Pineapple sage

It wasn’t the carmine flower of the pineapple sage that caught my eye, but its crisp shadow lying on the white-washed wall.

I was surprised that this fragrant salvia was still standing after the recent sharp frosts.  But it was, defiant to the last.  And in a world of droop and desiccation it looked especially fine today.

5 thoughts on “Shadow

  1. I have a rose bloom, frosted after two sub-zero nights, small but still perfectly formed. Doesn’t cast a shadow but I’m loving its little spot of pink perfection. And only two days ago, your shadow was silver. Equally perfectly formed if, perhaps, a little muddy! Such fickleness. Maybe tomorrow the ground here will thaw and I can fill my hole and plant another rose. 🙂

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  2. Nice, late flowering one; we also have it bloom one year late into November (grown as annual here of course; I like the foliage fragrance 🙂


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