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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:

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

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

    Jane

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

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

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  5. Such a beautiful post and the photos are pure art.

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  6. Yup! There is beauty in age of course ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. And your photos themselves are a work of beauty!

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  16. 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

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

    Regards,
    Tenancy cleaners Putney


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  18. 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.

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

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  20. 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.

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

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