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Schlumbergera

Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera

A hardware store seems hardly the place to find such a wonderfully delicate bloom for today’s A Flower a Day. But that’s exactly where this lovely plant was sitting, next to the snowblowers, generators, bags of rock salt and racks of workshop tools. It pays to keep your eyes open for the beauty to be found in unusual and mundane situations. Who would have thought? It reminds me of lyrics from the Leonard Cohen song ”Suzanne” – “She shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers”… I must remember this when I take my camera on my walk today. Because you never know.

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Lantana

Lantana
Red and Yellow Lantana

My two lantana plants are safe from the cold in our front porch, so today’s offering for A Flower a Day is a summer memory. I remember that a friend in India assured me that she grew lantana there and I think my own brother in Nepal also photographed the same flower. This plant is therefore much travelled and even achieves the notoriety of a noxious weed in Australia. I just enjoy the beauty of the multi-coloured blooms on this as well as the red ones previously shared, as I hope my viewers do. I wish a lovely day to all my friends.

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Snowberry

Snowberry
Snowberry

We usually know this bush for the snowy white berries (makes sense, with the name…) but today I am highlighting the flower. As in so many of my A Flower a Day photographs, several stages of this flower, from bud to fruit are shown here, putting the lifecycle in context, albeit out of focus in some. This is such a sweet little flower, presented today to cheer your day my friends.

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Red Pelargonium

Red Pelargonium
Red Pelargonium

Today’s A Flower a Day posy is dedicated to all of you who faithfully come to view my posts to see what my project is offering and who make comments when they can. And specially this lovely rich pelargonium is presented in appreciation to certain friends who, it seems, have taken on their own daily project. And theirs appears to be to come up with a comment every single day on my daily flower. So thank you so much! You have no idea how much these mean to me and how I look forward to reading them. It can’t be easy to think of what to say about a flower photograph day after day, so I truly appreciate the effort you make to cheer me. Thank you!

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Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums

Today’s treat for A Flower a Day is a beautiful bunch of chrysanthemums (shouldn’t that be chrysanthema??) in a luscious pink, quite different from what I am used to seeing. I was so glad I had my camera with me when shopping that day a few weeks ago, as these were sitting outside the store waiting for me. I always tell others to ‘take your camera everywhere with you because you never know…’. This time I was following my own advice and it paid off. Such a cheery pink colour will surely help if everything else, weather included seems a bit gloomy. I really hope so.

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Wood Sorrel

Wood Sorrel
Wood sorrel

Back in September in my A Flower a Day project I shared a photo of several of these Creeping Wood sorrel flowers, also known as Sleeping Beauty here. Today I am featuring a single one of these lovely delicate Oxalis blooms. These are edible plants and have been consumed around the world for thousands of years. I hope you like today’s portrait of this tiny, special flower. I send a warm hug to all today.

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