Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
– Marcus Aurelius
Our cute little ‘gardener’ is looking forward to welcome the new season. He loves spending most of his time outdoors, hiding somewhere in the garden.
I love taking pictures of him. He is so adorable!
“If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself.”
-Thomas S. Monson
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.
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded
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