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After the Storm

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 16 June 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The afternoon following yesterday's morning capture, Corvallis had one of the worst storms in memory. (Terrible wind, lightning, rain and hail. A lightning strike burned one house to the ground.) Despite the seriousness of the storm, this droopy peony seemed worthy of Silly Tuesday.

NIKON D700 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 400 55 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

quelle tristesse !

16 Jun 2009 5:13am

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

Great photo of a silly flower.. Glad you didn't delete this, but saved it for us for today. Check out how we tell time around our neightborhood on my post today: Silly Tuesday - what time is it?

16 Jun 2009 5:13am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Super shot, Jack - the detail is wonderful and one can see that the rain had been heavy. Happy ST to you - my shot for the day can be seen here.

16 Jun 2009 5:15am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You've been sending us one storm after another : ] My Silly

16 Jun 2009 5:21am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Sounds like a wild storm! Hope no one was injured!
This little peony does look a bit droopy- however, I like older flowers...More character :)
I also keep forgetting about silly Tuesday!

16 Jun 2009 5:28am

@Tracy: Thus flowers become a commentary on life.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Poor thing. We are having storms tonight . Here is my silly entry

16 Jun 2009 5:41am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Not so silly, but a little drooopy... Here's my silly Tuesday addition, http://lsederberg.aminus3.com/.

16 Jun 2009 5:47am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Nice crisp photo. That is an unusual looking flower.

16 Jun 2009 6:13am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

It looks a little sad, rather than silly. I gave you a shout out on my blog - a new Sunday Spotlight feature I started. Just thought you'd like to know.

16 Jun 2009 6:23am

@Toni: Thanks, Toni. When I saw the flowers, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

pour nature...this flower seems to host a sea anemone !
My contribution for the day : http://veronique.aminus3.com/image/2009-06-16.html

16 Jun 2009 6:35am

@Veronique: Nice thought about the anemone.

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Besides the subject matter, I love the quality of color and light and dark in this photo. Sorry to hear of the storm, though.

16 Jun 2009 6:42am

@Dulcie: We fared better than expected. We didn't even have power outage at our house. But lots of rain and wind.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

I agree that it looks a little sad. I am so pleased that we saw it before hand

16 Jun 2009 6:49am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the properly exposed pic. And glad we saw it before the storm.

16 Jun 2009 7:01am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Not silly to me... but a great shot!!

Here is my contribution..http://sarito.aminus3.com/image/2009-06-16.html

16 Jun 2009 7:31am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

very well framed

16 Jun 2009 7:44am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

the flower looks silly and too big together with the smaller wild roses, but it's still beautiful in its own way. a lovely shot. here's mine http://smallwonders.aminus3.com/image/2009-06-16.html

16 Jun 2009 7:48am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

you usually don't think of flowers as being silly, but...
here's mine!

16 Jun 2009 8:26am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Oh poor droopy flower. I hope it perks up. Here is my entry for Silly Tuesday!

16 Jun 2009 9:20am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Ces pauvres fleurs qui essaient de survivreau mauvais temps... une photo bien belle

16 Jun 2009 9:29am

Sarah from Switzerland

Poor flowers - looks like they've been to the wars! Fabulous colours - really stunning.

16 Jun 2009 9:34am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A little ruffled but very attractive!

16 Jun 2009 9:45am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

A great reason to shot dying flowers! Here's mine: Criss Cross

16 Jun 2009 10:26am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Very nice flowers !

16 Jun 2009 10:39am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I love the way you balanced this shot! The color and repetition are superb!

16 Jun 2009 11:11am

Mary from PA, United States

It's sad when the weather destroys the flowers.....it has happened much here this year as well. but this one does show much character. My contribution for silly Tuesday is here.

16 Jun 2009 11:51am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

love the crisp and well composed

16 Jun 2009 1:17pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Dear Jack, that seems like an amazing and rare storm for June!! Wonderful shots and great clarity on this one - looks like the storm took its toll on the flowers!

16 Jun 2009 1:29pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I love the colors in this one, great work

16 Jun 2009 1:32pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

How scary. Points just North of me had the same thing yesterday. They needed bulldozers to clear the hail from the roads and alleviate flooding which was waist deep very quickly in some areas from what I've seen. Crazy wild weather this season! It has been very cool and very rainy the past couple of months. Summer is on vacation it seems.

The peony is beautiful. Mine are done for now, drooped, and laying flat from all the rain.

16 Jun 2009 1:41pm

@Laurie: Our peonies are now gone as well.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

A droopy,silly ,flower !!

16 Jun 2009 1:57pm

Don from spokane, United States

An interesting flower shot. Even when flowers are "over the hill" they have a certain inherent beauty. This is a good example. Fine shot.

16 Jun 2009 2:27pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

les fleurs sont toujours émouvantes quand elles arrivent en fin de vie... j'aime beaucoup

16 Jun 2009 2:46pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Amazing that they survived such a storm. I like the composition and the post processing, it really brings out the details in the petals.

16 Jun 2009 2:54pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy ST but sorry about the storm. Here is my Silly Tuesday shot:
http://kodak.aminus3.com/image/2009-06-16.html

16 Jun 2009 3:15pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

what a shame, such a beautiful flower!

16 Jun 2009 4:03pm

Claude from United States

I love this fower, a bit faded, but proudly hanging on. The great details and textures give it a new lease on life.

16 Jun 2009 4:16pm

@Claude: Thank you, Claude.

Tammy-Cricket from United States

Oh...weather can be tough. We have nothing but bad weather since the beginning of April. I am glad you are OK.

16 Jun 2009 4:16pm

@Tammy-Cricket: We're just fine.

khadi from New Delhi, India

This is a really nice image -- the composition and quality of light is reminiscent of those renaissance still life paintings of flowers but the drooping peony moves it from simply a copy to a satire.

16 Jun 2009 4:25pm

@khadi: Thank you.

Ajay from Pune, India

Sad to know about the storm. But the droopy flower really adds up to the ST shot.

16 Jun 2009 4:36pm

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Excellent silliness j4j!!! The storm had a silly ending by the looks of things. Go the silliness!!!

16 Jun 2009 4:48pm

@Linerberry: More and more seem to be joining us, Caroline.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Go back to my page today, and watch the video I linked from the text area below my photo today. It will make you laugh.

16 Jun 2009 6:09pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Go back to my page today, and watch the video I linked from the text area below my photo today. It will make you laugh.

16 Jun 2009 6:09pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

even though they have been ravaged by the storm they are still beautiful!! a wonderfully dilapidated floral shot!

16 Jun 2009 6:33pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

even after the storm there is something beautiful in these flowers, the talent of the photograph, it seems to be an old pic, something far away in the past, nice

16 Jun 2009 6:56pm

@kerfendal: Thanks, Max.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The late roses is as beautiful I like this weariness and soft tones!

16 Jun 2009 9:16pm

@Mathilde Collot: Kind of like us, Mathilde.

marianne from Toulouse, France

pour flower .... but very soft tones, !!! love it !

16 Jun 2009 10:49pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Geez, why's everything seem so sad here today????? cool shot!!

16 Jun 2009 11:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They made it! Nice shot.

17 Jun 2009 12:10am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

What cool flowers...beautiful capture.

17 Jun 2009 3:08am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Silly and sad looking blooms. I'm happy you managed to capture their beauty before the storm. We would gladly accept some of your rain here, there are dried flowers in Florida gardens.
While it is battered I still like the shape and color of this white peony.

17 Jun 2009 4:45am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Good post after yesterday's.

24 Jun 2009 9:49pm