Forget Your Perfect Offering: Frost-Damaged Zinnias

“Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

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Weeds without love. Torn and dying flowers. Dead insects and other animals. A tangle of brambles. Galls and burls. So much that’s not perfect is beautiful, magical, and soulful beyond words, beyond a photo, beyond belief.

For today, though, a photo will have to do, starting with the zinnias touched by frost and intimations of winter:

and one in bud …

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