I get why Monet was inspired by these.
I learned an important lesson early on in my marriage: flowers are important, but not near as important as figuring out which flower was the flower. My wife, Hilary, loves lilies. She had Stargazers in her wedding bouquet, and she was drawn to a print of Diego Rivera’s “El Vendedor de Alcatraces”, that now hangs above our fireplace.
It’s one thing to buy flowers; it’s another to show up at the door with the flower.
Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f5.6; ISO 400; 1/180 sec.