As the Flowers Bloom

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© Andrea Petersen

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The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever...Isaiah 39: 8

The Columbine
Will fade in time...
After the flower ages...
But now it stands
To give God corsages
Alive and grand
Upon the land!
Poetry by me AJP © 2013

I like portraying life with flowers and it is a shame to let them stand alone when we who love flowers can join them in the celebration while we are still alive on earth:)...The next to bloom here might be the Peony but for now it is just budding..

I did this self portrait in between rain showers today ....The sky has been overcast but it brought the colors out.

In the As the flowers bloom photo essay.

13 responses

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Jun 2013):

    Wonderful you and wonderful colours!!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (15 Jun 2013):

    A very unique composition. I love your use of contrasting colors (and also like the purple shoes!) Well done

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (15 Jun 2013):

    Americana was never so elegant.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (15 Jun 2013):

    I have to agree with everyone above : ). I love your dress and how to put yourself into the photo as though you were strolling past the blooms.

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (16 Jun 2013):

    Truly wonderful Portrait Andrea, i'm loving the style of your Dress and the color, i think you have many wardrobe's full of clothes, and lots of lovely hats to !

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Jun 2013):

    Thank you all...Maggie since I have lost 30 lbs I went from a size 12 to a size 8 and thankfully
    did not spend a lot on my old wardrobe which consisted mostly of thrift store bargains...
    Incidentally, everything that I am wearing on this self portrait including the shoes, I bought from a thrift store except for the pink hat that my late mother gave me...I personally prefer the older styles that are classier in my opinion than some of the new clothing being sold...

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (16 Jun 2013):

    fantastic!!!great shot..

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (16 Jun 2013):

    I love how the flowers blend in with your dress and your movement!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (17 Jun 2013):

    The flowers provide a lovely accent to your dress and the colours are so beautiful! A thoughtful and interesting pose..

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (18 Jun 2013):

    Monet lovely, Andrea! I love the lovely colors.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   said (29 Jun 2013):

    After seeing the series, this is my favorite shot.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (6 Jul 2013):

    Excellent shot! I absolutely love that dress!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (20 Jul 2013):

    Very well done, great color and detail.

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