Monday, September 01, 2008

Gladiola in White...

I love Gladiola for their delicacy and elegance, for their fragility. They are easily broken and rain and wind often do their part to shorten the life of this beautiful bloom. Then I feel sorry for all the wasted beauty, often destroyed before anyone could appreciate it.

"Gladiolus" (Iridaceae)
glads, Gladiolen

4 comments:

Kim said...

my Mum had gladiolis as her wedding bouquet Petra..
such beautiful flowers :)

Petra Voegtle said...

Kim - yes. I can imagine that those looked absolutely beautiful. I don't understand why most people rather look for orchids and other blooms and find glads so ordinary. I wonder whether anyone ever looks really close??

Rachel said...

Such lovely blossoms! And made all the more precious by their fragile nature.

Petra Voegtle said...

Thank you very much, Rachel!