KISSMYARTS
// text and photography by Marjolein den Hartog
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Flora

 Backlit weeds

Backlit weeds

RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire, England

RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire, England

Backlight enhances the prickly shape of a teasel

Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Grasses on the rooftop terrace of Bikini Berlin

 The first snowdrop haughtily raises its head

The first snowdrop haughtily raises its head

Datchworth, Hertfordshire, England

Datchworth, Hertfordshire, England

When autumn puts on its winter coat: fiery red maple leaves are framed by the first nocturnal frost

Enspijk, Betuwe, Netherlands

Enspijk, Betuwe, Netherlands

Sugar snap peas in full flower

Cave Wood, Datchworth, Hertfordshire, England

Cave Wood, Datchworth, Hertfordshire, England

An ancient forest floor covered in a carpet of bluebell flowers

 A catkin as a symbol of new life blossoming in springtime

A catkin as a symbol of new life blossoming in springtime

Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

An agave leaf

 Leaf of a spinach beet, where the nerves are spread out like a lava stream

Leaf of a spinach beet, where the nerves are spread out like a lava stream

River Avon, Wiltshire, England

River Avon, Wiltshire, England

Purple loosestrife blossoms on the riverbank

 A sweet pea provides an intense bright burst in the fading autumn garden

A sweet pea provides an intense bright burst in the fading autumn garden

Limburg, Netherlands

Limburg, Netherlands

Redlining: a poppy field near the town of Valkenburg, in the southern tip of the Netherlands

  Emperor's Plume : a poppy in disguise

Emperor's Plume: a poppy in disguise

Niedermoorwiesen am Tegeler Fließ, near Berlin, Germany

Niedermoorwiesen am Tegeler Fließ, near Berlin, Germany

An onslaught of dandelions at this nature reserve on Berlin's northern fringe