Thursday, May 31, 2012

Death and a Mugo



I killed this little Mugo pine with my loveless ways. After two years in the garden, it gave up the ghost. But I captured that little ghost, dressed it in yellow, and trapped it in an old gold fish bowl. It's hauntingly pretty and I couldn't let it go.



It reminds me that being a tyrant has its downside. And this is what can happen.

♥M

13 comments:

  1. Wao..perfect for summer themed counter :) love it..

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  2. great idea to save it and let it be beautiful in death. :)

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  3. Poor thing
    Yet, even in death there is beauty..

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  4. It is absolutely gorgeous...

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  5. love !!! and your words....fantastic!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  6. What a beautiful afterlife you have given this little tree!

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  7. The graphic quality of Mugo is wonderful.

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  8. Ah, that's so sad. But it can happen to even the best of us. It certainly is beautiful in the fish bowl.

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  9. soooo cute! it seems to be part of a fairy tale

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  10. Awesome! I would have done the same!

    We lost a fuchsia last year that had been growing in the same pot over 25 years. The "trunk" had become quite thick at the base and twisted and branches covered in a wonderfully textures "bark". When it died, I resolved to save it in a similar way (protected in acrylic however).

    I wish I had shared my plans with my sweetie. The much loved fuchsia was on it's way to the dump before i realized it was gone.

    I am soooo glad you were able to save yours. I am sure it was very difficult to see it die - but it could have been something completely out of your control A fungi or bacteria can do great and almost instant damage - even cause death.

    But look at how beautiful it is now - and always will be.

    Thank you for sharing your mug pine.

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  11. You are so creative! It has such an eerie feel and really sparks my interest. Thank you for sharing!

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