I went to BDC this past week to a talk given by Charlotte Moss. She spent some time talking about wabi sabi, the art of finding perfection in imperfection. I have been collecting images of less-then-perfect flowers and objects recently, not realizing that Japanese have a term for it. My roses would not win in any show but arrival of their blooms in late May and June is a major milestone in a year for me.
Below image of Gruss and Aachen, Abraham Darby and Sharifa Asma.