I see these plants every day when I enter my studio. My eyes don't really look at them anymore, but I remember that they are beautiful. I registered their beauty when I bought them and I bought them because they had a job to perform. They are expected to soften the space and to be a striking or delicate inclusion of color and light against the deep grey walls and dark wooden furniture. This last week, because of the smoke in the air from wildfires, my focus has been out the windows to check visibility as the air is oddly thick and I am continually struck by the warmth of the light as it filters through the smoke.
As a mother and a photographer, I have been taking photos since I could steal my mom's camera and I'm never prouder than when my kids send me photos they are proud to have taken, documenting each other, and the beautiful moments in their lives that remind them of me.