feather and stone
i picked these two types of stems because of the contrast between the hardness of one and the softness of the other. the feathery wands of the asters and the stony looking pebbles of the black eyed susan seed heads. that was the easy part. then i took about 50 photos and never quite arrived at the story i wanted to tell about them. at some point a daily blog makes you say “good enough.” the “good enough” days are the price you pay for those days when you had no story to tell at all, but because you showed up in the studio that day, however unenthusiastically, the art gods drop some gift in your lap out of nowhere. i like “good enough” days because i know that christmas will also come around if i’m patient.
white asters and spent cone flowers