Saturation

I must have flowers, always and always—Claude Monet

azalea bluebell buttercup carnation
camellia cornflower cherry blossom dandelion

how will we color

fuchsia forget-me-not geranium goldenrod
hyacinth iris lavender lilac

our world when the flowers are

marigold orchid periwinkle poppy
rose sunflower violet wisteria

gone?

Many of our color names are based upon the colors of flowers, so it’s hard not to associate the two. It is estimated that as many as 250,000 flowering plants will go extinct by the end of this century, not only depleting what we see but how we see it.

For earthweal, where the subject under consideration is biodiversity.

I paint flowers so they will not die—Frida Kahlo

38 thoughts on “Saturation

  1. Saturate — that’s the gorgeous excess of flowers. We hang garlands of lost flowers on the skeletal neck of human mastery. And to turn a phrase from “Macbeth,” we can make beauty the catalyst for change.

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