In the middle of winter, I bought my daughter some gerbera daisies to brighten up her room. But once they started to wilt, I stashed them into my studio to watch and study. I find flowers much more interesting when they are fading. The bright and bold blooms get a little more humility as they wilt, and a lot more character. I probably should have gotten rid of them weeks ago, but I find that the longer they dry, the more fascinating they become.