Deconstructed Flower – 3

As you may know, my love of horror films has led me to set upon poor defenceless flowers and slashing them up for my own (and hopefully your) photographic and visual pleasure.

Previously, I’ve done a rose and a tulip.

This week, it’s a very strange little plant called Serruria, commonly known as Blushing Bride. Here are the before shots. This is a fantastic flower. So delicate, yet spiky and seemingly harsh, but with soft fuzzy centres. I found it fascinating.

Serruria - black and white
Serruria – black and white

I feel like this one may have defeated me. When I sliced it in half, it didn’t feel good. It wept. Which didn’t feel good. The internal structures are not so pretty. It seems angry to have been sliced open, and why shouldn’t it? Why wouldn’t it?

There is another flower in my kitchen, awaiting deconstruction. Destruction. I’m not sure I can do it. I want to, it’s such an interesting plant, but I’m not sure.

I will keep you posted.

x desleyjane

PS – I know how dirty my lens is, I apologise, it’s almost as horrifying as this event was. I will clean it!

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Debbie H says:

    Oh dear! The part where you said …’it wept’….pics are good though πŸ™‚

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  2. Nandini says:

    Beautiful pics πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you 😊😊

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  3. RuthsArc says:

    Such a pretty flower. Interested to see the deconstructed photos.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Ruth. It’s really such an interesting one.

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  4. susurrus says:

    This is a new flower to me. Your lead photo is exquisite but I like the series too – the colours and the patterns and textures.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks so much Susan. It was such an intriguing flower.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      😊😊 thank you!!

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  5. Your photos are always gorgeous and spot on…just be careful not to make those flowers angry–you wouldn’t like them when they’re angry (to quote The Hulk), LOL!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Terri. Yeah can you imagine flowers hulking-out!! Hahahah.

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  6. A beautiful series of photos: lovely colour and shape. Beautifully written too – especially the repetition towards the end. (“Why shouldn’t it? Why wouldn’t it?”)

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much for noticing Meg. A touch of melancholy when I wrote that 😊

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  7. nice2beme says:

    Beautiful photos. The colors of this flower are so pleasant for the eyes.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much!

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  8. afairymind says:

    Such a beautifully delicate flower. A lovely series of pictures – though it definitely doesn’t look happy in the final set!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! LOL no not so happy at the end.

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  9. Paula says:

    Beautiful close-ups Desley. It is just as fascinating in black and white.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Paula. Hope you are well.

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