I purchased this arrangement in 1997 from nearby City Peoples Flowers, run by a talented group of gay men. Although a plant nursery remains in the general location, the business is sadly no more. So, all the more important to preserve such creations as this one. It was photographing this arrangement that showed me several years ago that, yes, you can preserve flower arrangements, quick as they are to die, through the miracle of photography. I can even imagine that it is our duty to do so.