There’s something so seductive about macros of flowers that I find it difficult to do anything else.  During my morning walk in “my” park, I’m constantly stopping to get just that perfect photo…and then another and another.  Sometimes I get home and find that the perfect shot is perfectly out of focus.  But then at other times, something magical shows up and I’m filled with excitement.  Here are two of my current favorites (at least when I did this post.)  🙂  I can’t decide which I like better.  What do you think?

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 “Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
~Georgia O’Keeffe, Georgia O’Keeffe

photo 1(115)

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
~Oscar Wilde

photo 2(116)

“I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.”
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Afternoon on a Hill”

  1. like them both. and the quotes. Especially the Edna St. Vincent Millay, Randy

  2. One of my favorite Georgia O’Keeffe quotes. The quotes pair so well with your close ups. Happy Photo Challenge. (Didn’t get a Pingback)

  3. LavendarLadi says:

    They’re both beautiful but the white flower really caught my imagination!

    • Where I walk in the mornings, the flowers are mostly yellow right now, with some purple, so the white flowers catch my attention. But who am I kidding? I love them all and all too soon there won’t be anymore for a year, so I’m going to wallow in their beauty now!


  4. Angeline M says:

    I can see your dilemma. Both are beautiful, though I love that swath of white in the top part of the second photo.

    • Thanks, Angeline. It always interests me to see what people enjoy in a photo. Sometimes I can’t pick out one particular thing, it’s just that the photo works as a whole.

      Have a great week!


  5. I am so fond of water drops in photos and you did a great job today. I miss rain soooo much!
    Happy Monday,

  6. WOW. Brilliant shots, both of them. 😀

  7. says:

    That first photo is AMAZING!!!!!!!

  8. Amy says:

    I agree, the first one is amazing!!!

  9. Pat says:

    Both images are lovely in their own way — but there is something very surreal about the white flower — it lends itself more to an impressionist painting or even a subtle Georgia O’Keeffe — and I say, my preference is for the second. I find there is more to consider in its line, shape, volume, shades etc.

    Lovely and delightful all around Janet 🙂

    • Pat, to have a photo compared in any degree to a Georgia O’Keeffe is a lovely way to start my day. Thanks. 🙂


      • Pat says:

        Well seriously Janet! I meant / mean it. You used the quote in your post and then as I read along – and came to the photo I thought “ahhh” now this is worthy of an O’Keeffe reference – because it truly is.

        Sometimes the best images are the ones that end up turning out as the unexpected. And I do so love O’Keeffe’s works – so perhaps I’m biased. But of the two – I’d choose to have the White one hanging on my wall. 🙂

  10. lolaWi says:

    I love both. They’re beautiful!

  11. Andy Townend says:

    Lovely images Janet and excellent quote! Andy

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