I love flowers. I love smelling flowers. I love looking at flowers. And I especially love photographing flowers. My maternal grandmother had the most amazing flower garden: roses, lilies, snapdragons, daisies. Each summer, her small yard was transformed by colors and scents that transported us to a fairy world.
For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
Folliott S. Pierpoint, 1835-1917
I have been lucky enough to do a bit of traveling around this amazing planet on which we live (that sentence structure is a nod to all of my English professors at the University of Utah). I’ve been to Asia, Europe, Mexico, Great Britain, and most of the United States of America. Everywhere I go, I find beautiful things to photograph and wonderful people who fill my heart with happiness.
For more from this challenge, visit Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink or Magenta Flowers.
For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate.
For more from this challenge, visit Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate.
So, I found another photo challenge blog. I’m very excited about this one, too. I find that many flowers are amazingly intricate and naturally ornate, especially dahlias.