My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting.
―Vladmir Nabakov, Strong Opinions
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.