I was wandering around with my camera yesterday, trying to get a decent picture of my saffron crocuses. I did not succeed, their delicate blue just washes out in the light I have had available.
But I happened to take a fresh look at the zinnias that volunteered in the herb garden, and one of them was posing so beautifully against the gazing ball I have there. I couldn’t resist the invitation to operate the shutter, and here is the result.
What I really love about that photo is the reflection in the gazing ball of all the trees in the back yard. I did not notice them when I was taking the picture, but only when I started cropping it.
I became enthralled with the structure of the zinnia flower, and zoomed in on it. I suspect that the true flowers of this plant are the tiny yellow stars. Anyway, I love this image too.