That’s a Christmas card in waiting, that second view. It beats any commercially grown poinsettia, hands down. Both are lovely, but the second seems so elegant to me. I think it’s the backgound that makes the difference. It’s so lovely.
You know, I like almost all flowers, but somehow wild flowers seem more elegant, more special to me. Perhaps part of it is just awe at what the world produces all by itself, quietly, without fanfare or heraldry.
I can see why they call it “skyrocket”! Even with its vibrant colour it still looks quite delicate and I agree with a previous commenter, “elegant.” You certainly know how to showcase your wildflowers. Beautiful. 🙂
Yes, they are very delicate, but somehow their survival strategy works for them. They grow in quite exposed places but I see them in those places every year. Wildflowers are a passion for me and therefore a pleasure to photograph.