Photo of the day: Persian Roses
I wish I could capture the fragrance of these roses. It's like the kind of delicate, sweetly nostalgic air you'd expect upon opening a chest full of letters wrapped in soft pink ribbon. Someone on the street stopped me once to ask for a smell and said she thought they were Persian. And ever since I've looked at them and dreamed of their cloying, sweet perfume on a warm desert night. They are the most beautiful flowers -- to look at but, most especially, to breathe in. I hope someday to have a rose expert look at them and tell me what they are because I want these roses to follow me wherever I go.