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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Daisy Wonder




With excitement I have watched a different African Daisy plant growing larger and it's first flower maturing from bud to bloom. The photos here trace a two week time frame.


August 26th


5 days later


Next morning


4 days later (5th September) 8 am.


4:45 pm  same day


2 days later - 7th September - 5pm



Next day (today) 7:30 am


Today - the plant is thriving, rich with the promise of many more flowers.


Today, 9 am



Today, 3pm - during the middle of the day the "petals" flop right back.


Today, 5pm - "petals" now level again.

I have found it fascination observing the differences between the African Daisies I bought together as mixed pink/purple seedlings. There are subtle differences in colours, petal shapes and sizes, centres and growth habits of the plants.
The joy of new surprises to follow each day!


Sharing at Photo Story Friday.




29 comments:

hannah said...

Help!
Can't keep up with you :-)
No sooner finished commenting on your thursday texture entry than another beautiful post pops up.
Don't know how you do it.

s.c said...

I must admit, your an expert on flower macro,s. Great shots.

Jill said...

Wonderful, beautiful series. I love these progressive shots.

POESIE-LYRIK-HAIKU-KURZGESCHICHTEN-H-P's MÄRCHENSEITE-FOTOGRAFIE-H-P's FOTO ART said...

Wirklich grossartige fotos, bin begeistert...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

missing moments said...

Now that was so enjoyable watching it come to life! Great macros!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning.............
I love your African Daisy, have never heard that name before or seen the plant but it is lovely for sure.
Love how you did a time line with it.
Such beautiful photos, cause I am a flower lover too!! It is a beauty for sure.

Blessings, Nellie

Tricia said...

How neat, so pretty! =)

I'm documenting the renovations of our local train station & I must say, it's coming along nicely. I'll be posting them all pretty soon, hopefully.

You have an open invitation to join Barn Charm at any time & thanks so much for stopping by

happy week =)))

Barb said...

Stunning photography! such a beautiful series of this gorgeous flower.

Tina said...

Fantastic serie :)

Marianne said...

Ganz wundervoll ♥ ♥

Tara said...

Gorgeous, love the series and I love the last couple!

Ninni said...

They are really beautiful! Fantastic photos!
Have a nice weekend!

Joop Zand said...

My compliments for these very nice pictures.....colors , compositions and light are wonderful.

greetings, Joop

Sarah said...

WOW! Gorgeous. What a cool idea. I love that first shot.

Seeing Each Day said...

I love your series post. This time I'm picking the 4th (next day) and 6th (4:45pm) - your skill in capturing water droplets on flowers always impresses me.

Ed Pilolla said...

what an absolutely magical progression of shots. thank you:)
it looked sugary to start with, and the moisture was so morning perfect.
so very nice to stumble here...

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I really enjoy your flower/plant series where you document growth and change. Fascinating! That is one lovely daisy. :)

Andrew said...

Beautiful images... thanks for sharing.

aka Penelope said...

The water droplets on the flower make for a lovely photograph. You captured well the speed at which a bud transforms to a pretty fresh-faced flower.

lisa said...

These are one of my very favorite flowers. They are wonderful to photograph, and you have done it here so beautifully!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

BEE-U-TIFUL!!! You caught them perfectly!

Tammy said...

So very beautiful! Love the color, the purple with those little orange bits, and the dew, wow :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful! What a great idea to photograph a flower as it grows!

Lolli said...

Those are incredible! What a great idea to photograph a flower as it's growing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Scott said...

Nice series of photos. Love the colors of these daisies.

Wonder said...

so beaUtiful! How great is the Lord God Almighty...maker of heaven and earth :). happy day to you.

Lisa RedWillow said...

One of my favs.. Oh Karen . I just love this. Fantastic.

nanditark said...

life --- step by step...!!!

Bec said...

I am honestly in love with your blog; I wish I could find somewhere in Brisbane to get some nature shots like yours with flowers that you can watch open and close. Ahhh Bliss! xx

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