Nothing is more beautiful and alien than a close up view of a flower.  They are full of spots and hairs, oddly shaped caverns and unexpected streaks of color. Even a humble daisy, with its white petals symmetrically arranged around a yellow center, holds mystery.  Up close, its center is composed of miniature flowers which spiral outward from fresh buds in the center, to fading flowers, transforming into seeds, on the outer edges.  The color and texture ranges from ochre and brown on the tattered edges to bright, orange powdery pollen midway, to smooth greenish yellow buds in the center.  There is a whole cycle of life visible in what we think of as the simplest of flowers.