I really like this picture. It speaks to me. I relate to it on so many levels.
Yes, it's windblown. Past its prime. But still lovely. Notice the brown, used up blooms, that still cling to the stalk. The healthier blooms that are trying their best to hang on, in spite of being tossed around in the wind. But there's also brand new buds, waiting their turn to show their faces to the sun.