Chrysanthemum No. 2

Why, yes… I do enjoy taping random flowers onto the window. Which is the lead-in for yet another installment of  ‘unusual’  conversations heard only here.

Me: “Hey, Annabelle, does Duct Tape stick to flowers?”

Annabelle: “Well… I can’t say I’ve ever really tried that…”

Me: “Yup! Seems to be working just fine.”

Annabelle: “That’s good.”

Have a great weekend, everyone.

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified


69 thoughts on “Chrysanthemum No. 2

    • These were the last flowers blooming outside last fall
      (when I saw them I couldn’t resist trying to get a shot)!
      Thank you so much, Ms. B! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

    • Oh no, Dishy!
      Sorry to hear that – my family has been getting a ton of snow back in North Dakota, too. I really can’t complain about the weather we’ve been having here, lately… it’s been wonderful. Hopefully spring will start making the rounds sooner than later!

    • Hahaha… you said it, FS!
      I’m rather lucky in that my wife understands the great benefits of duct tape…
      there’s surly at lest a billion and one fixes with the stuff!

    • It’s ‘rolled up’ onto itself behind the flower
      (with a tiny hole punched in the center for a tiny bit of stem to fit though).
      I’m kind of relieved none of it is poking out!

  1. Too funny – and a brilliant click.
    Sounds like a bestseller: 101 uses for duct tape, with a subtitle: not just for taping ducts. You’ve got the photography chapter well-covered. 😀

    • It’s amazing stuff, P&K!
      There’s not much that can’t be fixed (at least temporarily) with a roll. Or two.
      Hahaha… seems like the cover should be made out of duct tape, too (just as long as it doesn’t get taped shut, I guess).

    • Thank you so much, sir!
      I have a book full of ideas at this point… the difficult part is usually getting a hold of all the materials, etc. I could sure use a prop provider!

    • Why thank you, S.E.!
      It took a bit of dodging / burning / different levels for different areas, but that’s usually the case, I guess. I might try something similar with other subject matter in the future, but this flower seemed like as good a place as any to start, I guess.

  2. Great image Bob… I really can’t envisage having a conversation like that with my Good Lady – She’ll know if it doesn’t stick by the grumbling and cussing 😉

    • Well… 1 for 2 on that, Loon… I can’t tell a lie… sacrifices were made.
      Although I did shoot this after a few nights of freezing temperatures outside, and the rest of the blooms disappeared pretty quickly after that, too.

  3. Beautiful piece. Ethereal flower at the end of the tunnel of light. Very Eastern Archetype/Symbol.
    Now a few questions: 1. Taped on which side of window in relation to camera ? The tape is not visible.
    2. When you remove flower from tape is tape damaged ? Would removal from tape be ducking out or back petatling ?

    • Many thanks, sir!
      Yeah, a bit of an unusual set-up. I took a piece of tape, rolled it up on itself (punched a hole for a tiny bit of stem to fit into), and stuck the tape to the back of the flower. Then I pressed that assembly onto the window (tape facing ‘away’ from the camera).
      Hahaha… the tape was definitely in better shape than the flower (although the flower still looked pretty nice for a few days).

  4. You have done a great job on this one SIG
    and I like the frame too… Well it finishes off
    this masterpiece rather well I think? 🙂

    I hope that you are having a wicked day 🙂


    • Thanks so much, A.G.!
      It’s kind of funny… I actually began looking at the window as a subject before the flower (it seems like it would be the other way around)! I’m hoping to use it again, at some point, too!
      Many thanks, sir!
      I hope you are having a wonderful day as well, my friend!

  5. Imagine how many things worldwide would fall apart if duct tape ceased to exist. It is a universal fix-it. I bet aliens use it on other planets too. I wonder if it’s used at molecular level? Something strong has to hold all those atoms together…

  6. I love how duct tape sticks to everything, including itself, once you unroll it, but is not an impossible feat to get it off the roll. Ingenious. So, of course you can use it to tape a flower. 😉

    Great frame.

    • Did you ever see any of the Mythbusters’ duct tape experiments, Red?! I was impressed with the stuff before I saw what they did with the stuff… it’s incredible!
      Thank you so much!

      • Not into television, but I grew up in a construction company. I know the power of duct tape. Some of the children in my daughter’s junior class took part in the duct tape prom competition. They made and wore formals (dress and tux) out of duct tape. o.O

  7. I love the lightness at the edges of the flower and then gets darker as you get to the center. Very ephemeral feeling.

    FYI – Duct tape solves all problems!

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