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Nature’s display of perfection


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Can you guess?┬ęcopyright2014owpp

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 ­čśë 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 6ÔÇô15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10ÔÇô20 cm long and 2ÔÇô3 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 ­čÖé

Yes! It's a flower arrangement... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Yes! It’s a flower arrangement… ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

This one is my favorite ­čÖé ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?  ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

See it attracted to the center?
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One last glimpse... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

One last glimpse…
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Those lazy summer days…


It would be nice to begin our days with tranquility... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

It would be nice to begin our days with tranquility…
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Don’t you like those lazy summer days
Where going out for a stroll means
Leaving the trail of uncertainties
Behind, enjoy life’s miracle and
Exquisite grace, unfold at
Its own pace…

Do this ;) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Do this ­čśë
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Swim at leisure... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Swim at leisure…
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In a clear pond... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

In a clear pond…
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Enjoy nesting with a view ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Enjoy nesting with a view
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With stars sparkling on waters ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

With stars sparkling on waters
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Flying & gliding... ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Flying & gliding…
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Keeping an eye on our cherished ones :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Keeping an eye on our cherished ones ­čÖé
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And forever ending our days with an Aaah picture! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

And forever ending our days with an Aaah picture!
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MY Venice


Venice the beautiful! ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

Venice the beautiful!
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This photo is special to me.

It’s the less traveled “streets” of Venice.
The ones you can stop by and absorb the
Depth, its color, shadows and reflections…
In short all it has to offer to the knowing eye
The one who has already witnessed the Venice of
Sequins and glitter… curious of its authenticity
Thirsty for its poetic form shrouded in dreamy
quality.

Seeking solace in its troglodyte spots.

P.s
I am going to have to take time off for my family.
Exams are approaching & I need to be there & offer my support
we then go into summer holidays.
My apologies but I will be back hopefully with a whole bunch
of summer light in my photography ­čÖé