Tuesday, July 27, 2010

im-per-fect (adjective) 1. having a fault or defect 2. being real

 

cone flower blured and pop of color with watermark

Such a gorgeous herb, the Purple Coneflower,

which is what I prefer to call her. 

You may know her as Echinacea,

attributed to all sorts of remedies and cures for what ails you.

I just like her beauty (and the fact that she’s drought tolerant!)

I gave this photo a little pop of color, blurred it a bit for a dreamy look.

Then I began to “fix” that flawed petal…but…wait…

Life isn’t perfect, why should this photo be?

Keep it real.

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Morning Marsha...
Loved the post, imperfect petal...keeping it real...Ahhh! such is life!
Enjoyed catching up on your posts too.
Love the homes and the "Welcome Home" = priceless.
Have a wonderful summer week!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Pretty picture, Marsha.... I like to see the 'imperfect'.. Many of the Rose pictures which I publish are imperfect---but REAL.....

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Amen, sista!!

French Bean & Coffee Bean said...

Thanks for that. I have to keep that in mind sometimes, especially when things don't necessarily result how I want them to.

-French Bean

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I think the photo is perfect. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

Amy said...

Amen to that!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I had not noticed the imperfect petal until you mentioned it.All I saw was a lovely picture.I guess that is how we need to look at the imperfections of others.
Blessings,Ruth

Sarah said...

I have tried repeatedly to grow echinacea... and it never works out. I once just bought a pot of it at a gardening center. I think some rabbit enjoyed eating it...

So, I gave up on it, and just photograph other people's echinacea. It seems to be one of those plants that the insects enjoy munching on, as I too have many photos of those pretty coneflowers with holes bitten into their petals.

: )

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Ruth, love your analogy - See the whole picture and overlook the flaws!

Sarah, rabbits do love the coneflower especially the young plants.

podso said...

I also didn't notice the imperfect petal. But wonderful thoughts here!!

From the Kitchen said...

Hi Marsha: Thanks for stopping by. We have a few things in common--I'm originally from the south (Virginia) and I'm a capricorn. I have a gardening/cooking husband but no grandchildren--yet). I'm assuming those little cuties at the birthday bash are your grandchildren! Can't wait.

Best,
Bonnie

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Gorgeous image! And I agree with you. It's the imperfection that makes it so interesting!
Makes me think......MMMMMMmmmmm
Yvonne

Tamara Jansen said...

What a gorgeous photo....petal flaw and all!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marsha, I adore coneflowers and enjoyed seeing yours. And yes, keeping it real is the best...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I like your blog!
It is just wonderful!
Leticia