22 May 2011

Macro mint blooms

With all the rain and occasional sun, my mint is thriving.  I took advantage of the nice day and went out to look around the garden.  It was breezy, so the macros were a challenge.


I had to trim back the plant, so I put some of the cuttings in a little cup inside.  Then I tried to get a closer shot of the adorable little purple blooms.  My cat was far more interested in the new smell of the plant leaves than my success with the camera.


Incidentally, this is catmint - not to be confused with catnip.  While animals like to smell it, they don't seem to eat it.  This kind of mint can be used in teas and to preserve meat.  It can also me made into a spray as an organic pest control. 

Visit Lisa for more Macro Monday.

M.E.

10 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Love the first shot. So beautiful and lovely.

texwisgirl said...

neat! i'm not familiar with catmint. i guess it smells good if it makes tea! :)

Kala said...

Wonderful details and depth of field. I love the way this plant smells.

fjällripan said...

Beautiful!

Janis said...

Great shots...don't think I have ever heard of this kind of mint!

Carletta said...

Love the depth of field on the first one - nice composition!
Carletta@Carletta's Captures

Karen said...

It is difficult to get a good shot on a windy day, but you got a great one!

Gattina said...

Beautiful macro shots !

Amarie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Not bad shots AT ALL :-).

Inger-M said...

They are adorable little flowers!