intoxication

“Flowers really do intoxicate me.”

— Vita Sackville-West

I know exactly how she feels.  Especially at this moment of the autumn when they seem to be growing rarer and rarer — and more beloved in consequence.  Or at least more worthy of being paid attention to, now that it’s so much clearer their beauty and peppery, savory taste are going, going… and soon gone for many months.

Next year, I might try making some nasturtium jelly.  I’d never heard of such a thing until last week.  It’s a way of preserving the taste, if not the beauty, of these friendly, easy-to-grow wonders of the kitchen garden.

Those delicate inner frills on each petal make me wish for a stronger lens on my camera.  This is as good as I could manage with my point-and-click and an editing program’s enlargement function.  The rest will be consigned to memory, from which to get a little tipsy during the winter nights.

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3 Responses to “intoxication”

  1. I think you did a lovely job on the photo.

  2. Gorgeous close-up of the nasturium. The color is glorious.

  3. Thank you so much, Lynn. You’re so encouraging.

    And “glorious” is the right word for that color, Talon. You nailed it!

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