I feel exceptionally fortunate to be alive today. It is a gorgeous, warm, windy Spring day. I had to remove a few raised bed flowers damaged in the cold the other night, but more are rising to show their faces in the warmth.
Come and see.
The above picture is one of those that somehow evokes Georgia Okeeffe. I fell in love with her way of capturing flowers, it got inside of my head. I felt her spirit in this one.
I am no Georgia O’Keeffe, for sure, but five years ago, Maria and I spent some time in New Mexico, and we visited her home and some of the places that inspired her work. I will never forget that visit; her home was a spiritual journey into the heart of the spiritual soul.
The trip was moving and powerful, I hope we can one day go back.
It changed me and inspired me. I never compare myself to her, but since I started taking flower photos, some people have been generous enough to say the photos seem to invoke some of her paintings. That is one of the nicest things anyone could say to me, true or not. I felt like putting up a picture to honor her and her amazing work and independent spirit.
I believe her spirit enriched my work, and I hope she did. That would be a gift.
Above and below: “Confetti” – Lantana