Part of the onion family, this ornamental allium takes a long time to bloom and maybe this is why it has come to symbolize patience. Also prosperity, good fortune and unity.
One of a series of flower portraits from my garden. The scape, or stalk, carries a dense umbellate inflorescence with purple star-like flowers. When it comes to nature the closer you get the more you see. I love the pattern and detail in these spherically shaped blooms. This image is blended from 20 shots at different focal points for enhanced clarity and depth of field.
Archival pigment print on smooth matt Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm heavyweight art paper.