It's been cloudy and raining for months it seems. Hard to believe Vancouver would see sun yet this summer, or even warm up for that matter. It's June and people are still wearing winter clothes - depressing and sad just like these old gerberas.
Playing around with the somewhat contrasting combination of desaturation and sunlight. Aren't tulips pretty? I'd love to be able to stand in a sea of them in Holland. Maybe I'd find something like that at Butchart or VanDusen Gardens? Can't wait for Spring!
Patterns in nature make up very interesting exercises for the eyes. The gradation in colour here emulates a sunset, changing from yellow at the centre apex to red towards the bottom. Discover other cool photos along the same lines of patterns in flora at National Geographic.
A symbol of elegance and beauty, calla lily blooms have an interesting construction: simple, sturdy and curvy. These bulbs generally need to be winterized in Canada, although people often report forgetting the bulbs in the ground and finding that the rolled paper-like, trumpet blooms still come up the following season. You'll probably only have success like this if your frosts are mild.