22 April 2014

Blo-Ma: alder




A different kind of flowers this week:
these are alder flowers (male flowers).
The hard cone-like structures are
last year's fruits.

I'm linking to Blo-Ma.


24 comments:

  1. Nice shots - these tree were very common around the places I fished as a kid.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart! They're very common here too.

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  2. Interesting, At work, we code name our projects and the one I've been working on for 3+ years has been 'Alder'

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    1. Thank you Wayne! That's interesting.

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  3. Dear Gunilla,
    excellent macros, the best is the third picture, looks like 3D!!!
    Love your new header without winter/snow! :-)
    Have a nice day
    moni

    Thanks if you visit my blog
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. Thank you, dear Moni! I thought it was time to give my blog a spring look.:)

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  4. Love your photo's ;)
    Third is my fav too

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  5. Hi Gunilla!! Wonderful shots of the Alder flowers :-)) Great colours, in the second shot particularly :-))

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  6. Vackra bilder på alens hängen och kottar. Inte ofta man tar sig tid att studera detta träd så ingående.
    Ha det gott!

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    1. Tack Charlotta! De är väl för vanliga antar jag, men riktigt intressanta ändå.

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  7. Nu blev jag påmind om att gå ut och titta lite närmare på hur långt de kommit hos mig! :)

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    1. Tack Lena! Efter en varm påsk händer allt med raketfart i naturen.

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  8. I love seeing the flowers of the various trees!!! Thank you for identifying the little cones from last year!

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    1. Thank you Judy! I love the little cones. They're very decorative.

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  9. die Blüten der Erlen-Bäume..
    schöne Bilder
    LG vom katerchen

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  10. Vackert fångat!
    Vårkram till dig!

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    1. Tack det samma, Lotta! Vi har fått njuta av helt ljuvligt solsken hela veckan.

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  11. beautiful but nasty to my eyes and to my daughters allergy. :(

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  12. Yes Gunilla you are right. I know from bitter experience that alder cones are virttually indestructible, yet finches, especially redpolls love them.

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    1. Thank you Phil! The cones are so pretty though.

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