Saturday, December 21, 2013

TODAY'S FLOWERS and I Heart Macro - Flawed Perfection


Nature can be a bit of a beast. To look at the perfection of an 
opening pristine waterlily, one could be forgiven for thinking 
all is well with the world . .


until you look more precisely into it's heart to find 
microscopic thrips crawling all over it and munching
away at it's beauty!


At times like these it pays to stand back and look at the bigger 
picture and disregard these  little imperfections.


I was just happy to find it blooming in my blue lily pot. Water 
at this season is too scarce to have a pond to replenish from our 
precious water tanks.

Happy last Advent Sunday Everyone!

Linking with Denise's


and Laura's


19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous flower and captures for the day, Arija, in spite of those invasive little buggers!! Hope you have a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas!! Enjoy!
    Sylvia

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  2. oh, great that you have it blooming at your place! i figured it was in a water garden somewhere. :)

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  3. I am gladdened to see the blooms.

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  4. The Waterlily is a beautiful flower. It does seem to have a problem with these tiny insects.

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  5. What a beautiful water lily. Sadly none of ours bloomed this year. It was so unusual.

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  6. It is gorgeous - and yes, the long view works for me.
    Happy Christmas, and hopefully some cooler weather.

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  7. How lovely to have a blooming water lily!

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  8. Beautiful! I love water lilies. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  9. Hello Arija, your white waterlilies are beautiful! Lovely images.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I Wish you and yours all the best in 2014!

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  10. Gorgeous Arija! Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the very best in the New Year.

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  11. So lovely Arija! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro, wishing you joy and peace, now and always:-)

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  12. I had to come back and thank you for the idea on breakfast. That eggnog recipe sounds delicious! :)

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  13. A very Merry Christmas !
    May the New year 2014 be a wonderful year for you.
    Myriam :)

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  14. Beautiful flower, and yes, do not stand so close, those little pests...oh well, just let them be, and take in the beauty as you have now remembered it. Merry Chirstmas in case you missed my post for same. Happy New Year Blessings my sweet friend~

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  15. Half a world away, I think warmly of you. Merry Christmas, dear Arija.

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  16. Thought you had hidden a clever little Father Christmas in your stove header. On closer inspection I realized the flame pattern had always been there. Have a lovely Christmas Day today Arija. x

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  17. Sometimes in life a closer look yields joys you hadn't seen otherwise. Sometimes you get the thrips ;>).

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