A couple of weeks ago I was given a mixed bunch of Australian native flowers… I knew they wouldn’t last a long time – some will tend to keep their shape and become dry – so I wanted to photograph them while they are fresh. As you can see in this flower, the petals are showing signs of age already.
This flower – one I’m unfamiliar with – measures approximately 4 inches across. At a glance, it is quite ordinary looking – in fact it doesn’t really look like a flower, but more like greenery. With a closer look though, the texture is beautiful and I love the way the wrapped centre – which is very much like lemon skin – appears to be embellished with black cross stitches.
Nature rarely disappoints 🙂