Dancing petals

A ballerina 
waiting for her music cue
a dress of petals

waiting in the wings

the music intensifies
and taffeta skirts rustle and move

a graceful pause

a swirl of crinolines

and hidden petticoats

giving frothy volume

a butterfly with trembling wings

and the grand finale 
before the curtains fall.



23 comments

  1. Hello Sandra, Your macros are always so beautiful. I like your whimsical words giving each photo a chance to dance on center stage.

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    1. Thank you Barb, I thought it was time to introduce some flowers after that big snowstorm!

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  2. So soft and beautiful! These lovely photos and words make me want to twirl slowly around the room!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I often feel that flowers are dancing with their petal skirts a-twirling!

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  3. What beautiful photographs, Sandra, and a beautiful analogy to go with them.

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    1. After the snow, the flowers are pushing themselves forward to be noticed and admired!

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  4. So pretty, the color and the interpretation of them.

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  5. Wonderful colors and words! I love the ballerina references!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Petals are so expressive, they often make me think of different things!

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    1. They were just getting to the stage where their colour was changing! It seemed to give more depth as the flowers matured.

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  7. such a beautiful performance
    simply divine

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  8. Such beautiful close ups and such a pretty pink as well - I do love tulips I have to say they photograph so well.

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    1. I agree that tulips are wonderfully photogenic!

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  9. Yay, I found it, Sandra! ( I don't think the comments link was working the other day when I tried it.) Anyway, I love these dreamy pink images.

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    1. Glad you found your way in, Gina! The comments section now seems to be below a slight 'interruption' with the "You might also like" section!

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  10. Love your macro shots and the accompanying poetry! Beautiful!
    Kate :}

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  11. Luscious photos Sandra. I have a lot of catching up to do here!

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