11-26-12 ALF

Cone flowers by Scott Shephard

When I wandered out into my wife’s dormant flower garden, I noticed the cornflowers first, mainly because they are still standing. Bare and brown, they still shout, “Look at me!”

ALF is an acronym made popular by a sitcom that Robin Williams starred in a long time ago. It means “alien life form.” And that’s what I see when I see these cornflower hulks: they look like something from another place. And close up, they remind me of the evil Death Star in the Star Wars movie.

Such is the nature of my imagination when I put the camera to my eye. . . .

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