No Possibility of Unhappiness

Yesterday at Winterthur, Delaware (legacy of Henry Francis du Pont, 1880-1969). 

 

 

 

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Two varieties of early Korean azaleas

 

 

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I think it is the stippling, mottling, speckling, flecking, spotting, splotching of the change of season in Spring which presents no possibility of my being unhappy. 

 

 

 

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Spike Winterhazel

 

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Flowers of a Japanese Cornus tree

 

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Daffodils

 

 

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Chinese Jasmine and Norwegian Spruce

 

 

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Korean Forsythia

 

 

The multiple colours and a hundred shades have not yet arrived. 

The hot blue skies are still a way off. It is still cool underfoot.

 

 

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Glory of the Snow in parkland

 

Instead just a few colours: a proposition, a proposal, a presentation like that of voided velvet or this below: something there and not there and yet to emerge fully.  

 

 

 

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A hat (toque) of  devoré silk covering a wired buckram (coarse linen) hat. 

Made by Cosprop for a recent BBC series called The Queen. On display at Winterthur in 2019. 

 

 

 

Not harsh.  Colours and textures emerging as if merely a possibility. 

And if I come another day, other possibilities will be presented. 

Of course, I will come if I can.  Why wouldn’t I want to be happy?

 

 

 

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Star Magnolia in bloom behind Japanese Spirea bushes still burning off winter

 

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Hydrangea whose flower heads survive every winter behind star magnolia trees in bloom

 

 

No possibility of my being unhappy here.  None. 

I would have to be deluded well beyond my current delusions to conjure up even one unhappy thought.

 

 

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Needles of the Japanese Red Pine

 

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Aerated earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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