Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Life Cycles of Flowers Bloom in Photo Book.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Rozanna M. Martinez Of the Journal

* Photographer was attracted to flowers that had hidden meaning in folklore or a historic background

Various stages of the life of flowers are captured in photographer Joyce Tenneson's new book "Flower Portraits: The Life Cycle of Beauty."

A slide show as well as a signing and discussion of the book will be hosted by Tenneson at Bookworks on Thursday.

"People love flowers," Tenneson said. "We use them for celebrations such as anniversaries, weddings and every kind of religious occasion, yet we don't know much about them. I really enjoyed doing the research. It enriched my life. It really brought so much new excitement and beauty into my life. …

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