Pistels and stamens and pictures

It’s not often enough that I take the camera in hand and just have fun … but I did last night.

Here are Gabrielle’s “golden flowers” for her “golden birthday.” (She turned 9 today, June the 9th, and that happy confluence of birth date and age is apparently a golden birthday.)

golden flowers

And here’s a really really really close close-up:

pistel, stamen, flower

Unfortunately or not, I was totally ignorant of the concept of golden birthdays when mine passed 7 years ago, alas.