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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 ūüėČ 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‚Äď15 cm in diameter with a basal ring of coloured bracts. The leaves are spirally arranged, 10‚Äď20 cm long and 2‚Äď3 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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā ¬©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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Summer’s bliss


Beach art ©copyright2013owpp

Beach art
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There’s nothing
Like a blue sky
And a lazy day
After a long
Year of tenure

Summer has cast its spell…


Summer calls! ©copyright2013owpp

Summer calls!
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Summer has cast its spell
Taken hold of all those glances
Stealing all the different hues
Bestowing them upon the few…

Calling out to the sun... ©copyright2013owpp

Calling out to the sun…
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Keeping each other company ©copyright2013owpp

Keeping each other company
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Aloe Aristata from South Africa ©copyright2013owpp

Aloe Aristata from South Africa
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Offering substance to the needy ©copyright2013owpp

Offering substance to the needy
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Prickly but beautiful ©copyright2013owpp

Prickly but beautiful
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Lazing under the rays... ©copyright2013owpp

Lazing under the rays…
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Delicate & refined ©copyright2013owpp

Delicate & refined
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Protecting its inner ©copyright2013owpp

Protecting its inner
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Offering itself to those glances ©copyright2013owpp

Offering itself to those glances
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Grand symmetric display! ©copyright2013owpp

Grand symmetric display!
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The wig of a scarecrow 28.5.2013


The wig of a scarecrow ©copyright2013owpp

The wig of a scarecrow
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These photos and poem were inspired by the blogger Junsjazz Images & Inspiration who always has great advice on photography.
I had fun playing around plain tools as a fennel for a tunnel vision and a sifter for a vintage effect. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

The wig of a scarecrow
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Call an onion by its name
And the vim from a warm (1)
Kitchen floats with the
Tenderness of young dreams.

Observe the art of its
Layers, sometimes cracked
Revealing viridity under… (2)
Adorned by a golden glow

Tips resembling the wig of
A scarecrow built carelessly
With the clothes become rags
From stretched days, short nights…

Call an onion and it will
Faithfully expose the aroma,
Give flair to the forlorn, for
In every living, growing,

Is poetry. To the recipient
Of all that is moving and
Changing… days ticking,
Mildew spreading, Calling

Loudly your name.
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Vim (1)

Ebullient vitality and energy. See Synonyms at vigor.

[Latin, accusative of v s; see wei – in Indo-European roots.]

Viridity (2)

n.
1.
a. The quality or condition of being green; greenness.
b. The green color of vegetation or leaves.
2. Innocence or inexperience.

The vintage look ©copyright2013owpp

The vintage look
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Through the eye of a fennel ©copyright2013owpp

Through the eye of a fennel
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Mildew calling ©copyright2013owpp

Mildew calling
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The golden glow ©copyright2013owpp

The golden glow
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From the benches I pay homage (Trees 5) 2.6.2013


Bench retreat ©copyright2013owpp

Bench retreat
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From the benches…
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From the benches I read and pay
Homage to the reverence I feel
Toward the decorum surrounding
Me.

From the contrast in colors…
To peaceful hidden spots or thick
Shiny roots exploring the mysteries
Of earth’s nether.

All groan…Whisper in harmony
A lullaby to the ones who see.

Lake, bench, nature ©copyright2013owpp

Lake, bench, nature
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Serenity bench ©copyright2013owpp

Serenity bench
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Sheltered ©copyright2013owpp

Sheltered
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The hidden ©copyright2013owpp

The hidden
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The comforting ©copyright2013owpp

The comforting
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The charitable in town :) ©copyright2013owpp

The charitable in town ūüôā
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Exploring the nether ©copyright2013owpp

Exploring the nether
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Among cement, bricks & stones…


Yellow in a splash! ©copyright2013owpp

Yellow in a splash!
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Among cement,
Bricks and stones
A dash of frills
Yellow in a splash
Decorates this town
As the skillful borders
Of a lace artwork…

A town in bloom ©copyright2013owpp

A town in bloom
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