Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Self-Seeded Morning Beauties




"Good Morning!" says the little grasshopper, peaking from the zinnia petals. "Welcome to today!"




The Tom Thumb Tomato flowers delicately hang in the morning light.




 A Paper/Everlasting Daisy greets the summer sun and begins it's daily ritual of opening and closing.




A deeper coloured Paper Daisy bud, also ready to open.




By midday you can see the same bud and the flower behind soaking up the hot sunshine.




Each of these photos were taken this morning and each of these plants is self-seeded. Some I have transplanted to keep the garden a little more organised. I love having bonus or self-seeded plants. You may remember the delights I shared of my first zinnia patch last summer. This year the delights remain and also the surprises as the seedlings pop up here and there through the garden.




I hope you have some lovely surprises in your day today also!


Sharing at Weekly Top Shot.

32 comments:

ju-north said...

Beautiful! thank you for sharing!

Michaela said...

cute little buggy! love to see some colorful posts, everything is snow-white in my area..

flowersandhome said...

You must have read my thoughts last night. I was thinking how I was in desperate need of some flowers around me and there you are his morning, thank you so much. Gorgeous pictures!
Bye,
Marian

Victor Aranda said...

Muy buenas fotografías. Y la del saltamontes es muy divertida.
Te deseo una feliz Navidad.
Saludos

DeniseinVA said...

Such a lovely way to start my day. Thank you!

Cinzia said...

Foto di una bellezza incredibile!!!!
Cinzia

Joop Zand said...

Beautiful pictures with lovely colors....nice done Karen.

Greetings, Joop

DeVona said...

I thoroughly enjoy your eye for detail...thank you for helping us see the intricate design of the world

geanina said...

gorgeous image! :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

These are fantastic. I love especially the itsy-bitsy grasshopper. I love that they're self seeded. The only self-seeding I get is around the bird feeder.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, beautiful colors, wonderful thoughts and the perfect way to start my day, Karen! Thank you for the beauty as always! Wishing you and your family a most wonderful, joyous and Merry Christmas!!

Giga said...

Piękne zdjęcia ślicznych, teraz u Ciebie kwitnących kwiatów. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful pictures of cute, now blossoming in you. Yours.

Pere Jobal said...

Perfect macros!!! :-)

Happyone said...

All great photos but that first one with the cute little grasshopper is my favorite.

Filip and Kristel said...

Great Macro serie.

Greetings,
Filip

einfachtilda said...

Ich komme ganz schnell zu dir, denn ich möchte auch Sommer und Wärme und so wunderschöne Blüten.

LG Mathilda ♥

TheChieftess said...

I love how the grasshopper is color coordinated with the stamens of the flower!!!

You do such a wonderful job of composition/framing...
love your macros!!! And how wonderful to have such exquisite surprises in your garden...can't say that our garden has ever had such beautiful surprises:(

where in Australia are you???

Rosemary said...

The colours, the beauty, the vivid green background, such a tonic for my winter-weary eyes! Even more so because I get to enjoy all this without lifting a (gardening) finger :) Thank you.

Linda R said...

So nice to see your beautiful flowers in the midst of winter. That little grasshopper is so cute. What a fabulous photo.

Hugs~

Joyful said...

Beautiful imagines to end my day. Have a wonderful rest of your week and a very Merry Christmas!

Sarah Jane said...

Brilliant photos. I love how you've managed to capture the grasshopper so clearly.
Thank-you for sharing xox

Rosemary Aubut said...

I have seen these paper daisies before! They are amazing and don't look real. You have captured them beautifully!

Debbie said...

Our weather here is gray, our gardens are brown. It's so nice to see some pretty flowers and color this time of year!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

On this extremely cold winter night... your flowers make me smile! :) That is the neatest shot of a grasshopper I think I have ever seen! Love it.

Cristina Ferreira said...

Lindas estas flores, muito lindas.

Beijos

Leeloo said...

Ah comme c'est beau !!

Juliana said...

wow! beautiful floral shots!
first one is my favourite in this post!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Karen said...

Such lovely flowers! Love the grasshopper! Nice to remember what summer looks like; cold here. Thanks for brightening my day! xx

bailey-road.com said...

Well, hello little fellow!
Lovely flowers.

Laura said...

exquisite series... each so beautiful!

Madge Bloom said...

Oh my what exquisite macros... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #62!

LisaS said...

Such a teeny a teeny tiny grasshopper! Beautiful photography as always ;)

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