August 2022 CMMC close-up and FOTD

For this week’s Midweek Madness Challenge from Cee Neuner (CMMC) a close-up or macro is required. I am also linking to her Flower of the Day (FOTD) challenge.

The passion flower growing in a tub in our garden is supported by some netting on the fence. I have cropped a photo of the first of its flowers to open this summer.


Viola for January CMMC letter V in the word and FOTD

White and purple viola flower lower right, two more flowers facing sideways, part of the next plant pot with viola plants, wooden edge of trough to hold the plant pots, path and brick wall ion top right corner

In the autumn we visited a garden centre, where we bought some bedding plants for winter colour. We chose a mixture of pansies and violas. (They are all in the viola family.) We planted them in some plant pots and a tub. A few have flowered already and there are more buds. Slugs or snails demolished a few in plant pots. As we are in an exposed position the flowers suffer from wind-burn.

As well as linking to Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) I am linking to her Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).

August CMMC pick a topic and FOTD

When I was looking through my photos to find a suitable one for this CMMC challenge, my first thought was to post a photo of the passionflower in our garden. The photos I had were interesting, but not up to the standard of this challenge. Instead I posted a fungus.

The very next day there was a new flower, so I am posting a photo of it here and linking with two of Cee’s challenges – CMMC (Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge) and FOTD (Flower of the Day). There are raindrops on the flower.

Passionflower with raindrops, supporting netting