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Pink Frilled Violet Study

Pink Frilled African Violet

Pink Frilled African Violet

It has certainly been very strange for me, not making my daily posts. In some ways it has been really good as I have had a chance to step back and take stock of what I wanted to do next. Of course I couldn’t resist picking up my camera and taking these photographs of this beautiful, frilled white edged African Violet. While editing them, I had some difficulty deciding which of the pictures to show you on this, my first post project entry. Then I thought it would be nice to feature three different views as a kind of a study. As I am not committed to daily entries, I can allow myself this luxury and bring to you, my website visitors three different views of this variety. I like this idea of showcasing flowers on a plant from different perspectives and hope that you’ll like it, too. I might see if I can do this kind of study from time to time as a theme – “Beauty From Different Angles”. I hope you enjoy this first in the series. To view the flower fullscreen and the new gallery click on a flower or click to go here: “Flowers”. View all posts on the Home Page

This second flower has this lovely drooping bud behind it to the left that appealed to me, with its promise of more to come.

Pink Frilled African Violet View 2

Pink Frilled African Violet View 2

The last view is almost demure, hiding the yellow centre from us, but has an appeal all of its own, with the opening bud behind and to the right, ready to be fully open very soon.

Pink Frilled African Violet View 3

Pink Frilled African Violet View 3

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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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