Wednesday, January 30, 2008

This is a drying protea flower, and I was taken with how the petals peel back as the flower loses moisture.

I think I have developed an affection for dying flowers. Some are quite beautiful, and there is something lovely about how people tend to keep an arrangement around for several days after it's lost it's vigor.

I am taking the rest of the day off to regroup and perhaps clean my apartment and *maybe* watch The Way We Were.



Unknown said...

whatsup! im in town today(wed30th).i lost your email. hope you get this comment before i leave. ha! ps. great inspirational writing!!

Anonymous said...

hi s, you reminded me of a photography exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History last year where the photographer Robert Creamer scanned specimens from the collections. One of the things he liked to do was document the changes in live flowers and other botanical specimens. The images are pretty cool. And like you, he recognizes the beauty in a decaying specimen in the same way that some people favor new blooms.

Here's a link to his website:

Jill said...

Sarah, thanks again for letting me put the links in on my blog. It's up as of now! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Most Sunday mornings I go to Columbia Road Flower Market in East London with my husband. I am sitting looking at a vase of white hyacinths, white ranunculus and blue poppy-like flowers (I'm not sure what they're caled) which are past their best, but I can't seem to throw them out... they're still beautiful to look at!! Love your blog, and your amazing ptotographs... Thanks so much for sharing!!