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Monday, December 19, 2011

Layer Upon Layer




You may recall the Zinnia Delight post which traced the almost daily development of one particular zinnia  flower from the tight bud (below) through to the beautiful flower it was becoming. Being the first zinnia flower I had ever grown, I couldn't wait to share the joys of its beauty with you.

29th November

Below is the stage at which we left this zinnia flower in the earlier time lapse series. Let me share the rest of the story with you, right up to today.....


8th December
9th Dec
11th Dec
12th Dec
13th Dec
14th Dec
15th Dec
16th Dec
17th Dec
18th Dec
Today, 19th Dec

A long-lasting, ever-changing flower, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and photographing this zinnia. There are several other zinnia flowers in the garden of various colours yet none of them have had the number of layers nor depth of this particular flower.

The photo at the top of this post was taken just a few minutes ago, looking deep into the heart of the zinnia. Thank you for letting me share the fun with you! A joy shared is a joy multiplied indeed.


41 comments:

Ruth B. said...

Wonderful macro shots.

Greetings

tinajo said...

Wow, such a beautiful flower! :-)

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

Isn't nature amazing?
And you show it at it's best to with your great closeups

Sweepy said...

Woof!
I thought you will document until 2012! Now that will be nominated for Guinness!

Nadege, said...

Wow, that first macro is glorious.
Nature is full of magic. Beautiful time-lapse series

geanina said...

fantastic...great work :). like like..

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Amazing time-lapse and fantastic series!
Your first close up really is amazing! You captured all these delicate structures and the color is just great!

Greetings from Switzerland
Yvonne & Raphael

Ellie said...

I love your first shot - it's fascinating all the colours and shapes. Great picture.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

That is absolutely gorgeous and it is so interesting to see the time-lapse .

s.c said...

Unbelievable. The little knob in picture 2 grows out to the delicious flower on the rest of the photo's. I should put number 2 on place one. Impeccable macro's as always. Thanks for showing.

Ruth said...

Oh, yes, these are so beautiful. Zinnias are soo photogenic aren't they? I discovered them this summer too, the patterns and colours are so interesting, your photo's really do them justice here :)

MarieHarmony said...

It's fabulous, I love seeing the different steps of the Growth, the result is beyond what I could have imagined.

Liz said...

What a wonderful & amazing flower! Looks like about 13+ layers now... the flower that keeps on giving!! How beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. Isn't God a brilliant designer??!!

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful series of photographs! You have captured such fantastic detail in the first two.

Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

I wish you a beautiful holiday.

lisa.

Filip Demuinck said...

Again amazing flowers.

Greetings,
Filip

Karen said...

Gorgeous colour! I love the little stars in the centre.

Michelle said...

Yes the progression is pure Mother Nature magic...

Talibra said...

Piękne zdjęcia, a różowa cynia bardzo interesująca.
Pozdrawiam.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think Zinnias are beautiful and they also make excellent dried flowers!

NatureFootstep said...

so gorgeous to follow the flower like that. Many thanks for letting us follow too. :)

marijke said...

I still think it's a pitty that we live so far away from eachother. Enjoying everything nature is showing is also what I like the most. A gorgeous serie you showed us. Beautiful Karen.
Have a lovely christmastime and all the best wishes for you and your family for 2012.
gr. Marijke

Pat said...

I love the long-lasting zinnias! Your sequence of photos is wonderful to see.

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

As always, I enjoyed my wee visit. Delightful photos. What a pretty bird.

Giga said...

Cynia ma coraz więcej i więcej płatków. Cudowne. Pozdrawiam

Мъх said...

I love all yourr pictures, especially the first one;-)
Perfect!

MaryL said...

That was so beautiful! I am so happy to have found your blog...your posts are refreshing and delightful!! Thank you! :)

@maricruzpe said...

Con la imaginación y la creatividad
los pequeños detalles hacen grandes momentos
el verdadero arte es ver más allá.
Feliz Navidad
Un fuerte abrazo

Thea said...

I think that is the most beautiful flower I have ever seen.
And the first photo is the most beautiful photo I have ever seen.

Andrea said...

I love the way captures the transformation of flowers

Marty said...

Zinnia have such a beautiful heart !
Enjoy your flowers ! here it snows !!

kareninkenai said...

You are truly blessed; what beautiful images. Thank you for the respite. Hugs from Alaska. Karen

Isabelle said...

Amazing nature and beautiful photographs!

Pieni Lintu said...

Pretty!!!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...so, so beautiful!

john said...

great photography, eye candy pure and simple.

thefisherlady said...

How full it has become... just in the waiting...
That is such an encouragement that as we wait on the Lord, such beauty might become so full in our lives.
Thank you for sharing this ever changing beauty... happy insects that happened along its way!

deb duty said...

So pretty! Gorgeous detail in these close photos!

Kelsey K. Anderson said...

these are beautiful! what a wonderful idea. first shot is my fave =)
my creative exchange this week: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63638024@N02/6552009751/

Kathy said...

Such a lovely sequence of shots. Exquisite detail.

Kathy

Kim said...

I love the intricate details you captured.

thefisherlady said...

really quite amazing isn't it!

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