Marigolds In Glass
October 22, 2017 12:09pm CST
Other than for the purposes of organising them, I don't usually give my photographs titles. But when I was labeling this one to copyright it, the name in the title seemed to fit and to add to its artistic quality. Before anyone starts thinking that this was some big studio setup, rest assured that the only thing involved was to find a pretty cut-glass dish in my China closet, fill it almost to the top with water, and then placing a few marigold blossoms into it whose stems were too short to fit into a standard vase. Then, I moved the whole affair over to a plastic storage tub that I keep under the kitchen window for the cat to climb up on, spilling a little water in the process. And this is the result: another gift from my camera, thanks to Nature, who hasn't steered me wrong yet. It occurred to me as I was assembling this little presentation how the colors in marigolds perfectly complement the autumnal tree foliage color here. Coincidence? Methinks not. For in Nature, there is no such thing, but only a beautiful and spectacular harmony. Photo Copyright@2017 Rachel Lovejoy
13 people like this
I think that its lovely-perfect colours for this time of the year. I really like your arrangement, sometimes the simple things are the nicest aren't they? It looks like a butter dish cover that I have here, and now I realize that I have another use for it. Of course I have several crystal butter dishes, so once it becomes a vase, it shouldn't ever be used to cover butter again.
• Saco, Maine
I'm not at all sure where I got the dish, but it works. When I deadheaded the flowers, I realized they were still vibrant but their stems were too short. I'd remember seeing blossoms floating in water once and thought it was pretty, so there you have it.