“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not….”
Ode. “Splendour in the Grass” from Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood, “Splendour in the Grass,” stanza 10 (c. 1802-1803).
Here is the whole flower, for yoshizen and Gary:
I saw countless flowers like this one growing together, almost like a ground covering, in a small area of the woods nearby. The green leaves (enhanced here, originally intended only for the top photograph, in order to “illuminate” the petals in a way) are rather thick, and the flowers themselves are very small, with a transverse measurement of about 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches, I’d say. They’re very sturdy, and have an almost waxy appearance. Thanks for your interest!
Hi, everyone. I am so grateful for your kind visits and generous feedback and comments. I miss visiting you all, and am very much looking forward to catching up in the next few days.