The Oxford Dictionary offers several definitions of delicate, including “Very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality”, “Easily broken or damaged; fragile” and “Requiring sensitive or careful handling.”
There is much in nature that is fine and intricate. And as we humans are discovering, such things are also easily damaged, and require much more careful handling than many of the systems and institutions we have developed seem to permit.
Posted to the Lens Artists Photo Challenge |delicate
The storm has created some strange casualties. This agapanthus flower found its way onto our lawn, looking decidedly bedraggled.
This year is the first I’ve grown cavolo nero in my garden, so I had no idea what to expect when the plants started to go to seed. Certainly not the mass of beautiful and delicate yellow flowers radiating from a slender stem.
And because there is something quite ethereal about the flowers, I couldn’t resist editing a few shots in aged b&w.
If you’d like to join in:
- choose a subject or a scene
- spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
- try to see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
- tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post
- have fun!
The cavolo nero I’ve been enjoying all winter from the garden is going to seed and producing heads of beautiful yellow flowers. The bees love them.