Tuesday, June 19, 2012

periwinkle money seeds

Not just the colour but the name made me fall in love with this flower many years ago. The genus is vinca.

The Italian delicatessen on the corner of The High Street and Mount Sion has tables outside and is now almost as much a restaurant as a deli. "I'll never make any money," says the owner. "I like to see people happy." He seems to do well enough but you feel easy with the sentiment.

June is not yet out and the longest day not yet in the past, but the seeds on the lime tree opposite our house are already showing up yellow, and miniature green conkers are already forming pyramids where barely two months ago the horse chestnut candles were alight.

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