When I think of “delicate,” what comes to mind is something that needs to be handled with care, something that is fragile and vulnerable, something precious that could easily and quickly fall apart. People, plants, animals, topics, questions, and relationships can all be delicate at times.
This little girl wanted to leave a tip for a street juggler and ever so delicately dropped a few coins in the bucket.
Leaving a tip for the juggler
This young man handles his newly acquired toy with pride and gentleness.
Boy and his toy
And is there anything more delicate than a butterfly?
A delicate wildflower finds shelter from the wind growing against a rockwall on top of the tallest mountain in West Virginia:
This flower’s delicateness lies in its intricate pattern of petals and sepals:
A vine growing across the outside wall of a bank building creates intricate and delicate living art:
Frost on tall grasses sparkles in the morning sun like delicate diamonds:
Fern leaves have inspired many artistis to create intriguing patterns with delicate features:
An artist’s creation of a delicate miniature garden:
How do you drive through a large herd of cattle and avoid the wrath of the territorial bulls? Very slowly and delicately!
This post was written in response to Ailsa’s travel theme “Delicate.”