Someone asked me recently what my favorite flower is. That used to be a no-brainer for me: Daffodils. I love the dual yellow. They are so bright and cheery after a long winter. They were my favorite… and I still love them.
Still… when the question was asked, my mind started flipping through dozens… maybe hundreds of flowers that I have been photographing over the last couple of years.
I can’t pick just one. Each flower has its own unique beauty and a context for being a favorite. Hmm… do I have a favorite early spring flower? Woodland flower? Field flower? Roadside flower? Garden flower? Cut flower? Corsage/Boutineer flower? Mid-summer flower? Composite flower? Which is my favorite for its color? It’s fragrance? It’s shape? It’s form?
Here’s a little Hall of Fame: Jennifer’s Favorites…
Those are some of my favorites… but be warned… the list is ever changing.
Right now, taking pictures is my obsession. Sometimes I photograph flowers because I’m learning their names and the pictures aren’t anything artisically noteworthy. But sometimes, I find a flower standing in just the right spot, with the perfect background and the perfect light… That’s my favorite.