Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Promise


After yesterday's post about everything in my garden looking awful because it has gone into decay, I decided to go outside and take another look around.


This bud's been picked (almost) clean by the finches and other small birds.






In the human world, going to seed generally means that you've stopped
taking care of your appearance and no longer look attractive.



Going to seed in the world of flowers means you've struggled
from fragile seedling to triumph in glorious bloom.




Now you're on the brink of multiplying yourself by the hundreds,
leaving behind the best gift of all...


The promise of your return next season.

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful photographs, autumn is already at gates. I am greeting

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    1. Yes, autumn is here with her beautiful brown, gold and red colours!

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  2. WOW.....these are very good photographed.....i like it Rosemary

    Wish you a lovely weekend.

    Joop

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    1. Thank you Joop, I am enjoying my new macro lens!

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  3. Rosemary, I'm inspired to apply the plant interpretation to humans as well. Not all, of course. But some of us do cultivate graceful aging. All best.

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    1. Aging gracefully is the only way to go :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures Rosemary, well photographed.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Irma, I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well :)

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  5. I za co lubić jesień, przecież ona nam zabrała kolory w ogrodzie. Pozdrawiam.
    I love autumn for what, after all, it took us the colors in the garden. Yours.

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    1. Yes, Giga, autumn brings us wonderful new colours in our gardens :)

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  6. Promise and renewal help to carry us through the winter months - lovely images as usual.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary, nature is a wonderful teacher :)

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  7. next season will be here before we know it. soon enough. (:

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    1. Luckily, each season has a special beauty of its own :)

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  8. So true! I don't think of fall and winter as a season of death and decay but of renewal. The plants need to rest in order to grow well next year. Wonderful post! :o)

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    1. And so we take our cue from Mother Nature, it's time for us to rest and renew!

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  9. Pretty photos! All plants try to produce their seeds and continue their lives in the next season,have a rest between autumn and spring.You're right, it's their promise to a future!

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    1. We must try to follow nature, we don't take the time to rest enough!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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