Dainty

A white strawberry flower

I have a few new, tiny little flowers on my strawberry plant. I’m not sure if they’ll grow into actual strawberries yet, but I’m hopeful that they will. It would be nice to get a few more before fall hits.

These flowers, though, have some of the daintiest petals I’ve seen on my plants. They’re tiny, and they look like they could blow off with the slightest breeze. And yet, they’re staying put. Which is surprising, considering some of the winds we get where I live.

I’m definitely not going to complain about that. I’m quite happy to have a few dainty-but-strong flowers in my collection.

 

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Rosebud

A white rosebud on a dark background

I don’t have a whole lot to say about this photograph, other than that it came out so much different–and so much better–than I was expecting. I thought, when I took it, I’d get a fairly simple picture of a white rosebud on a dark background.

Somehow, though, the leaves in the back gave me a bit of a swirl effect. The colours blended together wonderfully, adding to that in a beautiful way that I just didn’t anticipate. And that white rosebud jumps right out of everything in the best way possible.

At least, that’s what I see when I look at it, and I love the picture for all of that. I’m not sure that you see the same things I do. Maybe you’re shaking your head right now, thinking that it’s a terrible photograph. Which you have every right to do, of course. I hope, though, that you enjoy it at least a little bit.

Favourite five: Posted photos from 2017

Welcome back to another Favourite Five list! I know I missed a couple of months there, but I promise I’m going to try to get back on track with these.

First up, I’m going to give you a run-down on a few things that are pretty close to my heart: my favourite five pictures from 2017–those that I posted, at least. There are plenty out there that other people took that I love, too, but today’s post is focused on my own pictures. I’m not sure I could go back and find all of the pictures I love that other people took.

So, with that, let’s take a look!

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Soft and small

Small, white flowers on a colourful background

I’m continuing with the flower theme this week–and next week, too, probably. That’s what happens when I take a whole bunch of pictures at once, you see.

Unlike last week, however, today I have a two different flowers for you. Well, two different types, at least. Clearly there are more than two flowers in the picture above.

I’m actually really happy with how that particular picture came out. I’ve tried photographing little flowers like that before, and I’ve always had some trouble with it. I have such a hard time getting the flowers themselves in focus. I don’t think I did too bad a job of it this time, though. And they look so soft and pretty on their colourful background.

A close-up of a simple pink carnation on a blue background

The other picture I’m sharing today is more simple. Just a little pink carnation, midway through blooming.

Carnations are some of my favourite flowers–they have been for as long as I can remember. I’ve talked before about how much I love them. It’s only natural that love would carry over into photographing them.

This one isn’t as colourful as some of the others I’ve photographed in the past, but that makes it pretty in its own right, don’t you think? It has a softness about it, just like the flowers in the first picture. I can’t help wanting to reach out and touch its little petals again.

Enjoying an unidentified flower

A pink and white flower with thin petals

Confession time: I have no idea what type of flower this is. I tried to figure it out, too. I searched a few pages on Google, looking for an answer. But I just couldn’t find the right information.

I don’t have to know what kind it is to like it, though. They’re really pretty flowers, and I love their thin little petals.

Pink and white tube-like flower petals

Plus, the colours in these particular set are rather pretty. I’m not generally a big fan of pink, but there was something about the pink in these petals that I really quite liked. Maybe it’s the way it’s speckled on the white, or that it wasn’t too bright. I’m not really sure.

Then again, I suppose the exact reason why doesn’t really matter, either. What does is that I loved these flowers, and I couldn’t help taking a few pictures of them. And, clearly, I couldn’t help sharing them with you all..

A close-up of a poofy pink and white flower