Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

I was thinking about the Weekly Photo Challenge, which is about ‘Containers’ this week … and wondering if there was anything I take photos of that would fit. As you know I’m mainly nature and macro, and don’t take a lot of photos of anything industrial, which is what the word containers make me think of.

But then I thought about buds. Buds contain flowers … well in fact the container part is the sepals which cover the flower while it develops. So my containers are sepals around buds!

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Ragwort Buds with lots of sepals making them stripey
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Hedge Bindweed bud – with twisty wrapped round sepals in a lovely pointy shape

These two different types of flowers have very different buds and sepals containing their precious flowers, and there are many others I could include. I’m sticking with recent photos though.

The Ragwort buds are now opening and becoming popular with passing insects:

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Fly on Ragwort flower
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4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

  1. What a great idea for this challenge! Flower buds are such amazingly different shapes – like little sculptures in their own right. Though I don’t think I’ve ever noticed the stripey buds on Ragwort … I shall go take a good look soon 🙂

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