Thursday, January 17, 2013


Chimonanthus praecox -- the word in Greek is gorgeous, winter flower, but somehow a million times more beautiful. According to wikipedia, "Chimonanthus praecox, also known as wintersweet or Japanese allspice, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Chimonanthus of the family Calycanthaceae, native to China."
Wintersweet isn't such a bad name, either. Here is the song in which I first heard the word:


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