Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tenacity

a faded beauty
bent but not broken
with stubborn tenacity
braves the elements

The last Poppy in my garden still gives me pleasure.

25 comments:

  1. Prickly but pretty - a survivor. We can learn from it.

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  2. I'm really happy that you shared your pleasure because it's now mine too. the color is still beautiful, and I love the perspective. happy week to you Barb.

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  3. I often think of your neighbours who experienced that dreadful tragedy earlier this year. I hope the poppy represents how they're coping, bent and crumpled, but not broken entirely. If it's appropriate, please let them know they're in my thoughts. Sue

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  4. You will have to wait till spring for the new ones. But snow can also be beautiful.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. I want to be like your poppy!

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  6. Oh that's lovely. I have a rose doing something similar. I love the angle at which you captured these images.

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  7. Quite lovely!
    You had so many pretties left in the fall, it must have been hard to let go of them.

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  8. These are great images, Barb. A reminder to appreciate the beauty around us while it lasts, but then, each season has its own beauty.

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  9. beautiful images. I love that tenacity!

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  10. Such delicately strong beauty. Lovely shots!

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  11. Wonderful, I love how you photographed this poppy.

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  12. Definitely still beautiful and it gives me pleasure as well!

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  13. (sigh) I see this poppy and see myself. Struggling a little but somehow coming through even when every thing around me tells me to just withdraw. Nah...can't do that can we...still want to hold it together. I better stop while I am ahead here...this little poppy has put lots of thoughts into my head.....hehehehe I think I could write a book on how a poppy feels.....hehehe

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  14. Great picture of "clinging to life." I know your winter is around the corner, and hope your fall is going well.

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  15. funny how i have days where i would describe myself like this....bent but not broken !!
    xoxo

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  16. This is one poppy that does not want to give up!

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  17. Poor thing! Poppies never last long here -- too windy! Lovely capture, Barb. :)

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  18. I admire the tenacity of that "bent but not broken" flower. Beautiful post, Barb!

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  19. I too love flowers in every stage...from bud to spent bloom...Poppies are pretty....
    Sherry

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  20. Nature teaches you so much, the lonely warrior fights on... With the odds stacked against it... Beautiful post, so much to learn. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend Barb:)

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  21. Lovely reminder of the beauty of nature in all of its cycles. I wish we could see humans more in the same light!

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