Stages of Life

A multi-colored rose in a vase in front of a window.  From a tiny bud, it opened it's petals and it's scent filled the air.


As it's petals began to droop, and the sun poured in from the window created a backlit effect, I loved it more


Soon, the petals would fall, leaving room for the complex array of stamens and wiggly things to finally appear.  This rose is beautiful in every stage of it's life!