Scrolling through some summer-created images I noticed the similar shaped flowers of the Petunia and the Bindweed. Sometimes nature (and/or God) designs complete originals and sometimes it copies parts of it’s other creations.
Ever-popular and reliable Petunias blooming in an outdoor planter. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.
Ever-UNpopular Bindweed; unpopular because of it’s binding/choking nature to other plants. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.
These giant, graceful Orchids were in full bloom next to Grant Park’s Buckingham Fountain in Chicago. A must see!
Beautiful, graceful Orchids are an easy find in Grant Park, Chicago. CLICK on image above for more information. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
The Two Orchids reach for the sky. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Buckingham Fountain, Chicago with Two Orchids on the southern end of the fountain, with the magnificent skyline in the background. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Nature and human took part in both the sidewalk and the stand of Bamboo. Both settings have been designed by human hands. Both settings have been altered over time by nature.
Human chosen natural elements in the concrete mixture; use of Florida’s Coral and shells. Nature’s chosen addition with plant and algae. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Walkway through the Bonnet House Courtyard is concrete with much Coral and shell in it’s composition. Algae and “volunteer” plants add color. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Human planting design enhanced by nature’s sunlight and random growth of the Bamboo. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Backgrounds should compliment and not distract the viewer from the main subject. When they are out of focus they add an element of dimension to the image. These two images of Ibis, at Flaminco Gardens in their Rookery area, cleary demonstrate impressionistic, out-of-focus backgrounds. Not sure if they’re too distracting; but for me they add an element of design not usually found in images of birds. Enjoy or not; let me know please.
Ibis in the Duckweed rich Rookery at Flamingo Gardens. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
A little while later the Ibis was in a clearer patch of the Rookery pond. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Soft red, fuzzy Chenille Plant (Plumbago auriculata) blooms are all male. The female blooms are inconspicuous. Perhaps more interesting, the male blooms have no petals! So to be pollinated the plant uses male attractiveness to spread pollen while the female does the work of seed production. This seems more like birds and other animal kingdom members than plants’ design.
Chenille is a favorite material for warm winter robes and these plants’ blooms do resemble it’s namesake.
Aptly named Chenille Plant commanded my attention as well as pollenators. I am constantly amazed by nature’s multitude of design choices; each a little (or big) miracle. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Image showing details of another of God’s wondrous designs. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg