except that they were small!
Oh, indeed, this one was…..
Small is beautiful 😉
SO hard to capture those fields of wildflowers Sue – but you did a great job. Having seen them I can feel your joy !
Many thanks, Tina! It was so lovely seeing such an abundance of flowers in the wild, like going back to my early schooldays when we walked to school and flowers in the fields and hedgerows would be a common sight…..
That’s a different kind of orchid and what a glorious colour, love it. Looks like an interesting place to travel too, they are haystacks in the field aren’t they?
That orchid was a glorious colour, Gilly! And yes, they are haystacks…. We went to Romania nearly a decade ago (doesn’t seem possible) and it was like going back a couple of hundred years – no intensive farming, everything hard manual labour. The grass cut using scythes, horses and carts the main transport, people out hoeing the fields …..
Lovely little medieval looking church and so picture perfect with the wild flowers surrounding it. I also love the colour of the orchid, I thought it was an iris till I read the text.
Thanks, Pauline – I like your comment re picture perfect!!
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Lovely photos, Sue. The wild orchid is the queen of the show. 🙂
oh these are very beautiful, I especially love the little medieval church but fields of flowers are so uplifting.
I agree re: uplifting, Hannah! Sad to have to go so far to find them now…..
not so far I hope!
Well, Romania is hundreds of miles from here!
Lovely! How did you like Romania?
Loved it…so much history, fantastic landscapes, etc etc
Beautiful Sue! 🙂
Love that orchid anyway – and all the others as well. The little painted church is a gem.
Isn’t it! It had some interesting paintings inside, too 😀