2013 Tulip Series – 12

The 2013 Tulip Series comes to a close, for now, with the 12th post in the series.

A Declaration of Love , the Vintage Way

It may be the old-fashioned way,

I declare the words that

I must say.

It may be the dated way,

I declare the words that

I need to say.

It may be the best kind of way,

To declare the words that

I long to say.

Someday, however,

Continued interest will sway

Your appreciation of my

Vintage declaration,

I love you.

 copyright Robyn Graham

The Old-Fashioned Way

The Old-Fashioned Way

The Dated Way

The Dated Way

The Best Way

The Best Kind of Way

The poem above is written using phrases used for defining the word vintage and the meaning of Tulip in the Victorian language of flowers which is, Declaration of Love.  The images, although of the same Tulip, are unique in terms of composition.  Note the compositional elements: leading lines, curves, rule of thirds,  as well as the depth of field used in each image.

2013 Tulip Series – 08

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne W. Dyer

The Orchestra

The Orchestra


And PlaysAnd Plays

I chose the quote above based on the fact that each image presents the same tulips in different ways.  The images reminded me of not only change, but of an orchestra swaying and playing.   Perhaps if we look deeply enough we can see an orchestra of change.


2013 Tulip Series – 04

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.”- Bill Cosby

Dancing Tulips

Dancing Tulips

Ghosts of Dancing Tulip

Ghosts of Dancing Tulips