Friday, March 29, 2013

lily of the valley

A black and white photo will often tell a story that is quite different from a colored photo.
It is as though the mind, freed from the distraction of color, is better able to visualize the abstract, to see the negative space as a part of the whole.
We have photos of our garden that appear for a fleeting moment or two on our computer screen when it is parked and running, and one of those photos is of a lily against the weathered lattice.
 It has always seemed such a symbol of Easter to me; a cross and a flower like a golden star. It makes me think of an old hymn....." He's the lily of the valley, the bright and morning star, the fairest of ten thousand to my soul."

1 comment:

Peg said...

What a perfect Easter picture! Have a blessed weekend!