There’s nothing like a flower close up, or macro, to focus your attention. Let’s take a dip into the archives for some sun and color! I crave the July sunshine and the shadows it makes—also the subject of this photo. These hybrid zinnias like a rich soil and lots of sun and heat, and maybe need a little staking to stay up well, and don’t even have a fragrance, but they are so exciting in the garden. I’d say this one was about 4 inches across, or maybe 10 cm. Showy!

Visit Mellow Yellow Monday , Today’s Flower and Macro Monday, as well as Color Carnival and Thursday Challenge (textures). And if there is only one photo below, click on Sara’s Fave Photos to see them all.

macro, hybrid orange zinnia, cactus type, curved under petals, yellow center