Photographing my Favourite Flowers

daisy1

www.dawnblanchardphotography.com

Of all the flowers in the garden centres, these are my favourite:  African daisies (osteospermum).  Yesterday I bought the last two baskets I could find and now they add quiet colour to my front porch.

The first thing I did was plant and water them.

The second thing I did was photograph them.  🙂

The Flowers of My Childhood

Late yesterday afternoon, I took my camera out in my backyard once again. (It was mostly an excuse to enjoy the hot sun, but I love exploring the wildflowers in my yard, too.)

Only when I reviewed my photos this morning did I spot the theme: I seem to have photographed all the flowers of my childhood.

dandelion-seeds

Make a wish!

wildflower2

Tree or bush?

wildflower1

Pinch and snap!

rabbit-flower

Taste the honey-sweet petals of these “rabbit flowers.”

daisies

He loves me, he loves me not…

For the Weeds

star-bright-edited

Right now my yard is more weeds than lawn.

Scraggly dandelions poke out amid the long grass and occasional thorn (ouch!). Rabbit flowers, as we called them when we were kids, are abundant. The bees are loving my yard right now!

It looks terrible.

But, first impressions aside, there is beauty there. Happy little daisies pop up here and there; buttercups lie low with their sunny yellow petals; even a lone tiger lily reaches out from the side yard. With my camera, I am able to capture many beautiful shots.

Maybe “weeds” are not so bad, after all.