Although I believe they have yet to find living organisms on Mars, if flowers grew on Mars, this is what I’d imagine them to look like. These flowers are actually quite ordinary — lilies, daisies, mums, but when viewed at the macro level, coupled with some beautiful blur and shallow depth of field, they take on an other-worldy form. Creation never ceases to amaze me. Happy Monday!
I realize that it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a Macro Monday. I’ll always have a soft spot for macro…and dew drops. So, put them together, and add in a bit of soft, buttery bokeh — this is why I fell in love with photography in the first place. These images were all taken within minutes of each other (frankly, during the short time I had dropped off one kid at school and was waiting for the carpool of the other), but I love how the colors and feeling of each one is different depending on the light, how close I was to my subject, and the background. Lovely to find beauty in just a few minutes of quiet amidst the blur of the day.
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” ~Gerard de Nerval
Whenever I have flowers around the house or growing in the garden, I can’t help but talk to them.
Just a simple greeting of hello.
Or a simple question of how they are doing today.
My husband looks at me a bit like I’m crazy when I do this,
but when I look at them, they’re each so different, with their own personalities…
…each like a little soul…
Some shy, some showy…
…but each beautiful in their own way.
Happy Monday, Everyone!