Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Proof of Life

For the past two weeks I have been recording the unfolding and emergence of one particular agapanthus bloom. As I watched it unfold, I was reminded yet again of how perfectly and fully formed living things are even in their smallest and most undetectable state.






10 comments:

Beth said...

What a unusual plant,,I love it! I haven't ever seen one here before. Is it just native to California and the western part of the US? Great pictures!

Joy Eliz said...

OH WOW!
So glad you did...that was cool!

Ally Bean said...

... and I always think that it's interesting that plants know their purpose and just do it. we humans spend so much time worrying about what we're supposed to do, that we get lost.

lovely photos.

paris parfait said...

What glorious pictures! Yes, nothing can rival nature in its beauty and wonder.

trailbee said...

Stunning!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

these buds are so interesting; unfolding and all... but I have to admit that for a long time when my daughters would see those tiny little buds they would snatch them off the plants and toss them at each other. We have white ones around these parts - have you seen those?

vicci said...

flowers are one of the joys in life...how beautiful Annie.

Jennifer said...

wow, what an interesting plant!

Autrice DelDrago said...

Beautiful!

Star said...

Oh, my. What a wonderful sequence of photos capturing the emergence of this unusual flower. I have difficulty remembering to capture my flowers once they have bloomed, much less having forethought to document it from its earliest stage through to bloom. Thank you for sharing this with us!