Friday, May 15, 2015

Sweet Peas: May 15, 2015

And then, opening her eyes, how fresh like frilled linen clean from a laundry laid in wicker trays the roses looked; and dark and prim the red carnations, holding their heads up; and all the sweet peas spreading in their bowls, tinged violet, snow white, pale--as if it were the evening and girls in muslin frocks came out to pick sweet peas and roses after the superb summer's day, with its almost blue-black sky, its delphiniums, its carnations, its arum lilies was over; and it was the moment between six and seven when every flower--roses, carnations, irises, lilac--glows; white, violet, red, deep orange; every flower seems to burn by itself, softly, purely in the misty bed. (MD 13)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful blog is yours! And what a good idea to associate Virginia Woolf with flowers. This is one of the blog I first look for when I open my computer. Long live to it. And thanks to you...