Coneflower Sequence

Coneflowers are some of my favorites. They have vibrant colors and lots of details when one focuses close-in. I decided to capture a sequence of one blossom as it began and ended in one of our flower gardens.

The beginning.
A close-up of the details.
Color beginning to show.
A beautiful ending. The petals will soon wither and fall, with seeds in the center dropping to the ground to provide new flowers for next summer.