Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17


This flower head on our hydrangea tree is one of several that have remained throughout the winter. Despite it's fragile appearance, it has dried and faded to this sepia color, hanging on through wind and snow.
Soon new flower heads will appear, forcing the old ones to fall off. Until then, I enjoy seeing their faded beauty.

19 comments:

Kathy said...

It's actually very beautiful, isn't it. It looks like a vintage photo! Are your hy's blue, pink, green, white?

S. Etole said...

beautiful in its fragility ...

Ashley @ 365 things said...

It really hung on for dear life didn't it?!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Isn't it wonderful that such a beautiful and delicate flower can survive a brutal winter and still look so beautiful.
xo jj

amson said...

So hard to imagine that these seemingly fragile petals can hold on for so long. Wonderful photo.

B. Meandering said...

Photos like this emphasize the beauty of aging. Too many folks see it as a bad process. I think here is innate beauty in the lines and spots and translucence of the elderly and the wisdom in their eyes, just at there is beauty in this stubborn flower.
Wonderful shot and post.

Michelle said...

I love this post. You've captured beauty in what was, and what will be. Such a pretty picture of a favorite flower.

Betsy said...

How very lovely!

Mister D said...

great photos

Mister D said...

Thanks for your nice comments - working through Lent towards Easter - thanks again.

Flower Photography said...

It is very pretty!

Glenda said...

A beautiful picture of resilience!

Cherdecor said...

Unbelievable!

Kathy said...

Only creator God could keep the lovely in a fading flower bloom. Thank you for this gorgeous photo, Mari.

Epsminis said...

It´s really beautiful, i love it

Sharon Creech said...

I, too, love that this fragile bloom withstands the winter.

bentonflocke said...

anyway really beautiful.
Seems that it´s still "winter" where you live.

Debbie said...

It's gorgeous! Too bad you can't preserve it.

LisaShaw said...

It's still beautiful!