Friday, January 10, 2014

Drooping


I bought a bouquet of flowers last Sunday and by Tuesday, two of the flowers were drooping.  The flowers must have been in the store longer than some I've bought before.  Since a drooping flower is what I had to work with, I photographed it anyway and I kind of like it.  It looks like a ballet skirt or, I guess I should say, a tutu.

19 comments:

Cath H.C Photography said...

superbe photo !

Bill Nicholls said...

All you need is a fairy & pixy hiding under it now

Andy said...

I wish I looked as good as this flower when I droop. :-)

Mo said...

Another beauty

Kate said...

Reminds me of an old-fashioned lamp. If one looks, there is beauty everywhere!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like the way I feel at times when returning from a long trip, as we have recently done. Happy, but drooping.

LONDONLULU said...

It reminds me of a twirling hula skirt too, a bright one! Very pretty in its droop (I really shouldn't have watched the Downton Xmas special in England - it was chock full of spoilers for the season being broadcast here:)

Kathy said...

And here I thought it was an umbrella for fairies! It's beautiful even if it is droopy.

Paul said...

Haha, tutu, awesome. Suits the Firebird production perfectly (:

http://www.capetowndailyphoto.com/photo-album/ballet-at-maynardville/the-firebird-at-maynardville/img_5038/

Judy said...

Cut flowers do seem to droop rather quickly. I think it looks like a fancy hanging lamp shade.

llandudnopictures said...

It makes for an unusual, colourful image!

Karl Demetz said...

Brilliant photo of this nice tutu ;-)

Lowell said...

A good photographer makes do with what he/she has - just like this. I think you ought to put this on your head, walk down the street, and see what kind of reactions you get. :) Or not.

RedPat said...

Sometimes if you cut the stem they will come back but I have noticed that most Gerbera stems have wire wrapped around them to keep this from happening! You made good use of it - great image, Sharon.

Randy said...

Still beautiful.

Steve Reed said...

I was going to say what RedPat said -- a lot of times Gerbera stems have added support, like a plastic sheath or a wire, to keep them upright. I like the image regardless. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Aloha! A Hawaiian hula skirt :)

William Kendall said...

Even faded, the colours are lovely.

JM said...

Fantastic! What a great contrast to the background.