It is not often that we take the time to indulge in the simple pleasures in life, however if we just stop for a moment to appreciate our surroundings we would ever so often find little gems that would not only captivate the mind - but also the imagination...
Today I started on a new landscape and while out selecting flowers that we would be placing into the new un-established garden I walked passed some amazing wild sage that was growing outside the boundaries of the nursery plants.
While looking closer at its flowers I couldn't help but notice how much this looked like a tiny little sugar bird hovering with a droplet of freshly harvested nectar in her mouth.
In the picture above you can see the same flower from a slightly more zoomed out view. It truly is lovely to watch the droplets from the early morning summer rain cling to the petals of the flowers.
As I walked along the same path, I also came across some lovely wild vygies (Lampranthus) slowly creeping up the hillside banks, at first sight the tiny flowers did not look like much, but once I decided to kneel down and have a closer look, I realized just how intricately beautiful the actually were.
The tiny striped purple and white petals almost looked symmetrically hand painted, and stood out in such proud contrast to the matte green leaves that created the carpeted ground cover that hosted it.
And then just as I was about to get up, I noticed this tiny little flower, I think what fascinated me the most was the perfection of its detail despite its size. I still need to figure out what flower this is, but I will be sure to go look it up as soon as I have a moment to spare.
In the mean time back at the nursery...
My Inka Lillys has finally started to bloom - aren't the absolutely gorgeous?