I decided to take a few minutes this week to “smell the roses” until I remembered that I don’t have any in my garden. I do, however, have a decent assortment of blooms bursting forth throughout the yard and in numerous pots. I love taking photos and trying to capture the tiniest details. (I haven’t tried my new macro lense for my SLR camera, as I can’t hold the camera with my splint on. Eventually I’ll be able to give that a try.)

giant yellow knapweed
centaurea macrocephala (globeflower)

single centaurea flower

knapweed leaves with snail damage
lace like snail damage
varigated pink dahlias
varigated pink dahlias
orange coreopsis
delicate coreopsis
pink dianthus
pink dianthus
orange daylillies
orange daylillies
multicolored geranium leaves
geranium leaves
pink dahlia
pink dahlia
red flowers of Maltese Cross
lychnis chalcedonica (maltese cross)
individual flowers of Maltese Cross
like paper cut-outs

Here’s a little bug who was resting on the screen while we had dinner. I like getting close to insects, especially when they’re on the other side of a screen.

dragonfly on screen
little dragonfly

Here are peonies from my friend Valerie’s garden. I wonder at their complex structure and amazing beauty. Humans are fooling themselves if they think they can do a better job.

partially closed pink peony

fluffy light pink peony

close up of pink peony

What do you think?

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