Saturday, May 26, 2012

Intricate design: bleeding hearts

I'm endlessly fascinated by the range of design or form you can see in flowers.

All flowers—and each part of the flower—serves a purpose. But some blossoms are relatively simple in design and color, like a crocus, poppy, or even dandelion (yes, it's a flower, too), while others, like the bleeding hearts pictured below, or these irises, zinnias, and stargazer lilies have intricate shapes and color variations.
I love how it demonstrates such an intelligence in nature. It's easy to just look at a flower and think, "Pretty!", but when was the last time you really got in close and looked at it? I count at least four different colors in each of these bleeding heart blossoms.
Give it a try! What amazes you?

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