Monthly Archives: November 2007

A Clean, Well Lighted Place

A European city: narrow masonry buildings on winding cobbled lanes, over which bicycles bump, along which tiny dun-colored cars are parked. The streets are interrupted by canals that no longer seem to serve any commercial purpose, but are undeniably picturesque. … Continue reading

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Classical Namesakes

A large number of flower names are derived from (mostly unfortunate) characters in classical mythology. The gods were forever taking lovers among the mortal population or merely befriending them and one way or another getting them killed. These hapless casualties … Continue reading

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