Photo Reflection of the Day #192: Dwindling Flames

Dwindling Flames - 20151001_074618

What Is It

Flowers fading and beginning to die as fall sets in. 

Why It's today's Pick

Early in the spring, these flowers looked rather like little fireballs with their bright reddish/orange centers.  But now, as fall sets in they begin their return to the earth from which they have come.  However, their transition is on of turning from vibrant colors to black.  Even the flower in the center of this photo, we can see the blackness taking over, akin to a flame making its way up to the top.  Other faded flowers around it, tell us what its fate will be in the ensuing days, but of course, these are not burnt out flames, but dried buds that will hopefully spread new seeds for the next year.
This submission is part of the 365 Challenge.  For 2015's submissions, check out this link to all the posts.  For access to all photos, which open for reuse under a Creative Commons License, check out the full album on Flickr.

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