“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” —John Muir
Even in death, these cone flowers look to me like ballerinas, and so I imagined a final pas de trois danced against a stage backdrop of living flowers in the waning days of summer. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 114mm, f/4.2, 1/320 sec., ISO 400, late morning sun, handheld)
Dedicated to the lessons Nature teaches, of death and life, of cycles never ending.
Top 10 in “Faded Flowers” challenge in Nature’s Symphony of Trees and Flowers group (August 2011)
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