Tuesday, September 09, 2008
little flowers

Gorgeousness lives on my deck......
So very many pretty soft colors.....
These are very small flowers, all in a cluster....All pastel....all Beautiful..... These Clusters were kind of a revelation to me....I don't remember seeing them before but then, maybe I just wasn't looking as closely before as I have been in this last year or so..... Getting in as close as possible but still having these flowers be in focus, is a rather large challenge.....But one I love taking on, as you all no doubt have gathered by now..... Just to give you a little idea of how small these flowers are...Well, each one is about the size of the nail on a small pinkie.....So, when you see one of them wide open, as that one above is, well....it is pretty astounding in all it's very beautiful detail.I have taken a lot of pictures of these amazingly stunning clusters and have so many more, well....let's just say there are an excessive amount....! (lol....What? Naomi, Excessive?? NO!...I don't believe it....!

NOT!) This is a view of one of the clusters, stepping back just a bit.....The actual color of the succulent plant itself is towards the top of the picture. I'm not even sure I can describe the color...a pale grey with just a tinge of blue and a teeny tiny hint of just the barest drop of light green, too, but there is more blue than green.....An early look at the "clusters", before there were actual flowers that one could see.....And then below, a slightly different view----a second look, if you will-----of these clusters where you can see just a tad bit more..... And then.....all the flowers came out and the variety of the pastel colors just took my breath away..... There's more......Always, there is more....And.....






More To Come.........







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37 Comments:
had this to say:

Boy, the succulents we are able to grow in VA do not look anything like that! I'm lucky if I can keep a few hens and chicks and some of the other more common kind. And even if I could grow those lovely ones I could never, ever capture them in photographs the way that you do. Lovely, as always.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 4:43:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

incredibly beautiful Naomi!! is this plant related to the Burrows Tail???

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 5:01:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Such subtle tones. I love How the pinks and yellows and green tones all blend together so beautifully. As ever your photos are lovely and really show off your artists eye as well as your sympathy and love affair with nature.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 5:17:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Once again, thanks for the shot of pastels to start the day.

Cheers.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 5:57:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

What a wonderful flowers, Naomi, so delicate! Love the pastel color, too. I would love to have one in my garden!
Have a nice day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 6:09:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, they are really lovely. Thanks for taking the trouble to photograph them for us.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:08:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

They are lovely Naomi!! They do look good enough to eat!! Better not try it though! They are probably prettier than they are tasty!

I love all those pastel colors! Just beautiful!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:22:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I've never seen succulents like the ones you have. They are so beautiful!!!

BTW, you can start watching your mail...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 8:58:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Those colors are amazing! Wouldn't it be awesome to see those in a painting? Maybe by Georgia O'Keefe?! Beautiful, just beautiful!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 9:02:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Beautiful, Naomi!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 12:21:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

They are beautiful! Somehow they remind me of sugar icing flowers on a cake! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 12:48:00 PM PDT 

OpenID Mar
had this to say:

What delicate colors and beautiful little flowers!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 2:20:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Lol - For pictures of such beauty, the word "Excessive" should never come into it :-)

Well - maybe when the hard disc explodes when we try and add more pictures.

In a world where people seem to insist on bringing out the Ugly, a little bit of beauty like your piccies can't fail to bring out a smile :-)

PS Your piccy of the Stunt Rat aka Squirrel made me remember the Squirrel that went straight up the side of one of the uni buildings. The person I was walking with had his jaw drop in disbelief :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 2:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You have the sense of beauty and harmony. But not only the sense for it - you present it with passion and wisdom that nobody but you can do.

btw. You will be linked from my latest post, soon to be on the net

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 4:48:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

The color and the texture remind me of a baby's skin. :)
Well... not the blue-green! lol

Beautiful photos. These would make lovely Shutterfly cards.
~S

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 5:39:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

We're jealous. Are they hard to grow?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 5:51:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

How absolutely gorgous! I love those colours. And the form and texture and shading ... exquisite!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 6:43:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi, well-captured little flowers shots. Yours so full of blossoms...hm...I'll match the black succulents to yours one day...hahaha...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 8:34:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Those tiny flowers sure look great up close.
Such softness and lovely pastel colors.

I used to sing a song called Little Flowers.
The lyrics were this:

Little flowers never worry when the wind begins to blow, and they never, ever cry when the rain begins to fall. Though it's wet and oh, so cold, soon the sun will shine again. And they'll smile for the world. Oh, their beauty to behold.

:-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 10:28:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Those look juicy enough to eat.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:15:00 AM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Hi Naomi, Beautiful,Beautiful
eye candy. Thank you so much. Pat from NY.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 1:24:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I love succulents and these are awesome pictures!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 3:52:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Thank you for taking so many photos of your flowers for us to share. I love how you use your macro lens!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 4:07:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

There's something always so sweet and peaceful about your pictures...I love looking at them...they make me smile...thank you:)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:32:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Pastel petal pink. Makes me happy.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 6:42:00 AM PDT 

OpenID Mar
had this to say:

Dropping by to say hello to you, dear, and to wish you a happy day.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 8:38:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

You could never be "excessive"!

Exuberant. Passionate. But never excessive :)

thanks for the pretty flowers. pastels are so calming.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 9:26:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I did think about LA...but we need a producer right now...if you have any contacts I'll be more than happy to send you a package with all the info about the show...thank you for your time and help...and your beautiful flowers;)

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 9:56:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

These flowers are so beautiful, they don't look real. In some of the photos, they look like they belong in the bottom of the sea (especially the green shot). What a beautiful deck you must have!

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 2:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

There pastel colors blend so perfectly that they each look like a work of art themselves. Wonderful photography, as always.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 4:41:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

absolutely stunning Naomi.... I can't get over the softness of colour in these photos.....delicate and yet so strong looking too in their own feminine way. :)

Your flower photos always blow me away because they seem so ethereal....otherworldly.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 6:44:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, you've done it again ! Totally spectacular, those soft colors and strong petals. Only you can make cactus look sensuous !!!

How are you doing, btw ?

Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 8:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Beautiful!

Friday, September 12, 2008 at 12:37:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hey Naomi!!! Long time no visit. I love, as always, your gorgeous nature photos... just beautiful!!

Friday, September 12, 2008 at 4:54:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Those colors remind me of nothing less than a perfectly beautiful day. I saw a tray of succulents at Costco the other day & thought of you. I didn't buy them, but was very tempted. Hopefully they'll be there in a month or so.

Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 8:04:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

As an artist, I don't know how you can keep from painting them...or perhaps you do. It would be daunting to capture the beauty.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 10:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

The beautiful flower... made the heart continue to be enthusiastic, after seeing him. I love it. Regards from Yogyakarta INDONESIA.

Monday, September 15, 2008 at 6:50:00 PM PDT 

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