I Heart Macro - It's Sunday!!

Today's post is about Beautiful Memories.
It's about Before and After.
It's about Death and Rebirth.
It's about the Obvious and the Hidden. 

As always, click to enlarge the photos

Wilted, "Rusted" and Wrinkled

My rose bushes got a bit of a 'hair-cut' last week.
There's currently no beautiful roses to look out the window and see, but I've got MEMORIES.  These memories evoke soft, peaceful, happy and beautiful feelings.

Fresh, Vibrant, Soft

Then there's "Rust" MEMORIES.   These memories evoke sadness, loss, fright, and perhaps a bit of longing, too. Longing for what once was,....

Burned, Rusted

Even when the obvious beauty has been removed, there's hidden beauty beneath what once was,...

Heavy, Strong

I'm linking up today with I Heart Macro over at
Studio Waterstone - won't you join me?

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Rusted, Rose Colored Memories

Useful, Salvaged

P.S. ~ You have to admit, the rust would make for a very cool color palette, don't you think? ~


  1. WHo knew old pipes were so beautiful - these are great shots!!!

  2. We could call that look "Heavy Patina!" :-) Seriously though, love your entry idea and your photos, Shel. The memory rose is especially nice enlarged! Lovely!

  3. I love, delicious light and delicate texture. Greetings.

  4. Beautiful shots of the roses and rusty pipe fittings.

  5. Very good macro photos.
    My favorite is the 3rd.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. Far away it just looks like scrap metal but up close, a beautiful Autum day under a tree.
    I lean towards earth tone colors probably why rust is appealing to me.
    PS your jewelry designs are beautiful!

  7. You have captured beauty from each season. I do love your fresh rose petals best.

  8. Your flowers are so soft and gentle in contrast with the rusted pipes, which are just as beautiful.

  9. rust is one of my favorite colors and looks. that soft pink rose is the most beautiful flower photo i have ever seen...soft like a whisper.

  10. It's always interesting to look closer to understand the full picture... love your natural rusty textures. :)

  11. I have always loved rust and other forms of...well, I guess that "decay" doesn't sound too nice, so maybe I should find a different word ;-) Your photos are gorgeous.

  12. The rust is quite cool. It's a neat contrast to the delicacy of the roses. I'm sure your roses will come back healthier than ever after their trim. Thank you for sharing these lovely shots!

  13. Love your life observations with this post's photos. Someone wisely observed that they would like to arrive at heaven's gate with all their gifts and talents spent and their blessings given away. There is a deep beauty and grace in something well used.

  14. Gorgeous macro shots of the flowers, and I agree the rustic pieces have their own beauty too.


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