Travel theme: Fragile

I often find my eye drawn to fragile objects, and feel compelled to photograph that which is about to dissolve or crumble. There’s something magical about the barely-there-ness of vulnerability, like this deteriorating leaf in Jamaica Bay…

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… and this frosted hydrangea in Ireland.

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Then there’s the diaphanous beauty of wintry seedheads in Manhattan‘s Battery Park, just one gust of wind away from extinction…

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…the glassy glory of Martin Blank’s Fluent Steps sculpture in Tacoma…

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…and quirky icicles on a winter’s day in Central Park.

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❤ Ailsa

There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts. – Neil Gaiman

Life is fragile and absurd. – Leo Tolstoy

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