Three bright red flowers
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Gallery: three flowers, three fruits

There are always flowers for those who want to see them

Henri Matisse

Yes, there are always flowers, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere, especially at this time of year. Is there a photographer anywhere, I wonder, who doesn’t want both to see them and to capture them forever?

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin

I am sure we can find plenty of flowers in groups of three for Thursday Trios, if we look carefully enough. And hopefully they won’t be in competition with each other!

The flowers are gone when the fruits appear to ripen

Alexander Pope

Yes, perhaps we can find some fruit too! And other botanical threesomes. Some of these were photographed in various parts of the world, on my travels. But the pelargoniums in my feature photo were photographed just yesterday in our own small back garden. Proof, if it were needed, that there is beauty to be found wherever we look, near or far.

Grounded!

And it is needed at the moment, for me at least. We should have been flying to Sofia this morning for a long weekend. But instead we’re grounded because after two and a half years Covid has finally caught me. Fortunately I don’t feel too rough, but travelling anywhere just isn’t possible. We’ve been able to reschedule for later in the year so aren’t really out of pocket and we still have it to look forward to. And at least it gives me time to share these beauties with you all!

Three pink flowers and a spider

On the small island of Farol, off Faro in the Algarve, Portugal (with a bonus spider!)

Three pink flowers on a stem

At the Cantonese Assembly Hall in Hoi An, Vietnam

Three deep pink waterlilies

Waterlilies in a Twickenham park, west London

Two pink and one yellow daisy

Livingstone daisies in a Runnymede garden

Three yellow daisies

At the Praia do Faro (beach), Portugal

Three white and yellow daisies

Oxeye daisies in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

Three white flower spikes

Bear Grass, also in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

Three small yellow flowers on straight stems

Narcissi in a London café

Three deep blue flowers

Cornflowers in Lammas Park, Ealing

Three dry grass heads

Grasses at Higbee Beach, New Jersey

Three spiky seedheads

Teasels at Druridge Bay, Northumberland

Three olives hanging from a branch

Olives growing in Arpino, Italy

Three oranges on a tree

Oranges growing in the Largo da Sé, Faro

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