Pansies, and Mickey Mouse?

by oneobserving

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Black and white photographs often create timeless, evocative moods, and, on a few occasions, humour.

Experimenting with a black and white version of this image, I discovered, unexpectedly, that the large foreground flower resembled the delightful Disney character Mickey Mouse with his big black ears and round-cheeked, grinning face.

Wikipedia research revealed that the name pansy derives from the French word pensée, meaning thought, and the flower is so-called because it looks like a human face in contemplation. My Mickey Mouse interpretation is not so far off then, although his countenance is carefree rather than thoughtful. At any rate, I offer this photo today in the spirit of summer fun.

For those interested, the actual colours of these pansies are purple and yellow. Happy Summer!

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