The photographs of N.P. Thompson

nature

watching the waves



Pacific Grove, California, late March 2013


free-floating

Originally posted June 22, 2012


phases of feeling

Originally posted June 4th, 2009 as “sexual nature.”


white poinsettias

For a peaceful season…


snow

New England, 2013


I don’t think Mozart is going to help at all

In memory of John Simon

May 12, 1925 – November 24, 2019


of paradise where roses grew

In memory of P.J.S. on her sixty-third birthday.


vines

Mockingbird…


crepe myrtle at cathedral entrance


the company of flowers

In memory of P.J.S. on her sixty-second birthday.


lining the pool


Cather’s colour

“…for me you are the only real poet of the sea, whereas you claim that it is only the ship itself you wanted to exalt… I don’t think you ever took my obsession with the sea seriously…in fact, because of my birth, childhood, and ancient insular atavism on a small Caribbean island, the sea is to me something absolutely basic, mingled with my very blood; and without my noticing, it has spread to every part of my being.

…one cannot stray far from the sea except by straying from oneself.”

Saint-Leger Leger, in a letter to Joseph Conrad, February 1921


poinsettias

For a peaceful Christmas…

Originally posted December 20, 2010


foxglove hours


foxglove, Goose Hollow


Calla wave

“The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Such a strange flower…”

– Kate Hepburn, Stage Door


lamps & leaves


down there


shadowed spring

shadowed spring


this side up

this side up


parched

In memory of P.J.S. on her fifty-ninth birthday.


schizophrenics by moonlight

schizophrenics by moonlight


Noah

Noah

open, to Spring


a long dream

a long dream