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Develops Pearl And Weed
Thursday, June 12, 2014







I am married to a snob. This is not something abnormal in my life as my mother and my grandmother were both snobs as is my first cousin and godmother Inesita. Polygonums are notorious weeds. It seems that even their leaves look like the leaves of weed. In our garden, over the objections of the Chief Snob I have some tal, over 6 feet, polygonums with creamy white flowers. They grow in deep shade where few other plants manage. I decided to cut the flowers of one and scan. I believe that this "weed" is beautiful and even if it might look like one it keeps to itself and rarely marches forward as some of Rosemary's non weeds!



732 
Emily Dickinson

SHE rose to his requirement, dropped   
The playthings of her life 
To take the honorable work    
Of woman and of wife.      
 
If aught she missed in her new day        
Of amplitude, or awe,
Or first prospective, or the gold     
In using wore away,   
 
It lay unmentioned, as the sea
But only to himself is known   
The fathoms they abide.



     

Previous Posts
Roses, Iced Tea, Cookies & Cucumber Sandwiches

Lobb's Clitoria

Rosa 'Chapeau de Napoléon' - The Obverse Side

The Colour Of Skin - Part 2

Roman De La Rose

The Colour Of Skin

A Musician's Hand

Iris

Esmero & Dr. Pat Mc Geer

The Syphilitic William Lobb



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