Saturday, June 1, 2013

CDP Theme Day - The Beauty of Decay



Granted, this fading magnolia blossom is more beauty than decay, but may I add, still smelling divine although she's aging.

Today, the first of the month, my City Daily Photobloggers around the world are posting their images of The Beauty of Decay.  Please click HERE to see them all!

27 comments:

Jim said...

Great.

William Kendall said...

Every flower does reach its end...

Good choice for the theme!

Meghan said...

Our magnolias are just starting to bloom. Aren't they lovely?

Suzanne said...

Our Magnolias here have peaked and are now fading a bit. Nice photo.

RedPat said...

Perfect for the day!

LOLfromPasa said...

Even though your magnolia is almost no longer, it still looks beautiful.

Lynette said...

Virginia, you’ve made a great Theme Day post. I can just smell that blossom, honey. Thanks!

Sharon said...

You are right, it is still beautiful. For some reason that old Helen Reddy song "Delta Dawn" popped into my head when I saw this photo.

Jo said...

we have one in our front yard and I always look at the last few blossoms and say too my self, "Until next next season" Plus oh I should really rake up those leaves when they fall.
Great post..

Bob Crowe said...

All things must pass. No exceptions. If we are mindful we can enjoy the good that's before us in the present.

Jack said...

A fine selection, Virginia. I hope to smell good as I age, too.

Ed Kunzelman said...

Even though your magnolia blossom has seen better days, oh, wow Virginia, send some of that gorgeous green out this way.

LONDONLULU said...

I love magnolias every spring and a beauty of a capture! They seem even more precious in their decay because they just don't last long enough:)

Randy said...

Gorgeous bloom. I'll bet they smell wonderful.

wilf said...

Great flowers, smell wonderfully, unfortunately, decay is a natural process that can't be avoid....

Gerald (SK14) said...

yes we have to enjoy these blooms while they last

paul said...

These magnolias make great subjects - even after the petals have fallen off. Great shot for the theme.

Merisi said...

Magnolia blossom never cease to be beautiful, and your picture captured that perfectly!

cieldequimper said...

Now why can't I smell it?

TheChieftess said...

Love magnolias!!! When I was a kid, we had a neighbor who had a beautiful magnolia tree in their back yard...the house was torn down when they finally moved away long after I was off on my own...something tells me that the tree was taken out then too...to be replaced by a big, ugly modern house...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ooh, very nice.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ooh, very nice.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ooh, very nice.

JM said...

Truly, truly beautiful, V.! A great photo indeed.

Peter said...

I do love those magnolias. Decay is sad.

FireLight said...

They are so short lived...I watched so many come and go in a lovely week at Seaside..they were all around the house...I could study them up close from the balconies...and the fragrance was heavenly!

Stuart said...

I so miss the magnolias in the States. Along with the dogwoods, the redbuds, ... Nice theme day shot !