Weekly Photo Challenge: Delicate

Delicate is the Daily Post Photo Challenge this week and it is set before us as follows:-


Delicate could be the tracings of frost on a window, a child’s tiny fingers and toes, the intricate pattern of a tree’s canopy, or something yet-to-be-discovered. So much of this challenge depends on your interpretation of “delicate,” and we look forward to seeing the range of images you capture.


del•i•cate : /ˈdelikit/

Adjective :  Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality


What better form of DELICATE to show for this week’s challenge is the CYCLAMEN. It is a hardy tiny little plant that flowers to its hearts content despite the winter weather.  

This past week, we have had exceptionally heavy frosts, which has seen the end to the remnants of the majority of plants in the garden that are not hardy.  Looking out of my kitchen window the one plant that is still flowering, despite sub-zero temperatures, is the hardy cyclamen.

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Not to be confused with the large flowered Cyclamen grown indoors in pots, which come in bright pinks, reds, and white, the hardy variety has a delicate tiny flower that are usually white tinged with pink through to purples.

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It grows happily in planters or under other shrubs because it loves woodland shade, although I don’t have a label for mine, I believe they are the Ivy-Leaved variety known as Cyclamen Hederifolium.   They are growing in a planter on the table outside my kitchen window and I can see them every time I look out of the window.


As there are 23 varieties of Cyclamen I am sure that if I am wrong about them being Ivy-Leaved, I am sure there is an expert out there who can put me right.

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  1. A most pretty and well positioned plant Ronnie which must give you pleasure from the inside looking out. I like the foliage as much as the flowers. It’s amazing how so many delicate looking plants can stand up to what winter throws at them.


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