Not being a native of Arkansas like my husband, he sometimes doesn’t understand when I speak of “the closeness” about the way things grow here. To me, although the state is land-locked, it’s very tropical. He explains it well when he shows me the weather map and how we’re in a valley and the weather comes up from the Gulf of Mexico and kind of gets trapped here.
All I know is everything is “close” and although I love trees, flowers, and life; there are times when it feels oppressive.
This image is a good example of the interesting flowers we can grow, but as you can well see, the flower didn’t bloom for a long time, dry up, and then fall from the plant. No, it literally melted, one petal at a time and this is just how it was when I found it and captured this image.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.
— Robert Frank said that