Sunday, May 29, 2011

lily of the valley botanical diagram


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A documentation of spring's fleeting mistress. She's the one that hides under the tree bows and in the shadows of our buildings. She creeps along and hugs the leaves of all the other ground-dwellers.



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I guess you might think she's shy — but don't be fooled


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She works hard to smell like heaven. It takes a lot out of her too; she can only keep it going for so long... and then poof. Back to the shadows, back to the corners, back to sleep for another year.


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So best to document her before she disappears. What if she never came back?
Certainties... best not to question them.





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4 comments:

Hermine - Journal de jours said...

Your drawings and pictures are amazing !

Mary Hudson said...

Thank you very much Hermine! I just looked at your blog too and it is very beautiful!

Sarah Winward said...

They are magical, aren't they?
I love the way you photographed them.

Mary Hudson said...

Thank you! Every year their smell is kind of like a punch in the face, I'm just always stunned how beautiful they are.