Wooden Flowers

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
― Kiran Desai

While hunting early spring flowers a few weeks ago, I became mildly obsessed- not with the tulips and daffodils so wonton for  a close up- but with what I took to calling “wooden flowers” – the bloom-like remains of last year’s bounty.  A fascinating combination of past and present (even days later, they had been replaced with this years’ new buds, truly transitory gifts),  I found their physical presentation and symbolic reminder captivating.

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