Friday, June 17, 2016

Wild Foxgloves | Beautiful Ireland ♥

Ireland is a beautiful place to live in all year round, but during the spring and summer months it's exceptionally beautiful thanks to all the stunning wild flowers that pop up and bloom in almost every direction you look. It's no surprise that Jacek and I love photography, it's a big passion in our lives and a huge part of my blogs, both here on Dolly Dowsie and on Fawns and Fables - which I set up for the sole purpose of sharing our pictures and little adventures.

My absolute favourite subject to capture on camera is my family, but nature and especially beautiful flowers comes a very close second. I'm blessed to live in a place which offers so many beautiful wild flowers to view and photograph - the hedgerows are full of blooms, the grass is dotted with daisies and buttercups and there are some stunning locations and places very close to my home that have gorgeous gardens full of different flowers, plants and trees.

People used to comment that from my photographs of Ireland it looked as though I lived in some sort of fairytale place and I think this description is just perfect for Ireland, I find myself being both inspired and in awe of the beautiful nature that surrounds me on a daily basis and I feel very lucky to live in such a green and blooming place.

As a child I loved foxgloves, I thought they were very pretty, but that didn't stop me from catching them by their stem and running my hand all the way up them to pop all the petals off - it was great fun at the time! I also used to pick the petals off and wear them on my fingers, taking the approach that if they were good enough for the foxes they were good enough for me too (I've since found out that they're poisonous and I really shouldn't have been doing that). Foxgloves will always remind me of my childhood summers and brushes with nature and for that reason they'll always have a fond place in my life.

On the way into our town there is a bank full of wild foxgloves and it's amazing to look at, we just had to capture them all on camera. They are surrounded by a carpet of bright yellow buttercups, lush green grasses and other wild flowers too and I think it's such a beautiful welcome in to where we live. Witnessing a sight like this everyday with the green fields in the background I can see why people are so charmed by Ireland and are always wanting to visit here.

I will always be a nature lover, how could I not be when mother nature keeps blessing us with beautiful flowers and awe-inspiring views.


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29 comments

  1. Such gorgeous photos! I recently went on a trip to Indiana, and there were small wildflowers, and it just amazes me! We don't really see that much in Florida.

    I would love to visit Ireland, and see for myself one day!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. Ireland is on my bucket list. Yellow Buttercups are so pretty as well. I love how many gorgeous flowers there are...i have never been a fan of the rose I always love all the wildflowers and non conventional flowers that mother nature gives us

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  3. These pictures are so beautiful :) I would love to have a walk by here..

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  4. So so pretty and you've captured their colour brilliantly in you photographs.

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  5. Such lovely photos! I really love taking pictures of nature and architecture. It's all so fascinating. Ireland is HIGH on my travel bucket list <3

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  6. What beautiful flowers. I have never seen a Foxglove in the USA. It would be amazing to visit Ireland and get to see all of it's beauty first hand.

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  7. Those Foxgloves are gorgeous! I would love to see a field of flowers like that. The colors are stunning. I think I need to visit Ireland ASAP. I've always wanted to visit.

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  8. I see these around my neighborhood and I've actually had them in my yard and had no idea that they were poisonous. I thought thought they were pretty.

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  9. Stunning! Summer is the best with nature like that welcoming us :)

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  10. The Foxgloves are so pretty , beautiful photos wanting to make you want to visit Ireland now.

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  11. Those flowers are gorgeous! I'm just like you I can't stop taking pictures of the kids but I also get distracted by the Beautiful things found in nature too!

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  12. Beautiful flowers. I just bought a macro lens and I need to go out and practice because I love nature on that up close and personal. I love places where I can capture the beauty of the land

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  13. What stunning foxgloves. We have got some in our garden this year but I adore the purple of these. I would love to visit Ireland x

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  14. Gorgeous photos - lovely seeing pictures of Ireland. only been there once and was struck on how green it was x

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  15. I love foxgloves. They are one of my favorite flowers, and we have some growing in my garden. Great photographs!

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  16. Oh My these are absolutely stunning. I too love capturing my family but nature is a close second with the rocky mountains in our backyard.

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  17. Those photos are so beautiful! And you're right, it does look like a fairy tale. I hope I get to visit Ireland someday, it seems really special.

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  18. Your photos look absolutely beautiful. I bet they ever prettier in person. I would love to travel to Ireland someday.

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  19. I love foxgloves too, sure a rare sight to see these days too and your photos are stunning x

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  20. Such stunning photos really love the colours of the foxgloves

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  21. I love all of the color! I love naturally bright beauty in the world!

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  22. I just visited Ireland a few months ago and can't wait to get back. I keep looking back at all of the photos I took over there.

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  23. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing, I had no idea what these were called!

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  24. Foxgloves are one of my favourite flowers, just planted some in Eliza;s fairy garden

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  25. Your pictures are amazing! What a beautiful place to visit. I think Foxgloves are such beautiful flowers.

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  26. These are truly beautiful photographs! The purple is so vibrant. I was actually following someone on Snapchat this week who drove around Ireland, and it showed me just how charming and beautiful the scenery can be. I hope to visit one day!

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  27. I've always admired Foxgloves, but wasn't really sure what kind of flower they were exactly. They're so beautiful! I didn't know that the leaves were poisonous! Yikes! I can only imagine how beautiful it was to see all so many of them!

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  28. Ireland sure is beautiful. Those pictures are beautiful! I would love to visit one day.

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  29. So pretty. Would love to see these in person one day.

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