Monday, May 28, 2012

Macro Monday ~ May 27

We look at flowers and see their beauty.
We bend closer, sniff, and savor their scent.
We cut some and bring them inside to enjoy.
We grab our camera's and can't seem to stop taking pictures of them.

The beauty does fade.
The petals fall.
The blooms wither.


Do we ever stop and see the beauty in the ordinary,
In the fallen,
In the withered?

Withered flowers have a beauty of their own.

It's a gentle reminder to me that we may not all be stunningly beautiful, but we can let our inner beauty shine.

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
Matthew 5:16



  1. fantastic shots!
    it's really hard to pick a favourite.

    happy macro monday!

  2. Great message Cathy! Our beauty is not all external. Not even close. :)

  3. These are such beautiful captures. Have a great week!

  4. I have never take pictures of dead flowers, but they do have a beauty all there own. I loved the scripture you chose. You are so right. We do need to let our enter being show for others to see.

  5. There is beauty in the dying. I love these with the hint of green among brown.

  6. Lovely post, Cathy! Yes, there is beauty in the decay. That third image is stunning! Maybe we will see our wrinkles in a new light now! :)

  7. I agree, there is beauty in a wilted rose. Wonderful, insightful post.

  8. Beautiful indeed!
    A very thought provoking post.
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
    Have a great day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  9. Things fall apart - but they still have beauty. Nice change from the "flower shop" perfect images we often see.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  10. This poem is so good! There is beauty in the withered things, you have captured it so well here!


  11. You have shown us the beauty in the withering and the cycle of life.

  12. WOW, you captured these just right to go with the words, love love the way you wrote this. I agree with you, these are beautiful in their own way also. Great job on on the subject/theme, really liked it.


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