From a distance this bloom seems to be anything but complex in structure.
Once a year the blooms on a rather
boring Agave decorate the garden
with their glory of which is presently fading.
As each petal starts to decay and fall off, the lacy stalk forms.
Last year I missed the most of the stages of the glory the agave produces.
This year I seem to be more in tune to the garden and what it presents to
me and with the gift of time I've made some photographic studies of a few of the cacti.
This particular image will most likely find its way into something manipulated.
I've just rediscovered working with negative prints again.
Almost a little too manipulated, but the dance