Saturday, June 12, 2010

DECAYDENCE: CALLA LILIES

Once in a while I notice how closely related the words "decadence" and "decay" are. Yesterday, walking past the bed where the calla lilies are almost finished with their blooming was one of those times.

Sometimes decay is almost as lovely, and nearly almost more interesting, than the first blush of beauty.

I took some time to explore their forms:









The last photo looks to be a duplicate of one above, but I've applied filters to it. Click on it, and you'll see it as a painting rather than a photo.

5 comments:

BEAR's Mom said...

They are all God's Work of Art...
~victoria~

Athena said...

Wow, when you get close up like that, you really see that they're still beautiful, in all stages of life.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Beautiful at every stage :)
I was in a wedding over Memorial weekend and calla lilies were the wedding flower...they are so pretty :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

cool photos! I love calla lilies and agree that they still look pretty as they decay.

storybeader said...

close up of flowers are so amazing! When we were at Huntington Library & Gardens in LA, we looked under the microscope at flowers, looking at their sex organs! It's beautiful! Hope they weren't embarrassed...

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