This photograph of an allium (a member of the garlic family) breaking out of its protective sheath has been one of my favorite photographs since I took it a couple years ago. To me, this photograph is evocative on so many levels. It was taken, like Herrick’s Bud in my in-laws’ garden in Carmel, California. Although I thought that the emergence would be relatively slow, I came back the next day and the buds had fully emerged, with the sheath having shriveled up and hanging by the wayside. The ephemera of nature is simply amazing to me. I hope you enjoy this photograph as much as I do.
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