This week for the Lens-Artist Challenge we pick our own topic. Tina used Wabi-Sabi for her topic which I thought was great. Quoted from Tina’s post: “Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept that recognizes beauty in the imperfections of life and the natural cycle of growth and decay.” I didn’t know it had a name, but there have been more than a few things which have lost the glow of youth that have looked beautiful to me. I’ll show a few of those first.
On to the part of the challenge where I pick the topic. I’ve picked the lowly thistle for my topic. While I was outside one day, looking for things for macro shots I came across some thistles. I was, and still am, stunned by how beautiful the buds are. The flowers are gorgeous in their own right, but the buds are incredible.