I’m interested in images of flowers somewhat past their prime. Roses beginning to wilt are especially appealing. There is more poetry in the history of roses whose petals are starting to curl and begin turning brown. The life-force that is in glorious display in roses at their peak is starting to leave, as it must eventually from all living things.
It took about 16 iterations and adjustments to get this image from Midjourney. The Siberian Elm is now considered an invasive tree. It was once considered a replacement for the American Elm, which had been nearly wiped out by Dutch Elm Disease. But no more. However, the bark of the Siberian Elm is believed to have a wealth of good medicinal uses.
Often, sunflower images show the flower rendered with perfect symmetry and perfect shape. Rather, this image shows the sunflower petals a little bit ragged and not exactly symmetrical. One can imagine this sunflower as having been blown around a bit in a wind. I think this sunflower corresponds a bit more to “real life.” I imagine this sunflower as embodying more than the usually pictured “perfect” bloom – It’s not perfect; it exhibits some “wear and tear” yet retains the essence of the ideal sunflower.