A field of flowers may be lovely, but a single bloom can be incomprehensively beautiful. When I look closely at just one blossom, ignoring everything around it, I am utterly awestruck. The subtle variations in color, the complexity of elaborate textures melding into one another, and the extraordinary delicacy of each part of the flower are amazing. The only way to capture the beauty of the thing for others to see is to take a photo or to paint it; I can do neither particularly well, but the camera is a better friend to me than the paintbrush. I decided to preserve the experience of viewing these blooms the best way I could, with a camera.
So, here is my version, close-up, of the stunning beauty of a tiny piece of nature.