This golden Zinnia is a cousin to daisies and a friend of hummingbirds. “Goldie” mostly sat patiently for this portrait giving me just an attractive bit of attitude. I captured her image and did this portrait after a two hour hike which yielded very little to work with. She made my morning and made me smile to myself about my old habit of doing…just one more thing.
One more song, one more mile, one more photo. It is sort of like squeezing the last golden drink from the fruit of life. One more thing about this golden Zinnia beauty, she’s ready for space travel too. Experimentation aboard the International Space Station has demonstrated the capability of zinnias to grow and blossom in a weightless environment. She will join her friends in the Photo Art Gallery today.