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total abandon

My favorite Rose of Sharon trees are in full bloom now. The wonder of these blooms is that once they peak they throw themselves to the ground as if in complete abandon. Wrinkly and paper thin they look like ancient tissues of the sky.

Rose of Sharon blooms, 2012

Reader Comments (4)

This is wonderful- I love the colors- It looks as if a hundred tiny women shed their skirts to run naked in the garden
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjean
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny K. Lyon
What a gorgeous color pallet! I think that is an inspirational photo, Thanks :)
July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVickie Van Dyken
Great photo and I love the phrase "tissues from the sky"!
July 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVivien Zepf

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