|Another artistic installation at the Bambouserie, cocoons among bamboo stalks|
As for my other favorite subject for photos besides bamboo -- tulips -- I have to say that watching this red bed by the front steps go through its life cycle has been an eye-opener in some profound way, as I've been studying the changes and relating to them from an emotional, human point of view. It's all about death, really...the stunning piece of news (did I just get it?) that nothing lasts forever... We already knew that was true about love (those of us who have had our hearts broken), and now it turns out it's even more true about life itself. Nothing lasts forever....but these pretty tulips bloom from bulbs and will be back next year... so no complaining allowed... They look like they're dying and dead but they're not REALLY gone. For the rest of us, however, growth & decay is a ticky bit more serious.
|Hardly recognizable from the way it appeared in its kindergarten photo a week ago|
|Still beautiful, still beautiful...|
|Maybe it's all about hope?|