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Mushroom Moment: 2/26/17

Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/26/2017

Mushroom Moment: 2/26/17

Mushroom Moment: 2/19/17

Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/19/2017

Mushroom Moment: 2/19/17

Niagara Falls Stereograph, 1903


Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/13/2017

Niagara Falls Stereograph, 1903

Mushroom Moment: 2/12/17

Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/12/2017

Mushroom Moment: 2/12/17

Anonymous Was a Botanist

In upcoming blog entries I’m going to pair my photographs of flowers with botanical illustrations created by women who were both amateur botanists and early natural history painters (whom you’ve probably never heard of).  

Because I use flower photographs in my larger compositions, I rarely feature them as stand-alone images. This gives me the opportunity to share them alongside the work of other women whom I admire and have been influenced by.

Physalis, Winter Cherry (paper collage), Mary Delaney, 1700-88
Dandelion with a Moth, Margaretha Barbara Dietzsch, 1741-1784

Dandelion with a Moth, Margaretha Barbara Dietzsch, 1741-1783



Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/09/2017

Anonymous Was a Botanist

Mushroom Moment: 2/5/17

Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/05/2017

Mushroom Moment: 2/5/17

"In the Theater of Air"




























Starlings in Winter

Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
and instantly

they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over buildings,

dipping and rising;
they float like one stippled star
that opens,
becomes for a moment fragmented,

then closes again;
and you watch
and you try
but you simply can't imagine

how they do it
with no articulated instruction, no pause,
only the silent confirmation
that they are this notable thing,

this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.
Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,

even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;

I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard, I want

to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.


-Mary Oliver



Posted by Lisa Frank

at 2/01/2017

"In the Theater of Air"

Mushroom Moment: 1/22/17



Posted by Lisa Frank

at 1/22/2017

Mushroom Moment: 1/22/17