DRIED PETALS

Here's a reminder that summer may fade but beauty lives on.

 

ALONE

This little sunflower, standing and glowing all alone, posing, it seems in front of a child's rusted antique wagon, has a power to please that would be diminished in a group. This corner of Thea's garden has come alive with the appearance of this lonesome bit of joy.

 

 

THE GREEN DOOR

LA PUERTA VERDE, SAN BLAS, NAYARIT, MÉXICO

 

IN THEA’S GARDEN

Another bit of beauty in Thea's garden.

 

THE ENEMY HAS LANDED

But Thea is hot on their trail. I don't think they will be around for long.

 

 

ABSTRACTION

Given lemons, I like to make lemonade. Given lemon water, I like to make photographic abstractions.

 

JUST A DANDELION

Thanks to Thea we have a beautiful garden and it's getting more beautiful every day. I'll be shooting a lot of her beautiful flowers this summer. But today I went for a short walk and encountered these wild dandelions.

Since we don't have a lawn, I was able to appreciate their beauty. I hope you can, too.

Someday I might learn to eat dandelion salad and drink dandelion wine. Maybe.

 

DRIED

Thea knows I'm partial to dried flowers, so she left these tulips on the office window sill. I made an almost found still life. I say almost, because I moved them slightly to include the dark space at the top.

 

JUICE

Thea was making her famous tortilla soup. Over her shoulder I saw this still life. Sorry, no picture of the soup. We ate it!

 

MEXICAN STILL LIFE, DAY LILIES

This candid, or found, as opposed to formal, still life is from the Mercado San Juan de Pugibet, scene of several of my interior street photos.

From Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, hasta mañana.