Every year my wife picks some typical flower for her outdoor flower pots; usually geraniums, daisies, chrysanthemums, etc… I tend to like weirder flowers, but we compromise on colours. I love yellows, both for the vibrant joy they evoke and for subtle decay they show while dying. Also, occasionally we can catch a stranger bug attracted to the unscented blooms. When I started getting closer to these, they reminded me of puddles, but I wasn’t sure what kind at first. By increasing the definition and exposure of the stamen, I started to remember images of coral blooms and crystal formations near salt springs and sulphur springs. While there is some decay visible on the tips of the petals, the whole composition exudes health to me.
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