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!
It's always a challenge to keep fresh roses for an extended period. I've heard of adding a penny to the vase water, or mixing in a crushed Tylenol tablet in order to help preserve flowers. Barring these suggested solutions, I find that a photograph is the best way to keep flowers fresh for a looong time.
What a weird word to look at - "fuchsia". That's what this is though. And it's absolute perfection. If there was a contest for being perfect, Ms. Gerbera here would be a fan favourite. It hasn't even a single bent petal or bit of an askew tilt anywhere. Ridiculous how amazing nature can be.
This time of year we're in for a few months of dreary weather. It'll be a while until we see these in the yard again, so good thing there's flower shops (and indoor DIY macro flower studios...) that make these colours available year round.