A dear artist friend draws flowers --- in bud, in full bloom and in decay. All stages appear in the paintings. I never thought to include anything other than the colourful blooms in my images until I saw this artist's work and understood the implications. To not show the wilted flowers, petals shriveled, yellow core faded to brown, is only telling part of the rich story that is life.
If you are intrigued by the transitory nature of life, you might like my recent blog And When I Die.