There are so many reasons that I loved this photograph when I took it, and why I want to share it with you for the Flower a Day today. I have learned so much from this project, from the blatantly obvious (names of flowers and where I am likely to find them, what they look like at various stages etc.) to the not so obvious. For example I have learned to open my eyes and look closely at plants that I thought I knew well. Here is a prime example, in the seed pods of a very familiar plant, the peony right outside my kitchen door. I had never seen the seed pods before! So with newly opened eyes I saw this wonderful open pod filled with seeds. It reminded me of a jester’s cap with the tassels on the ends. And then there is the little spider and the webs woven around the stems and leaves as well as the lovely texture in the base of what was the flower, just under the jester’s cap. So I hope you don’t mind that this is not in bloom now, but appreciate as much as I did seeing this stage of one of my favourite flowers. Enjoy the unexpected today my friends! This might be just one of many.
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A gallery of flowers shared on a daily basis to cheer myself and hopefully you, the viewer too, during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic period.
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