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My sister and brother in law are great pot gardeners – this is the beginning of a beautiful zucchini (or does the zucchini grow at the base?)

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flower, home, victoria, food, bud, gardening, zucchini, family life, langwarring

Welcome to the world of Hege Nolan. I’m fascinated by the world and everything it contains. There is a focus on food and still lifes here, which sometime surprises me given my past history of portraits! (well, food doesn’t move or pull silly faces)

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  • Kate Towers IPA
    Kate Towers IPAover 4 years ago

    lovely colours

  • Thank you, it’s amazing what mother nature can do with her palette.

    – Hege Nolan

  • SaffronStudio
    SaffronStudioover 4 years ago

    Lovely and soft :p

  • Oh thank you.

    – Hege Nolan

  • CDeblin
    CDeblinover 4 years ago

    The flower is only the begging of a beautiful relatiionship Hegsi1!
    It coaxes the insects to tickle its stamens (inside) then, in a little while, a bulge starts at the base of the flower resulting (hopefully) in a zucchini! Just like with pumpkin plants, the younger fully opened flowers can be eaten too!
    Orange, purple and green – perfect combination of secondary colours! Works well. A lovely ‘natural’ photo you have here. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Kind regards Cobie :-)

  • Thank you Cobe, so which one is the male, and which one female? more research required. Personally I love zucchini flowers stuffed with goats cheese then tempura’d. yum. that could make for an interesting photo shoot, don’t you think?
    Take care.
    Hegs

    – Hege Nolan

  • CDeblin
    CDeblinover 4 years ago

    hmmm sounds good to me! But woops – mixed the sexes – female flowers have their ‘multi segmented’ STIGMA’s that need to be tickled ANDa little ‘baby pumpkin’ is at its base! hahaha
    If you’re interested, look up http://www.pumpkinnook.com/howto/pollen.htm
    I have many gardening type books now but I find the net a fantastic (and easier) resource.
    ENJOY!!

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting such beautiful work!

  • Squeal! a feature. Thankyou so much.

    – Hege Nolan

  • Sally McColl
    Sally McCollover 4 years ago

    fantastic! Love the comment above about perfect combination of secondary colours. It was spot on.

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    What an appealing shot! And now I’ve learned a lot more about zucchini and how it grows. Makes a splendid subject for a photo—clever you!

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    – Hege Nolan

  • Roka
    Rokaover 4 years ago

    Makes me miss my veggie garden. Lovely capture!

  • Thankyou so much.

    – Hege Nolan

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work:)))))

  • Thanks Ma’am!

    – Hege Nolan

  • misterno
    misternoover 4 years ago

    do u know that with this flower you can make delicious doughnuts …. lol

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