“I have walked once in summer by the side of a little marsh filled with mint and white hawthorn. The mint and white hawthorn have with them a vivid, rare delicious perfume. It makes you want to grovel on the ground – it makes you think you might crawl in the dust all your days, and well for you. The perfume lingers with you afterward when years have passed. You may scream and kick and struggle and weep right lustily every day of your life, but in the moments of calmness sometimes there will come back to you the fragrance of a swamp filled with mint and white hawthorn.” Human Days, Mary MacLane (1881-1929)
A second eco collograph from Bergamot Mint. And a quote, for my herbiarum vocabularum, perhaps.
I was reminded of Cecil Collins’ painting Scene in Paradise. It has given me ideas.