I have an odd habit. I buy flowers at the grocery when I am feeling down or feel the need for more color in my life. Well, that’s not so odd, I guess, but the odd part is that I don’t like to throw them out until they are good and dead. I keep them around for a good long time.
I mostly buy tulips and sunflowers. They seem to last well and to age the best of the flowers that I can pick up easily at the store. I really like watching the process of that aging. They become more open and sort of unfussy. Their color intensifies as they grow older and begin to dry out. I like that. They make wonderful fodder for a photographer like me and make me think that growing older may not really be that bad.