Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Holder of Light

Ipomoea: Holder of Light
Originally uploaded by thyme2003
Ipomoea Purpurea - aka bindweed, moon flower, or in this case, catcher of light.

The base of the vase holds a pool of warm afternoon fall sunlight for all to see.

Usually it's the petals that strike me, the flower itself from the face, the incredible epidermal qualities, the symmetry and muted coloring around the throat of the trumpet.

But in this case, it was what the flower held, not what it was. And how it held it, transparently for all to see.

Reminds me of how Moses' face must have glowed after he talked to God.

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