Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Beauty deepens with age

Both blooms disturbed in nooks'n'crannies on campus
Camelias and gardenias are reminiscent of Bette Davis and Katherine Hepburn:
they do not go gently into any good night.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

These are such tender shots and yet they make me feel heart-broken. Perhaps because here in the northern hemisphere we are drunk with spring and the flowers are only now reaching their moment of perfection. We're reveling in warmth and ripening life. It's too soon for us to contemplate the inevitable arc toward decline.

Lois said...

So sad! Nothing lasts forever, but the cycle of life continues. Those are excellent pictures Julie.

Shawna said...

Rage, rage against the dying of the light... I love Dylan Thomas.

Shawna's Study Abroad

Jacob said...

That second one reminds me too much of me!

Interesting shots, though.

PJ said...

Meeting the moment head on, I would expect nothing less from you, Julie. We have gardenias and camellias aplenty here and these are beautiful, even in their decay. It's the isolation of the blooms, usually they're surrounded by so many others.

That is the chicken said...

I love fallen petals...fragrant pools to wander through like the memories of good times. Beautiful photos.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Not so sure all beauty deepens with age. I prefer camellias and gardenias in the height of their youthful perfection.

JM said...

Great title to go with the wonderful shots!