That’s a vivid way to put it into words–That lushness, and that luscious blue, against the black, and a little gold fuzz, too.
Many of this sort of flower portrait are too formal for me, and even more often I find the black too dramatic–But as you say this was kind of electrifying, and yet the blossom that soft violet color.
I hoped no one would find the source of the quotation too shocking for memorial day. But for all the beauty the world keeps helplessly bringing forth,
it’s a bitter season here on earth– And it always is when the young die —or are threatened with extinction.