A few days ago this past week, I became curious as to what was inside a Rose of Sharon’s dormant bud. A world I did not even know existed came into view with the aid of my camera, and so I am sharing that fascinating world with you. I attempted to google what the purpose of these buds are, but I didn’t find much except for a photo. http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/netdweller/191?gallery= Could what I was seeing actually be seeds waiting for the Spring to be released? I don’t know. All I do know, what I found, was a Treasure.
All of these photographs were taken with my macro lense, and in manual focus. The breeze was blowing and I was so close to these buds, that my automatic focus kept going in and out, due to the wind moving the branches. On top of shaking hands (most of the photos did not come out) and holding my breath, I was taking all these pictures in manual focus. Call it a Labor of Love. Or lunacy if you will. All I know is, when I see something as breathtaking as you are about to see, it brings with it such a sense of awe and wonder. How Divinity expresses Herself in ways that She does, brings tears to my eyes for the spectacular Artist She is.
Enjoy! I want to hear the OOOOHHHHS and AAAHHHHHHS! Oh, before I close the first photo is one of the Rose of Sharon bush, actual size. In the first one, I circled an example of what I was photographing. With that in mind, are you ready to see something you have NEVER seen before? Whoa! I just got the goosebumps as I said that! You will not believe your eyes! Get ready for a treat. (((HUGS)))