Fay Henexson | Mad with joy

Mad with joy

March 18, 2017  •  1 Comment

"california poppies", "walker canyon"Flower meditationWalker Canyon.

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us - Iris Murdoch

"california poppies", "photo impressionism", "walker canyon"Cascade of poppies #2Walker Canyon. Photo impressionism. For the last several drought-ravaged years, California has truly felt like a ‘planet without flowers’.  But finally, an abundantly rainy winter has sparked new hope.  The land has turned green, the wildflowers have sprouted and the show is well under way in Southern California.  These images are from Walker Canyon north of Lake Elsinore.  The orange robe of a Buddhist monk harmonizes with the flowers, as though he were clothed in poppies.  I experimented with a subtle artistic filter on some images, like this cascade of flowers, to convey the painterly feeling of those masses of color.  I’ve started a new California Spring gallery, with several images from that memorable morning in Walker Canyon, and hope to add more in the coming weeks.


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