16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Rustic Flower

There is beauty found everywhere in nature. I found this beautiful flower in my family's garden and picked it, only to find it still stunning as ever many days later. So as I watched my little brothers playing at our old wooden playground, I laid the flower on the outside beautifully juxtaposed against the rustic wood. The picture reminds me of the hope and beauty that lies in resilience. Resilience in weathering the storm and shining bright in the face of the challenges of everyday life. For if a flower can survive among the harsh elements, and shine against the backdrop of an old playground, then surely so can I.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Battle Creek, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: XT1710-02
Copyright: © Lauren Hoffman