Back to the Flowers

I’ve been in Europe (rural southwestern France, and then Paris) for most of the past month, which has blissfully enabled me to avoid American politics. Except when I admitted to someone that I was American, in which case loud laughter and pointing commenced. Followed (after the second bottle of wine) by the lachrymose admission that things were just as bad locally.

© Harold Davis

The Wild and the Tame © Harold Davis

So coming home I do feel that I’ve slipped into Bad Biff’s alternative universe in Back to the Future Part II, with he-who-shall-not-be-named all too likely to become our new overlord. The only defense to this mass insanity is to practice Back to the Flowers as a viable alternative to Back to the Future.

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  1. Lynn Rogers May 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    I’m in the same Back to the Flowers mode, for the same reason. I absolutely love your light table flower photography. I do something similar with a flatbed scanner. I am really looking forward to attending your Photographing Flowers for Transparency workshop.

  2. Mauro May 16, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Hahaha! Harold, my friend! Are you saying that Voldemort is a candidate? I’m sure that among the Americans there is some Albus Dumbledore that will teach to your local Harry Potter the way to defeat him.
    And allow us, poor Europeans, to laugh to this particular moment of the American politics that is quite strange and unusual…

    You and all the non Death Eaters have my total simpaty!

  3. Harold Davis May 17, 2016 at 8:29 am #

    Thanks Mauro—love your work I am seeing lately! Keep it up.

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