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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time Is Cruel


As you can easily tell from the header of this blog, I am totally obsessed by tattered sunflowers. This was photographed in early September. You may think they are ugly and battered since their glorious phase has already passed. Yes, time is cruel to everyone/everything. But for me they are beautiful in their own way.

Plants flower after the vegetative phase. Yes, flowers are beautiful but note that plants flower in order to set fruits/seeds. Setting seeds is the ultimate mission to them. It appears to me that the beauty of flowers is embedded into seeds. And because of that, they are beautiful!!!

This is a Thursday Challenge and The Photo Challenge for Saturday entry. The theme is "Time" in both. And Today's Flower entry.

8 comments:

  1. Yes, I agree with you, but the shot is wonderful!

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  2. I am also drawn to flowers and weeds that are past their prime. They become a type of sculpture rather than a living thing. One of my favorites to photograph are tulips as the petals begin to curl back and then drop one by one. Stick with this obsession. There's a lot of art in it.

    Kat
    http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

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  3. I have the same affection for my old rudbeckia. I like the idea of the mission of setting seeds. One of my favorite pastimes is sprinkling the seeds in a new spot in my garden.

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  4. i love sunflowers. love this photo.

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  5. Very true. Good one on the theme of 'Time'

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  6. Gorgeous photo. And thanks for the perspective.

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  7. A dramatic and wonderful photo :)

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  8. This is simply gorgeous! I love tattered sunflowers too.

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