Fading tulips


Some flowers just keep giving and giving.

Parrot tulip Libretto

Here’s a shot about two minutes later as the tulip just catches the setting sun.


And, another photo, a few days later. The fading bloom is still enchanting and certainly gives us a fine example of the Japanese aesthetic, wabi sabi.





Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

8 thoughts on “Fading tulips”

  1. These tulips are beautiful in all the stages. And I loved seeing the change in appearance from youth to older age. The word fading is usually a negative word, I think, but it should not be. The tulips prove it.

    1. Yes, I agree about how we view ‘fading’ in Western culture – we most definitely could learn a lot from other cultures that accept the inevitability of the march of time instead of denial and the resulting obsession with youth.

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