The Blooms Of Oaxaca

This Past Year There Were Far Fewer Of Them

GE McKerrihan

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Red tree blossoms.
“Along Avenida De La Independencia” — Image by Author

This collection of images were made in the Spring and Summer of 2022. It was a year of normal rainfall in Oaxaca City. And with it the trees and flowers were on full display.

This past year was a very different experience. I am guessing the amount of blossoms and flowers were only a quarter of the year before. It also rained much less.

Oaxaca will always have its inherent beauty, in its buildings, and in its colorful people. Still I am missing the profusion of blossoms and flowers.

Three pink blossoms on the sidewalk.
“Arranged Sidewalk Still Life” — Image by Author

As I walk through this city daily, I always keep my eye out for blossoms on the sidewalks, and along the curbs. When I do spot them I am always thinking about arranging small still life compositions.

In the early mornings there is little foot traffic on the sidewalks, and occasionally I will stop to make an arrangement for my camera. Benches in parks are another place I stop to play with fallen flowers.

The arranged still life has played an important role in my photography from the beginning in the mid 1970’s.

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GE McKerrihan

I’ve been using the camera for nearly 50 years. I write about Photography, Art, Travel, and Life. Top Writer in Photography, Art, Creativity, and Inspiration.