Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wall Flowers: May 28, 2015

We had the best display of flowers yet seen – wall flowers in profusion, columbines, phlox, & and as we went huge scarlet poppies with purple stains in them.  The peonies were even about to burst.  There was a nest of blackbirds against the wall. Last night at Charleston I lay with my window open listening to a nightingale, which beginning in the distance came very near the garden.  Fishes splashed in the pond.  May in England is all they say – so teeming, amorous, & creative.
Wall flowers, phlox, columbine, and forget-me-nots at Charleston

Woolf writing about Asham
May 28, 1918  (D1 151) 

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