A close-up of a Ranunculus Asiaticus 'Hanoi' bud unfolding, white cream coloured with a hint of pink. Ranunculus means 'little frog' in Latin, these flowers from the buttercup family have many varieties that grow in or near water.
For Flower Friday with many thanks to Anni/BikerBear for hosting.
I'll be glued to the BBC World News this afternoon, keeping my fingers crossed for all Blippers in the UK that at the very end on this ominous date some sense prevails.
PS Thanks so much for all the AT entries, I do hope you had fun experimenting with filters and thank you for the kind comments, stars ad even two faves for the magnolia zoomburst !