I have a knack, on occasion, for taking photos of flowers or plants that are stunning but perhaps have a flaw here or there. I used to reject those photos because I was looking for the perfect picture which, by extension, needed to be of a perfect plant.
Just as I am learning, through studying anthropology, that there is no one truth, there is no one definition of beauty. I think I take photos of those types of flowers because they represent a truth: there is great beauty in the flawed.
“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions or conflicts.” Sigmund Freud
Allan Gardens – 2014
Feeling coldish….investigating ways to improve my immune system….too many illnesses for one winter/spring season!
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. – Edouard Manet
There is something to be said for the sweetness that comes from the shapes in nature and no more than that in flowers. They bring such happiness.
This shot is not exactly framed how I would like it. It’s blurry in places I wish it was clearer. But oh my. I do love the colours…the dancing flowers are just what’s needed on a dull day….
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.