Past Its Prime
A flower is sometimes just as beautiful as it dies as when it was alive. The petals dehydrate, concentrating color. The flowerhead droops as if it is sleepy.
This is a picture of a Tithonia, taken in my garden last year. In its heyday, the flower petals and center were bright orange, its stem sturdy and velvety. In October, it knows the winter is coming, and it is passing the baton in the form of seeds for next year.
Life can be more beautiful in its second half.
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“Anne’s photos combine her love of art and gardens. There is a beauty in nature that we often miss in our busy lives. Photography allows me to slow down and breathe.”