a walk around the garden centre by quietpurplehaze

a walk around the garden centre

I remember my grandparents had these little red daisies lining each side of the path in their small garden. The path led to the outside privy so not that romantic.

But I thought the colour to be appropriate for Valentine's day.
such a beautiful and unusual flower, lover shot and perfect for today.
February 14th, 2020  
I haven't seen these sweet little daisies for years, lovely shot.
February 14th, 2020  
Love the vivid color. Sweet and funny story too. Do you know the name of the variety?
February 14th, 2020  
Lovely shot and beautiful colors.
February 14th, 2020  
Reminds me of the song "Daisy Daisy give me your answer do" lovely capture and colour Hazel.
February 14th, 2020  
They are very pretty.
February 14th, 2020  
@joysabin

I never did know as a child but could have thought to read the label in the garden centre the other day - sorry!
February 14th, 2020  
Love the full frame shot.
February 14th, 2020  
All I can say is that that flower looks sumptuous....that’s the word for it!
February 14th, 2020  
Beautiful ;)
February 14th, 2020  
What a wonderful little puff cushion!
February 14th, 2020  
Fabulous closeup and details
February 14th, 2020  
bep
Lovely close up.
February 14th, 2020  
Unusual, love the colours!
February 14th, 2020  
it is a beauty haze, the alternate macro shot you did is awesome
February 15th, 2020  
Lovely shot and an amazing looking daisy. Seems like it's so crammed with petals that it might explode at any moment .
February 15th, 2020  
@phil_howcroft

Thanks, and yes, enjoyed making the macro shot, Phil, created by filling in the background on a frame mask using FastStone (open source) software.
February 15th, 2020  
Thank you for all your interest and comments. If you actually saw this daisy you would no doubt be surprised how small it actually is.
And I find it strange that I have such vivid childhood memories of these in my grandmother's garden.

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February 15th, 2020  
Great focus
February 15th, 2020  
@quietpurplehaze You are not alone Hazel. I have the most vivid memories of my granny’s garden. Having picnics in the garden & the sight & smell of the Michaelmas daises. They were quite tall for me & they used to sway in the breeze. Strange what we remember.
February 15th, 2020  
Nice colors
February 15th, 2020  
@happypat

Yes, and we remember scent/smell which I think is not as developed as other senses. Perhaps it is more acute in childhood.
February 15th, 2020  
I think there is a certain romance in an outside privy! Especially if it is a compost toilet provided that the container beneath has plenty of room for sawdust !
February 15th, 2020  
@lostphojo

This one was not romantic! It had 2nd hand newspaper; it smelt; it was emptied by men in the dead of night..............
February 15th, 2020  
Wonderful detail!
February 16th, 2020  
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