A burst of flower color in Spring …
A blooming Lily of the Nile ….
A beautiful Plumeria blooming against a blue sky …
A Purple Coneflower bursting with colors …
Nature’s color combination of flowers ….
Colorful Azaleas blooming in North Carolina
Green buds hide the beauty of the hibiscus flower in the background
Sign of our current times at the local outdoor market – you can buy the flowers, but you can’t smell them there!
Spring growth of flowers on a tree in North Carolina
Dew drops on a rose make it look like it is tearing up
Flowers are used daily for religious, ceremonial and decorative purposes in India. A street vendor offers flowers and garlands for sale at a street market.
A mixture of flowers add to the beauty of a water vessel in India
Colorful flowers enhance the beauty of an archway of a palace in India
Being a tropical country, India has numerous species of flowers that add another element of color
With reflection of clouds on the pond, it looks like the lilies are floating on them at Duke Gardens, Raleigh
An almost painting like image of lilies at Duke Gardens in Raleigh
The water lilies and reflections in a pond at Duke Gardens almost create a Monet-like image
In the summer, the fish pool at Duke Gardens is filled with hardy and tropical water lilies. One of the highlights is the Victoria water lily, with leaves up to 7 feet wide. In the pool, goldfish and koi are popular with visitors.
A shot against the sun to capture the back of a sunflower with a bee hovering nearby
The pollen can belong to the original plant or may come from another sunflower. Self-pollination is a mechanism that this flower uses to stay alive. … Seeds created by self-pollination will only produce flowers that look like the original plant, so no hybridization will have occurred.