The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it’s splattered with raindrops. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan. The flowers come out in late spring, with large, fuzzy green, umbrella-like foliage topped […]

The Diphylleia Grayi is a wonderfully unique flower whose petals turn clear as glass when it’s splattered with raindrops. Commonly referred to as the skeleton flower, it hails from the moist wooded mountainsides in the colder regions of China and Japan. The flowers come out in late spring, with large, fuzzy green, umbrella-like foliage topped […]

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)            To the Fringed Gentian.      THOU blossom bright with autumn dew,     And coloured with the heaven's own blue,     That openest when the quiet light     Succeeds the keen and frosty night.      Thou comest not when violets lean     O'er wandering brooks and springs unseen,     Or columbines, in purple dressed,     Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest.      Thou waitest late and com'st alone,     When woods are bare and birds are flown,

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) To the Fringed Gentian. THOU blossom bright with autumn dew, And coloured with the heaven's own blue, That openest when the quiet light Succeeds the keen and frosty night. Thou comest not when violets lean O'er wandering brooks and springs unseen, Or columbines, in purple dressed, Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest. Thou waitest late and com'st alone, When woods are bare and birds are flown,

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