These flowers start from a round bud that is hard like the shell of the pomegranate.
Then they burst open like a star exposing their soft vibrant orange petals.
When they are at full bloom you can see the centers and their bright yellow stamens just bursting with pollen which the bees and birds love! There is nothing like finding a humming bird feeding on these beautiful flowers if only I could capture a photograph of that!
The history and lore around the Pomegranate flower and fruit is quite fascinating. Here is an amazing illustration of the plant. If you want to find out more about this plant and its history visit Wikipedia.
Theresa Huse 2010
I am inspired to draw and paint some more pomegranate flowers and later when the fruit comes I would like to try and illustrate the fruit also. I am sharing two links to prior posts you might also enjoy with pomegranate's painted by me, and one has a journal prompt.
Since I missed giving you a journal prompt since it was Father's Day about about revisiting this journal prompt page where I illustrated pomegranate flowers as an example of a page you can create for yourself & with a prompt.
Also you might remember from a previous post an Exotic Woman Acrylic Painting I created with pomegranate flowers in her hair. If not you can see it here.
Here is part of a passage from the Bible I am not sure from where, it might be Exodus if anyone knows I would love to find out.
I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and pomegranates budded.
What flowers inspire your creativity? Are their colors vibrant? soft? I would love to know~