There is that day when they turn from fresh and new to tarnished and aged. She is just entering that stage when beauty is fading. We gardeners look at her and remember her glory days. I think flowers are beautiful in every stage of their life. Isn’t it interesting that we humans produce life in our prime and the flowers produce life in their dying.
Jared at Pleasant Hill Rambles wrote an interesting post describing fading blooms. Visit Jared and see his take on–Delight in Disorder. The post is titled, herrick this morning.