The Last of ‘Em

Two days ago, I picked the last bouquet of tulips of this year.

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This morning, petals are falling on to the kitchen windowsill.

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One petal has lodged among the stems in the mouth of the vase.

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In the blossoms that remain whole, color is wearying, but is still strong.

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Thanks, camera, for helping me notice the blue center in the depths of this flower.

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And also for reminding me that threes and six organize this blossom.

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6 responses to “The Last of ‘Em

  1. Beautiful shots, Tom. I especially like the one of the petals on the windowsill. I think the petals could make some intereting abstract art if photographed with an opaque white background and in a way that you cannot see that they are petals, only the pattern.

  2. These are extraordinary photographs, Tom. I like them very much, and your observation that tulips are organized by threes and six. Ah! Nature is grand.

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