These are Syringa blossoms. Syringa is a wild shrub and Idaho's state flower.
This plant is one of several on our property.
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Such a lovely flower, great capture and a wonderful shadow shot for the day! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy, Dimple!
What a stunningly beautiful flower! Native and wild. I like that.
In Oregon. we have wild irises
Beautiful SSS picture!
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Very nice ShadowShot! That ant is too perfect. He posed for you.
In May I planted a Syringa and it was going great guns until the deer decided the leaves looked too tasty to resist. Didn't expect that. Now it is a stub. I put a fence around it, but it really isn't thriving anymore.:>(
Thanks for the helpful hint on the width of the columns. I'm half afraid to touch it for fear I'll loose it again though. We need to meet & take some ShadowShots before summer is over!!
Absolutley stunning shot.
These flowers have such a pretty shape and llove the extra touch of the exploring wild critter!
That's beautiful! I like the capture of that big ant(?) as well! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
What a beautiful flower this is, and the way you took the shot, so clear, so that the pistils and the stamens are seen.
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Hard to believe it's wild, it's very pretty.
And the insects agree with me too!
Is it scented?
It's a beautiful flower--and it grows wild! What a blessing! I love this time of year!
Wow, what a wonderful picture...it's extra special with that black ant. Stunning!
Very pretty, somwhat reminiscent of Magnolias. Wonder if they are like the bluebonnets of Texas....hard to grow anywhere. In Texas they self propagate but try to buy seeds and get them to grow, even in Texas, My mother tried and failed. I tried in AR. I soaked the seeds and planted them indoors, but they failed to thrive.
What beautifully white petals they have. Such a treat to have something like that growing wild right on your property.
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This look like magnolia. Does it has a smell?
Nice capture of the flower, and that intruder ant. The shadows are as delicate as each petal...
That is a truly beautiful flower. However, it is very different from OUR Syringa commonly known as Lilac.
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Very beautiful - I'm a huge fan of local wildflowers and flowering trees & shrubs. I've never seen a syringa before.
Here in Nova Scotia our provincial flower is the Mayflower or trailing arbutus. And I've never seen real Mayflowers in the woods myself - only for sale at farmer's markets. You have to know where to find them.
Lovely flower and a beautiful macro shot! Well done! Happy MYM!
Beautiful Dimple -- the ant is a nice bonus in your shot! Idaho has a beautiful State Flower!
Absolutely gorgeous! Happy MYM!
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Lovely flower. How nice of them to volunteer to bloom on your property!
Lovely capture - I must confess, I had not heard of this flower before!
It's a very lovely flower and how nice that they just grow on your property. Love how you were able to include the ant.....amazing shot!!
Wonderful - nature inspires us so much! A great start to the day!
That's very pretty...even capturing the tiny ant like that! Awesome
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Great shot of a beautfiul flower...love the ant!
That's a very beautiful flower !
I love syringa! It smells so wonderful. It's beautiful too, and the little black ant contrasts so well with it!
Beautiful! I had to look up syringa and was surprised to find that we call them lilacs here in the East. Ours are brief-blooming in the spring time. That blossom sets the table for the ant - great choice of contrasts!
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Actually, I found out when writing this post that the Syringa shown here is a different species (Philadelphus lewisii) from the common lilac (Syringa vulgaris). I had always thought that they were related...
Aah, that white is so gorgeous!
very beautiful shot indeed.
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