Saturday, July 30, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday


One great thing about gardening is seeing the fruit of your labor bloom.  This time of year, our cottage garden is alive with peak summer flora such as the Shasta Daisy.  It makes a great, long-lasting cut flower, it's cheerful and it's cool looking.  

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21 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love looking into the face of daisies. Ours are just passing. Nice to see one coming to life.

Kate Hanley said...

Beautiful flower. I love daisies.

Brian Miller said...

wow that is a beautiful daisy!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful close-up shot!! Marvelous color!

Emille said...

A perfect shot! Didn't know you "did" macro, although I shouldn't be surprized because of your hubby's art!

California Girl said...

Cheryl, you must be farther south. We're in northern New England.

Kate, These are lovely flowers, easy to care for, great cut flower AND a perennial!

Brian, you should write a poem about it. :)

Linda M, thank you. It's my husband's work.

Emmile, I'm wondering if you mean I don't or haven't done the Macro Sat before, which I have not. I can assure you, that shot is my husband's. Makes a nice matted piece with a black frame.

Nayana Donga said...

Daisies are my favorite and you have captured it beautifully....love it!

DJan said...

That picture is perfection itself. Makes me smile to look at it.

Sivinden said...

Very beautiful flower macro!

Ann said...

I saw a sunflower pattern, and your daisy looks the same.

Karin M. said...

Das ist eine fantastische Aufnahme...super Qualität und Licht....
LG: Karin

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Whoa!! What a beauty! Both the flower and the photo.

Pat Tillett said...

Great photo of a beautiful flower! You are so right about seeing your own plantings grow...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Wow!! Was that there the other day when I visited your Daisy? Very fun to see it on your sidebar, CG!!! You do me a great honor! Thank you.

we are off to rome tomorrow... so this is my last visit for a few days. have a great week!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

such a perfect portrait if daisy cheer!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

love your george story....posted a response on the mouse

Captain Dumbass said...

That is gorgeous. We just lost a batch of flowers this weekend and can't figure out why. It had rained heavily before we found them, but not that heavily. It looks as though a fat raccoon fell off the fence on top of them or something.

Betsy said...

I loved your George story, too!

And that is a perfect daisy picture! We have shasta daisies along one side of the house. So cheery!

Vicki Lane said...

A beautiful close up. I love the little touch of green.

Laura Trevey said...

Just popping over to say hello ~ I hope you are enjoying your Summer, it's hot hot hot in Richmond as usual :)

xoxo Laura

Tarang Sinha said...

Yes, it is the greatest joy to see the fruit of your labor bloom. Beautiful!