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posted on June 15th 2010 at 7:15PM CST

poor, broken, dirty little flower.

posted on June 15th 2010 at 9:46PM CST

It was very sad actually, people didn’t even notice, kept walking on it, drove me NUTS as I shot this at the local botanic garden!

Keeshia
posted on June 15th 2010 at 7:15PM CST

How depressing >_< lol Poor flower!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 9:47PM CST

That’s how I motivate people lol with depressing flower photos!

Brittney
posted on June 15th 2010 at 7:24PM CST

Why, oh why, do I not have your web design/coding skills? Or your photography skills? You should share these. Mail these skills to me in an envelope. Thanks. Love, Brittney

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:00PM CST

LOL thank you! Could you imagine that? Like it’s some sort of dust or liquid one could consume to acquire skills? I could creep myself out thinking about it…

posted on June 15th 2010 at 7:27PM CST

sometimes the broken ones are the most beautiful :)

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:01PM CST

I couldn’t agree more!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 7:44PM CST

Sad to see such a lovely flower broken and dirty!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:04PM CST

Oh yes, people kept walking on them too, drove me crazy!

liz
posted on June 15th 2010 at 8:25PM CST

OK, so now I’m depressed. Sigh… Thanks a lot, Sarah! :)

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:04PM CST

LOL!! That’s what I do! Depress people with flowers!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 9:13PM CST

Life can be pretty hard sometimes. It’s a great reminder to take care of our environment.

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:06PM CST

Agreed!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 9:40PM CST

Well if that’s not a metaphor for the fragility of us all, then I don’t know what is. Great photos. Very thought provoking. Well done Sarah!
Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Have a great evening. :)

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
@TweetingMama

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:10PM CST

Thank you so much! I think people want to ignore anything that isn’t “perfect” or “pretty”.

I’ve not been feeling uber fresh and awesome lately so I thought these photos were fitting.

amandab
posted on June 15th 2010 at 9:46PM CST

You know, I didn’t even realize it was broken with the first one, just thought it was very earthy and beautiful.

Happy WW!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:11PM CST

Oh yes, there were a couple more laying around, but I didn’t have time to shoot them (both kids were tired after being at the gardens for so long lol).

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:36PM CST

How sad. That first one is actually beautiful though. Great pics. Happy WW! Thanks for linkin up!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:38PM CST

Thank you so much!

Muthering Heights
posted on June 15th 2010 at 10:46PM CST

These are so sad…but so beautiful!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 8:57AM CST

Thank you!

Mrs. Cox
posted on June 15th 2010 at 11:06PM CST

Sad but pretty all at once…

Mine’s up here {with linky}

posted on June 16th 2010 at 8:57AM CST

I totally agree! Stopping by your WW post!

posted on June 15th 2010 at 11:26PM CST

Sad to see a flower like that however a great picture!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 8:59AM CST

Oh there were SO many parents just letting kids tear the flowers off or just run through the beds… this is at the botanic garden no less!

Uyen
posted on June 15th 2010 at 11:52PM CST

Even though it’s a sad picture, it’s a fantastic shot! First time on your blog and it’s absolutely beautiful!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:00AM CST

Aww thank you so very much Uyen!

Maureen
posted on June 16th 2010 at 12:56AM CST

Even tho’ broken the beauty is still there and you captured it amazingly! Totally love the first picture…fantastic bokeh! :D

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:01AM CST

Thank you! Oh yes, I used a decently shallow DoF with those photos.

Ma.links
posted on June 16th 2010 at 1:50AM CST

Really nice shots. Truly wordless.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:02AM CST

Thank you so much!!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 2:13AM CST

Poor flower. I feel a bit bad for it. The pictures are nice though.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:04AM CST

Thank you Marilyn!

Catie
posted on June 16th 2010 at 3:22AM CST

These shots are pretty, but they make me kind of sad. lol

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:05AM CST

LOL I am apparently making a lot of people sad with these photos!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama
posted on June 16th 2010 at 4:48AM CST

That is so poignant. You’ve captured beauty and sorrow in the same shots.

Feel free to stop over Hobo Mama way and link up:
http://www.hobomama.com/2010/06/wordless-wednesday-chocolate-beard.html

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:15AM CST

Thank you so very much!

I stopped by your WW!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 5:47AM CST

I especially like the second one. Nice job.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:16AM CST

Yay thank you Beth!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 6:44AM CST

I have days where I feel like that flower.

Great photos, as always. Happy WW!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:17AM CST

Oh same here, I think (or like to anyway) that everyone does at one point or another!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 7:24AM CST

what a wonderfully amazing picture! you captured it beautifully!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:33AM CST

Thank you so much Jenny!!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 7:37AM CST

Poor thing … that’s so sad!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:34AM CST

It really was quite sad, seeing everyone WALK on the flowers, people have no respect for even the smallest thing I swear!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 8:09AM CST

Awww, poor little daisy. That first shot is just divine.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 9:35AM CST

Thank you Melissa!!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 10:58AM CST

LOVING your blog design, and your photos are fantastic. I love that even “broken nature” can look amazingly beautiful.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 12:43PM CST

Ahh thank you SO much!!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 11:05AM CST

I think the second picture looks like an album cover for an emo band.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 12:44PM CST

HAHAHA omg that is AWESOME!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 11:12AM CST

Very pretty! What kind of camera do you use?

posted on June 16th 2010 at 12:45PM CST

Thank you! Currently I use a Nikon D90 with a variety of lenses although I mainly use my Sigma 105mm Macro and 50mm f/1.8.

posted on June 16th 2010 at 11:40AM CST

Lovely pictures. I really liked them and now want to go outside and take some of my own!

posted on June 16th 2010 at 12:45PM CST

Yay thank you! Yes you should take some photos and share with the rest of us!!

Caity
posted on June 20th 2010 at 9:36AM CST

Wow that is absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle
posted on June 20th 2010 at 1:52PM CST

You take the most beautiful photos! Even in its death that flower looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. Peace. :)

posted on October 19th 2011 at 9:35AM CST

Beautiful photos!
I like the way you portrayed the crushed petals of a lonely flower :) I also feel the flower is going crazy at last!

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