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“Flowers really do intoxicate me.”

So said Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), a fellow author and poet.

I was searching “rose quotes” online, and none that I found inspired me or seemed to go with this image.  I broadened my search to “flower quotes” and up popped this gem by Vita (short for Victoria).

I wasn’t familiar with Vita, so I had to google her to find out who she was.  In addition to being an author and poet,  she was also an avid gardener.  She and her husband moved to Sissinghurst Castle (in Kent, England) in the 1930’s and spent the rest of their lives restoring the gardens there (which are open for tours).  Her love for flowers was a lifelong passion.

I’m tickled by her statement that  flowers are intoxicating.  To me, the rose above certainly has that quality.  Orange sherbert petals trimmed in  raspberry… their soft and sensuous folds sheltering dewdrops which have mostly dried from their tips…talk about eye candy!  This flower looks good enough to eat…or drink!  Hence, the next time I’m out shooting macro images in a garden, I could say I’m drunk on flowers.  But Vita said it so much more eloquently:

“Flowers really do intoxicate me.”


One Comment

  1. Roses are the flowers have to listen to … so many things to say …
    research that have led, it’s really apt!

    good research of macro petals


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