Friday 27 August 2010

Thematic Photographic "Flowers"



This is a photo of last years peonies. They're so voluptuous but far too transient. Their gorgeousness becomes all too much and they literally bow down with the weight of their beauty.
That is if you don't stake them properly which I learned the hard way this year!


People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

8 comments:

Carmi said...

These are sublimely beautiful, Janie. They make me wonder if there's such thing as too much beauty. I'm thinking there isn't...I can never get enough of this!

Gilly said...

Those are lovely peonies - so voluptuous and sexy, really!

Twain12 said...

what gorgeous flowers...i love them too

Limar said...

Really beautiful :)

Aunt Snow said...

I just adore peonies, especially this white one with the flecks of red - I think it's "Festiva Maxima".

Great photo!

Peg Cherre said...

The lighting and composition of these flowers reminds me strongly of the great masters. Beautiful!

mansuetude said...

stunning image.
We are surrounded by such wealth and don't see it ... you did! Do..

Catherine said...

Gorgeous!