Thursday, September 02, 2010

Life begins. Life ends.


Circle of life?
Thornhill, ON, August 2010
About this photo: We're winding down our week-long look at flowers - thank you to everyone who made this theme (see here if you've got something to share) such a vibrant one. Thematic Photographic launches a new theme tomorrow morning. What will it be? Pop by after 7 a.m. ET to find out.
Flowers have a bit of a bittersweet aura about them. Their near-limitless loveliness exists within a somewhat sad context, because their beauty will soon shrivel into brown, crinkled dryness. They'll quickly go from being the center of attention to yesterday's news, forgotten as we look for the next pretty thing to capture our eye.

Such is the nature of ephemeral beauty.

Your turn: Treasured but temporary. Please discuss.

6 comments:

Scarlet said...

Everything in life is temporary... just some things are more temporary than others!

Diane said...

Ah, but don't forget that dead flowers leave us seeds, so we can enjoy the cycle of life again next season!

srp said...

Butterflies.... live only a few weeks but leave a lasting impression on all of us.

Gyrobo said...

Ironically, poison ivy is a beautiful shade of red in the autumn, just as all the other flowering plants are dying.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

images work far better today than words do :)

our flowers are indeed dry and brittle....but beautiful as well....

David said...

YOU on the other hand will be beautiful forever. Just ask your wife.