Wednesday Vignette – decay in style!

There is at least as much beauty in these spent remnants as there was at the height of its youth – it’s just a different, a more raw, yet refined kind of beauty. The more I think about it, the more I like to believe this can hold true for the rest of us too – as well as for this magnificent Tree peony. Don’t you agree?

A close-up of the seed capsule.

A close-up of the seed capsule.

I love the range of color in its fading petals.

I love the rich range of color across its fading petals.

Sure - it was pretty here too, but not half as interesting. Aging isn't all bad...

Sure, it was pretty here too, but not even half as interesting – a little more one-dimensional.

About annamadeit

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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12 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – decay in style!

  1. Mark and Gaz says:

    Pretty, and somehow reminds me of iced chocolate cupcakes with cherry on top too. I’m probably just hungry now!

  2. Kris P says:

    I had a similar reaction to Mark’s – the first photo called to mind a fancy cake! I have a contribution of my own this week: http://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2015/04/wednesday-vignette-coleus-in-combination.html

  3. rickii says:

    R is always appropriating bouquets in their dying stages for still life paintings, saying that they are more interesting than their younger selves. Which just goes to support your point, as if these lovely images were not proof enough.
    Here’s my offering: http://bannersbyricki.com/archives/4492

  4. Jenni says:

    I think you’re spot on. There is beauty in all stages of life. Here’s my contribution this week: http://www.therainydaygardener.com/2015/04/wednesday-vignette-so-much-foliage.html

  5. Laurin Lindsey says:

    I love it…the reality and the fading shapes and shades. Perhaps because I am reaching my 6th decade I appreciate the beautify in every thing….

  6. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Peonies have such interesting seed capsules and they last much longer than the flowers! I’m also enjoying this seedy time of life! Here’s my Wednesday Vignette post: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2015/04/wednesday-vignette_22.html

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