Dahlia in Decay

Dahlia in Decay

Dahlia in Decay, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

Like people, flowers are beautiful even when imperfect. Perhaps particularly when they are imperfect. If you search for a perfect version of a flower or a person, then you substitute shallowness and ephemeral beauty for true depth.

Here’s the story of how I came to first photograph this White Dahlia, and a second version, Ghost Flower. The flower you see here is several days older than the earlier versions. Resurrection is an earlier take on the same theme, involving poppies rather than a Dahlia.

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