Cathy at Words and Herbs has suggested bloggers share flower photos in posts all week to cheer each other up in these seemingly dismal and certainly challenging days.
They have definitely been brightening my week. Thanks Cathy! Flowers bring such joy.
A mass of Japanese anemone:
This photo was actually taken a few years ago at Wimpole Hall. The anemones grow in a corner of the Walled Garden against a north facing wall. In late summer, the sun manages to peep over the wall and back lights the flowers in dazzling rays. The anemones seem to twist and turn in the brightness, fizzing with energy, tangling with sunlight.
Today’s choice of flower was triggered by Val, following a comment about a photo of pink cosmos flowers that I posted ~a week ago. These are the Japanese anemones I was talking about Val (although now I don’t see why I was picturing them against blues skies).
They do seem to adore sunlight though, even though they do well in some shade. Like poppies, they look great when you can admire the translucence of the pretty pink petals. Here is a 2020 shot of more pink anemones to show you what I mean.
Have a good day and best wishes to those celebrating Thanksgiving today!