June 19, 2010

death becomes her....

am i alone
in my love
of dying flowers
i hope not
or
you'll think this post of mine today
is just awful
and
maybe even a bit creepy
here
i kept this photo bright
just in case the really faded limp and dying photos
bothered you
~
i promise tomorrow i'll have photos of something living
just to make things even
okay
*

32 comments:

  1. Oh sweetie...are you on facebook??? I posted this the day I quit flickr...

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4551399&id=102593802774

    I share in your love ;)

    xoxo

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  2. And ohhhhh....that second photo...I love. Actually, they are all so beautiful!

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  3. I love photos of dying flowers. Tons of texture to them and nice brown lines so I never pass up the opportunity to snap photos of them.

    Di

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  4. The flower looks a bit weary just like me so I didn't mind the photos at all. Smile.

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  5. I love your photography, but I have to tell you that these are some of my very favorites! Beautiful!

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  6. I too love your photography...alive or dead...beautiful!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Actually these are gorgeous! Love how you can find beauty everywhere.

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  8. the swirl of her skirts wave g'bye ...

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  9. I will be looking at dying flowers in a who new way from now on.
    :-)
    jj

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  10. It's your wonderful talent that make them look so beautiful...:)

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  11. I like taking picture of sunflowers but really have not tried this. you can make anything look gorgeous. And I agree you do see beauty everywhere. until next time.

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  12. you have a way of making death come alive! :-)

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  13. A bit of sadness here for me....
    Love,
    Jackie

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  14. You have a way with the camera. You can make even the sad look beautiful.

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  15. Hmmm, I thought I posted. You make even death look beautiful. Amazing shots!!

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  16. You are not alone, I am always taking photos of dead or half dead flowers, they become more interesting at that stage sometimes...but whatever you shoot, it comes out perfect.

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  17. so very beautiful beth- I am not one to love the sight of dying flowers but your pictures are simply gorgeous. I will try to find the beauty of my wilteing flowers on my table.


    Happy summer to you dear girl.

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  18. i love dying flowers too.....like my dried up roses

    beautiful shots

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  19. I too love your phtography it is inspiring...living or NOT. These are really great photos of things dying. The brightness of the pictures make them seem alive in other ways. Keep up the great work.

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  20. your soul sees beauty.
    such a gift

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  21. thanks for sharing a new perspective. these are gorgeous!

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  22. oh...you are not alone...
    there is beauty in the dying as well Beth...............

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  23. you photographs continue to blow me away. so stunning. so soft.

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  24. These are gorgeous Beth!...To be able to see beauty in all parts of nature and life is the challenge of photography for me...

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  25. there is a certain art in the life and death of nature...you captured that in these my friend ..just stunning!!

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  26. it becomes me as well ...
    i find great beauty in 'past' blooms ...
    and have a few gracing our home ...
    i agree with elk that there is certain art in the life and death of nature ...
    is it really the end or just the beginning of a new, different and beautiful new stage ...
    you are not alone ~ you are a part of something much bigger than life!
    xo
    pg

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  27. Creepy nothing. I think dying flowers are quite often more beautiful than their recently cut cousins. Dead or alive? If they have been recently cut, they are fresh, but arguably dead. Hmmmmmm.....

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  28. No, you're not alone. I find them fascinating and graceful in their way. And yeah, I think we're probably creepy like that, but then who should care? There is much to be said for creepy. Maybe I just say this as self-defense! Lovely pix!

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  29. Beautiful images Beth...
    I've always been inclined to think
    that each phase, each step, each part
    of a lifeline or event is beautiful
    (most times in fascinatingly divergent
    ways). Each 'facet' worthy of capture
    (in photo(s), in glass, on paper, etc).

    And (lol) I confess that when it comes
    to flowers, if they can't be dried and
    must be 'tossed' I HAVE to put them
    outside. Putting flowers in the trash
    is (for crazy me, lol) akin to trashing
    a book - just one of those things I can't
    do...

    Ok, before I ramble on further (and
    perhaps sound even more odd lol) I'll close

    Thanks as always for a wonderful post & image(s)

    Faye

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  30. love this.. death is inevitable.. life is impermanence.. i appreciating things ugliness and find them inspiring..

    ^*^

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  31. This is beautiful just as we are beautiful in all the stages of our lives. You portray it all so well in your photography!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth