“Flowers are like friends; They bring colour to your world.” – Unknown
The Saturday photo challenge on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Faux Flowers.
We wondered if people could always tell real from fake and we asked for their opinions on false ones. I like this challenge that Gerry set because I’m fond of Faux flowers, though the family would probably tell you that I’m also extremely fussy.
I am not an admirer of these faux flowers hanging in the market square of the small town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. All around were vibrant displays of real flowers, such a shame that the owner let down the market square so badly.
These gorgeous primroses may look false, but I can assure you they are very real.
This miniature vase with the tiny faux flowers is on display in my ensuite bathroom. I have an aversion to bathroom clutter preferring a display of flowers rather than a display of toothbrushes! Apart from a small mirror this pretty vase of flowers is the only item on display.
The shades of pink and lilac and are what attracted me to this jug of faux flowers, they bring a welcome touch of summer to my kitchen on those dull rainy days.
My son must have been feeling confident when he purchased this Mother’s Day gift of an individual small silk flower that is now on display in my sitting room. I am fussy about such gifts, preferring to choose my own; however, on this occasion, I admired his choice!
This large tub of colourful summer flowers brightens up the area between a chapel and my dentist’s surgery next door. I am delighted they are not fake.
In conclusion, for my home I don’t mind fake flowers providing they are tasteful, but I draw the line at plastic plants. I enjoy seeing real flowers in my home, but not large bunches; I prefer to trim the stalks and have small delicate displays.
The local cemetery has many faux flowers brightening up the gravestones, and this is due to the rabbit population that live in the adjoining woodlands and farmland, they constantly chomp on real flowers, leaving behind bare stalks!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Faux Flowers from Weekly Prompts.
All the above are iPhone photographs, cropped and re-sized for WP storage.