The other week Steven called me to tell me that there was a small white flower at the base of a tree. Flowers are getting thin on the ground these days (excuse the pun) so he keeps his eyes open for me to make sure I don’t miss anything. When I asked him which tree, he said it was the big old maple tree. We are surrounded by big old maple trees here, but this is absolutely the biggest and oldest one on our property and has been featured in my photographs more than once. It probably won’t last much longer as it is hollow, occupied by a family of raccoons and loses branches and bark with every big storm. Right at the base of this venerable tree, half buried by leaves, grass and broken bits of bark I found this single campion flower. It was such a contrast to the elderly resident that towered over it, a pure white delicate little bloom, seeming to shelter beside its gnarled protector. They are both fragile in their own way, one from its small size, the other from its great age. Whether you are gnarled, young, small or otherwise, have a lovely day, my friends. You will find a link to all the past galleries by month in the main post (below). View all posts on the Home page. A Flower a Day #416
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The monthly and full Flower a Day Galleries with current content are below. Each day a new photo will be added. With today’s post there are now 416 to view on the project.