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Art critics, math teachers, nature photographers

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Phlox Bud Begining to Unroll 9697A

The art critic might talk about the negative space in this image.

The math teacher, hearing of negative space, might be tempted to talk about negative numbers. Oh, the arcane reality of a negative plus a negative making a negative but a negative times a negative making a positive. Not for nothing do math teachers think along those lines (or along the ellipse of the photo-frame).

The nature photographer will just present this portrait of a phlox bud beginning to unroll and tell you that the picture is from March 25th on Clovis St., which has a high FQ (floral quotient) for a street that’s just one short block long.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 15, 2016 at 5:02 AM

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