Long time no see! ;-)
The summer 2015 has been too gorgeously to sit all day long in front of a computer screen.
So I decided to make a summer break from blogging and went out for capturing treasures that might delight your eyes, hearts and souls... ;-)
Have you ever heard about the German Danish painter and printmaker Emil Nolde (1867 - 1956)?
He was one of the first Expressionists and one of the greatest oil painting and water colour painter of the 20th century.
He is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals.
The main inspiration for his florals came from his Flower Garden, that was (and still is) part of his residential house and atelier named Seebüll / Seebuell close to the village of Neukirchen at the German Danish border in the very north of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The Flower Garden of Emil Nolde and his first wife Ada is not only a paradise for ambitious painters of florals, even for photographers it's a temporary heaven on earth, especially in spring and summer time.
But besides to all the beautiful and well-known German summer flowers some blossoms in orange and white leapt to my eyes I never saw before in a German garden...
...and with the help of the omniscient search engine I found out, that it's a...
...Arctotis fastuosa (what else??? ;-), also known as Monarch-of-the-veld (in English) or Prächtiges Bärenohr (in German).
The rain and wind of the recent days forced many of these flowers to set down,
so the majority of my florals are more of a morbid charme... ;-)
Arctotis fastuosa, syn. Venidium fastuosum is a species of African plants in the daisy family, native to Namibia and South Africa. It has become naturalized on roadsides and in vacant urban lots in southern California.
That's still far away from northern Germany... ;-)
Really a beauty, isn't it!?
Moo! / Muh!