Saturday, August 15, 2009

Backyard shots..!!!

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
~ William Carlos Williams

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
~Tennessee Williams

A flower's fragrance declares to all the world that it is fertile,
available, and desirable, its sex organs oozing with nectar.
Its smell reminds us in vestigial ways of fertility, vigor, life-force,
all the optimism, expectancy, and passionate bloom of youth.
We inhale its ardent aroma and, no matter what our ages,
we feel young and nubile in a world aflame with desire.
~ Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses, 1990, p. 13


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