A blog where a writer writes and does other artful stuff.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
What is it about spring and purple? Irises, phlox, clematis, lilacs, hyacinth, azaleas, and irises. Yes, I said iris already, but it is my plant, the beauty, the intoxicating aroma, the petals that collect rain and douse the front of your shirt with their magnificence, and they have the best names. My draculas kiss is so delicious, so rapacious, so splendidly dark and mysterious, wooing me with its luscious nearly black petals and the trail of red down the dark beard. Utterly mesmerizing. Dangerous, a lover hiding in the dark waiting to seduce you into wasting hours and hours in rapt perplexion.