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Don't Just Walk On By

This past weekend the hubby and I were out and about with a family function, so of course, I had my camera. I just can't walk anywhere without taking a picture of any flower I see. This one above was a single gladiolus stalk that was in front of a restaurant in Hamilton, NJ. This single bloom was gorgeous and as you can see against the blue sky, the color was very striking. I personal love this flower but sadly many of our customers won't let us use them in our design work. :(

 Now, this is obviously some kind of daisy and was found in my Mother-in-Laws garden. I especially loved the pods, which I think is the left over center of the daisy once the petals fall off. Sadly, I don't know much about growing flowers but love designing with them. If I could buy these for the shop, I would but they are most likely just a garden variety meant to be enjoyed like this and not a flora culture variety meant for cutting. :(

Once again, we are back at the restaurant and this tiny little purple flower was so pretty that I had to squat down and take a picture. This bloom probably only measured 1/2" across but the close up is just to pretty to pass up.

Do you ever see flowers while you are out and about? Grab a camera or your cell phone and snap a photo. You never know when you might want to gaze upon their beauty later!!
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