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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rose of Sharon: Death and Rebirth

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35 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

This is lovely, the sharing of different stages, full circle. And such lovely light on the bud.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Very cool showing the stages of life.

RuneE said...

I prefer life while we have it and you have shown the red rose well

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I like it!

Denise said...

Hi Carletta, that is a great title for this photo. Another wonderful image you shared with us. Thank you so much. And thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I hope you'll share some of your son's wedding photos, or if you have posted them before I will take a look further back, as I would love to see them.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Well done! Remarkable contrast in the blossoms. Excellent photo; thanks for sharing.

i beati said...

you know i have been searching for that name all summer. I always want to say old fashioned hollyhock ??

Marju said...

Really beautiful photos!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely juxtaposition ... beautiful shadows too. Marvelous shot ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photo, even as they fade many flowers still have a certain beauty.

SandyCarlson said...

Fantastic imagery!

Ebie said...

A beautiful title, and nice composition.

judi said...

Love the thought and the shot.

Judy said...

Great photo! I am not sure I will have any rose of sharon photos this summer. I have not seen any around here! Boo Hoo!

Dimple said...

I have never seen a Rose of Sharon before, it is beautiful. Thank you.

b13 said...

Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time. Exquisite!

Naturegirl said...

Carletta! We chose the same flower to feature today! We speak the same language!

Regina said...

Amazing capure!

Jama said...

Even at this stage, the wilting flower still look so pretty to me.

AL said...

Hi Carletta,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I know that flower, we grow a lot them in the backyard, we grow the white one. Hibiscus is called "gumamela" here in our country.

AL

Leora said...

Wonderful juxtaposition, well-composed. Great theme.

Lee said...

I love what the image represents. Great catpure!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful image and title. Really stunning.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the comparison of the bud and faded blossom. Well done!

Nance said...

Your title is very appropriate, Carletta...and i love the looks of the old and the new! ;)

Pacey said...

Very apt title here Carletta, clever post and very artistically shot. Is Rose of sharon a local name to hibiscus there? Coz here we call them Gumamela. BTW, thanks for playing along with the contest on my page, sad to say, somebody else won...til next time. Have a great week...

Stephany said...

"Death and rebirth" tells the whole story. Excellent shot!

Julie said...

Very good! The change of color is what speaks to me. So interesting!

Arija said...

A nice combination of life and death Carletta. That's what its all about anyway.

Frank Williams said...

I love the contrast in this photo. The fact that nature is in a constant state of renewal...

lisaschaos said...

I find both blooms lovely!

Leedra said...

I like the contrast, you show how the rose of sharon goes so fast.

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Pietro said...

Interesting shot, Carletta!
The cycle of nature is always amazing.

Ulrica said...

Just like life...

Great shot:)

Rose said...

I love this one, Carletta.

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