All my wildflower have started to go over now but the garden is taking on a different look again. In my ‘Wild’ corner these little beauties are starting to flower – this is the first to flower and is very small.
I received a Bubblemail asking why I hadnt done any Fractilous flowers lately – so thought I had better do one!
Nigella or the common name Love in a Mist is an old cottage garden flower, a favourite for scattering wherever there is a gap in the flower border, but also good for short-term massed bedding and for drying. For many years ‘Miss Jekyll’ was the only widely available variety, and it is still popular for its dependable masses of sky-blue flowers. These last for about eight weeks, and it is worth deadheading or sowing a later batch to extend the season. Sowing in autumn or in March, in a cold frame in paper pots in cold districts, produces early flowers. In windy gardens, support the stems with twiggy sticks.
Taken in Llanfrechfa, Wales

Canon 7d with a Canon 24 -105mm L IS
ISO 100
Raw File

Redfield Fractilous Filter

Original – The photo I took

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  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    this is a right stunner! Absolutely love it, in fact daughter has just plonked herself next to me, not knowing this was yours and said ‘’oooh I like this, it’s like little spikey lights pointing off in different directions, and very cool, and epic’’!!!
    So there you go, you have had more of a reaction from my daughter than I’ll ever get from one of my creations!

  • Thank you Lizzy Dripping…. Tell the Lil Lady I will pay her later! xx
    Dont be daft of course you will…. mine are just boring old flowers that look as if they have been attached to the power cable…lol

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • yampy
    yampyalmost 3 years ago


    this is just awesome

    love the edit it really makes this comes to life :)

  • Thanks Yampy

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • OpalFire
    OpalFirealmost 3 years ago

    Simply stunning, Chrissie!

  • Thank you so much Maggie… ~I do love the fractalius processing!

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 3 years ago

    so lovely work

  • Thank you kind Sir :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous, such an old fashioned flower that I just love, it seems to be becoming popular again now, I bought some seeds only the other week,

  • Ann, I always have these in my garden – they remind me of my Nana, she always had them and I just adore them!

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 3 years ago

    fantastic image

  • Thank you Martina :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

    oh how very pretty, what a perfect choice for the filter Chrissie

  • Thank you very much Vickie, you are vey kind :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenalmost 3 years ago

    Crazy cool….just love it ! Very clever work !!! xx

  • Thank you Ulla – I love the filter I do go abit crazy with it however…lol

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Chrissie this is spectacular.

  • Aww Thank you Angela, I do apprecate your comments.. :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, i must grow somne of these nxt yr.

  • Thanks Sandra, it amazes me how they start nearly white and then they go almost purple…!

    – Chrissie Taylor

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