|Antirrhinum: Pink Snapdragons|
How like a winter hath my absence been (Sonnet 97)
(By William Shakespeare)
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness every where!
And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time;
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And, thou away, the very birds are mute:
Or, if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer,
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.
Well, when in a rush, you can't go wrong with Shakespeare. ;-)
|Antirrhinum: Red Snapdragons|
And we start our focus on cold season blooms with the ever lovely antirrhinum, also known as the snapdragon.
Here are a few more colorful 'dragons.
|Antirrhinum: Orange Snapdragon|
|Antirrhinum: Yellow Snapdragon|
|Antirrhinum: White Snapdragon|
Here are a couple vids: