Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON
You're wondering what on earth this photo of a rusty old vehicle could possibly have to do with flowers. Right? You're wondering if the jetlag has finally got to me. Right? You're shaking your head and thinking I've made a mistake. Right?
But did you look really carefully at the first image? Did you look beyond the rusty shell of the old automobile, beyond the wrecked radiator and beyond the ghostly, bare headlights?
Did you really notice the delicate yellow blooms on the bottom right-hand corner of the first shot? I composed it very deliberately, so that the little yellow splashes of colour would be a simple, delicate motif that might not be noticed by the casual viewer.
But I guess this photo essay is as much about life as it is about the state of this old car that was once someone's pride and joy. I guess it says that we sometimes need to look beyond the obvious to find beauty.
I took these shots at Whitehorse, about an hour after I got off the Air Canada Jazz flight from Vancouver. The sign on the front door says "Yukon Mining Company" and the flowers were probably the last burst of autumn colour.
Visit Luiz Santilli Jr for the home of Today's Flowers.