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Rose Days

I've made a point lately to harvest and photograph the day's roses. In the process, I hope to be surpised and inspired by them. 

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On Monday they seemed to arrange themselves by color.

 

 

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Multi-roses

 

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Colour, like fragrance, is intimately connected with light; and between the different rays of the spectrum and the colour-cells of plants there is a strange telepathy. These processes, so little explored, seem in their deep secrecy and earthly spirituality more marvellous than the most radiant visions of the mystics.

~Mary Webb, "The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing"

 

I looked for a quote about color in my usual place and found nothing. Then I remembered this exquisite book given to me by Pamela Temple. I opened it randomly to page 47, which was titled THE BEAUTY OF COLOUR (!)

 


Reaping Roses

There's a folder on my computer titled "m day on the washer". I look at the contents in wonderment and think, "I really want to show these, but it's not Mother's Day." So the images sit there gathering pixel dust. Well no more. 

Garden-harvesting

 

It's spring 2013, and I'm just back from the San Francisco Flower Market. I've deposited my bounty in the front garden to prep for Mother's Day bouquets. I know, it seems odd to buy flowers when the garden looks so full. I felt the need for a little embellishment and the photo ops were too good to ignore.

 

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In the rush a few days later to make the bouquets, I didn't have time for pictures, but these images seem even better for that time and place, as well as this time and place, months later!

 

People find life entirely too time-consuming.

~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

 

 


Happy New Year 2013 !

 

In gratitude for the magic of photography and learning, I want to ring in the new year with an old image. In the early days of my interest in photography, I experimented endlessly. Would you beleive, to shoot this scene, I kidnapped my living room for two days? Yes, it was a bit cumbersome getting around a door, set as a dining table, right in front of our sofa.

 

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The roses are Iceberg.

 

New Year's day is every man's birthday.

~ Charles Lamb