As so often happens, the low, slanting light of early morning — glancing light, I prefer to call it — transformed this ordinary scene.

I shot these Shasta Daisies from my window sill at 6:56 am. Like most of the plant kingdom, they had grown taller and lusher than usual this year, perhaps due to the warm winter, or a combination of the latter with a cool spring.

The daisies are growing in an eight-inch raised bed, which brought them up a little closer to my shooting position. The flower heads had all turned toward the low sun, exposing their undersides. Like fine, translucent china, the petals lit up under the intense sunlight, and were made brilliant against the navy blue pond.

The date was June 30, 2012.

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