Coral Bell

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There must be something odd about the angle of the setting sun shining between trees on our street but almost every mid-summer evening a beam of sunlight shines on this coral bell. Its pink glows amidst the darkness. At first I thought it was a momentary accident of nature, but now we have come to expect this flower to take the stage during the summer solstice. It reminds me of prehistoric temples where on certain days of the year a beam of light shines through a dark temple hallway to illuminate a sacred object. This little coral bell has become such a marker of the seasons for us.

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