Monday, August 15, 2011


nasturtiums in vase summer
A rainy summer day with a house to clean. I prefer to clean on sunny days. Then I am inspired to make the house to gleam like the sun shining through the windows. Instead I'll look to the nasturtiums on the windowsill.

And smile. My first encounter with nasturtiums (we never had them in our garden growing up) was through Winnie-the-Pooh.

“I do know,” said Pooh, “because Christopher Robin gave me a mastershalum seed, and I planted it, and I’m going to have mastershalums all over the front door.”
“I thought they were called nasturtiums,” said Piglet timidly, as he went on jumping.
“No,” said Pooh. “Not these. These are called mastershalums.”

—Chapter IV: In Which It Is Shown That Tiggers Don’t Climb Trees

1 comment:

Irene said...

I must re-read this book. Love the plants, and house work does suck.

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