but tulips do it with aplomb and all the artful intrigue of form that wabi sabi offers up to our gaze.
I know frail beauty like the purple flower,
To which one morn oft birth and death affords;
William Drummond of Hawthornden
Rendering in black and white for this Monochrome Monday
7 thoughts on “All beneath the moon decays”
Amazingly they decay as beautifully and elegant as they bloom. Wonderful captures. xoxo
some flowers do it better than others marina – nasturtiums are another example and I look forward to their decay late summer
That is true. So do I… to see your captures!
Such an evocative post, Laura. And the Teju Cole quote that I noticed on the home page – I’m a Blind Spot fan, too.
I’m sure now it was one of your posts that tempted me to buy it – I am reading it piecemeal and enjoying every bite so thank you
So much more beautiful in black and white
I agree Donna – colour distracts from form
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