Thursday, November 26, 2015

Burning Bush at Kew: November 26, 2015

November 26, 1917 

We went to Kew & saw a blazing bush, as red as cherry blossom, but more intense – frostily red – also gulls rising and falling for pieces of met, their crowd waved aside suddeny by three very elegant light grey cranes.  We also went into the orchid house where these sinister reptiles live in a tropical heat, so that they come out in all their spotted & streaked flesh even now in the cold.  They always make me anxious to bring them into a novel. 
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