i took a very elegant, true-to-life photo of a branch of honeysuckle this afternoon, that included the nicely veined opposite leaves, and a chain of delicate, dangling blossoms. it was quite competently done, and completely boring. i tried running it past my family in hopes that they would absolve me, but no luck. so with light failing in the early evening, i tore all the leaves off the branches, and created this artificial, yet not exactly dishonest, appreciation of the beauty of spring honeysuckle flowers. it’s not exactly the truth, but it’s not quite a lie, and it’s beautiful. so a pretty white lie is what you get for mother’s day.
honeysuckle blossom buds