Spent Flower Blossoms as Fireworks June 15 2017

American 4th of July decorations and fireworks have been on sale for many months before the actual upcoming holiday. (I'm not condoning this, people--just reporting.)

But these red, white, and blue bursts below are no such things. Instead of being actual fireworks, they are rearranged, colorized versions of my beloved dead-and-dying clematis blossoms**.

In summer, after the wide flower petals drop, the spindly but elegant skeletons stick around for weeks or even months.

         

 ** Here's the starting point for this whole thing, a flower skeleton in its natural habitat: