Monday, February 15, 2010

Then and Now

Filtered the first evulsion of hyacinth blossoms. The filter in the first picture shows a pretty accurate color shot of the actual hyacinth blossoms themselves. What the first filter photo doesn't show is the lovely darkening ring of indigo staining the filter as it dries. The second filter photo shows it better. The final picture is of a fresh evulsion 1x around on the right, and a two-year-old 3x tincture of hyacinth blossoms on the left. Arctander wrote that hyacinth is "a reddish-brown or dark brown to greenish-brown, viscous liquid, and it has an intensely sweet, green-floral, but somewhat sharp and at first unpleasant odor". Wild, eh?

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