Pictures of red hollyhock ( Alcea rosea) - Reference photo

red hollyhock close up
The ancient hollyhock, the marvel of the gardens, a delight that blooms all summer.
I like them very much, so I took these photos to use them as reference photos for my paintings.
I invite you, my readers, to see the finished painting.
I hope you will enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed painting.

red hollyhock-enlarged photo

Just another day - cat photos

This is my friend's sweet old cat. She has to try out every taste, so now she is eating the flowers on the table.
Cat portrait, cat eating the flowers on the table-close upOK,OK......they are not to my cat taste anyway.

cat resting on a sofaNothing exciting on TV, so I shall take a nap now.

sleeping cat pictureSweet dreams

Pictures of Yellow Sunroot flower -macro photos

This lovely Yellow flower is the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called the sunroot or sunchoke, earth apples or topinambur. It is thought to smell like milk chocolate.
The Sunchoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is a species of sunflower, in the same genus as the garden sunflower Helianthus annuus.
It is easy to cultivate this plant, it even grows on the streets near the sidewalk completely alone.
yellow Sunchoke flower macroThe Sunroot is also cultivated widely across the temperate world for its tuber, which is used as a root vegetable. In this case the plants are dug up and replanted in fertile soil to maintain the quality of the edible tubers.
yellow Sunroot flower with a flyThe Sunchoke tubers are gnarly, uneven and actually quite ugly in appearance and vaguely resembles the Ginger Root.
They have a consistency much like potatoes, and in their raw form have the same taste as potatoes except they are crunchier and sweeter with a slightly nutty taste.
yellow Sunroot flower with some bug-close upThe carbohydrates give the tubers a tendency to become soft and mushy if boiled, so it is best to steam them lightly to preserve their texture.

Picture of Snapdragon or Antirrhinum -close up

antirrhinum flower close up
Did you ever play with this lovely flower in your childhood?

Do you know that if you press it's sides with your two fingers it "opens it's mouth".

I think, that's why it is also called rabbit's mouth.
Though the Snapdragon or Antirrhinum (latin) is a common flower, it is still lovely .

Achmea pink - flower picture

pink achmea flower close up
I received this beautiful tropical flower as a gift. I like it very much but it seams that my home environment is not satisfactory for it's needs.

The Achmea needs much humidity and that is hard to obtain indoors.


Pink Hibiscus flower picture

pink hibiscus flower close up
This is a double hibiscus flowers and it has a soft pink bloom with ruffled edges.

The hibiscus flower is the national flower of Hawaii.
Hawaiian women ware it traditionally tucked behind the ear.

Besides being a wonderful home decoration plant, the hibiscus species are used as food plants and it is also an ingredient in herbal teas.

CYCLAMEN - Flower photos

I love having these beautiful Cyclamen flowers in my home.
The cyclamen is a wonderful home decorating flower staying in bloom for a long period of time.
Here are some pictures of my cyclamen flowers.
White Cyclamen
The silver marbling on the top sides of the leaves makes the cyclamen’s foliage attractive too.
Pink cyclamen flower photo

Summer landscape - Lake in the park

This is Central Park's lake in Cluj Napoca, a good place to relax on a hot summer afternoon. I've spent an hour in a little boat on the lake and I took a few photos too, which I shall use as reference photos for my paintings.
Lake scene with boats in Central Park-Cluj NapocaYou can see more photos of this beautiful place at another blogpost.

Wedding preparations in Central Park

This is my lucky day for taking photos. It was an inspired thought to cross the park this morning.
It is not an everyday view such a wedding.
The wedding carriage is waiting for the happy pair in front of the Park Hotel.
wedding carriage close up
Wedding carriage - close up

Sunday wedding in a carriage in Central Park.
Wedding carriage waiting for the happy pair.

Free time in Central Park-Slideshow

I went for a walk last Sunday and I've spent a few quality hours
at our local Central Park, in Cluj-Napoca.
I also made a few photos about the lake with the Kiosk.
People can rent a boat here to cool down in the hot summer afternoon.



