First, if someone had told me when I was in my thirties that I would one day be taking pictures of flowers, I would have scoffed. At that time, I couldn't believe people took photos of their DOGS, let alone their flowers!
OK, one dog picture, but why more? They still look the same year after year.
But here I am photographing flowers. And not so adept at it either. The pic above looks like the bush behind the flower is part of the bloom.
When I bought this little plant from Wild Thyme and Gifts, it was about 8 inches tall, including the plastic container. It is about 3 feet tall now. She is a Papaver Venus, double fringe! I love fringe!
Every day she grows her stem in different contortions.
She opened slowly, taking her sweet time. (I know. I am anthropomorphizing.)
I thought this was the full bloom...
But this one is amazing!
If she has any other tricks up her sleeve, I'll add another photo!