As the bud first opens, it looks a bit like a sunflower, but it doesn't really have any color and it doesn't look anything like what it will become.
I knew what this flower would eventually look like, but wasn't sure HOW that would happen when it started out like this!
This is a side view....
Another side view.... the petals are getting longer and starting to open.....
They don't all open at the same time, which leads to a striped and uneven look.... that looks quite strange.
Looks like a "bad hair day" for this guy.... as the petals open at various times and lengths.... all misshapen and still very odd.
This is getting closer to being fully open... still so uneven, but the color is getting pretty consistent. Notice that some petals are still partially curled.... and the flower is not symmetrical yet.
The center is amazing!
Most of the petal are open, although some are not fully opened.... and there is much more symmetry now....
Once open, the flower lasts for several days........
So many subtle changes to a simple flower.... this happens every day in all sorts of flowers and plants and I find I take it for granted without allowing myself to be amazed by the wonderful unfolding that happens by a planned design. The intricacy is striking and some of the beauty is in the little details that go unnoticed. What an amazing God who has created this process....
I thought it had a bit of an "owl" look to it. :)
So, Gebera daisies are beautiful and fun.... there are so many wonderful flowers growing at this time of year.
I find myself thankful for the colorful beauties.... and also thankful that this one is in my own garden where we will enjoy it for this season.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you are enjoying your week and the beauty around you. :)
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Beautiful pictures! I had not seen these before! <3ReplyDelete
It was amazing to me how the petals unrolled - Thank you for visiting. :)Delete
Nice photos. I love Gerbers. They're actually a member of the Sunflower Family. Being in north Florida, I often have one or two bloom in January. When I used to work in a flower shop I had a lady who needed a brown flower for wedding tables and I was able to order her some nice chocolate brown Gerbers. Not many flowers come brown, but Gerbers are one!ReplyDelete
Thank you........... I haven't seen any brown ones, but I have enjoyed all of the different ones I have seen. I will have to watch to see what the browns look like. Gerbers are such a durable and cheerful flower. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
It was like a visit with God in the garden! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
What a delightfully encouraging comment!! Thank you.... .and thank you for visiting. :)Delete
So beautiful! It made me think of our souls - as we grow in Him, slowly unfurling to be what He designed! So glad you took those stage-by-stage photos and shared!ReplyDelete
That is a good analogy. Thank you for visiting and for your comment. :)Delete
I enjoyed this post! ThanksReplyDelete
That is nice to hear..... thank you so much... and thank you for visiting. :)Delete
Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing at the Hearts for Home link up.ReplyDelete
Thank you and thank you for visiting .... and for the link up. :)Delete
When I saw this on Titus Tuesday I HAD to come visit...Gerbera daisies are my absolute favorite. I love that you captured these over time. It makes me realize how much we're like these flowers. Sometimes we look lopsided, unfinished and awkward, but God's still working on each of us, perfecting us.ReplyDelete
I love your thoughts on this.... God is working on us. Thank you for visiting. :)Delete
These are such beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing them at the party @DearCreatives TheresaReplyDelete
They are beautiful... thank you for visiting. :)Delete
Beautiful pictures Joy! Thank you for sharing your love of nature with us :)ReplyDelete
Gerberas are lovely! Thanks for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday http://homesteadlady.com/green-thumb-thursday-71614/ReplyDelete
Absolutely Stunning!! Thanks so much for your visit!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful macro images. The colors are so vivid, and each petal is crisp. Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html
It was fun to take those... it took several days to do it, though... they open quite slowly. :)Delete
I love the Gerbera Daisy, they are beautiful. Lovely images. Have a happy day!ReplyDelete
They really are beautiful flowers.... and they last so long. :)Delete
I really like that you included the side view.ReplyDelete
Thank you... it is such an interesting plant... and I was fascinated to see how those petals unfolded... I didn't realize that was how it happened. Thank you for visiting. :)Delete
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this lovely post on The Maple Hill Hop!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It was nice to have you. :)Delete
Gerbera daisies are one of my favorites, they make a wonderful focal point in so many floral arrangements. I enjoyed how you shared the blooming process. -CaroleReplyDelete
They sure are beautiful and I am appreciating them more and more each year. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
I love Gerbera daisies as well. This is the first time in years that I didn't plant any. You got some amazing photos. Loved seeing it as it unfurled! Thanks for sharing with SYC.ReplyDelete
Gerbera daisies are relatively new for me in the last few years... but they are so pretty. Such a cheerful flower. :)Delete
I have never had much luck growing Gerbera daisy's....yours are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you back again this week!
Thank you.... I was surprised how well they did as I have had trouble with them before also... maybe I am starting to get the hang of it. :)Delete
Stunning photos! So glad you shared with us at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/04/making-dangerous-situation-kid-friendly.htmlReplyDelete
Thank you... it was a fun project. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
Love the vibrant colourReplyDelete
It is a cheery color! :)Delete
I love these flowers but haven't had much luck growing them.ReplyDelete
For some reason, they have worked well for me... in a pot. Two of them I had in the ground didn't do very well, so I think I will keep doing them in pots. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
Great pics! These remind me of sunflowers :) Thank you Joy for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.ReplyDelete
I can see how they would remind you of sunflowers... :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
Beautiful photos. I love these flowers but they don't do well in my flowering zone.ReplyDelete
They are pretty... and most years, I can overwinter them in a pot in the garage and use them again the next year, which is a blessing. :)Delete
I really like these flowers and have some in my garden, but it doesn't seem very happy most of the time and then it blooms beautifully. I love how you documented the growth of your lovely flower.ReplyDelete
I had some trouble with them in the ground, but don't know why... except that we had probably watered them too often when watering other plants... and I don't think they like to be overwatered. We seem to better with them in pots. It was nice to see the steps the flower went through as it grew. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
Amazing photos of such a pretty flower! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you... it was amazing to see how the flower actually opened. :)Delete
Thank you for your beautiful pictures !!! I am so sorry but I have to remove your link because unfortunately it is not according to my rules .ReplyDelete
To participate in my “Friday-Flowerday” you have to arrange flowers in your home, in a vase , that’s the target ;-)
I hope, that you will not be angry !!!
Greetings from Austria and a nice weekend helga
No, I am not angry at all. Thank you for letting me know. I couldn't read the words on your party since it was in a different language, so had to guess. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
What a beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!ReplyDelete
Thank you ... it was a beautiful one. :) Thank you for visiting.Delete
This is most probably the best article that I have read about growing Gerbera daisies from seeds. I have grown about ten Gerbera daisies from seeds this year but that was pure luck. I am sure that I will be more successful by following the above instructions. Thank you!!ReplyDelete
Thank you... I have never grown them from seeds, but may have to try that.. They are beautiful flowers. I'm glad your are doing well. Thank you for visiting.Delete
I so love this post. The gerbera daisy were my nieces favorite flower in the whole world. She passed away 4 weeks ago, and everytime I see a gerbera daisy it makes me smile. Thank you for this smile today and for sharing with me.
You did a beautiful job photographing the beauty of this flower. The petals are just gorgeous.
I'm so sorry for your loss. The gerbera daisies are just beautiful and I am glad my photos gave cause for a bit of a good memory for you. May God continue to comfort you in your loss. Thank you for writing.Delete