As you may have noticed, I've been taking lots of pictures of flowers lately, partially influenced by my new camera, and partially by Irving Penn's book of Flowers, which I found at Book Thing. Since we go to the Farmers Market every Sunday morning, that gives me plenty of flowers to shoot.
This afternoon, I was visiting my mother, and her neighbour is an amazing gardener. She's got a vast array of unusual flowers, and it's always fun to see what stage of bloom they're in.
I am so intrigued with the secret inner life of some of these flowers. When you look at them in a brief glance, you see the petals and leaves, but when you look more closely patterns emerge, and you see that there are many levels and layers that comprise the actual flower.
Here are some images from today:WOW! What am I going to do when winter comes?