Georgia on my mind

“Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

That quote is attributed to Georgia O’Keeffe, although I can’t find the original source.  If she didn’t actually say it, she should have.  Her paintings of flowers — some as large as 30″x36″ — make you stop and look and see things about form and color you never knew were there.

This big showy Oriental poppy, with its multiple layers of delicate petals, looked like it had caught fire in the sunlight.  And the pollen — I always thought it was black, didn’t you?

poppy

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~ by Shelly F. Cohen on 5 October 2009.

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