|watercolor by ana traina|
Ms. Dorothea Blooms never made it to Lady Flora Bedds’ last Sunday because when she crossed the valley on her way to the infamous garden tea party, she came upon an interesting Dahlia, known as Tenjikubotan (天竺牡丹). After a brief exchange of pleasantries, Ms. Dorothea Blooms was surprised to learn that Tenji-kubo-tan, literally means “Peony of India.” They became fast friends, whittling away the hours with such stirring conversation on important topics like; petal philosophy, turkish coffee and some recipes they had newly discovered. Moreover, they mainly spoke about how much they liked Plain Cake. However, they both had to agree just how plain, Plain Cake can be!