Crazy for Daisies!

Daisies seem to have such intricate petals for a small flower.  Through my macro lens, the petals always appear like soft fabric to me.  They have pleats and folds.  They drape like the most luxurious satin.  

And yet, the daisy is still our simple, well-known flower.  A flower that cheers with its bright button face,  tells if someone loves us, and is a very resilient against the forces of nature. 

Daisies are like sunshine to the ground. ~Drew Barrymore

Daisy~ with bright yellow Forsythia glowing in the background.

An abstract view of daisy petals.

Daisy "face"!

I called this one "Diamond Daisy". The center sparkles in the light, and the daisy takes on the look of a vintage pin.

Another daisy...

The petals fascinate me!

Thanks for visiting today.

Judy

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Spring’s Purple Frenzy!

Purple Snow Iris...

I should name this post: The Dance of the Purple Snow Iris, for the tiny flowers sway and shudder in the slightest breeze.  It makes it very hard to get a sharp image of them!
I found the setting sun in perfect alignment with the irises this evening, so I had fun trying to capture the evening light through the petals.
They may not be purple, but we have a few very early Viburnum buds that have opened into their second stage of growth.
We are enjoying temperatures in the 60-70F range this week.  An early gift of spring….but what could April bring??? 😉

Bread feeds the body indeed, but the flowers also feed the soul.
–  The Koran

Snow Iris petals backlit by the setting sun.

Snow Iris.

A viburnum bud that has opened into the pre-flower stage. This usually happens in early May.

 

Thanks for visiting my garden.  Come back again!

Judy

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