Death of a beautiful flower or beautiful death of a flower

I love orchids as house plants as their flowers last so long and are so gorgeous and exotic. For ten to twenty bucks you can have a month or so of daily delight. My wife Amy received a lovely little orchid as a gift from her students at the end of the school year and I was so sorry to come down yesterday evening to see all the blooms on the floor. As I picked up the two blossoms, they were still intact and I noticed my favorite afternoon sun shining through my kitchen and just had to get a few shots of this beautiful flower in the afternoon light and shadows it creates.