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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