This is the fifth photo in my series of one self portrait a month in 2014. I’ve continued working on this project by scrambling to do it at the end of each month, which hasn’t resulted in great work so far (go figure). But I am happy with this shot because it took me outside for the shoot.
I love this rhododendron tree which lives outside the front window of my apartment. Once a year it blossoms and I make the most of its fleeting beauty while it lasts. When I took the photo a week ago the flowers were just at peak bloom, but now they are fading away and dropping to the grass. I appreciate the fleeting beauty of the rhododendron tree, and I’m glad it could be part of this ongoing series.