Scabiosa Serenity | northern California photographer

It may not sound like a very serene name for this flower, but scabiosa or pincushion flower it is! As with many flower blossoms, these have such tiny details. They are especially highlighted here in that beautiful golden hour light. In the early morning or late evening, when the sun is very low, the gentleness of this flower is enhanced. I found scabiosa serenity in the evening garden when that delicious golden hour light shone on these delicate pincushion blossoms.


A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

~ Luis Barragan



evening light on scabiosa plant blossoms up close

Scabiosa Serenity

evening light on two of pincushion plant blossoms up close


evening light on pincushion plant blossoms up close


Next, be sure to follow the Serenity blog circle around for a dose of peace and calm with my friend, Iris Nelson, Metro Phoenix Photographer.



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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in high school senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. Currently living in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees, she is a proud owner of Canon photography equipment.

Currently booking 2018 high school seniors, couples, and family portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

(530) 633-7575

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Nadeen Flynn - Gosh, Iris, I certainly hope they grow in your area. They are such a happy, yet peaceful addition to my garden.

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you, Eileen.

eileen - wow- Nadeen, these are beautiful! I love how the light captured the petals and I love the color of these flowers!

Iris - These are such beautiful flowers. And they are “my” color too. I need to see if I can find them in Arizona to plant. Thank you for sharing these beautiful, serene images with us.

Nadeen Flynn - Thank you so much, Wendy!

Wendy - Gorgeous flower and equally gorgeous imagery.