Postcard #111

Camellia Japonica, Chiswick House and Gardens‘ collection, London, UK

“Her delight in the smallest things was like that of a child. There were days when she ran in the garden, like a child of ten, after a butterfly or a dragon-fly. This courtesan who had cost more money in bouquets than would have kept a whole family in comfort, would sometimes sit on the grass for an hour, examining the simple flower whose name she bore.” 
― Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias