A Phoenix Burning

To See the Beauty…

I finally faced the fact that my poor tulips had seen the end of their time with me.

But as I went to throw them away, their shriveled petals caught the sun, and I simply HAD to spend a few more minutes with them.  These were all taken with my 50mm lens with a magnifying filter, no flash.

May we always see past the shriveled and sunken to see the beauty.


8 responses

  1. Well seen! First two images are my favs! I have this urge to turn the second one 90 degrees counter clockwise, tho…hmmmm

    March 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

  2. Wow, really neat close-ups! Didn’t know you could get that close with a 50mm and a filter.

    March 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

  3. It the beauty of old age and not the beauty of youth.. tis beauty just the same 🙂

    March 26, 2011 at 5:04 am

  4. I’ve been off inspecting my skin in the mirror. Maybe if I just looked at it with the right light, the right perspective . . . ah well. Fortunately the fur children measure beauty in terms of treats. To them I will always be lovely. (Except on those occasions when red flames shoot out of my eyes and I point at Something and ask, in the Voice of Doom, Who Did This?)

    March 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

  5. There is beauty in age (at least, I hope so!).

    March 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

  6. Val Erde

    Very interesting, particularly to see textures I’d normally miss.

    March 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm

  7. Maybe the tulips ended their time with you.
    But they came to a looong time with all of us here.
    Good work!

    April 1, 2011 at 1:58 am

  8. Beautiful shots.
    Especially the second

    April 2, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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