Rose acacia in flower-Robinia hispida
Strawberry shortcake recipe - Delightful Dessert
Snowball viburnum - Viburnum macrocephalum photos
Flowering Black Locust tree-Robinia pseudoacacia
European Greenfinch - Carduelis chloris in silver birch tree
Pink climbing rose bushes-rose photos
Marzipan fruits-almond paste recipe
Franciscan Church Cluj-Baroque style interior photos
White crocus flowers-spring crocus photos
Spring Snowflake flowers - Leucojum vernum
Early spring flowers-first blooming spring heralds
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Pictures of red hollyhock ( Alcea rosea) - Reference photo
Just another day - cat photos
Pictures of Yellow Sunroot flower -macro photos
Picture of Snapdragon or Antirrhinum -close up
Achmea pink - flower picture
Pink Hibiscus flower picture
CYCLAMEN - Flower photos
Summer landscape - Lake in the park
Wedding preparations in Central Park
City Overview from the Citadel
Buildings in Cluj-Napoca - cityscapes
Diesel, the Westie, chasing cat-Westie photo
Sunset Reflections - Twilight in Central Park
Passiflora Incarnata-flower picture
Pictures of Chrysanthemum - Queen of Fall Flowers
Macro Flowers - Beautiful flower pictures
Embroideries from Kalotaszeg (Calata)
Folk Art - Traditional Pottery -Handpainted Ceramics
Renaissance Days - Autumn Fair at King Matyas's place
Winter Sunset From my Window - sunset photo
Picture of Orthodox Cathedral in Cluj-Napoca
Pictures of Dandelion Flower-Dandelion Symbolism
Funny dog photos - big dogs
Picture of red chilly plant - paprika
8th March-Mother's Day
Tulips - flower videos - beautiful spring flowers
Dandelion recipes-dandelion flower with butterfly
Pictures of tulips and daffodils - Macro photography
Trees in blossom - flower show
Spring - cherry blossoms - Pictures of flowers
Organic architecture - New Reformed church in Cluj-Napoca
New mallard baby ducklings
Modern buildings in Cluj Napoca - Biscuit Building
Apple blossoms - Macro photography
Gorgeous Orchids - Macro photography
Raindrops on roses - pictures of roses - macro photos
Walk in the Park - Landscape photos
St. John's Wort-Hypericum Hidcote - Flower pictures
Wild rose pictures - rose hip tea
Yarrow flower (Achillea millefolium) collecting - Sunday trip
Reflection on water
"St. Mary" Calvaria Church-Cluj
Fall flowers color explosion-flower pictures
Golden sunset on a September evening - landscape photos
Lovely blue flower macros-to boost inspiration
Goldenrod flowers - Yellow fields
Yellow-pink roses - rose pictures
Bella - Samoyed dog photos
Mushrooms in autumn-tree fungi pictures
Mallard ducks in the park-duck pictures
Make way for the sun! - autumn sky photos
Self-made ATV upgrade with roof-street scene photos
Big clouds on the sky-sky photos
Sunflower pictures-fluffy sunflower
Red sky-October sunset pictures
Autumn leaves-pictures of fall foliage
Flowers for Libra natives-rose close-up pictures
Bells and towers in the sky - sky and cloud pictures
Sunset on the river - Sunset photos
Kürtöskalács - Barbecued chimney cake - recipe
Pink gerbera dasies-macro photography
Gazania, the treasure flower - macro photos
Notice the shadow - light is the reason!
Afternoon walk-last colors of autumn
Pink Dahlia close-up macro
Raindrops - macro
Cats, kittens - posing for the camera
Sea buckthorn-healthy fruits for winter
All Saints' Day - Day of the Dead
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Winter in the city-cityscapes
Searching for colors-reflections in baubles
Christmas eve-Night Before Christmas!
Puddle shots - reflections in a puddle
Election day on - St.Nicholas Day
Gingerbread house-gingerbread cookies
Crows gathering-silver sky
Playing with the rainbow - light refraction
Seagulls on the river-winter migration
Watching the seagulls-part 2
Little ladybug-ladybird pictures
Magnolia blossom - saucer magnolia picture
Winter's teeth-winter photos
Bright red berries on a thorny bush - macro
Orange flower macro-energy booster
Red berries in snow-winter
Dark pink peony flower- in macro
Reflections in a still life-diffused light
Homemade pork goodies-to hell with calorie counting
Violet pansies peeking out of snow-in January
Another snowy day-taking photos
Pink quartz - rose quartz - crystals
Watching the sky from my window-sunset photos
Ice skating-outdoors
Red carnation flower - close-up
Mood enhancing-taking photos in winter
Beautiful white orchid flower-macro photo
Cloud reflections-cityscapes
Snowdrops-first day of spring
White tulip-macro photo
Art reflecting in art gallery window-reflection photos
Spring in Botanical Garden-Cluj Napoca
Spring blossom-macro photo
Silent evening on a rainy day-cityscape
Beautiful bouquet of lilies-flower photos
Old reflecting in new - cityscape
Sky watch - sunset
Squirrel crunching on a nut-nature photo
Late afternoon sun rays-reflection photo
Still winter on the hill-landscape photos
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Alstroemeria flower - Peruvian lily picture
Winter is not over-winter photos
Saint Michael church-Cluj Napoca
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Walking among tulip flowers-tulip pictures
Reflection in an imperfection-reflection photos
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Yellow Forsythia bushes in spring-landscape photos
