Dream, dream, for this is also sooth.
— William Butler Yeats, from “The Song of the Happy Shepherd“
Resvoll-Holmsem was a Norwegian botanist, natural history educator, and conservationist. She took these rather moody early color pictures for her research.
Sedum villosum (hairy stonecrop), Lom, July 16, 1911.
Aconitum lycoctonum (northern wolfsbane) and yarrow (tyrihjelm og ryllik i naturlige omgivelser), in Lom, August 7, 1911.
Pedicularis lapponica (Lapland lousewort), in Lom, July 5, 1911.
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Oh I think of Alice gone down, down
under groundcover dreams. . .
Here at my feet what wonders pass,
What endless, active life is here!
What blowing daisies, fragrant grass!
An air-stirr’d forest, fresh and clear.
— Matthew Arnold, from “Lines Written in Kensington Gardens“
A little Monday morning pink and white…
The irresistible and benevolent light
brushes through the angel-wing begonias. . .
The blooms are articulate deluge. . .