When I first made this photograph, I was so fixated on the lovely blossoms I didn’t even see the Japanese Beetle munching on one of the petals. Now that the bug’s presence is very obvious, I find I don’t mind it at all.
As we walked past this scene this morning the world turned happy.
Often it’s the best.
Not much drama here but damn these things are beautiful!
“To see the world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.”
Beauty in deathRead More...
I asked my wife yesterday not to throw away these dying lilies until I could photograph them. I love their poignant beauty. They remind me that even death can be tinged with loveliness.