Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ZIZO #19: Wild flowers

Spring has arrived in full bloom here on the coast. The other day I was walking the dogs and stopped to capture this patch of wild flowers - zoomed in to see the delicate beauty and zoomed out to see the raucous wonder. It made me think of that wonderful quote by A.A. Milne: "Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them."
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17 comments:

helena said...

gotta love some raucous wonder

scrappyjacky said...

They always look so pretty 'en masse'

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous close up - always amazed at the delicate markings and colours in flowers - weeds or not. I like that quote too :)

alexa said...

I didn't know that quote, so thank-you! Wonderful zizo - your camera work is very sharp.

Jane said...

that quote says it all.

Karen said...

The zoom in shot is just stunning. All those lovely veins; no way you could see that from a distance! I love wildflowers, but you don't see much of those around here.

Becky said...

Love these photos and the zoom in shot is just fantastic.

Sian said...

What a glorious - profusion? would that be the word?

Gail said...

What a great quote and such a lovely flower.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

So pretty! Love the veining on them!

Cheri said...

loving your phrase "raucous wonder". And the close up shot is stunning.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Beautiful flowers and I just love that quote!

Melissa said...

Lovely spring photos!

Nathalie said...

Wow! Love the photos especially looking at the "veins" in the zoomed in flower! I keep enjoying this même on blogs and have yet to play along!

Jimjams said...

Wonderful photos - great words too - can't ask for more from a few minutes surfing. Thank you Rinda x

~*~Patty S said...

wonderful photos and that quote is perfection too!

we enjoyed a lot of your CA wildflowers when we visited recently...my sil was a great guide knowing plant names and lots of other tidbits...she called this wild radish

Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day Rinda ~♥~
oxo

S said...

Oh lovely. Every time I get around to thinking about snapping the flowers, the rain blows through and wreaks havoc on them. Maybe I should zoom in on the petals on the ground.