Sunday, July 22, 2012
A DIFFERENT VIEW
I am not sure if these types of flowers are zinnias, but they are so unique in their colorization. I love how the layers draw you in to the "eye."
This lovely flower has so many layers. Now don't laugh, but the very center reminds me of a belly button, an "innie."
Then there is a cute dainty ring of tiny yellow flowers. Under that is a soft burgundy "fur" and cupped petals.
Each piece is so amazing on it's own, but altogether--wow!
I believe these dainty white petals are called alyssium, and the cute little blue flower poking up through the grouping added a dash of color among the white reminding me of a tiny butterfly!
I told you I see things differently.
I have no idea what this plant is, but the "flower" on it was so unique. This is my little "planet," and I first thought of Horton hears a Who! I think I hear them! Do you??
yet it is so soft to the touch. I think the red color of them gives the spikes a more menacing look. If you notice there is a tiny ant walking on top of them!
The flower has lots of tiny little pods which make up one large bud.
I came across a brilliantly yellow-colored spider. His color against the blue flowers was such a wonderful contrast.
It took some work to get the shot. At first he was uncooperative and kept moving the opposite side from me. When I moved for a good view, he moved away and did this a few times. Finally I stopped and had a conversation with him, telling him I would go away and quit bothering him if he would hold still long enough for me to get a couple shots. It worked!
He posed, I snapped a couple shots, thanked him and he walked away. I thought I heard him mumbling something about pesky humans, but it was probably my imagination.
Posted by Rose L