04 March 2011

Just One More Flower Petal, Please, Before I Go ...


I have never been a major fan of tulips, but for Valentine's Day to celebrate my singleness, and perhaps convince myself that singleness is not equivalent to alone and that I am still wonderful by myself because I get to be my own better half, I opted to let ProFlowers pick flowers for me, and tulips are what I got. They bloomed and died within a week, but managed to keep me happy for days and days, and in the end made for some lovely snapshots. This is one of my favorites, perhaps because I've always been a fan of black and white art but never the best at capturing it, so when it turns out pretty, I must love it.

In other news, the tulips are currently dry and crumbling in a plastic bag waiting to be taken to a dumpster...

...but part of me wants to take them and scatter their leaves and petals and seed to the Arizona breeze, and let them become what they will under the sun...

3 comments:

  1. Great idea! Let the wind take them!

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  2. what a great thing to say...
    "that singleness is not equivalent to alone and that I am still wonderful by myself"
    and that is a super & duper photo, beautiful

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  3. Thank you, both! It was such a fun "photo shoot" ... I wound up snapping about fifteen of the same flower, and having fun editing each a little differently. And, Lisa, I think I will! :)

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