Flower of the Day – September 26 – Cape Daisies (Osteospermum ecklonis)

I just find something supremely beautiful about the flowers in these pictures and i only had to walk 20 metres (~yards) from my back door with my camera to capture something wonderful.

The white one has a look of simple elegance with such a pure quality that is magnified by the magnificent symmetry and beautiful blue colouring of it’s centre.

Flowers within a flower.

The purple one (same species) is just catching the morning sunlight after a light rain shower which has left a couple of raindrops perched upon the petals. It attracted not only my attention but that of the little 8 legged friend – and i mean little, each petal is about 0.8cm (1/3rd of an inch) across!

My apologies to any long time viewers who might have seen me refer to these incredible plants as Swan River Daisies – i was misled, owing to my proximity to the Swan River and having seen these growing wild all over my city, into thinking that was what they were (they are pretty similar!) They are Cape Daisies, also known as African, South African or the perfectly named ‘Blue-eyed’ Daisy. 🙂

(Click on the pic to open in a new window and click again to see full size detail) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Cape Daisy (blue-eyed daisy)1

lovewillbringustogether - Cape Daisy (blue-eyed daisy)2

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – September 26, 2018 – Rhododendron

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    • Thank you for your comment Andrea, you are most welcome. All my photos give me great pleasure – which i love to share with anyone who ‘drops by’ my blog. 🙂

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