Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – A Single Flower

This week, our Lens-Artists guest host, Cee, has challenged us to come up with some Single Flower images. It was a happy coincidence that I had planned to do a garden update post, so it was just a question of picking out the pictures that featured a single bloom, in order to participate.

The weather has certainly been responsible for the lush growth and abundance of flowers in our garden so far this year. The peonies put on a spectacular show. It’s too bad their blooms don’t last longer.

There were plenty of irises, bearded and Siberian, which managed to survive some fairly strong winds and heavy downpours of rain, with the aid of some strategically placed supporting stakes.

Poppies, both oriental and the random Shirley poppies that seem to pop up all over the garden, have added some eye-catching color to the mix.

Even the smaller, less showy flowers such as love-in-a-mist and coreopsis have outdone themselves this year. And the first daylily has finally put in an appearance.

These are just a few of the flowers that are in our garden right now, with many more to come. Thank you, Cee, for giving me the opportunity to share them.

35 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – A Single Flower

  1. WOWZA. What an amazing treat for my eyes. I just had my first lily bud start to open. I will have to view your gallery again before I leave this page. 😀 Thanks for playing!

  2. I’m sure you’ll need sunglasses to walk around your garden with all these dazzling flowers to look at and enjoy! The photos are wonderful and capture the true beauty of all the individual flowers.

    • Many thanks, Marianne! I think that taking photos of the flowers encourages us to take a closer look and appreciate each individual bloom as well as enjoying the overall effect that they have in the garden. Nature is a wonderful thing!

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