These caught my eye this morning. The wisteria is just starting to come into bloom.
My amaryllises are still going strong, but I think this may be their last hurrah for the year. The three bulbs have been providing cheer continuously since the beginning of December. I’m not generally a great lover of red but the weather has been cloudy and I’ve really been enjoying the different shades of red and the way the light plays on the petals.
The one that started the display in early December is also the one that has one still unopened bud. Obviously an over achiever in more than one way!
…and the closeup of the pollen is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday.
Welcome, March. What do you have in store for us?
From this morning’s walk:
For City Sonnet’s March Photo a day challenge: Welcome March!
In spite of its rather ugly name, spurge, or euphorbia, has charming little flowers.
For Brashley Photography’s Photo for the Week: Flowers, and a second entry for Sunshine’s Macro Monday.
For Wordless Wednesday
The plum blossom is an important symbol in Chinese culture. One of the “four gentlemen” in traditional painting. Here is an interesting article about it’s symbolism in China (the Epoch Times can be a bit weird, but this article is pretty good). It’s symbolizing of hope in hardship and regeneration of life seems appropriate to the current epidemic.
Wishing all in China (which includes my son, who is not ill, or in a particularly dangerous area, but is starting week 3 of a lock down in his community) hope and courage in the face of this crisis.
When I opened the door this morning to take the dogs for a walk, the low angle of the sun was hitting my mums just so. They were glowing as if lit from within, the picture doesn’t really do them justice. without the sun they look closer to brown.
Even when you walk the same route almost every day you sometimes see new things.
I did a double take when I saw these. I’ve never noticed them before. Looking closer I saw that they were the seed pods of canna lilies forming.
Canna lily’s seed pods look a bit like a peculiarly fuzzy bird head with a beak pointing out…or tiny bright green fuzzy pumpkins or…