Weekly Photography Challenge:Temporary

Every photograph captures a fleeting moment, but some subjects are more temporary than others.

Flowers that put on a brief show are often celebrated (Cherry blossom time, for instance). The brevity of this floral show, however, is something to be thankful for – it’s spectacular to see, and the aroma is sensational, but not in a good way. The common name of “Dead Horse Lily” says it all!

I was trying to capture an image of the pollinators (assorted flies) but only managed to get one, as they are experts at being temporarily in one spot! I didn’t breathe much…

To provide a little balance to the spectacular and stinky lily, here is a rose – it will be lucky to last a day, as our weather has suddenly warmed up and things are wilting. Weather is temporary, too, so “this too shall pass”, and then we might get some rain, followed by more roses.

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4 thoughts on “Weekly Photography Challenge:Temporary

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  2. Dead Horse Lily, eh? I don’t think such a plant would have a place in my tiny garden. I am sure the neighbours would complain and I wouldn’t like the smell wafting into the living area of my home. A plant for a more spacious garden – way down the backyard.

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