Photographing my Favourite Flowers

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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.  🙂

A Strange Life

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I received a flower bulb in a box for Christmas, and finally found the time to take it out and plant it.  I was looking forward to a fresh spring amaryllis amid these dark winter days.

So imagine my surprise when I opened the box and it had already grown.

The bulb had sprouted a flower – which had subsequently died – without ever having been planted, watered, or given light.

It was a strange and beautiful (because even in death, the petals retained their lovely markings) surprise.

Flowers, Found

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I had no idea this tree existed in my backyard.

It is full of these gorgeous flowers. They look like little wedding crowns propped up by the branches they grow on.

I don’t know what kind of tree it is, only that I am happy to have found it, and happier yet that I’ve found it in my own yard.

Flowers for Dancing

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My daughter dances.

On the weekend, she had a recital that went beautifully. Sparkly green and purple dancers in a birthday party choreography, complete with party hats and wrapped gifts.

Now, we have flowers around the house that were given to her after the show.

They are her flowers, but my camera and I have been enjoying them as well.