Birthday Cake

IMG_8963I took a photo of this Zinnia blossom because I thought it looked like a tiny birthday cake, complete with candles aglow. It wasn’t until I processed the photo on my computer that I saw someone was already eating it.

Happy Birthday!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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88 Responses to Birthday Cake

  1. domnuio says:

    πŸ™‚ I agree with you !

  2. This is perfect for the last week in August. πŸ™‚ Great shot, Eliza. πŸ™‚

  3. Widdershins says:

    πŸ˜€ … there’s always one. πŸ™‚

  4. Kris P says:

    Very apt! I find it funny how often I see “visitors” in photos that my eye missed, especially in photos of floral arrangements – and of course, they’re always gone when I go look for them!

  5. bittster says:

    Maybe it’s just a beetle taking a rest in the shade πŸ˜‰

  6. David says:

    Perfect title. If I had a dollar for every time I didn’t see the insect on the flower until I was processing the photo … well, I’d have a bunch of dollars. πŸ™‚

  7. Rebecca says:

    Oh, what a gorgeous photo, and how right you are about the birthday-cake look. I hope the little insect had a nice feast! xo

  8. MK says:

    a birthday cake indeed, and not just candles, but firework candles. Nice.

  9. Alice Pratt says:

    Raspberry frosting πŸ˜‹

  10. Denzil - Life Sentences says:

    Ha! Super photo. I hope you didn’t blow out the candles!

  11. Lovely impression – puts a new context to flower imagery! Hope the bugs tucked in celebratory mode πŸ™‚

  12. Kathy Sturr says:

    Happy birthday! It does look like cake! It is paint worthy.

  13. Rita Pichette says:


  14. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love it:)

  15. Laurie Graves says:

    And a lovely photo card it would make to send for someone’s birthday.

  16. Brenda says:

    Cakes are to be eaten, after all.

  17. It is the perfect birthday cake for today, Eliza πŸ™‚

  18. I’ll take my birthday cake without the visitor!

  19. Sally says:

    iI’s beautiful and unique!

  20. Christy B says:

    I love your words as much as the photo πŸ˜€

  21. Bela Johnson says:

    It really does! So lovely.

  22. Val Boyko says:

    Smiling …yes! Great capture Eliza πŸ’›

  23. Robin says:

    lol! It’s perfect. πŸ™‚

  24. Jewels says:

    She’s a beauty! ❀

  25. Joanna says:

    That’s really neat! Looks delicious!:)

  26. ladyfi says:

    What a gorgeous shot! And it does look like a cake!

  27. Indeed—a birthday celebration with a guest! Fabulous shot, Eliza!

  28. So beautiful… as is your new profile pic!

  29. Jet Eliot says:

    Maybe it’s the beetle’s birthday. Delightfully imaginative photo, Eliza.

  30. Yes it does … with lit candles and all. I love that you saw that!

  31. in says:

    photo worthy shot – pretty!

  32. Jane Lurie says:

    It does indeed, Eliza. Great shot with wonderful detail and color.

  33. Wonderful! It certainly does.

  34. That’s a wonderful click πŸ‘

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