The photographs of N.P. Thompson

botanical

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hydrangeas, just beginning

hydrangeas just beginning


wet

wet

Happy birthday, Tal!


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the secret lives of azaleas

the secret lives of azaleas


not a blossom, not a bee

not a blossom, not a bee

I.

I would tell you about the spring if I thought it might persuade you even now to return, but every bud and bird would only afflict you and make you sad where you are, so not one word of the robins, and not one word of the bloom, lest it make the city darker, and your own home more dear.

But nothing forgets you, Emily, not a blossom, not a bee; for in the merriest flower there is a pensive air, and in the bonniest bee a sorrow—they know that you are gone, they know how well you loved them, and in their little faces is sadness, and in their mild eyes, tears. But another spring, dear friend, you must and shall be here, and nobody can take you away, for I will hide you and keep you—and who would think of taking you if I hold you tight in my arms?

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porch paintings

porch paintings


free-floating


lily


Experiment

“Make it your motto day and night.” — Cole Porter

And: Flamenco dancer.


openings


steaming


under glass


panes


out of focus


deeper into azaleas


creamy vein peacock


purple, take two


purple, take three

“Human beings die many times, and the more original they are the more true this is.”

— Edward Dahlberg


purple, take five


summer indiscretions


portal bleu


science fiction greenhouse


petals light orange

petals light orange


pink petals nestled on green

the leaves


in white

in white


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