I really LOVE flowers. I have taken thousands of photographs of them over the years and studied probably millions of them. I can’t pass by without noticing their vivid colors and captivating energy. When I look at a flower I am transported to the magic of its colorful life. A flower is a beginning and an end. When it is in full bloom, right around the corner is eventual demise. So the beauty is in the moment. Catch it now or wait until next season or next bloom. So many times I have thought that I will come back another day to capture an image only to find that the time has passed.
For this particular flower I found it in the middle of a friends garden. There were wildfires raging in the hills above her home and yet this gorgeous pink blossom was right there waiting for my curious gaze. Instantly I was transported to the promise of joy and the immediacy of happiness 🙂 Namaste