Sometimes looking very closely at something outside of its normal context shows the remarkable beauty within
Found growing wild at Smymgehuk in Skåne, Sweden, the southernmost point of Sweden, this plant is native to Eurasia from Spain to western China and flowers biennially.
The annual tulip variety show at the Keukenhoff in Holland, shown in formal, informal and wild settings is truly something to behold
Photographed growing wild on the Swedish island of Öland
This silk flower was found entwined around the frame and slats of a bench on a river bank in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. This is a common finding where family members of a deceased person will go to a favourite sitting place of their loved one and leave a memorial flower there in their honour. Sometimes real flowers are left, sometimes silk flowers. The silk ones last a little longer.
Suddenly the world is coming alive again on the first day of Spring. Flowering trees are opening their blossoms.
An intriguing variation on Black Eyed Susans basking in the sunshine in Vancouver
A floral blessing
The clematis has several hundred variars including this pale purple version
The clematis plant comes in several hundred variars bearing different colours