I love wildflowers, and when I saw this beautiful Globemallow growing in huge clumps in ditches and vacant lots, I couldn’t help but pick a few to play with.
Let me say that I only pick wildflowers that are abundant. I would never pick a rare or threatened species.
The bright orange flowers of Globemallow sway gently on tall stalks, and as we drove by, I swear they were waving at me … pick me … pick me … I’m sure I heard it …
Wildflowers also bring to mind something Kim wrote in The Studio Online about her experience with ranunculus.
I can’t reprint her story, but let me just say that wildflowers are not intimidating.
They’re understated, and many times you have to look close to see their gorgeousness. I also love that they’re seasonal (usually). Where I come from, I’m not going to be finding any purple vetch in the middle of winter — and that would make this Light and Airy Wildflower Bouquet a rare and beautiful thing, wouldn’t you say? I included some some tips on how to care for wildflowers in that post if you want to take a peek. They are more delicate than you might think.
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These are so pretty, Barb! Orange flowers are rare around these parts. I’ll have to start paying more attention to wildflowers.
Thank you Dotti!
i like the vividness of their natural color. so beautiful!
Thank you Theresa!
Evelyn in Oregon says
These are fascinating flowers…I know I’ve heard of “mallow” but a different variety, I’m sure. This color is beautiful…and your “study” is terrific!
Thank you Evelyn!
amy of four corners design says
beautiful Barb -so simple and yet it captures the essense perfectly…
and we have mallow here but the blooms are purplish-pink….guess its so hot that the pink turns to orange where you are!
Thank you Amy!
How pretty they are ! I’ve never seen orange mallow. Your images are gorgeous !
Thank you Caz!
Very, very beautiful!! Love the last two with muted presets applied. LOVE your inspiration…simple, elegant, and now I want some wild flowers…but I’ll keep waiting as nothing is in bloom here. Thank you so much Barb, for sharing these!
Thank you Beverly!
Donna Milburn says
These are so gorgeous! I’ve never seen globemallows before. You’ve placed them so beautifully with the string and I love the background.
Lisa @ SLP says
Love wildflowers, and now yea! I know the names of these, although it has been a while since I have seen some. Beautiful.
absolutely…. Oh my… LOVE….
the simplicity…the tones… the backdrop! Brilliant….
Thank you, Kim xo
pam (Pamela Greer 365) says
What a gorgeous wildflower. I love how simple you kept everything.
Michelle B says
So Beautiful! I love how simple your images are, it showcases the wildflowers and their beauty.
Gorgeous! I love the muted colored one…and I especially LOVE the speckled background. Perfectly beautiful!
Marilyn Gallas says
These are gorgeous, Barb. And……is that the famous worn baking sheet underneath? Great look!!! LOL
Simple and yet so elegant and beautiful….Love the different edits…
Cheryl M says
Oh my Barb! These are absolutely beautiful! I was outside myself today but there’s no flowers of ANY kind to be found yet! But I’m patiently…….scratch that…….impatiently waiting!
I’m going to check out your links now.
odile lm says
I just love your pictures Barb! these few stems of “globemallow” are so photogenic in the way you’re setting them… I’ve never heard this name before, never seen flowers like them and couldn’t find a translation for them… anyway, their pale orange color is somptuous and the green of their leaves is a lovely greyish-green… I like the way you set the twine around the stems and let it float around… and last but not least your background is perfect and brings a subtle wabi-sabi look to your lovely pictures.
Beautiful. I prefer the original photo. The flowers are just so perfect that they don’t need anything else.
Kelly Kardos says
I love the contrast of colors and texture of your table top…the metal and orange petals of the flowers are stunning Barb.
Barb, This style of photography will always be a favorite of mine – simple composition that invites a story. The small details like the twine to gather the bouquet, the wayward blooms and the rusted metal background all act in concert to bring me into this picture – and I just love, love, love your work!
Hello, new reader here, stopping by to say how beautiful those flowers are, I don’t think we have those in UK although we do have Mallow and Marsh Mallow which are generally a slightly mauve pink colour.
Sarah C says
So lovely and I am going to look at the link for caring for them. They seem to wilt so easily! Blessings to you!