Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers with amazing photographs by Robert Llewellyn and charming essays by Teri Dunn Chace, is a beautiful companion to the stunning Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees which also features Robert Llewellyn’s unique photographic process. The book, and a gorgeous 16 x 24 gallery quality print to celebrate the release of this book by Timber Press is being given away to some flower lover. All you have to do is click here and you may win a copy of the book with its 345 photographs, and the large print.
Seeing Flowers gives us a way to see the extraordinary details of ordinary flowers. While the red poppy is a brilliant show stopper, I love the photographs of the pale Queen Anne’s Lace with the single, tiny red flower in its inflorescence that calls to pollinators flying by. Even the closed up, ‘bird’s nest’ stage of Queen Anne’s Lace, indicating pollination has been completed, is newly beautiful to my eyes. I never liked the ‘bird’s nests.’
The book is divided by flower families, from Amaryllis to Daisy to Viola. In addition to Chace’s essays many of the flowers have been given a poetic flourish from poets like Shakespeare who treasured all growing things.
“O, mickle is the powerful grace that lies/In herbs, plants, stone, and their true qualities;/For nought so vile that on the earth doth live/But to the earth some special good doth give.” (From Romeo and Juliet.)
This specially good book could be yours with just a click and an email address. It would also make a specially good gift for the gardener as we approach the happy gift-giving season.