10.20.11 = Strange Beauty
So if you haven’t guessed by now, I happened upon a sunflower field the other day. I was driving along when I saw them all standing there fighting for their last bit of glory. I felt it was my duty as a lover of sunflowers and a photographer, to take some time out to capture their last stand. I found a place to pull over, (much thanks to my Ford Explorer) and began walking among the tall thick stalks. There was a strange beauty to it all. They were all in various stages of their short little lives. Some fresh and new, while others had already fallen to the ground. There were a few drowsy bumble bees still skipping from flower to flower looking for their last bit as well. I found myself shooting more photos of the wilting flowers rather than the fresh new ones. The older flowers seemed to have more character and detail to them. As they began to age, they seemed to stand out more as an individual flower rather than a field of flowers. Or maybe I could just relate to them, not being such a fresh flower myself anymore. Hmmm, makes you think about life a little bit doesn’t it?
Here’s the link to others in this series. http://www.kdunlapphotography.com/Nature/Sunflowers-Only/9028069_dq9Tp9#1540182877_JzwpTQq
“The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.” William Butler Yates