In Bloom Today: Zinnia

Friday, August 18, 2006

It is, perhaps, not the most perfect-looking zinnia, with its sparse, spindly, pale pink petals. But at its core, there is an island of brilliant yellow stars -- tiny starfish resting on a bed of red coral. Its beauty is on the inside.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christa, it's beautiful! Outer petals, outer schmetals. The inner core is what counts, anyway. :-)

The Inadvertent Gardener

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I stumbled upon your blog today and mentioned it in a post on 'Serge the Concierge'

Nice photos.

Take care


12:15 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

I'm glad you found my blog. Thank you for the nice mention on yours.

1:55 PM  
Blogger David (Snappy) said...

The flower looks perfect.The inner starfish on red coral is inspired imagery, the lack of petals draws your eyes to the centre.The flower wanted its centre to be star attraction on your blog..

7:18 PM  
Blogger JMom said...

I never realized the little blooms in the center before! It's georgeous :)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Loretta said...

I love the pale pink color- how nice of you to point out the little stars on a bed of coral. I never noticed that with zinnias before!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Gattina Cheung said...

beside of spotting the best part of the flower, you also caught the most glorious lighting, very pretty photo!

5:13 AM  

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