Thursday, May 28, 2009

2. A Belated Rose for Mom for Mother's Day

This photograph is of a rose from my mother's own garden in Memphis, Tennessee, taken in the early morning sun. The colors were so brilliant, they seemed to emit a light of their own. Sometimes I find colors in nature, whether in a flower or a sunset, that are not only difficult to reproduce, but are so extraordinary that if I did manage to faithfully copy them, they wouldn't seem natural. My mother seems to have a knack for growing such wonders of nature. Here's to you, Mom, and I hope you'll always keep growing those fantastic roses!