It’s a day for a cheerful flower post, though admittedly out of season. Let this little patch of wild asters that have braved the odds to flourish at the edge of a parking lot be one spot of joy in your day, wherever you are, my friends. Why the car tire in the shot? Doesn’t this show the possiblity of finding beauty in the most unlikely places and how quickly the natural world reclaims a spot to start to spread and take over from the drab concrete around?
My flower gallery contains lots of beauty, if you want to see more floral joy.
We don’t always need the glory of a sunset or sunrise, or the majestic landscape of mountains to thrill and excite us. Sometimes, we need the still, calm peace that the sight of a patch of wild grasses, surrounded by simple wild flowers in the sun brings. Looking back on this older photograph, I found myself recalling the same gentle warmth of that long ago summer evening, despite the bitter cold and snow outside my window today. I hope this gives you, too, my readers, a similar memory of warmth and happy times.
As I was preparing this post and writing out the description of the image for the visually impaired (Alt text), I found that I loved the picture my words painted in my mind. The text gave a warm and comforting feeling, which is how I saw the image. The Alt text is what I will leave you with today, hoping all readers will come away feeling softly cradled. “A very pale pink and white petalled softly focused image, with the darker centre of a magnolia flower in detail, almost like an anemone with tentacles pillowed in the soft petals.” Have a lovely day, friends.
This one I could not resist! It was taken today, in the below freezing late fall weather. This beautiful rose bush was featured more than once in my Flower a Day project, so today when I knew I would be seeing it, I made sure to have my camera with me, and I wasn’t disappointed. It does seem unlikely, that such fragile blooms would be so cold hardy, but I really got a lift seeing all the bright roses and in particular this lovely bloom along with the promise of another to come. I hope you all have a bright day.