No denying it, I’m what you’d call a ‘detail person’. That is why I really love macro (close-up) photography. It forces you to pay attention to the details. Mother Nature devotes so much energy into even the smallest of things and most often, they go unnoticed. Sad, isn’t it?
Take, for example, the flowers of Old Fashioned Weigela.
Every year this large flowering shrub puts on quite a show with its abundance of arched branches laden down with hundreds of small, bell-shaped blossoms. No doubt, at first glance you think, “pretty pink flowers” and simply, leave it at that.
It’s only when you get up close, really close, that you realize they aren’t just pink but rather, pink and white, with a stripe of orange along the inside bottom. Why does Mother Nature bother on such a small flower? Well, I surmise, it is details just like this that attract the right insects to insure pollination, and therefore, survival of this plant. (The fact that those same details equate to “pretty” is purely a bonus!)
Pretty smart gal that Mother Nature…