"White ... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black ... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white."
~ G. K. Chesterton
"Like the musician, the painter, the poet, and the rest, the true lover of flowers is born, not made. And he is born to happiness in this vale of tears, to a certain amount of the purest joy that earth can giver her children, joy that is tranquil, innocent,uplifting, unfailing." ~ Celia Thaxter, An Island Garden, 1894The sun was bright this day and made shadows of petals on petals; leaving the background darkened to black with the light. I can feel the warmth of that sun in this picture.
As for an update regarding my mom, she is now in the rehab facility and will be there for at least 21 days. Dad makes his trips back and forth a couple times a day and I am headed in that direction. The hard core therapy starts tomorrow. She is supposed to come home on the day we close on Stephen's house. Moving will be a slow process for both her and the house. All in all, I think she is doing a little better with this knee than the first; perhaps that is because she knows what to expect. So, now I am off to have lunch with them there and explain to her why I am limping. Joy.
Submission for SeeItSunday topic "white" and PhotoFriday topic "purity". (end of post)