I bought a camera, after decades of hem and haw . What do I need a camera for? To fill up time, that’s what for. To express my boundless creativity. One more pretty flower photo, coming up. Today I took a walk in the arboretum and was enthralled by the numbers ready for their close-ups: pink passionflowers in a spotlight of sun, the I-can’t-believe-they’re-not-fragrant white flowers of the calycanthus chinensis, the blue sky meconpsis. Luckily, I forgot my camera.