I have been nominated by my friend Gilly, the very lucid Gypsy, to take part in a challenge of a photo per day for seven days, of anything from the natural world.
Today, I am posting some shots taken early this morning in a small garden dear to me… As I strolled in the sun, I saw plenty of evidence of spring (to be shown tomorrow), but in a shaded corner I saw a few remains from the previous season still around (same ones I had previously seen, still not tidied away!). Anyone who is familiar with this blog knows I love a bit of decay….
Today I would like to nominate Tish of A writer on the Edge to take part in the 7-day Nature Photo Challenge. She takes some lovely images from the natural world as she sees it locally. I would love to see what she might come up with for this challenge….. No problem if you are far too busy/don’t want to take part, Tish!
Perfect shots Sue! Are those flowers or leaves that looks like little butterflies? So amazing and so perfect! I just love them! 😀 ♥
I adored those little dessicated things – I think they are petals.,… Really pleased you like them, Sonel 😊
They are totally gorgeous and you have such a great eye for seeing these beautiful ‘decays’ as you call them. 😀
My leitmotif, I think!
I think you’re right there. 😀
A lovely find, Sue. I can just imagine your delight. 🙂
Very true, Sylvia!
wonderful atmospherical photos, Sue, go on like this, regards Mitza
The decaying petals are a tiny wonder indeed. Nice shots, Sue.
Best wishes, Pete.
Nicely put, Pete – a tiny wonder indeed!
Sue, I may have some photos of whatever the petals are in your second shot (both lovely shots, BTW), although mine are clustered in a large group. I haven’t posted them yet, but I’m also a great lover of the beauty of dead things, albeit in the plant world, not the animal or human. 🙂
That’s two of us then…..decaying plants, that is, and decaying buildings in my case. Certainly nothing animal or human…..
Buildings will work, too, just not things that were alive…unless they’re long dead as in the case of mastodons and such.
The counterpoint between the new and the old is always something you capture so beautifully, Sue. I love the juxtaposition of the two photos. 🙂
Thank you, Otto!
Lovely shots and great colour. Skeleton leaves and flowers are always a winner. When you see how frail thye are you can understand how everything returns to the earth.
Can’t even remember what I was going to say because I’m so busy fielding comments, Sue, so I’ll just send a hug. 🙂 How are you feeling this week?
I’m good, thanks….Sending hugs back!
I love the hangings. Such grace and pendulous weight.
Such descriptive prose, Meg!
Those skeleton leaves are so delicate a puff of wind could blow them away,
These few were in a sheltered place, so doubtless the reason they survived…