Fare Thee Well and Fading

Never say never. I proclaimed the last rose of autumn and suddenly my garden exploded with new flowers late into the season surviving two nor’easters. They did not, however, all survive the rabbits who indulged in a rose petal feast early this morning. I can’t complain. The garden is beautiful even as it fades and ah…comes back and then fades again.


Sometimes we have to say goodbye though. I said farewell and all that to one of my favorite works titled Rabbit, pictured in a new frame chosen to match a lovely new home. This has been a running theme for the past few weeks. I wonder if the “rabbits” are trying to tell me something.

"Rabbit" in a new frame.

16 thoughts on “Fare Thee Well and Fading

  1. I particularly like your nasturtium shot. It reminds me a bit of the Yamashita photograph of the frog on the lilypad from his photographic essay on the travels of Basho, featured in National Geographic magazine last year. I actually just stuck a colour copy of that lilypad photo up above the telephone at work about ten minutes ago!

    • Those photographs are gorgeous. I love the frog (and my nasturtiums do looks like the lily pads) but that mossy leafy staircase in the woods! I just want to walk right into the picture and up those stairs.

      • Exactly! That was the photo that solidified my desire to one day travel to Japan. I have a copy of that photo on my vision-board, too :)

  2. Oh my. That looks really lovely in that frame. Bye bye bunny! I never knew you.

    I envy you the nasturtiums. The butterflies ate all of mine. :)

    • My nasturtiums went crazy this year. They are mutant nasturtiums all big and bushy and tumbling with leaves the size of lily pads.

      I like that frame. It was the buyers idea and she was right. I invested in a stack of them. I am now going to reframe the rest of the series, as soon as I get it back.

      • Where is the rest of the series? At a show? That piece really does look magnificent surrounded by wood. Good choice. Your buyer clearly has the “eye”. :)

        • 2 shows or kinda shows. The SMFA thingie and a benefit in Provincetown. Pfft. Lots of driving. I’m sure it looks nicer where it is than where it was…in the deep dark cave.

  3. Your roses are so beautiful – wish I had a sunny-enough spot to attempt growing them. Do these have a lovely scent? I’m always baffled when they don’t.

    Gorgeous photography too:)

    • Thank you.

      Yes! The roses smell incredible. I prefer my manufactured products unscented but can’t be bothered with non-perfumed roses. That just makes no scents. I’m still madly in love with and looking for the yellow tea rose that grows in the Boston Fenway Gardens. I’ve just never smelled anything so divine. I’d like to take a cutting but will not steal it. I always hope to find the gardener on site. No luck so far.

  4. I love roses, and yours are beautiful! We have one rose bush by our mailbox and a few miniature roses by our entryway. I thought they would be a pain to take care of, but surprisingly they haven’t been.

  5. That piece titled “Rabbit” sure is nice.
    Do you eat your nasturtiums in salads? A Korean woman who was once a neighbor used to always make nasturtium salads. I don’t think I could eat a little flower. A wimp I know.

    • Thanks.

      Yes, we eat the leaves and the flowers. I put the flowers in salads. They taste good…a little bit peppery. C’mon. Give it a try. Mmmmm. Flowers! ;)

      • That’s a surprise to me, that they taste peppery. I love pepper, so if the opportunity presents itself I may one day eat a little flower…or maybe rescue it and put it in a vase just before the salad dressing arrives!

  6. I am honored to have had “Rabbit” choose me as it’s new owner. It’s a pleasure to have such a divine piece gracing my humble home~

    I look forward to viewing the rest of the series!

    • Thank you for rescuing “Rabbit” from the cave. Trust me. The work is in a much better place and a much better frame.

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