Saturday, May 14, 2011


Did you know you could freeze flowers and they maintain their beauty? Actually with all the projects I've done in my life I would think I would know you could freeze flowers and flower petals.

You are probably wondering why anyone would want to freeze a flower. Good question. In my case I would like to make a video of petals falling but don't want to strip all the flower petals off the flowers ... so instead I will wait until the petals are about ready to fall from the flower, then freeze the petals for future use. In the meantime, I will enjoy the beauty of the flower and the amazing fragrance as in the peony.

I have to say the quirky thought of keeping a frozen peony all year is appealing to me. Reminds me of the children's story "Frederick" by Leo Lionni where the mouse gathers thoughts of the summer colors to bring back in the cold winter days. As one would assume, unfortunately, the flower thaws almost instantly when taken out of the freezer so the frozen flower is totally unpractical unless you want to photograph it instantly upon taking it from the freezer or see it each time you open your freezer as a reminder of the beauty of spring.

Now to make a motion card with the peony flowers.... too beautiful to not do so.... more to come!


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This white flower is looking so hot. I really like this photography. You captured very good photos of natural flower which is very nice.