Midweek Moment #13

Midweek Moment

I wonder if the images we’ve chosen this week say anything about how Louise and I are feeling. For my part, I do feel a bit like a delicate flower this week.

It’s easy to take photos of flower when they are at their best. This flower reminds me of how we, as a society, tend to idolise youth and beauty, whatever that means to us. We overlook the ageing and the aged. This flower, a gerbera, has a beauty of its own, even though the young, soft petals have since dropped to the ground.

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Louise was captivated by the dandelion below and the way it reminded her of her childhood: the joy of blowing the seeds, and the disappointment when they were all gone.

DSC_6698Both images made me think of this quote:  “A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.” (James Russell Lowell)

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Once a week, Louise (of Louise Allan: Life From the Attic) and I team up to share creative photos on our websites. It’s all part of our challenge to stretch ourselves creatively.