Today's Flowers: One Among Many

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These are blooming by the score along the road at the bottom of the hill. (I am hoping Digital Flowers will stop by with the name!) They are beautiful, and they endure. These blossoms survived our bizarre little blast furnace of a heat wave two weeks ago, and they thrived through last week's cool spell. (Welcome to New England, where we promise nothing if not incontinuity in the weather. We call it being flexible. It means you never put your clothes away at the end of a season. As soon as you do, you find you need them.)


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Walking along, I found I had to photograph this not-so-subtle reminder that nothing lasts forever. Oh well. Right now is more than enough. Make a wish and blow the fuzz away--and walk on!

Today's Flowers

Comments

  1. Very true, great post!

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  2. So lovely, so simple, so profound. Perhaps whether we mean to or not, perhaps our writing, like our painting is a self portrait. I think your post is "you." Thank you.

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  3. These are both very beautiful. We have a lot of the yellow flowers blooming all over the place too and I think they are so lovely. Your reminder than nothing lasts forever is also beautiful.

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  4. Lovely photos, Sandy. I think the top flower is a Jerusalem artichoke.

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  5. The yellow one is beautiful!

    As for blowing away the second one, then the next person can't enjoy it!!!!!!!!! I am glad you took a photo first so I could.

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  6. Wonderful photo and so true.
    We used to try to catch all these fairies in the air but when you catch them you spoil the wings They are extremely delicate.
    So lovely to watch float in the air.
    Thanks:)

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  7. Lovely words for the changing season...

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  8. it does last forever as the seeds will root and grow new flowers...

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  9. The World is full of flowers Sandy, and you capture the best

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  10. Gorgeous shots.

    My entry is a Dahlia.

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  11. The little yellow wildflower is not only pretty, but it's also very hardy--beauty and strength. Lovely shots! My F post is here: http://www.patandjerry.com/2010/09/labor-day-corn-roast-and-family.html

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  12. I love both images. Wonderfully captured.

    Have a great week!

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  13. Your New England weather sounds like our Tennessee weather. I'm glad that pretty yellow flower survived both of your extremes.

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  14. Anonymous12:34 AM

    Lovely, lovely, lovely.

    Paz

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  15. This dry flower is related to the dandelion?

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  16. This is a magical time of year when things are taking on a different form of life, in seeds, in berries, in fruits - but then all seasons are magical in their turn.

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  17. Beautiful post about the opposites or contradictions.;) That can be apply to so much in life...
    I always enjoy your photography of flowers.
    xoxo

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  18. Love the touch of shadow on the first little flower! And still love the idea of blowing away the fuzz and making a wish!

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  19. I like the 2nd photo, I love to photograph that too, "make a wish and blow the fuzz away---and walk on" Yes! I did that, and feel I am a bit silly, happy to find a person have same thought. :)

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  20. We have those little yellow flowers popping up too.
    Love the second shot and your sentiments. :)

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  21. That's a beautiful yellow flower! I see wild flowers, I always amazed at the fact that they grow on their own and show so much grace!

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  22. I know,
    I balked at first but then... fall really is so spectacular, each season for it's own merits.

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