On March Light for Spring Phlox

16Mar09

In which The Gay Recluse becomes increasingly obsessed with the spring garden.

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Though undeniably bright, there is a stark quality to the March sun that makes the phlox (and the sempervivum) seem — oddly — both luminous and bedraggled.

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The silver veins of the surrounding rocks add to this quality, and for a second I dreamed I was in the mountains of _____. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever visit a desert/mountain/rain forest and think: this place looks so familiar, I have seen it in a small garden in Washington Heights.

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In this post, the garden is a metaphor for the city, while the plants and rocks are elements of the past that we may or may not recognize until we see them in the present (possibly while lost, driving around in the most labyrinthian sections of Queens/Riverdale/Lower East Side circa 1988).



One Response to “On March Light for Spring Phlox”

  1. 1 Susu

    very beautiful pictures. i wish i had a garden!
    just a thought but maybe the plants and rocks are elements of the present that we may not recognize until we see them in the future….
    perhaps this is sci fi?


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