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Saturday, April 08, 2006

pansies' shadows

pansies' shadows
pansies' shadows,
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This is for my mother, age 94, who can no longer see well at all. I'm hoping that the staff in her nursing home in Kansas City will be able to open this and show it to her on a large screen. She has always loved Spring, and in particular the way this simple little flower announced Spring.

This was taken late in the day in Saint-Prex, when a storm was expected, and a late sunray suddenly burst through the clouds to backlight the flowers. This is a small and very simple flower and yet it suddenly looked more magnificent than the best of them.

Thank you to Florence Wallace for showing us that it is always important to notice the details in life and the small and seemingly ordinary things.

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