Beauty in Decay/ 43

Another backlit red tulip, showing the detail in the petals as they start to shrivel:




  1. I really like you Beauties in Decay. The idea’s great, they’d make a gorgeous coffee table book, Sue!
    Wishing you a great weekend,
    Dina & Co

  2. Thanks to you and your photos I did buy some tulips last week – deep pink with a yellow base – nicely decaying now 😉

  3. poppytump

    Do you realise you ‘re probably have the *Delia Effect* with tulips now as result of your gorgeous BID series Sue 😀
    Lovely lovely photo !

  4. We have some yellow tulips in the kitchen that are on their way out. They don’t look as good as this one though Sue! Nice addition to your series.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • It is most fascinating the different shapes that flowers can make as they decay…. my next image, which I shall post sometime this weekend, is the most unusual shape…..

  5. This is a great series, Sue! There’s something just so heartbreaking about the changing, yet persistent, beauty of flowers even while decaying…

  6. Very beautiful indeed! Lovely strong colours Sue and I like the hint of light underneath the petals.

  7. LB

    You have shown the beauty in this aging flower. Love this!
    Aging is a good thing 🙂

  8. The lighting here makes it look like a drawing of sorts. Well done, I definitely do see the details more. 🙂


    This one I struggled with for a moment until I found the delicate style it suggests !

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  11. I found you via the lovely Poppy, I’m so glad I did! I have had a bit of an obsession with decaying flowers, especially tulips, over the last few years, I have been drawing them, exaggerating the crumples and folds. There are a couple on my drawings page of my blog if you would like to see them : Your photos are glorious!

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