Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bare and beautiful…


Now and then for a little pick-me-up, I bring home some flowers from the grocery.  I’m not a gardener but I do like flowers and a little color in my kitchen here and there sure is nice.  Last week I decided on some tulips.  So I bought them, brought them home and put them in my favorite blue and white pot.  They were jaunty and uplifting.  I enjoyed them.

But then about four days after I brought them home, I came down to the kitchen in the morning to make my coffee and only two of the tulips had any petals left.  The rest of them had dropped them off during the night and they lay in a heap on the counter.

Not to let that discourage me, I took them outside and tried to make the most of them.  










16 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful color and texture ....

Sandra said...

amazing beauty from the wilting plants. fantastic in my book

Sandra said...

forgot to say, that first one is a work of art, love that shadow

TexWisGirl said...

i really love that shadow shot. you saw beauty in each phase. :)

Cristi Galván said...

Hola, Barbara:

Me has dejado impresionada me ha encantado; excelente ese juego de luz y sombras, has captado la belleza del mundo en cada fotografía muy bien trabajo.


Saludos.

augcott said...

Sad :-( to lose them so soon but what lovely photos of them!!!!!

Buy some more :-)

Robert Geiss said...

The second and the last picture are amazing !

Perrine Renoir said...

doesn't really display a strong contrast, esp the sepia background and the pink object, but that is what you are challenging your audience eyes on --- the coziness of familiarity, of gentleness, not trying to be dragging and grabbing. A wodnerful play on subtlety. In this light I dare say this is exquisite.

heyBJK said...

Wow, these are excellent, Barb! Fantastic shots! The colors are wonderful.

Rose said...

I really like that last shot...

Chatty Crone said...

Hey why is everything from your camera so pretty? And I do believe you can plant those and they will come back.

I don't have your email address - but I appreciated your comment on my post yesterday.

sandie

Lydia Martin said...

I'd say you were very successful in your making the most of them...such pretty colors and no lack of imagination in your shots...great stuff here!

Nicki said...

I love having fresh flowers -but it saddens me at how quickly they die (regardless of how fresh I keep the water, and aspirin). I like your first shot especially.

Betty Manousos said...

i really like the lighting in these shots.

gorgeous images! i love them all!

wish you a wonderful day!

big hugs!

Kerri said...

Ah, making the best of the situation!! These are Gorgeous!

Stratoz said...

You certainly made the most of them. Love the final shot