|Curls of crocosmia|
Crocosmia doesn't last forever. The blooms last a long time from first explosion to last bump that flowers on the stem, but not forever.
However, today as I was sweeping up the spent flowers in front of the fireplace bouquet, part of the Things I get to do today, it was clear that wilting a bit, drooping on the vine, letting go of the life-giving stem, and finally, drying up were not things that prevented beauty from continuing to shine forth. So elegant, so exquisite, even to the end. Oh, to live and to pass like a flower!