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A Hidden Treasure…

Hellebore. Common name Lenten Rose. Their leaves stiff, waxy, and decidedly ungraceful, their flowers nearly hidden. Most of them bloom fairly low to the ground, their flowers nearly always facing toward the earth, making them go virtually unnoticed. But if you take a moment to stop and really look, they are so quietly beautiful. They remind me to slow down and savor life, as it really can be magical! I just love them…

  • alli - February 21, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    Gorgeous Jessica! I love all the detail you captured.ReplyCancel

  • Laura A - February 28, 2012 - 12:09 pm

    So beautiful! and you write so eloquently!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Spencer - February 28, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Love these Jessica. I have these in my garden too, used to be pure white but over the years they’ve changed more into the colour of the ones in your photo. I also have the aptly named ‘stinking hellebore’! Don’t recommend that one! xReplyCancel

  • jessica r - February 28, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Breathtaking macro shots! And the colors suit you so well 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mindy - February 29, 2012 - 4:48 am

    Wow, those are breathtaking! I am sure glad you stopped and snapped a shot. What a shy but gorgeous subject. I love how you used the clouds to naturally highlight them. Great detail too. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - February 29, 2012 - 5:25 am

    What a beautiful flower, Jessica! I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen one of these before and if I have, I’ve overlooked it. Thank you for sharing your sweet macro skills and showing us the beauty of this flower. The colors are divine!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Frost - February 29, 2012 - 7:46 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the vibrant colour, the clean background and the pretty processingReplyCancel

  • Silvia - February 29, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Very lovely! I love the contrast of the bright flower against the white background!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - March 1, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Love this! So pretty and simple. Striking.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - March 1, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    Stunning flower. Great white background! And your daughter is beautiful 🙂

    ps I needed a reminder of spring ahead!ReplyCancel

  • Mel - March 2, 2012 - 7:00 am

    This is a beautiful shot….the colors are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Cary - March 3, 2012 - 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous macros! Tese bring back memories for me, they were my wedding boquet 🙂ReplyCancel