May your heart and home be filled with all of the joys the season brings.
Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
Gazania rigens, also known as treasure flower, is native to South Africa. It is a durable perennial plant that thrives in dry and hot conditions which needs full sun and well drained soil.
Gazania flowers close at night and in cloudy conditions. But during the day their beautiful colors are mesmerizing. They bloom in various vivid shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, white or in two tones. In our garden the gazanias are a stunning orange color.
At some point I noticed that, while most of our gazania flowers began to dry, – closing their life cycle – few were still in bloom. This contrast is what caught my eye and I felt compelled to capture the moment.
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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The last leaves are still hanging on the branches of various deciduous trees.
Though not for long, because of their destination. They have a duty to fulfill!
The spectacular display of the colorful foliage and the shedding leaves on the earth add an interesting artistic element in the landscape.
The season is changing. Autumn is finally here and oh, do I love autumn walks!
Twigift is a cute little shop located in the heart of old town Bratislava, with handmade creations and unique art pieces. You can find anything your heart desires from an array of interesting things that are made out of wood, yarn, metal, clay, textile, glass etc. The warm ambiance and the friendly personnel makes you feel welcome and cozy.
I loved spending time in this shop during my stay there. It was, undoubtedly, one of my favorite shops.
If you ever visit Bratislava make sure to stop by. I’m sure you will be as captivated by it as I was.
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A magical view of the castle of Bratislava enlighten on the hill. The lights of the city give a different look to the Danube river which is beautifully colored from the reflections of the lights.
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Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) is one of the most beautiful perennial ornamental grasses. Swaying in the breeze, adds movement in the garden and gives an ethereal look to the scenery.
When we went for lunch at Minthis Hills golf club restaurant, I spotted this fountain grass in the garden, which was moving in the rhythm of the breeze. It brought to the landscape an amazing mixture of colors, texture, motion even sound. It was a big challenge capturing all these!
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus