Finding and photographing my own Georgia O’Keeffe

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When I was in St. John recently, there was some variety of palm tree outside of our rental house that had some blooming flowers on it. I’m not a botanist, so I’m just guessing here, but from an image search it appears this tree might have been a “bottle palm,” or for those who prefer the scientific name, a hyophorbe lagenicaulis. Here’s a first look at the blooming flowers from a distance:

palm tree with blooming flowers in St. John

At any rate, as I was looking around the blooms for an interesting angle for a photograph, I found what I considered to be a “Georgia O’Keeffe angle.” What do you think? My photo is below left, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting “Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow,” 1923, is below right.

comparing a palm tree flower to a Georgia O'Keeffe painting

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