I’ve had so much fun taking pictures of my flowers this year, especially since I’ve started using a macro lens. It has opened up a whole new world of details for me that I previously hadn’t noticed.

Here’s a recap of my favorites:

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Peonies in front of shutters

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Foreground: Marguerite ‘Susanna Mitchell’
In back: Burgandy container with perilla and potato vine

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Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’ (sneezeweed)

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Kniphofia ‘Flamenco’ (red hot poker or torch lily)

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Turk’s Cap Lily

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Oriental Lily

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Mums and pumpkins