I passed by this photograph many times when choosing Flower a Day to share. This pale and imperfect bloom never seemed to be what I was looking for. I often have an emotion in mind when finding a flower photograph and this little one didn’t fit the bill for any of them. Then, today when I saw it I remembered where I took it and why. I was touring my neighbour’s garden and had found some really lovely flowers – wild and cultivated – and then I saw this plant. It was sitting almost hidden at the side of the house in an empty paint bucket. It had no light on it and didn’t appear to have ever been cared for. My neighbour didn’t know what it was as it had been given to her by a friend. I guessed Rose of Sharon, but when I compared it to my beloved Blue Chiffon beauty here I found it a pale insipid specimen. So in a way I felt almost sorry for it. I gave her photograph the same attention that I gave those of the most beautiful flowers that I have captured. And so here she is. Pale Rose of Sharon in her very best look – in her bucket.
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