I have always loved nature and flowers and love to photograph and draw them. So I thought I’d put together a little list of some of my favourites, to brighten my and hopefully your day. The earth is so amazingly beautiful, but sometimes we don’t see the beauty in everyday things, may this post remind you of the natural beauty in the world!
First of all, I can’t really think of a flower I don’t like and I pretty much love all flowers this is just a list of some that really stand out to me. It’s in no particular order.
Tulip are such vibrant flowers, I love the unique shape of them and the large but delicate leaves. I love how they open up slowly, changing shape. I also love the huge variety of types and colours. We have a few in our garden at home and I love it when they start to bloom.
Interesting Fact: The Netherlands is the main commercial producer of tulips, producing nearly 3 million bulbs each year.
Bright, giant and striking. Sunflowers stand tall and beautiful. Yellow is one of my favourite colours and the sunflower is such a beautiful shade of yellow. It hard not to feel joyful when looking at Sunflowers, I just love how unique they are.
Interesting Fact: Sunflower is the only flower with the word flower in its name.
Poppies are such a beautiful bold colour. I love how delicate their petals are how they gently sway in the wind. Poppies have become symbolic to war-time remembrance, and can evoke reflection and powerful emotions. They are truly stand out as one of the most recognisable and distinctive flowers.
Interesting Fact: Poppies can also symbolise sleep. This symbolism was used in film the Wizard of Oz when a poppy field threatened to make the characters sleep forever.
Golden Celebration Roses
You may not have heard of this type of rose, I hadn’t until I visited a Rose Garden. I just became obsessed with it as soon as I saw it. It is such a beautiful type of rose, I love the golden-yellow colour. It also has such beautiful sent. When I have a garden I definitely want this flower in it.
Interesting Fact: Due to its almost golden colour, the Golden Celebration Rose is often sold as a 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary gift.
The peony is such a beautiful and elegant flower with such a unique and beautiful boom. I love how large the flowers are and how they have layers and layers of petals. I love seeing them slowly open up into a huge and beautiful flower.
Interesting Fact: Peonies are sometimes seen as a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage.
Like I said I pretty much love all flowers this list could have been a whole lot longer but these are just 5 that stand out.
Do you have a favourite flower? I’d love to hear about other peoples favourite types!
Hope you enjoyed this slightly random post and thanks for reading,
Image Sources: Creative Commons (the golden celebration rose one is my own)