Frangipani for your Thoughts?

Frangipani B&W
Frangipani B&W

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post specifically for Lucile’s Rehab Clinic over at bridging lacunas. I dedicate today’s photo to my beautiful mum, whose birthday it is today. I’ve just come home from dinner with the family – I love my mama, she is my rock and my role model.

We had a big rainstorm yesterday afternoon, heavy and windy, but over in about 40 minutes. I wanted to try capturing the lovely water droplets and noticed that my frangipani tree is starting to flower.

I couldn’t resist showing you the black and white image, I love it. It was taken with my Olympus OMD EM5, handheld with my 60mm macro lens at f/4.0, 1/1250s and ISO200 – yes! I remembered to turn down my ISO 🙂 🙂

Here are the colour images, details are in the captions.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

x desleyjane

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy Birthday to your Mum!

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  2. Happy Birthday to mama and many happy returns! Huge hug to her.

    I’m honored that you post for her with a stunning artwork which is your photo, and brings it to the The Photo Rehab! What a privilege.
    Thank you.

    Congratulations to your rock and role model!! I already know she can only be great as she made a daughter like you.

    Xxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Lucile – she knows all about you already, especially your Dr Lu side 😉
      Such kind words from you, thank you so much x
      PS my Dad would have something to say about mum being given full credit for my “greatness” – LOL!!

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      1. Lol tell Dad that whenever his birthday is on, I’ll praise him too! Of course he needs to get his deserved credits. As we established that you’re not a cyborg, he’s the father! I’m in agreement. Hugs for him too.

        You’re sweet! Dr Lu…lol

        Enjoy the party!
        ❤️xxx

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Ha! That’s funny, I will tell my possibly-cyborg dad 😉

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          1. Don’t bring me into trouble…

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  3. Very delicate pictures. Enjoyed them greatly. The drops of water are like small crystals floating on the green leaves. Great job.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Omar, it was beautiful to see!

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  4. Loretta says:

    What a lovely dedication to your Mum. I’ll bet that frangipani tree smells heavenly.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It’s lovely. When I bought my house, it was just a single stick in my front garden and very out of place. We transplanted it to the backyard and gave it some love (not much, because I’m not a very good gardener) and now it has blossomed into a beautiful tree, I love it. My dad told me that the frangipani is the flower of my hometown.

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  5. brittabottle says:

    The detail is incredible in these images! So beautiful.
    Also, happy birthday to you mother!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Britta! I will let her know 😊

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  6. nalinki says:

    what a lovely post! all the best for her birthday! the pics are great, especially the black and white

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, b&w seems to win most of the time….😊

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  7. What lovely images and your a tech queen but not surprising. How lovely dedicating this to your mum please say happy belated birthday to her from me. Mums are special x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you my dear, I will. xox

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yesterday I thought I would never be well again, SUCH. A drama queen, but today was good. Had a good sleep last night and my back is much better today. Thank you x.

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          1. oh thats good and your back is better too? That is really good news, sometimes these bugs last for weeks x

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Oh sorry I misunderstood. The cold is gone yay! But yes my back seems to go between a day of being ok and a day of fiery pain. It was great yesterday, and I’m pretty sore right now. But it’s probably because when it feels great, I do too much, then pay for it the next day. Anyway, heat pack and some paracetamol should sort me out x.

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              1. i would have been surprised if your back had gotten better, if it had i would need to know what you did lol. But all the same, its horrible I know and I hope it does indeed get better soon 🙂 At least the cold has gone, one less thing to make you feel bleh! Have you tried an epsom salt bath? That helps too, just a cup full and not too hot water, soak for 10 mins , drink lots of water though x

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Would you believe that I don’t have a tub?! But… I AM going away again, hotel probably has one. And a spa….mmmnnnnn…..

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                  1. yay sounds divine, make the most of it for sure, bubbles away we go x

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  8. kazg10 says:

    Always love a good frangipani and really like yours in black and white. Even though they always look beautiful in colour with the beautiful green leaves for some reason black and white just pops too. Aren’t we lucky they are coming out now and hopefully the rains wont spoil them too much. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Kaz, I thought of yours after I posted this last night. I have think the heat is going to keep them going.

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  9. tildy1 says:

    Beautiful flower and nice dedication to your mum! Happy Birthday to her from across the world’

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much.

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  10. Lovely frangipani and so pretty after the rain! And great flower name… Seems Italian ?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Well I had no idea so I just went and checked:
      The name, frangipani, comes from the Italian nobleman, Marquis Frangipani, who created a perfume used to scent gloves in the 16th century. When the frangipani flower was discovered its natural perfume reminded people of the scented gloves, and so the flower was called frangipani. Another version has it that the name, frangipani, is from the French frangipanier which is a type of coagulated milk that Plumeria milk resembles.

      http://www.allthingsfrangipani.com/frangipanis.html

      And you’ve just helped me make some of my future posts better. Thank you 😀

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      1. Omg!! Wow! This is great info! You’re super at researching this name:) it’s a beautiful flower with a pretty past history!!
        Piacere mio carissima !!

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  11. And happiest of birthdays to your mom:))

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much!

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  12. I love these flowers! The smell is gorgeous. And well done with the photos! Is this your Xmas pressie lens?

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  13. gfchopstix says:

    Happy Birthday, DesleyJane’s Mum! Lovely flower to go with your birthday wishes 😀

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  14. Well done and such a beautiful flower! Don’t see flowers like that around here! Happy b-day to you mom!

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