Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Gallery - Sunshine

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love."
Max Muller

This little cactus lives on a sunny windowsill in my kitchen. I was quite surprised to see that it was forming a flower bud and delighted yesterday when it opened up into this beautiful bloom.

I left it on the windowsill to photograph it because I liked the way the sunshine made the petals glow. I used the black corrugated packaging material from the top of a box of chocolates (that also bought some sunshine to my day!) as a makeshift backdrop to give the definition I wanted.

This is my attempt to capture sunshine and my contribution to this week's Gallery.


  1. Great take on the theme, and a great quote!

  2. I used to have quite a collection of these plants but they very rarely flowered and certainly never like this one.


  3. Beautiful, such a pretty and unique looking flower. X

  4. Beautiful! I love cactuses, and how lovely that it gave you a flash of summer. xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! The color is so muted but still bright.

  6. The flower is beautiful, great way to make a cactus look less prickly.
    The chocolate box card is a splash of genius, it makes the photo look very professional.


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