12.7.11

First the fragrance then the fading Roses..........
























































Paddy was showing me two things. A large common frog and believe it or not a maggot inside the root of a cut dock plant. (Paddy may not be a hundred percent tuned into what I am doing here because he regularly calls me over to see stuff like this when he is digging, saying "Now there's a thing you could be blogging about!!") And it's true of course and I do love beetles, frogs and even maggots sometimes......

Then I am reading about "steering clear of the picturesque in art", and I find I just can't take that in. Well I know what Aidan Dunne means, and artists have to have to avoid cliches and romance I suppose, but mere mortals like myself can be seduced by beauty on a regular basis. And so it was today, first I got the fragrance and then the full rose tree, with the classic chocolate box fading blooms, and I couldn't resist.

The frog will feature later, and he was a fine specimen, but today I am going with these roses, as I know they have never made a public appearance on any chocolate box and to me anyway they are simply beautiful. By the way although I took a hundred and forty nine photos of the maggot, he won't be making a showing, as no matter how I photoshopped him he was grotesque in the extreme, and would certainly frighten the children!

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous fading rose Caitriona. I'm with you on naturally gravitating towards the beauty in art and nature - the world I see is a beautiful one, and I want to reflect that in my photography, why would I want to shy away from it! Love the new header by the way, gorgeous colours in those foxgloves :)

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  2. Thanks Eadaoin for your lovely thoughts on beauty, I consider you a great mentor on that score! Still on a big learning curve and experimenting with designs, don't have enough hours in the day is the problem!

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  3. i love these photos.

    what a beautiful post!

    thank you for this inspiration...you have given me something to ponder the next time i am capturing moments with my camera.

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