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Unadulterated & authentic…modest yet ornate (Pur et authentique … modeste mais orné)


The beauty of simplicity ©copyright2014owpp

The beauty of simplicity
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I walk and I see
The beauty of simplicity
That one buttercup standing out
Shooting upward among short green grass
Calling out, screaming out for my discernment
I answer in spite of myself and approach as a somnambulist,
Hand stretched out ready to stroke the stem, the petals, gently
Guiding it toward my tool of appreciation, the more I use it on the
Small, the further is its individuality magnified… I close onto its delicacy,
Its silky petals, the brightness of unadulterated yellow, the intricacies of its
Nerve map, the bulge of its heart and discover the secret of purity.

Je marche et je vois
La beauté de la simplicité
Cet unique bouton d’or saillir
Jaillir vers le haut parmi l’herbe
Courte et verte criant, hurlant pour
Mon discernement, je réponds malgré moi
Et approche comme un somnambule, main tendue
Prêt à carresser la tige, les pétales, le guidant
Doucement vers mon outil d’appréciation, plus je l’utilise
Sur l’insignifiant, plus est amplifié son individualité… je ferme
Sur sa délicatesse, ses pétales soyeux, la luminosité du jaune pur, les subtilités
De sa carte de nerfs, le renflement de son coeur et découvre le secret de la pureté.

Bright & delicate ©copyright2014owpp

Bright & delicate
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Mysterious & comely ©copyright2014owpp

Mysterious & comely
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Nature’s display of perfection


Can you guess?©copyright2014owpp

Can you guess?©copyright2014owpp

This time round I tried to pique your curiosity by posting first the close up & wonder if you have recognized what it is.
I received this arrangement & was fascinated by the shape of that one… see next picture to understand 😉 so I took a few close-ups in the hope that you’ll identify it & enlighten me with its name.
Enjoy the next ones too!

P.S http://bloomlisa.com/ suggested below in the comment section that it might be a Waratah which I Googled for images & searched for info in Wikipedia.
Here’s what they say…

Waratah (Telopea) is an endemic, Australian genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees, native to the southeastern parts of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania). The most well-known species in this genus is Telopea speciosissima, which has bright red flowers and is the NSW state emblem. The waratah is a member of the plant family Proteaceae, a family of flowering plants distributed in the Southern Hemisphere. The key diagnostic feature of Proteaceae is the inflorescence, which is often very large, brightly coloured and showy, consisting of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. Species of waratah boast such inflorescences ranging from 6–15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10–20 cm long and 2–3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Thank you Lisa for the effort, it’s very much appreciated 🙂

Yes! It's a flower arrangement... ©copyright2014owpp

Yes! It’s a flower arrangement… ©copyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite :) ©copyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite 🙂 ©copyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?  ©copyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?
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One last glimpse... ©copyright2014owpp

One last glimpse…
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Preternatural lake


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Just quickly posting an old picture dug out from our hard drive, taken in a time when Photoshop was still unknown to us so, the magical color you see of this high-altitude lake in the region of St-Moritz is real.
Passing with the train we were mesmerized by the difference in a regular lake and this one…
It had a lunar quality that we had never seen before.

I hope this shot captured its glow and the pull it had on us, endowing it on to you…

Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

The Peace lily & seeing green


The Spathiphyllum-floribundum ©copyright2014owpp

The Spathiphyllum-floribundum
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We are lucky enough to have succeeded in keeping this most exotic plant alive in our home for quite a few years 🙂
I’ll include the photos of its maturation.
I hope you like it, have a good weekend!

Courtesy of Wikipedia.
Spathiphyllum floribundum, snowflower,[2] peace lily,[2] is a flowering plant in the family Araceae, native to northwestern South America from Panama east to Venezuela and south to Peru.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant. The leaves are oval to lanceolate, 12–20 cm long and 5–9 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a spadix, surrounded by a 10–20 cm long, greenish- or yellowish-white spathe.

Perfect shape & texture ©copyright2014owpp

Perfect shape & texture
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Close up ©copyright2014owpp

Close up
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Magical changes ©copyright2014owpp

Magical changes
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Seeing green ;) ©copyright2014owpp

Seeing green 😉
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Extravagant & pure obverse yet counterparts…My tulip


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Two version tulip
Extravagant and
Honest pure lines
Obverse yet
Counterparts

P.s Another home-bulb-growing & tulip-photography experiment
Enjoy 🙂

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As small as a buttonhole…


A tiny daisy ©copyright2014owpp

A tiny daisy
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As I sat down on a bench in front of a lake bordered by trees, a plucked daisy
laying on the grass drew my attention and while the others went on having
their fun I picked it up & had mine experimenting for thirty whole
minutes the art of close-up photography. This flower as big as a buttonhole
pleasantly surprised me with its outcome 🙂
I have to explain that my camera is very basic so I’m always in awe at
how its limits can be stretched…

I had a hard time selecting, erased about five & a whole load on premises & ended with the grand collection
of seven I just could not part with but most importantly is which one do YOU like?

This is my background ©copyright2014owpp

This is my background
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For the amazing talent out there! ©copyright2014owpp

For the amazing talent out there!
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Blurry beauty ©copyright2014owpp

Blurry beauty
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Tiny but grand ©copyright2014owpp

Tiny but grand
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There's nothing like B&W! ©copyright2014owpp

There’s nothing like B&W!
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Fragile... ©copyright2014owpp

Fragile…
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A last glance... ©copyright2014owpp

A last glance…
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Wind’s ephemeral joys on sand


Wind's ephemeral joys on sand ©copyright2014owpp

Wind’s ephemeral joys on sand
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Words might not suffice
Should not compromise
The blissful walks
And peaceful talks
In a world of sand and dunes
Where wind and waves rule

Wind... ©copyright2014owpp

Wind…
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Unusual twig ©copyright2014owpp

Unusual twig
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Gracious space ©copyright2014owpp

Gracious space
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Man on sand... ©copyright2014owpp

Man on sand…
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Quality & serenity ©copyright2014owpp

Quality & serenity
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Blissful walks ©copyright2014owpp

Blissful walks
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Wind's signature... ©copyright2014owpp

Wind’s signature…
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Sand waves ©copyright2014owpp

Sand waves
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