Monday, May 9, 2011

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower (Creative Exchange)

Sunrise through hollyhocks

Every morning lately I've been watching the rising sun shine through the hollyhocks and have tried to capture what I am seeing with my camera. This shot reminded me of the title of Dylan Thomas' poem, The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower.


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17 comments:

becky said...

It's lovely, Clair. I love how even the leaves toward the bottom of the frame are backlit.

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Breathtaking. I've seen them in person and they demand a moment of silence, they're so beautiful. I'll bet your morning ritual is peaceful and pretty.

Ms. Becky said...

this is glorious. it's either lilac or hollyhock as my favorite flower and I can never decide. today it's hollyhock.

Evelyn S. said...

I remember hollyhocks at my grandmother's when I was a small child; I've been unable to grow them, however. Fabulous images...beautifully connected with Dylan Thomas poetry!

Diane AZ said...

I love hollyhocks too, awesome capture!

lisa said...

It is so nice to "meet" you Clair, and what a beautiful photograph this is!! Gorgeous light and color.

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

Tara said...

Beautiful light, love it!

Anki said...

Wonderful picture.

Linda said...

What...burgeoning hollyhocks! They're an August flower with us, so to see them this early in the year is a treat.

Lui said...

Spectacular!
I love shooting the sun streaming through the leaves as well! And you got the right quote.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful photography here... Happy to have found you to follow!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

So beautiful; hollyhocks remind me of my childhood. This photo makes me want to plant some, and I just may do that!

urban muser said...

amazing capture! love the light in this.

WasSoggyInSeattle said...

Beautiful Clair! I love your title photo as well.

bailey-road.com said...

I love hollyhocks and your shots are lovely! I especially like that header photo!

Tricia said...

Aren't they pretty & I love the color & sunburst! =)

Rosie said...

How beautiful! And that light is so wonderful!