Nature’s “big picture” is the landscape. But if you zoom in on all those little pixels, you’ll find incredible beauty in the details. Trees, flowers, leaves, branches, stems…all parts that make up the whole but equally, and sometimes more so, stunning. Flower photos see the big and small…the whole plant or a petal.
Perhaps the only thing that’s ever matched the wide array of color found in plant life is a sunset, but that’s gone in sixty seconds and you’re left to wait for the next one. Each flower or tree gives hours and days and seasons of enjoyment, to take in from different elevations and angles, from the macro to the micro. It waits to be discovered, but doesn’t care if it is and goes on blooming or branching or hanging till its time is fulfilled. And then it comes back again the next year…maybe.
I like them because they’re like snowflakes. No matter how many roses or peonies or tulips I see, they’re never the same. Each flower is different, the light is different, each location is different, even if by just a few inches. And, just like people, the similarity from a distance, but observable difference up close gives unlimited possibilities in ways to see each one.