Snow White Barberton Daisies

Life is fleeting as I was reminded this week when my Mum passed away. If my mothers life taught me anything it was to live without fear of living or dying as then we never see and experience the beauty that life holds.

Being in another country is not easy when you lose a loved one and a local friend was kind enough to bring me some beautiful white Barberton Daisies aka Gerberas – a South African favourite. Gerbera daisies can mean innocence, purity, and cheerfulness and were just the right flower to connect me to home.

The Gerbera daisy was discovered in 1884 near Barberton, South Africa, by Scotsman Robert Jameson. The scientific name of the flower is Gerbera jamesonii and reflects its discoverer but the meaning of its common name derives from German naturalist Traugott Gerber.

Photo 1: Snow White Barberton Daisy

Gerbera white

Photo 2: White and wonderful Gerbera

Gerbera white off centre

Photo 3: Peace and Purity

Gerbera white bunch

Photo 4: Softness and light

Gerbera white 6

Photo 5: Petal layers

Gerbera white centre 2

Photo 6: Macro

Gerbera white centre

Photo 7: Spreading petals of light

Gerbera white 5


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