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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Coneflower

Consider how the wild flowers grow.
Coneflower

They do not labor or spin.
Coneflower 2

Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor
Coneflower 3

was dressed like one of these.  ~ Luke 12:17 NIV
Coneflower 4
Photo of the Day - October 20 - ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/100s, 18-105mm lens on Nikon D40

Back in the spring when I ordered my butterfly bushes, I also ordered a coneflower plant.  As soon as it arrived, I placed it into my flower bed excited for it to bloom.  I checked on it occasionally, weeded around it, but didn't really see any activity.  Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed and considered requesting a refund. 

Then, at the beginning of October, when most of my other flowers were dead or dying, it showed signs of life.  I decided to photograph its progress, so every few days I snapped a photo.  I'm sure it won't last long as frost is certain to come soon, but I'm glad it decided to bloom.  Better late than never, right?

12 comments:

Laura said...

Loooove this!

Kathy said...

Visiting from "This or That"....it's like a breath of spring in the fall. Lovely.

Kathy

Ashley Sisk said...

It's pretty even without it's bloom.

Gretchen said...

What a nice surprise for you! Beautiful series... love seeing the progress!!

Susan said...

These are spectacular shots...

Simply amazing!!

karren said...

Oh these are so great! I love the detail and the natural color.

Shanna said...

So lovely! I love the negative space and the sharpness of the flowers.

geetlee said...

yes, better late than never. such beautiful shots, i'm so glad you caught it on camera :)

deb duty said...

I love this post! It's such a treat to get to watch it every step of the way. The photos are gorgeous!

deb duty said...

By the way, I love your new name and button. Just added it to my blog!

Danelle said...

What a great series of photos! I'm glad you were patient. :)

Kristin said...

Beautiful series and that third photo is magnificent!