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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A vibrant hollyhock at the Inspiration Garden

I shot this hollyhock in early November during a meditative walk through the gorgeous Inspiration Garden in Independence, Oregon. Having recently moved from a spectacular forested landscape, I was worried I would find this new town lackluster in comparison. But, on this sunny day, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the garden I know will provide me with endless hours of photographic bliss in the coming months and years.

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Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Mari Saint-Pierre