still life

paperclose


complete

papershadow



paper1.jpg

in bloom & at rest
paper whites final bow
with sunshine and shadow
a marvel of bright textures
among wilted petals








23 comments:

maccandace said...

Amazing diversity using the same subject.

rachel awes said...

& a final bow back to this beauty you've so honorably captured.

Country Girl said...

I've missed you!

beth said...

final bow....often I love them better in that state then when they are fresh and new....

suzyQ said...

this is so beautiful.

S. Etole said...

there's beauty in the final act, too ...

Wanda said...

I love the shadow shot.

James Owens said...

Beautiful ... and I love the double meaning in the title of this post....

Gayle said...

Oh, your title, your words, your images, I love them all!

spread your wings said...

sometimes i think flowers are just as pretty as they fade.

Patty said...

love the 2 chairs in the 2nd shot, and the shadowy wall... and the link to the fresh flowers... :)

lovely post, elk!

Renee Howell said...

paper whites final bow - wonderful word picture for your visual pictures. nice.

sherri said...

The top image is particularly stunning. I really like how the tip of the plant goes off the frame and the other tip is hidden behind the bloom. There's an elegance.

Mrs. E said...

These shots make me long for spring!

Kimmie said...

amazing.
Makes me not want to trim and cut back and "beautify"

suvarna mollerup said...

love, love, love the shadow image! paper whites are a favourite, the truest sign that spring is on it's way.

neva gagliano said...

PAPERSHADOW will stay with me.

smith kaich jones said...

Should just email this, but what the hey. Trying to find something Miss Maggie will eat, my own belly upset with this daily struggle, exhausted, tired. At last, at last, a food she will nibble and a moment to relax and your blog. Still life it says, but I see Still. Life. And think yes, still life, and say a prayer of gratitude for that. Thank you.

xo
Debi

Jeanne Klaver said...

I love the transformation you captures. And those shadows...oh, those shadows...

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've been thinking of your lovely paperwhites when planning to buy some bulbs for my spring garden.

Tracy said...

So lovely, even as they fade and say "goodbye"... the photo with their shadows is hauntingly beautiful, almost Asian-brush-like-painting... You have the best eye for details, Elk! Happy Week :o) ((HUGS))

Sue said...

I don't know what you did, or how you did it, but I love the third image!!!

Kim Klassen said...

OH MY WORD...completely breath taking images... you are such an INSPIRATION... i thank you. :)

xxo, kim