Most of these flower-girls have a big bunch of blossoms in their hair or a crown-type situation, but I liked the idea of a portrait or two with just one big, showy bloom. And the big, showy bloom has a small, sweet bee-friend paying a visit. Lucky bee, lucky bloom.
I was slow to like Dahlias - I'm not sure why. Maybe they seemed too pointy? But I like them very much now, almost all varieties, from little pom-pom types to the dinnerplate blooms. I also love that they bloom so much later than nearly everything else - such a kindness in the chilly Fall.
I loved reading about everyone's favorite flowers. There was so much beautiful variety in those answers - all different sorts represented, some tiny, some big, some simple, some grand (although there was a lot of love for the usual suspects: Roses & Peonies.)
They were wonderful to read - thanks for chiming in! The Spring/Summer flower channel continues with more paintings and posts soon.