♫ Machinarium OST
*Wallflower: a shy or unpopular person who doesn’t socialize or participate in activities at social events…
In 50 years, this plant will be a tree and this wall will be ruined…
unfortunately, it will be exactly the opposite… but it’s amazing how nature still finds its own ways…
I love this photo—and so perfectly titled!
thank you 🙂 am happy you like both photo and title!! title seemed an obvious choice…
Super. Simple and super
thank you so much, Rajiv!!
I am not shy, but I think I am a wallflower… Nice picture Alex!
and I am not shy, I just don’t go to social events…
thank you, Meho, appreciated!! 🙂
This is a great photo, totally matches the theme of being a wallflower. The green flower stands out on its own. Very attractive, it’s far from boring 🙂 This description fits me perfectly – I don’t like to go to parties as they aren’t my thing. However, I’ve never called myself a ‘Wallflower’ 🙂
so you are very much like me I guess 🙂 I can socialize easily if I have to, but I strongly prefer to stay away from crowded events and attention… hence, I’ve always found it way more interesting to communicate with people who may be loners in a way, but really stand out, they are different and often more attractive and interesting to me…
it is such a pleasure to read your comment, Mabel 🙂 because I see this image two ways: as an image of what it is – nature and urban environment… but aslo as a metaphor of people in social environment, as suggested by the title… and am happy the metaphor meaning also comes through 🙂
That is impressive, being able to socialise if you can. I find that extremely hard to do, and am naturally very comfortable being by myself. Quiet people have always fascinated me. Maybe it’s because I am one, but I do think it’s because quiet people tend to think more deeply which I am attracted to.
No, thank you for posting this, Alexandra. Love how you can say many things with one image. Shows that you really are one of those deep thinkers standing away from the crowds 🙂
I’m not so much a thinker as I am an impulsive moodaholic lol 🙂
and I love the part about being comfortable about being who you are… that’s precious!!
thank you very much once again, Mabel 🙂
I find it hard to imagine you as a wallflower with your flaming locks. 🙂
you know the phrase: “When in doubt wear red”… 🙂 well, in my experience, this is absolutely true, even for an introvert… especially for an introvert…
thank you very much, Lignum… 🙂
No chance to grow up there .. Nature has the power
indeed, Nature has the power… so well said!
thank you for your visit, Bernie 🙂
Ok, there is no flower there. Just sayin’.
BUT . . . typically, we say that 2/3 of a tree’s growth is below the surface. Out of view without a lot of digging. So possibly that is true with ‘shy’, ‘introverted’ people too?
I guess this is true for everyone, only some people make visible only a small part of what they really are… and others let out more… sometimes we just stop only for the visible part… and sometimes one may feel it’s worth digging…
this is a very beautiful parallel and I just LOVE your words…
Superb depiction of the idiom! Great eye in finding the wallflower… a certain perspective is required. All the greens stand out from the cement. This also seems to suggest that however much we build artificially, a bit of the natural creeps in on us. Love the built-in vignette effect provided by the moss and the stains on the wall and floor.
however much we create artificially, nature itself is the best creator…
and I love the natural vignette too… well, I enhanced it a little 🙂
thank you for your lovely comment, Kishore… 🙂
Beautiful simplicity or simple beauty, Alexandra…love the shades of the “half-tones” that add more layers to the mood of the photo. The first feeling I got was – there is so much said with so little but then no…the photo has layers and layers to be noticed and/or imagined. Oh, yes – and the title is spot on! 🙂
I’m sorry for the late reply, dear Ese.. and thank you so much for your comment… I really enjoyed reading it… 🙂
Alexandra – This is really beautiful. You do such a good job of making wonderful images out of things that others would pass by.
thank you so much, Chris, it feels nice when something that is meaningful to me can become meaningful for others too 🙂
Nicely seen most folk would miss that
but how could anyone miss that 🙂
thank you for taking a look around!!
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