I used to be in "the perfect and throw them out when they started to fade" school of thought. Until, that is, I went to art school and a guest lecturer showed us a set of pencil drawings he did of some daffodils he had in a vase. He drew the same flowers every day at the same time for 14 days from tight buds to completely dead and drooped flowers. The drawings were fascinating and quite beautiful. It was reminder to really look at what we are seeing and appreciate all of the pieces, not just the whole since there really isn't any "perfect".