Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Serendipity

On the coast just north of me, there is a field which occasionally erupts with purple and white long stemmed flowers called agapanthus. Every time it does this, I resolve that I will go out with my camera and take some photographs. I dream about getting some models to go with me. And yesterday, it happened. But in a most unexpected way.
I went out to the field about an hour before sunset, hoping to catch the best light. And, before I knew it, these four young ladies showed up - unannounced and unplanned. They live nearby and had decided to come down to the flower field and take some photos of each other on their iphones.
Lucky for me, I live in a small town. And I happen to know these beautiful girls, and they agreed to pose for a few shots before they went on their way.
Now that's what I call serendipity! And a great reminder to go out with my camera and take photographs. To capture the moment. Because you never know what you might find.

24 comments:

Eileen T said...

Great photos. I love the last one.

Do you know what sort of flowers they are?

scrappyjacky said...

That's wonderful,Rinda....and they even knew to choose the right colours to wear!!!

Karen said...

Fabulous!!!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

How wonderful. Lovely light and the girls dressed in just the right colours. Are they wild garlic flowers?

Alison said...

Fabulous pics!
Alison xx

Lesley G said...

Stunning photos although I do hope that not everyone picks the flowers as there would be none left for others to enjoy!

Becky said...

Wonderful photos and serendipity indeed!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Love the photos and how they came about. What a gorgeous place to shoot!

Carmen said...

Those are beautiful pictures of beautiful young girls! Those look like agapanthus flowers to me. Lovely. :-)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos - I can't imagine a field of agapanthas - what a treat. And how sweet of the girls to let you take photos. A fun day for sure

Carola Bartz said...

I have agapanthus in my garden, but only two of them (that's enough in my opinion). I have never seen an entire field with them. It sure looks gorgeous. The deer in your area must be happy, they love agapanthus.

Maggie said...

I too have only 2 treasured agapanthus in my garden. A whole field WOW. Lovely photos.

debs14 said...

We moved our (only 3 though!) agapanthus a few years ago and they haven't flowered since :-( How beautiful that whole field looks, and how very fortunate to have 4 willing models turn up at just the right time!

Lady Ella said...

Beautiful! I assume these grow wild..?

~*~Patty S said...

Absolutely delightful and wonderful and WOW
oxo

Ladkyis said...

what a lovely group of girls. Full of the joys of life, wonderful!

Beverly said...

Envious of the beautiful field of flowers! Love that the girls were all dressed for their personal photo session and had you there to capture their friendships.

Melissa said...

Lovely photos & what a FUN photo shoot for you to find models all ready when you arrived!

Missus Wookie said...

I have an agapanthus an it is flowering at the moment. Can't imagine a full field of them. Lovely flowers and people :)

alexa said...

A single agapanthus is already beautiful so I cannot imagine what it is like to be in a whole field of them. I love the fact that the young belles dressed so perfectly for the occasion - what a great photo shoot.

Karen said...

Lovely post and stunning photos Rinda. I too love that the girls chose dresses to compliment the flowers.

Jimjams said...

What a marvellous opportunity - and the photos turned out so well!

Julia said...

How fabulous! Serendipity at it's finest :)

Gail said...

Love Agapanthas - with it grew here. How neat that the girls happened to show up - they made for some really great looking pictures and all colour co-ordinated too!