Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Most Perfect Flower

The saffron crocuses (Crocus sativus) began to bloom today. They are perfect.




As if their luminous rosy purple color were not enticing enough, the flowers are also scented. The fragrance is incongruously fresh and spring-like, though with a hint of spice. Those bright red stamens are the source of saffron after all.


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    1. Indeed... and in part at least because it has been so much more finicky for me than the common spring-blooming kinds.


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