picked an Easter bouquet of tulips from the garden
later, falling petals, almost as beautiful
remembering past withered petals, last tulips, and my most favourite tulipa, withering
April 27, 2014 in Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena
I was going to say that tulips die the most elegant of deaths, then saw I’d said it before on that previous post, though I had no recollection of it! Anyway, these are lovely, quite metallic looking.
Lucy, ‘elegant deaths’ make me think of fainting maidens or the Lady of Shalott I’m happy that you find these lovely.
There’s something wonderfully unique in your ability to focus on the parts of a flower, or rock, or wood and find in it the essence of Nature. These are most impressive as were the Tulipa scans from a few years ago. I enjoyed seeing those again.
Susan, thank you. I do love looking at many things very closely and I’m thrilled that this weird habit of mine gives pleasure.
Somehow, I found it very easy to look beyond the fact that I was looking at petals. What I saw was form and colour that had the sense of the eternal about them. They ‘spoke’ in a way that I find indescribable.
Tom, how awesome and touching your words are, like a gift back to the maker. Thank you for seeing the way you do.
Beautiful photos, and yes, as Lucy said earlier, tulips die a beautiful death. Thanks you for sharing.
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All ravishing in detail… The second and third to seem to have a falling motion.
Ravishing – ah! What a gorgeous word, Marly, thank you!
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