Beautiful Mess

When at home in Kerala, i usually start with pictures from the front yard garden. Mom takes pride in the way they've turned out, and rightfully so; its pretty evident there's a lot of effort put into it. I think Flowers hold beauty in different ways, depending on the eye that sees them. I'm looking at this Rose and wondering how a pile of ruffled petals could impart so much of drama. It is perhaps the very design of this flower that makes it beautiful, even when it becomes dry and near-dead. A mango tree provides for the beautiful bokeh in the background. At home in Cheppad, Kerala.