Saturday, March 23, 2013

Faded Beauty


The very last of the lily stems given me a month ( a month!) ago . . .

This series was taken over the past three or four days . . . 

She's beautiful, even in decline . . .

I think of the death of the swan in "Swan Lake". . .

Or an aged woman of whom they say - "You can tell she was a great beauty."
 
So graceful in decline . . .

 Her fragile petals drooping . . .

She grows transparent,  a ghost of what she was.
 
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12 comments:

Ms. A said...

Kinda like me.

Merisi said...

Exquisite, Vickie, I love this series!
Images and words.

juliet said...

What a beautiful sequence. Elegant in decline, indeed.

Brian Miller said...

oh...what an elegant death she gave us...coming to rest as a ballerina....

Vicki Lane said...

I thought of you at once, Ms. A.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

That's a lovely series! I cannot be around lilies due to allergies, but they are beautiful. I did watch my amaryllis die though, as long as I could stand it. It's such a good lesson in beauty changing

Darla said...

Exquisite ... may we all be so graceful as we age.

jennyfreckles said...

Growing old gracefully. I hope the heady scent lasted a month too.

Kath Marsh said...

Beautiful every step of the way.

Deanna said...

I like the aging woman analogy. Like so many, she was a beauty.

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Glenda Beall said...

This is a metaphor for my beautiful sister who dropped her last petal last December.
Lovely photographic essay.