A Flower a Day

Brown Eyed Susan Visitor

A flower with mostly yellow petals radiating out from a brown cone centre has an orange, black and white striped bee on its centre. The petals look as if the brown centre has leaked onto the yellow, staining them brown for a little up towards the tip.

Have a great day, friends! This brings me memories of my Flower A Day project, combining two of my favourite subjects – wildflowers and insects, particularly pollinators. This beautiful splash of yellow petals, stained with rich brown attracted me as much as the bee feeding on it. These flowers appeared one year in a field, never to reappear, so I was so glad to have captured a special time.

Last Project Post

Pnk and Red Kalanchoe

Pink and Red Kalanchoe

So this wraps it up. This patch of pretty pink and red Kalanchoe flowers represents to me all of you, my dear friends and visitors who have been with me on this journey. Now this project is coming to a close. Every day for the past 534, I have enjoyed sharing with you all my collection of photographs of flowers, in the hopes of bringing you some cheer and briefly taking your minds off any worries and stresses in your lives. In doing so I have also briefly been focused on something other than my own cares and concerns, so perhaps we both have benefited equally. Thank you all for your continued and faithful support and encouragement. Your comments and notes to me have made me smile and brightened my day. I will still continue to share posts and photographs from time to time, so I hope to hear from you again when that happens. Until then, my friends, please take care and remember to look closely at the world you inhabit and enjoy the beauty that is around you. I send my love and a hug to you all. Flower a Day #534 View all posts on the Home page.  

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Drummonds Phlox and Announcement

Drummonds Phlox

Drummonds Phlox

This little Phlox flower, blushing so prettily in the centre, is the offering for today. I am making this post with mixed feelings but have decided that now is the time to set a date for my final posting on this project. The last one will be made tomorrow, February 28. Most places are opening up and beginning to return to a new kind of ‘normal’, which will bring relief to many. Our own part of the world has announced just such a reopening and relaxing of restrictions very soon, though this will not mean any changes for Steven and me personally.  The world scene is also shifting and life is changing for us all in different ways. I do know that most people appreciate seeing cheering and happy posts in their mailbox or feeds every day and I will not stop making posts of one kind or another with that idea in mind. However it will not be a post every day. I hope you will enjoy them as much as many of you have told me you have been doing on a daily basis. Have a lovely day, my friends. Flower a Day #533 View all posts on the Home page.  

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Clivia Memories

Clivia Flower

Clivia Flower

I saw this photograph of the clivia flowers in my folder from last year and memories of that photography session flooded back. It was taken on March 25th, in a local pottery studio. There was an evening class in session, with several potters busy at their stations. The atmosphere was calm, but at the same time I felt the creativity in the room as though it was tangible. The late sun was flooding in the picture window where these plants were all arranged and the golden light hit these flowers and lit the corner of the room where I sat to take the pictures. We are soon into March again and this photo has lifted my spirits by reminding me that the evening sun will be shining here well past 8pm in just a few short weeks. I am hoping that we are breaking the back of the worst of the very cold days, with a warm rainy day today, although it will be plunging well below freezing again tonight. We haven’t got long to wait, so hang in there everyone! Hugs to all. Flower a Day #532 View all posts on the Home page.  

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