I must have flowers, always, and always.
This week we are honoured to have Cee Neuner of Ceenphotography leading us all in One Single Flower. One of Cee’s favorite quotes is If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. – Buddha. Cee says: ”I know flowers have changed my world.” – And I must agree – a world without flowers would be unthinkable. See her splendid flower show on Ceenphotography!
A flower blossoms for its own joy.
A rainy morning, last week, my garden poppies decided to stop hiding their faces – and let the world marvel. They are short lived beauties – but so delicious.
I woke up terrified the rain would have been too heavy for their delicate stems – but they were still there, and ready to go. I love to follow the swelling buds…
…and rejoice at their bursting into full splendour.
The bud shell yields its grip, and the flower unveils like a butterfly – the show only lasts for some minutes. I was lucky and grateful to be there.
Butterflies are self propelled flowers.
We look forward to seeing your “One Single Flower” interpretation. Please use the Lens-Artists tag and link to Cee’s original post (the link on WP Reader does not work).
I hope this week will be filled with inspiration and good health for you and your loved ones. As always, thank you for your support, and we hope to see you again June 20, when Patti will host challenge #102.
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GREAT photos! The banner shot is stunning!! Love the Heinlein quote. One of my favorite sci-fi authors, back in the day. (Grok, Stranger in a Strange Land.)
Thank you, John! I didn’t know he was a sci-fi author!
Oh dear me, your shots are so clear, they’re amazing, Ann-Christine!
Thank you – glad you liked them!
Poppy … what more do I have to say!!!! Your gallery got me nearly in tears. Yesterday when I was on the bus from Helsingborg … there are fields just outside Gumslöv that just red of wild Poppies. My heart nearly stopped. Never ever seen anything like it. Thousands and thousands of them. This is pure MAGIC, A-C!!!!!
Viveka – this year seems to be abundant with flowers – poppies too. Digitalis in hundreds!
And corn flowers! Glad to give you some poppies ❤
Poppies sprinkled with raindrops … wonderful 🙂
Such amazing macro shots. Wow! The detail of the droplets and how they reflect the light and color of the flower…my favorite kind of macro!
Glad to share my poppies!
Beautiful pictures, Ann-Christine, showing the phrases of a poppy flower being ‘born’! I never imaged how beautiful this could be.
Happy to share the beauty!
Macro master class – it must have been amazing to see that, almost like being present when kittens or lambs are born
About – the world of flowers!
Beautiful images Ann-Christine and such a lovely flower 🧡
Glad you enjoyed it, Xenia!
Beautiful entires Ann-Christine.
Thank you kindly, Rupali
So very delicate and unusual flowers in your garden.
They must bring a smile to your face each time you view them.
Isadora – thank you, and they do!
Beautiful – and a challenging colour to capture. I love what you’ve done with the last shot – not just the combination of textures, but the character of how the the bud opens.
Much appreciated comment, Susan. Those bud openings are indeed special – glad I managed to catch some of the magic!
The raindrops enhance their beauty. Great close ups!
So glad you liked them – a lucky morning with raindrops as well!
Oh Ann Christine, these are breathtakingly beautiful.
♥ Happy to share a piece of their lives!
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Such a fabulous discovery through your eyes 🙂 🙂
Absolutely stunning photos Ann Chritine!
Happy you liked them! It was so delightful to finally capture them unfurling.
I can imagine that
Poppies are so lovely. Your shots do them justice!
♥ Thank you, Sandy!
What a fun challenge topic. I am going to enjoy finding and sharing my best examples, but I can already see they don’t hold up with your images!
John! Of course they will, looking forward to it! I am at our summer house right now, s answers might be late.
♥ Thank you, Dina.
Love the poppy shots!!! 🙂
Thank you, Ana! I was lucky they hadn’t totally fallen to the ground!
Wonderful shots, and a sensitive, beautiful exploration of the poppy.
Thank you, Margaret – I was very lucky that morning! They could all have been gone instead.
hi a. c., wonderful photos of poppy I like them very much.
best regards robert
So glad you liked them, Robert! I was lucky that morning.
Your captures are gorgeous. I always like your raindrops flowers, Ann-Christine. I know exactly how your felt when it rained and you worried about the flowers. I feel the same way about the flowers and the hummingbirds. 🙂
♥ Thank you, Miriam! And sometimes we are lucky !
You’re welcome,Ann-Christine. I liked you icicle also. ❤
Absolutely stunning gallery of flowers Ann Christine 😀😀😀
Happy to share them, Brian! I felt so lucky that morning – they waited for me.
Some flowers will be there to surprise
They will ♥
Wow! These are really great shots — especially the first.
Thank you, Su! I finally got the chance to get unfurling poppies.
Wow Ann-Christine, I had no idea! Have never seen a poppy before it bloomed. And the rain may have worried you but oh my did it ever enhance your images. So very beautiful and a great choice for the week.
So glad you enjoyed them, Tina, and that I could show their road from bud to flower. Some years they lie on the ground from the rain, glory lost. I was lucky this time!
So glad the rain did not destroy your beautiful poppies. Beautiful images
So was I, I know they do not last more than a couple of days in flower, and some years they are lying on the ground from heavy rain. Thank you – happy to share them!
Beautiful poppies in the rain!
Thank you, Sue!
must be breathtaking to watch, Ann-Christine! truly a miracle! your buds and droplets are magical! 🙂
Thank you so much, Wilma – my fingers trembling to get a good shot before the last ”shell” falls to the ground! And I was so lucky with the rain that morning.
Full splendour, indeed! You captured the beauty of the buds and rain droplets!
Glad you liked them, Amy! I was so lucky with the rain that morning!
You’ve opened my eyes to the beauty of the poppy, Ann-Christine. I love seeing them through your lens. Your photos are marvelous!
Patti, so happy you enjoyed them unfurling! I was so lucky it had rained, there hasn’t been much of that in June.
They were absolutely gorgeous, AC. Stunning. And beautifully captured.
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen poppies so closely, but now I see the lure and the magic of these. Thanks for the post — I’m going to see if I can field of these some time and take some pictures, too!
Glad you liked them! I find it very interesting to see them develop from bud to full flower – a shame they do not last for more than a couple of days.
They are breathtaking….. they are so beautiful
Lovely poppy photos Ann-Christine. The water droplets especially. Funnily I have poppies on a post tomorrow, but nothing as sharp as these!
Thank you, Jude! I am so later in commenting as we have no connection at our summer house – or a very bad one at least! But I will be back for a couple of days and try to keep up.
Wow, Ann-Christine, wonderful pics!!!
Thank you, Paulo – happy you liked them!
WOWZA!!! What superb raindrops and macros of your budding poppies. Because of nurseries and gardens being closed, I’ve not seen a poppy this year, so your post brought me so much joy today. Thanks for the honor of hosting this challenge. I’m so looking forward to seeing all the flowers everyone will post.
Thank you so much, Cee! Hearing this from the leading flower lady – it really made me happy! And so glad I could provide you with the first poppies!