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Riverside Dr. Magnolia Apr 21 2013 10:32 AM

Magnolia 4 21 2013 1030 am


  1. ALEX MCCRAE says:

    Hi Steve,

    Nice temporal symmetry here, and a cool drawing, to boot.

    I recall, a while back, you shared a drawing of a budding magnolia flower, before its full blooming.

    Hopefully, in due time, you’ll treat us to a drawing of the marvelous, sensual, kind of prickly seed pod, with its shiny ruby-red seeds?

    Recently, I’ve been photographing passion fruit blossoms. Talk about a flower letting-it-all-hang-out!

    Symbolically, we have the crown-of-thorns pattern, the sacred, (hence the name) combined w/ the carnal, namely the rather phallic, three stamens rising upward, crowned by the pollen-rich anthers. It’s very cool to watch busy bees navigate these blossoms, all the while either picking up, or transferring vital pollen, from or to the host flower. But I digress.

    Nature never ceases to amaze.


    P.S.: –Just rejoined The Nation w/ a new subscription/ membership. Got my first issue today in the post. (The NYC-themed edition). I trust we will be seeing more of your biting satirical covers and interior illos in future issues?

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks Alex. Would love to see your photos.