Bergamot Superior by D.S. & Durga
Wild bergamot weeds sing citrus-speak in spring by the cool, cool water of Great Lake Superior.
bee balm bergamot, eucalyptus shoot
lake water, birch leaf
cone flower, blue eyed grass
I was walking upstream in wellies in a brook somewhere up north. Cold water rushed from the lake downstream through the woods. I came across little island worlds in the brook—pristine, covered in plants fed by fresh water. Gnarled roots of trees intertwined with rocks and mosses to create a landscape like the those enticing commercials for action figures in the 80s (but I digress). You are in the cold north but smell distant Mediterranean citrus. Unexpected exotic beauty in the far North by Lake Superior.