My soul’s somehow already racing / And fills with a strange reverie.
Where did it bloom? In which spring? When? / Did it bloom long? Who picked it then?
By stranger’s hand or by a friend? / Who put it here and to what end?
In memory of tender trysting / Or else of fateful parting day?
Or else perhaps a lone walk wistful / In silent fields and wooded shade?
Do he and she still live, I wonder?/ And where now is their little nook?
—excerpted from “The Flower,” by Alexander Pushkin
model MURPHY AYCOCK/Wallflower Management
styling BRITTANY WINTER/Sisterbrother Mgmt.
fashion photographs STEVEN VISNEAU/Sisterbrother Mgmt.
orchid photographs NAN COULTER
orchids photographed at DR DELPHINIUM FLOWER & ORCHID HOUSE
orchid advisor GUNTER SCHNETZINGER
hair and makeup SHANE MONDEN/Wallflower Management