Red geraniums are Dad's specialty when it comes to potted flowers, and his are absolutely bountiful right now. Other plants may be wilting in the recent (ridiculous) heat wave and dry spell we've had, but these are doing just fine.
I love the buds that haven't yet opened or are just starting to, like these here. I like that you can see the red petals beginning to peek out through the green, before the red completely blows you away.
It's like Christmas Eve: the anticipation is the sweetest part for me.
Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/250s, f/4 at ISO 100 in direct sunlight at about 5:30 p.m.