Friday, August 8, 2014

Flower Power

We treat flowers as sweet and delicate, as an inconsequential idea, as a romantic weakness, but without flowers, there is no fruit nor vegetable, no food for bee or butterfly.  When the medians on the highway remain uncut, what first returns is the wildflower-- bachelor buttons, Queen Anne's lace, thistle-- flowers dot the landscape offering seeds and beauty instead of cropped greenery. Leaving the landscape to her own devices inspires me. Nature has a way of healing itself, and in a world of upheaval and turmoil, I can only hope that we humans can step aside long enough to allow nature to rejuvenate and prosper. As an artist, the only imagery that makes sense right now to me is the power of flowers.

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