Sunday, August 10, 2008

Fleeting


Where did the touch of spring go??
Freezing today and hailing (with deceiving sunny breaks).
Anyway...it's camellia season in Ararat.
I love camellias - they brighten up the grey days of winter.


Photo:
Fallen camellia blooms in our front garden (with weeds) - 10 August, 2008.

15 comments:

  1. There is something so beautiful yet tragic about fallen flowers .... and you have captured it all.

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  2. OMG, is this for real! This is just stunning, gorgeous. Can't you just see this enlarged to gigantic proportions on my living room wall?

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  3. This is a most exquisite composition!
    I love camelias. I used to look for them in February, walking to the Library of Congress from the Metro station, there were a few hidden bushes that got enough sunshine to survive the winters. The city of Savannah, Georgia, further down South, is a veritable camelia queen, with the larges most gorgeous blossoms imaginable on every city square (you may remember "Forrest Gump", Forrest of "Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, opening his box of chocolates on a park bench, waiting at a bus-stop, that was filmed in that beautiful city).

    A wonderful evening to you! :-)

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  4. The colours and the texture here is quite exquisite. The randomness of the scattering, to me, shows sadness.

    Most affecting ...

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  5. JELLY - it's true!
    I watch them ALL year put so much energy into making those buds, and then once they bloom they are on the tree maybe one or two days - then gone!

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  6. CARLENE - YEAH! Rooly rool!
    And it's only the beginning.
    In a couple of weeks - I will have a pinky-red carpet on the front lawn!
    Some of them even have white stripes.
    Wait until the flowering gum comes into blossom - they are awesome!

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  7. MERISI - thank you. I had to take LOTS of shots to get this one.
    Usually I just shoot one or two frames of something but this time it was really difficult capturing the feeling I was experiencing.

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  8. JULIE: and I reckon those weeds really set off the blooms. It's like a green sea or soft bed - and then the contrast of the spiky yellow (the frost has gotten to it) kikuyu, adds something too.

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  9. FREEFALLING:
    You know that professional photographers do take more than one shot to get that one single good frame, if they are lucky, do you? ;-)
    Nowadays, with digital, no more film rolls are wasted, all you need is pushing the delete botton, later on.

    P.S.:
    When are you going to change your blog title to "Almost Daily"???
    A little bit more discipline, my Fair Lady, is called for here.
    *Can't wait to see your next gorgious image! No pressure, though!*

    :-)))

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  10. This is so pretty I can't stand it.

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  11. MERISI - okay, okay - I'm not up to it - I can admit it - daily photo is TOO HARD!!

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  12. Love the composition with the bright red and green! Splendorous flower! I guess the scent is delicious...

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  13. Sonia, these ones don't have much fragrance - but they look pretty!

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