Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Aged Beauty





One tulip petal falls onto the windowsill, then another. Two remain, arched protectively over stamens and pistil. 


Withering into wild and graceful curves. Swirling lines. Deepening colour. 


Beauty is not just for the young and fresh. 

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever"
John Keats

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

This is a beautiful post. Indeed, there is beauty in age.

Blondie's Journal said...

Perfectly said. I have a vase full losing petals and I love how they drop. :)

Jane

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Wonderful macro - thos stamens are incredible!
Was the photo taken with your new camera?

Barbara Lilian said...

Loved your falling tulip. Fantastic photo , keep them coming. Those stamens and the curved petal would be a lovely subject to paint !

Jojo said...

Such a beautiful post and the photos are pure art.

cucki said...

Beautiful x

Summer said...

Yup! There is beauty in age of course ♥

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happywonderer.com said...

Love that..."beauty is not just for the young and fresh!"

podso said...

Well said and a good word on noticing the beauty in more than the obvious. What rich, rich color! And beautiful photography.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

We can find beauty in the ordinary and indeed it need not be perfect...

Amy at love made my home said...

Very beautiful! xx

newenglandgardenandthread said...

Great photography AND you made a lot of ladies over a certain middle age smile. :-)

GretchenJoanna said...

Your photo + your wisdom make a great object lesson. Thank you!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful indeed...and something we all need to remember! Sweet hugs, Diane

Andrea Dawn said...

So lovely!

Margie said...

Agreed! Nice shots, Lorrie! Looks like you're having fun playing with your new camera.

Vee said...

Strangest thing just coming from Deanna's. It's definitely a joy forever in memory or captured in photography. Your photography is delightful...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

And your photos themselves are a work of beauty!

Blondie's Journal said...

Written and photographed so nicely. I have a little bouquet of pink tulips very much the same and they just started to drop petals. I leave them...they add to the charm!

Jane

heather gilmour said...

Such a beautiful photo! You are completely right that beauty is not only in the youth.

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Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah what a lovely post ! :)

ann said...

Lovely. You structure a nice argument for aging gracefully. Keats is a favorite poet. He died much too young. I missed the post on lemon curd, amazed that you can grow lemons were you are and this time of year. Or is it inside? Fresh lemons, a rare treat for sure.

materfamilias said...

Oh my goodness! You have SO GOT this macro thing . . . beautiful, beautiful photos!

Deanna Rabe said...

Very beautiful!

Marilyn Miller said...

I absolutely love aging tulips. My husband always wonders why I leave them a few days longer and the petals start falling, but they are beautiful. Your photos are just wonderful.

Pet said...

It looks so springlike!
In the middle of February!
it must be some extra energy you put on it :-)