Ranunculus are not just one of the things I look forward to when Spring rolls around, but they are also one of my favorite flowers of all time. Most people look to the rose, but there is something so soft and delicate about the ranunculus that always leaves me in awe. Roses and ranunculus both have those beautiful petals that gently unfurl, but the petals of a ranunculus have such a graceful and subtle beauty. I’m always excited to find ranunculus when they appear at the local farmers market (along with anemones and tulips)!
When I was taking these images, the petals reminded me of a covering — like a woman whose beauty did not need to be showy and overt, but more hidden — like glimpses of beauty, yet so striking, you just can’t deny it.
What’s your favorite bloom? Please share –I’d love to hear about it!