Friday, June 1, 2012

flowers don't last

...  or do they?


there is a particular beauty in dropped petals


and over several days time, 
they have varying beauty


I'm just letting them fall

11 comments:

Rita said...

Oh, they do! When I see petals fallen on a crocheted doily it makes me think of centuries ago when when fresh flowers were put in the rooms almost daily and life was slower paced and people dressed for dinner. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Me, too. I love to let them fall and dry up slowly. So interesting.

Neesie said...

You've opened my eyes Kimmie,
I'm always in a hurry to move on to the next boutique.
Other than roses which I've sometimes dried out.
Thanks for reminding me I should slow down and appreciate what's happening right before my eyes!
Have a wonderful weekend. :D

Gayle Price said...

I love these photos....I too really love the look of dropped petals. Most clean, tidy freaks would be picking them up as they fall lol. For me a petals' colour and fragility is high lighted once they become "individual" and not part of the "group" any more, a bit like people, mmmm too deep. They're just pretty and I love watching the texture of them slowly change. Have a great week end Kimmie. xx

lorik said...

Absolutely beautiful! And my favourite colour :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are lovely. I like how you were able to capture them so nicely. However, when I see petals on a doily, I think of several times I've had vases filled with irises. When their petals drop, they are a gooey mess and the stain never comes out of the doilies. I'm glad you didn't have any irises in your bouquets.

girlunwinding said...

I do this all the time (I think I am just lazy and don't like to empty the vases) BUT you are rewarded with natural potpourri and the added texture and color that just falls at random is like fairy droppings or something. So here is to just letting them fall!!
~Dawn

~*~Patty S said...

so glad you captured the beauty in photos Kimmie ... there is beauty in everything ...

Happy June to you and yours
oxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your petals are a gorgeous shade of orange. Our skies sort have the same hue -- but that's just not right. Lots of dust flying today. Ugh! Have a good one. Tammy

Halle said...

Lovely orange petals...I bet you're concocting some wonderful thing to do with them as well.
Can't wait to see....

rebecca said...

gorgeous!