Buds

Photograph of dry flower buds

Photograph of dry flower buds

The buds of this plant have either died due to the lack of water, or because their season is over. Normally plants are adorned with colourful flowers and buds, but in this case the only colour present on them is brown, which is not really known for its vibrancy. Perhaps after these dry buds fall off new ones will emerge and the plant will not look so dull, but for now the plant is stuck with its appearance.

This photograph is a depiction of change and transition: The plant is in the process of replacing its old flowers with newer, healthier ones. The first step in this process is to get rid of the old flowers. The details of the buds are visible.

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Two Halves

Photograph of Statue in Vienna

Photograph of Statue in Vienna

White marble statues featuring humans in different poses are a common feature of European architecture. This extends even to the gardens built by royalty. Schönbrunn Palace and its sprawling gardens are a fine example of this style. Hundreds of intricately carved statues and fountains dot the gardens, which are quite extensive.

In this photograph, a contemplative statue almost perfectly divides the photograph into two; one half is the blue sky, while the other half is the green bush.

(Entered in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Opposites“, “Half and Half“)

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Enveloped

Photograph of a Yellow Flower

Photograph of a Yellow Flower

The petal arrangement of this flower is rather unusual. Normally, the petals of a flower are smaller and concentrated more closely together. In this case however, the yellow petals are abnormally large, and spread out relatively loosely. Due to the large size of the petals, the internal part of the flower is in the shadow, and seems to be getting enveloped by the petals. Also, interestingly, the petals form a sort of infinite staircase. If you start at any petal any go anti-clockwise, you will notice that you will only have to climb, never descend. Naturally, the reverse is true if you go clockwise. This is another feature of this flower that makes it unique and engrossing.