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Catananche de provence (Catananche Coerulea): dred flower
because of its noise made when you squeeze it between your fingers, children call it cigale (cicada)

Canon EOS 450D + USM 100mm Macro 2.8L IS

featured in ♥♥♥PEACE LOVE & TRANQUILITY♥♥♥ (April 2012)
featured in JUST FUN (April 2012)
featured in ZINGERS (April 2012)


catananche, flower, drid, macro, closeup, vegetal, herb, provence, souvenir, memories, nostalgie, nostalgy, fffffff, fruit


  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    I love this……………….wish I had some if they sound like cicadas……………wonderful sound……………Joyce!!

  • Thank you for closing the eyes in front of this image and listen to its sound! Feels great to convey some of it to people who haven’t heard it for real…

    – yvesrossetti

  • Evelyn Bach
    Evelyn Bachover 2 years ago


  • merci Evelyn!

    – yvesrossetti

  • nicephore
    nicephoreover 2 years ago

    Lol, amazıng, I thought of the sound ıt makes when I saw the thumbnaıl of thıs ımage :))

  • great resonnance! I can’t actually see these herbs in the wild without remembering this old tactile sensation on my children fingers and this old familiar noise, both evoking a great nostalgy… very nice to sahre, thank you!

    – yvesrossetti

  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot…and intrigued by your description.

  • thank you Jenifer, have you never seen these herbs?

    – yvesrossetti

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelover 2 years ago

    this is a simply beautiful shot!

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelover 2 years ago


  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats on your feature.

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    beautiful image

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


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