This unusual and beautiful flower made it’s way into a previous post of mine back in the spring. As you can tell from the first photo, the flowers had a decidedly different appearance. When I found them this second time (in Oakland California’s Lake Merritt Gardens), they’d been touched by Autumn, their vitality and brilliant colors fading with the change of the season.
Oddly, when I did a quick comparison of the two flowers- one shot in April, the other October, I didn’t find the October blooms any less beautiful than their April cousins. They both made me stop and appreciate and they both made me raise the camera for a shot.
The April flowers belonged in an April setting. Every other flower around it possessed just as much Springtime power and potency. Likewise, the October flowers belonged in October, signaling Autumn’s end and the coming of Winter.
My final prognosis?
Nature’s beauty never ceases to amaze… regardless of the season.
Oh, flower number two can also be found at my FAA site, holding up the business and beauty end of things. Here’s a link
K’lee L. © 2015