Just when you settled into your cynicism, having concluded that capitalism has finally leached the earth of any purely altruistic endeavor, you discover this: a two acre flower patch of zinnias, with thousands of those bright, solitary, daisy-like flower heads, free to pick. The sole “caveat” only extends the philanthropy: the owner Mark Metzger requests that, “for every bouquet you pick for yourself, pick one for someone who is unable to pick their own.”
We made a quick afternoon trip out to the patch to pick the final flowers of the season. Delphine, who will take any opportunity to push her cart, was pleased. And I, perhaps disoriented by the bounty, stepped in front of the camera for a few photographs as well.
Speaking of taking photographs in the flowers, I have a couple mini sessions available in the World Peace Rose Garden on Oct. 14th. Book yours here.