New and, sadly, short-lived bud.

Thes was just opening up to reveal its beauty but that night there was a terrible heat wave and by the morning it had perished :o(
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MaggsMep said:

Oh how sad, it's because the jet stream has moved down, we're getting low pressure systems and infinitum ...

Stay cool and well hydrated Andy!
11 months ago

Keith Burton said:

Sad.........but at least you got to see it for a short time! A super close-up shot Andy.
11 months ago

Xata said:

No fruit ... but a fine photo !
11 months ago

Andy Rodker replied to Xata:

Only one fruit this year and has alredy died.
11 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Remarquable et excellente macro bien prise et joliment partagée.
Bonne et agréable soirée.
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vero said:

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Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbe !
Bonne soirée. Amitiés
11 months ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

Wonderful, Andy !
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Jaap van 't Veen said:

Awesome floral close-up.
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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

It's beautiful will remain forever in your photo Andy.
11 months ago

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Beautiful details and textures in this beautiful flower. All the best, Joe
11 months ago

Peter Castell said:

A wonderful capture of a fascinating flower, I was looking at one this afternoon (not mine) I hope you soon return to lower temperatures
11 months ago

Andy Rodker said:

+++Thank you one and all. Great comments!+++
11 months ago

Jenny McIntyre said:

Oh how sad. Mind you these flowers are normally growing in the cool temperatures of late Spring, so the heat wave wouldn't have done it any good. It's a great photo though.
11 months ago

Andy Rodker replied to Jenny McIntyre:

Many thanks, Jenny! Yes, this was very definitely the last of the year!
11 months ago