Thursday, September 23, 2010

rough around the edges


To me, dandelions symbolize the start of summer.  Those beautiful weedy flowers blossom and in some cases cover entire fields of grass, bringing color back from a dreary muddy season.  In my search for an end of summer shot, it dawned on me that the dandelions are few and far between this late in the season. I found that this beauty, already half taken by the wind, signified perfectly the end of summer.

This beautiful image by Monica Photography, shares the same consequence.  Beautiful golden petals saying their last goodbye to summer and welcoming the new season.

April :)

The end of summer
the end of summer by monica photography
 

12 comments:

maureen said...

Oh April, those are beautiful shots. The dandelion silhouetted against the bokeh is amazing as is the golden light in the other photo. Seeing the flowers wilt and die, nothing left but the seeds, has forced me to acknowledge that even as I try to deny it, summer is over.
♥ maureen

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh these are both gorgeous shots. I love the contrast in the first one. The light in the second one is beautiful.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

That dandelion looks so sad. Like it is taking it's last stand against the end of summer. :(

Great photos. ♥

{Nic Hildebrandt} luzia pimpinella said...

both captures are so very beautiful.
i am sorry to have summer let go...

Kirstin Mckee said...

Such beautiful light in both of these pictures. It's true, it must be the end of summer...

chasity said...

the lighting in the summer farewell is exquisite.

justjulia said...

two very beautiful photos.
even though I love autumn, the end of summer always breaks my heart.

Expressions By Christine said...

Beautiful images! That long low end-of-day golden hour is perfect at this time of year! :o)

Jamie said...

Both photos are full of such warm light, beautiful

Lisa said...

Stunning.. These are just stunning.

aclamp said...

april i love that dandelion...such beauty. and a great companion pic you have selected :)

breezelife said...

wow! love both shots. I love the golden glow that comes with fall... April, the Dandelion shot is composed perfectly!

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