Hello Brown Sugar. With your petals glimmering copper & bronze. And red velvet pads.
This isn't photoshop. This is the rich and succulent natural world. No enhancements necessary. My rods & cones are working overtime.
The macro lens is perfect for flowers. An extension of my eye, only larger, more keen.
I could literally see more epiphyllums opening as I worked outside in my journal. In the space of an hour this one (name unknown), which is one of my original plants, went from tight bud, to opening bud, to …
click once to open, then click again to see these tiny creatures having a party on one of the petals!
The thing about epiphyllums is their petals are glossy. They radiate light.
I am drunk on wonder. Hypnotized by a flower. A flower!
Whew. That's a whole lot of love.
p.s. the answer is YES. Istanbul! I tossed in the winter photo to throw you off. But it really does snow there. Really!