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Perfect Timing: Week 28

17 May

Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we’re from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.

I was doing some errands downtown yesterday when I saw this beautiful ground-covering plant in front of a shop. It’s known as Heart Leaf Ice Plant or Baby Sun Rose, and the color of the flower with the variegated leaves just caught my eye. There were very few of these vibrant flowers in the spread of green, but they looked like small gems that I really wanted to study for a few minutes. It has such an interesting shape. As I looked up more about this plant, I found out that it is considered a weed and it can spread over a path around it and take over other vegetation. What an unassuming beautiful plant! At the very least, I was able to learn about a new (to me) plant and take in some beauty on a busy weekend day.

DSC_6062{Heart Leaf Ice Plant}

Mary of Moe-Digger Photography and I became friends in college after we realized how much we had in common. We each grew up with three brothers, played sports and studied history, languages and cultures. I still remember our SLR cameras and our love for shooting with film. We have shared many wonderful experiences together over the years and have supported each other through some of the most significant moments in our adult lives. I am excited to take on this project with her. Check out Mary’s Perfect Timing photo for this week, too: Sidewalk Chalk.

 

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2 responses to “Perfect Timing: Week 28

  1. Mary G.

    May 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Cool! That “weed” I’d love to have. 🙂 Nice shot – I like the composition & that you brought in the focus in on the flower, and left the rest with a slight blurry – really draws in the viewer’s eye.

     
    • mypersonalcoffeebreak

      May 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you! I know–I thought, if this is a weed, I wish all weeds looked like this! Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad I was able to bring the viewer’s focus where I had planned!

       

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