April 27, 2012

A Blossom Better Up Close

Not all flowers are beautiful, I think. Some are downright homely.

So I thought of the blossoms on this tree as I approached it on a dull gray day recently.

Wuchuan, 2012

But as I got closer, I began to change my mind.


And when I looked more carefully, I came to appreciate its unique beauty.



There's a life lesson in there, isn't there?

Of course I haven't the foggiest notion what the tree or its blossoms are called. Do you?

Sharing with the flower loving communities at Floral Friday Foto, Flowers on SatudayToday's Flower and Weekend Flower.

28 comments:

FlowerLady said...

What delicate blooms.

Really interesting.

FlowerLady

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! You are totally right. From a distance it doesn't look like much, but those closeups are amazing. Fantastic photos! So delicate...

jabblog said...

Rather like some people who look unprepossessing,when you get closer or know them better they look quite different.

Libby Rodriguez said...

Wow - they look kind of like lace or eyelet fabric. I like them...good thing you got closer!

Of course, I have no idea what they are either :) But, I still like them and I appreciate you sharing!

NixBlog said...

Yes, there is definitely a lesson there! Great photos, Francisca! Sorry I can't help with the ID, not a tree I am familiar with.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Andrea said...

Wow, what a fantastic find! It truly is amazing and very unique, i don't remember seeing it yet even in blogs. Is the lesson included in the common saying "judging the book by the cover"? ...and there's a lot of flowers per tree!

guild-rez said...

Great picture of a very unusual flowering tree!
Never seen before!!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Francisca, your pictures are always very well elaborated, you are so creative with your compositions, the close up in the two last pictures is magnificent!
Hugs and Happy Friday
Léia

Herding Cats said...

How beautiful close up.

Ruth said...

I so agree, I love your last two pics, the patterns in the blooms are very beautiful :)

Anita Johnson said...

Lesson learned here too, they are beautiful!

Vicki/Jake said...

Other than wonderfully unique, I have no idea what it's called. Good eye Cisca! And good lesson:)

anjoe playhouse said...

Watch close and you see lots of "unknown" things - just like your good project raising money to help children to a better life :)

MY husband and I donate money to SOS, also a good project :-D

Long time ago I last have been visiting you, but I can see, you still are in a hurry around the world, he-he.

JM said...

WOW! The more one scrolls down the page the more beautiful they are!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, they're so beautiful.
I so agree with you.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Mette

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Love the unique blossoms of this one. So delicate and beautiful. :-)

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for sharing this beautiful and interesting blossoms with us! wish you a wonderful week :)

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful blooms! I've never seen those before.

Miss Charming said...

So true. The close-up shows such a beautiful and delicate flower that would otherwise be missed from a distance. Great shot.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

A closer look really did yield beauty -- certainly a moral here.

I really appreciate your posting and commenting when I know it isn't easy for you right now.

I get behind reading and I have no such good excuses.

Leah H. said...

Beautiful flowers, indeed! Great shots..

Visiting for Flowers on Saturday- hope you can stop by:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/05/my-beautiful-yellow-tulip.html

mywordwall said...

Pretty flowers. You took their picture very very well.

lina@women said...

Very unique flowers.
Thanks for dropping by :)

Indrani said...

Such unique ones! I have never seen something like these before.

Ewa Kelly said...

they look so pretty when you see them close

Tina´s PicStory said...

congrats! you are in the tops with your beautiful weekend flowers :)

lotusleaf said...

Yes, that is a lesson in perception! The flowers are very beautiful, and your photos are exquisite.