Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/06/2013


Photo taken on August  5, 2013


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217/365: "Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you." ~ Jon Bon Jovi

217/365: "Miracles happen everyday. Change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you." ~ Jon Bon Jovi
8 more pictures in notes above! 6 are a series that go with the main image, 2 are my other images that are clickable!

A couple of days ago, Steve was out doing some errands and I asked him to pick up some flower seeds for me if he stopped anywhere that had some. Well, as it happened, he stopped at a store that was having a 25¢ sale on their seed packets, so he ended up bringing home 11 different ones!! HOORAY!! :D (3 kinds of Zinnias, Shasta Daisies, Asters, Bachelor Buttons, Morning Glories, Helichrysum, Marigolds, and Sweet Williams!)

That evening I got a seed tray out, figured out how many seeds I could use and then counted seeds, laid them out on a paper towel soaked with special seed "juice", and covered them up with more of the same. Plastic wrap to keep the moisture in and then I just needed to wait! Overnight is the minimum but I've usually soaked my seeds for two days.

Now, I don't know about you, but to me, seeds are absolutely miraculous! How can something so small and insignificant turn into a TREE! Or, for that matter a PERSON! An ELEPHANT! A BLUE WHALE! It's just the most incredible thing to me. Whenever I've ever started a plant from a seed, the experience just blows me away!! Of course I understand the science behind it and it all makes sense, but when you see a little speck pop open and watch roots and leaves appear...WOWWWW!!!! WHAT A SHOW!!!

So, yesterday I began peeking! 11 little paper covers to peel back, just like the Christmas Advent Calendars! What will I find?! HOW EXCITING!! And lo and behold, I would find a seed cracking open, and the hint of a root appearing...WOO HOO!!! THE MIRACLE OF LIFE!!! Day turned to night and before bed I checked again...WHY THERE WAS A PARTY GOING ON UNDER THOSE PAPER TOWEL BLANKETS!! Seeds a'poppin' left and right, little roots trying to dig through the paper towel below...how absolutely cool is that?!!! I couldn't stop smiling and cooing at the little seed babies! :)

Today I needed to plant the seeds before the "popped" ones got problems from being exposed to the air, so of course I would just have to take pictures for my 365 before I popped them into the dirt! I didn't want to devote more than one of my photostream spots for my seedlings so I've put lots of pictures in notes to share the experience! I hope you enjoy the show!! (NOTE: Although this series was originally set to Private, they are all now public, so if you want to see them at a larger size, you can! :)

John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. (born March 2, 1962), known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. Jon Bon Jovi

Explored on August 6, 2013. Highest placement, page 3.

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51 comments - The latest ones
Patrick
Patrick
belle est la nature, non !!!, bonne journée à toi
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
la nature est magnifique
4 years ago.
Susan Young
Susan Young
Nature is always amazing. But to watch it from the very beginning like this is really amazing.
4 years ago.
jesp&mino
jesp&mino
belles études
4 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
What a great series!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
The wonder of nature, amazing details!
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
magic!
4 years ago.
Antonio
Antonio
I totally agree with you...miracles are all around. Great shot!
4 years ago.
Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
what a fabulous series this is, Janet; terrific details
4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
great still, Janet! - I love to watch a plant grow. It's really a miracle. Wonderful macro!!
4 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
great series!!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Fabulous beginnings, you will have to refer back to these when they are all grown!
4 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
That is fascinating to see up close.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exceptional macro!
4 years ago.
Mike Ruano
Mike Ruano
Awesome set Janet
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
What a lovely series of seed close-ups, Janet. Like you, I've always been amazed by seeds. Ever since I learnt about their means of dispersal in biology at school I've always been fascinated by the multitude of different techniques they use. Perhaps my seed interest was also fostered as a young child by visits to 'Grandpa's works.' He ran a grass seed business for export. I'll have the write the story of that one day on i.t which incidentally is beginning to feel like a slice of heaven after the recent flickr troubles.
4 years ago.
1banaan
1banaan
What a great macro series.
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superb Set Of Interesting Macro Studies Janet Excellent Detail Colours DOF And Framing Most Definite Fav's Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
Anup Pradhan
Anup Pradhan
terrific macro with lovely details Janet
4 years ago.
Graham Pargeter
Graham Pargeter
Excellent macro
4 years ago.
p'titJo
p'titJo
Hello Janet,très beau cliché !!!
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
The miracle of life right before our eyes -- well done

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4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous! Excellent capture friend !! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Have an enjoyable Time !!!!!!
4 years ago.
Madeleine - slowly back !
Madeleine - slowly b…
great ! so it not too late to start zinnias now ...
the photos are fantastic, as always !
4 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Congrats on Explore, Janet!
4 years ago.
Delphine
Delphine
de magnifiques détails !
4 years ago.
Divine~Inspirations - Wendy
Divine~Inspirations…
Love the title and wonderful images, excellent work!
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Very nice Janet..We await all the wonderful flowers :)
4 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
nice macro series......
U r Gorgeous.......
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
The miracle of life is all around us.
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic photo !!!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Nice work !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Have a nice day !!
4 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A dandy macro shot, Janet! Great detail and tones.
Have a grand day!
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
wow, they look great
4 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
On a beau connaître les mécanismes qui président à la germination, on en demeure pas moins fasciné par le spectacle que nous offrent ces petites graines portées par le souffle de la vie. L'idée que tu as eu et sa réalisation sont fantastiques!! Bravo Janet!
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
incredible macros with great details...
like the colors..
4 years ago.
OCS
OCS
Fantastic series and impressive details! Congrats!
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Beautiful set of seed macros!!! Fantastic detail, Janet and they are all little wonders!!!:)
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Belle nature !
4 years ago.
Mo' Darwin
Mo' Darwin
excellent seed story.
I like.
4 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
One photo of extraordinary beauty !!!
Have a happy evening.
4 years ago.
Ellis Miles
Ellis Miles
great series janet.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding composition.
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Amazing details!
Great macro shot, Janet!
4 years ago.
Janet Kemp
Janet Kemp
A wonderful series. And what is your special seed juice, I wonder?
4 years ago.
Kanichat
Kanichat
Great series :)
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
I came across these shots yesterday and figured that you had not finished with your posting. It is wonderous what can grow from a seed. I have never seen such examples of seeds coming to life before and it blows my mind. I did once discover a bag of forgotten potatoes once...that was scary stuff.
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
An amazing little series...............I've never even considered photographing stuff like this (until now), thanks for sharing!
4 years ago.