Photography: Flower Study

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One of the greatest treats in my life  is to walk through the font entrance of the New Seasons Market in my neighborhood. I don't know what is so extra special about it, but I believe it has the most lovely selection of flowers arranged in the most charming manner. There is something very, "english cottage-like" to the atmosphere and I love browsing. 

While I don't claim to be a master gardener or even knowledgeable in the floral arena, I'm developing a love for bringing home a fresh bouquet after careful consideration in the floral corner. It brings me peace and brightens up our whole apartment. 

 

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Today my husband brought me home some mini-zinnias I'd had my eye on earlier in the week. Apparently, flower growers have created a new breed of zinnia that grow like tiny buttons....each petal layered tightly and neatly in a near sphere formation. 

Zinnias are known to attract humming birds and are the state flower in Indiana. I will admit, I'm not a big fan of the typical Zinnia style, which grows rather large and looks a little sloppy to my eye. However, these tiny "button flower"  as I've named them exude a whimsy that look really lovely on my window sil.

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I hope you've enjoyed learning a wee bit about Zinnias today...and keep your eye out for this new breed as it's really really unique if I do say so myself. If you are having a stressful or sad week...these will cheer you up a bit...especially on a Monday! Just remember one of my favorite quotes....

 

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