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Jazmin del Cielo


Here’s what I promised, the blue jasmine. In Spanish it’s called Jazmín del Cielo, in English, again, I don’t know. If anyone is acquainted with this plant, please enlighten me.

This one grows in my backyard, and incidentally it’s also shadowed by nearby plants, in this case a grapevine. I think otherwise the shots may have turned out too bright, but luckily that wasn’t the case.

I want to thank everyone who left nice comments on my blog lately and from the start. I love photography with my entire soul, and you’ve made me feel that I’m doing something right that has earned me so many kind and encouraging words. Your comments put a smile on my face and fill me with strength to keep working to make all my dreams come true. Thank you.


13 thoughts on “Jazmin del Cielo

  1. These pictures are gorgeous. As well as the flowers themselves, I love the early morning atmosphere that you’ve captured. It’s the threshold between it still being a little cold but sun’s early rays starting to warm you. Dreamy 🙂

    • Thank you! It was exactly that time of day, a cool breeze included. I’ve learnt to love mornings so much since I took up photography; the lighting is the best, and there’s something so peaceful in the air.
      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!

  2. Royal Jasmine? Just a guess.

    • I went googling again and I found some pictures of Royal Jasmine (which is also called Spanish Jasmine, I’ve learnt), that look very much like my white jasmine. There are also others that look rather different, but I’d say this is the closest guess. Thanks for the clue!

      • Yeah, I was googling for “Sky Jasmine” which was directly translated from the Spanish, and only porn popped up. Quite… frightening.

  3. Flowers and sunsets – two of my most favorite things in this world. It does not help that you take eyecandy shots of them 😉

  4. Lovely pictures as always, and I think the Spanish name for the flowers sounds better!

    • Thanks! I like it better, too, plus it fits the plant beautifully, since “cielo” means “sky” and that’s what these lovely flowers look like – little pieces of the sky.

  5. Oooo! These are wonderful. They are such pretty flowers.

    You are right about the shade helping. Taking photos of flowers on cloudy days or during the “golden hours” helps with lighting of white, yellow, and light colored flowers, too. In fact, the right kind of cloudy day (usually dark clouds) can make colors pop.

    • Thanks, Robin. I didn’t use to like these flowers so much, but after seeing them from up close, they are lovely!
      My mother wants to tear down both the grapevine and the trees shading the white jasmine; I’ll do my best to talk her out of it, since I’ve enjoyed shooting these so much. The best thing about these jasmine plants is that they bloom all throughout the year, whenever they feel like it, so you can have a shy cluster of flowers showing up in the middle of the winter.

  6. Hi! I love these Jasmine flowers – I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity of seeing these particular type though. Jasmine is an awesome South Africa in the early evenings during Spring/Summer, they are almost intoxicating! Thanks for visiting and liking some of my posts.. I’m hoping to get around to posting some Patagonian Photos soon on my travel blog. It really is a big way. The scale of the torres (all of them) is difficult to comprehend! Hope you get back again soon! – Lu

    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked my jasmine shots.
      I visited Patagonia a few years back, but unfortunately I didn’t have my camera then. It’s one of the items on my to do list, visiting again when I have a DSLR and capturing all that beauty forever.

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