Beautiful pink peonies-close-up photos
Raindrop on a violet-reflection photos
Medieval Cluj-old pictures of the fortress
Our daily spring snowstorm-landscape photos
Rose chafer-Cetonia Aurata on white tulip-macro photography
Reflections near a bridge-landscape photos
Parrot tulips-macro photography
Magnolia trees in bloom-Japanese magnolia pictures
Dreaming of a white dove-park scene
White cream tulips-macro photos
Waiting for waterlilies to bloom-landscape reflection
Last tulips this spring-tulip photos
Yellow dandelion carpet-spring scene
Reflections in the Mill Race-outdoor scenery
Maia, the Chow Chow dog - pet photos
Cityscape reflections-reflection photos
Time travel through history-part 1-cityscapes
Spring in the park-landscape photos
Pink tulips-tulip pictures
Pink spring blossoms-plum blossom macros
Spring trees and sky-reflection in the puddle
Today's sunset-April sunset photos
Enjoying the spring sunshine-cityscapes
Easter eggs-Wet Monday
Raindrops on cherry blossoms-blind shooting with Canon
Happy little accident-reflection photos with ducks
Magnolia trees-photos of first blossoms this spring
Flowering Weigela florida bush-colorful shrubs
Weeping Willow Tree bending in the wind
Bergenia cordifolia-Bergenia flower close-up
Diesel, the Westie has a friend
Reflections in glass-reflection photos
Antique bird cages-vintage collectibles
Raindrops on white daisy petals-reflection macros
Raindrop macros-reflection photos
May-lilac time-lilac photos
Red rose bushes-climbing rose
Pink rain lily-Zephyranthes grandiflora
Walk in the Hoia forest-wildflowers
Catalpa tree-trees flowering in June
Old garden roses
Cityscapes with reflections
Orange-apricot roses-climbing roses
Storm above the Hoia forest-part 3
July storm-Storm clouds
Inspecting the vegetable garden
Life along the mill race-flowers-small animals-insects
Sun rays after the rain-sunshower
Walk in the Hoia forest-part 2
Purple aster bouquet-New England Aster
Sunflower-Helianthus annuus-pictures
Visit to the Flower center
Evening walk-sunset at the river
Spotlight in the sky-sunset
Bouquet in reflection-raindrop macro
Rose of Sharon-Hibiscus syriacus
Purple orchid
Autumn crocus-Colchicum autumnale-pictures of flowers
Butterfly on marigold- macros
Weekend at the lake-outdoors
Outdoor cooking-International Championship 2010 at Cluj
Kurtoskalacs making at the outdoor cooking competition-2010
Yellow wildflowers- macro pictures of flowers
Between the lakes-sunset photos
Caterpillar fights with Venus flytrap for its life
Cat chewing house plants-video
Horses-New faces in town
And the cow says MOO!
Last Dahlia flowers-autumn flowers
Aututmn rose nectar and critters-macro photography
Helichrysum-Everlasting Strawflower
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Cooking for a homeless dog
Mallard island
Softly the evening came
Beautiful autumn-lake scenes
End of day-sunset
Sunday walk-sunny autumn day
Geranium-pink and crimson
Painted November sunset
Red autumn berries-fruits
Yellow phalaenopsis-pictures of orchids
Flowers for the dead
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Happy New Year 2011!
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Fruit cake recipe-Christmas cake with festive decorations
Winter magic-snow covered landscape
Ice flowers-window frost crystals
Primroses-Primula vulgaris flower pictures
Hungarian cottage cheese dumpling-recipe
Partial solar eclipse over Europe-4th of January 2011
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Star magnolia-Magnolia stellata tree and flowers
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White Tree Wisteria picture-Oleander in container
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Tree peonies -Paeonia suffruticosa-pink peony flower pictures
Red Flowering Quince-Japanese Chaenomeles pictures
Cherry picking-Up the cherry tree
Black cat catching a little bird-photo
Lunar eclipse-June 15 2011-the darkest night in 100 years
Sweet mock orange shrub-Philadelphus coronarius flower photos
Yellow bug on roses-rose photos
Nesting House Martin pair and baby birds-pictures
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Bon Jovi in Bucharest-July 10th 2011-videos
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Colors of change-new restaurant in my neighborhood
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Ganoderma applanatum-Artist's fungus on white willow
Female Common Blue butterfly-Polyommatus icarus pictures
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Smokie performed at Cluj Arena on October 9
Scorpions and Smokie-mega concerts at Cluj Arena
Cluj Arena Stadium-opening
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Autumn silence-peaceful rusty fields
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It's Christmas!
Christmas wallpaper on black
White Christmas-free Christmas card
Your free Christmas greeting card
Christmas candles-free image
Christmas bells-free wallpapers
Waiting for Santa-Christmas Eve background photo
Golden gift box with Christmas bells-free wallpapers
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6 free wallpapers with window frost texture
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Black-headed Gulls in winter
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