Rosemary seems to bloom most of the year around here. Not sure why, since it is a Mediterranean plant. You’d think it would want more heat. Maybe the rain confuses it into thinking that it is always spring.
My first amaryllis bloom opened this morning. A welcome cheerful note on this gray day.
I got a group of three amaryllis for holiday cheer. Of course one of them has to be an over-achieving show-off… But in an amaryllis it’s cheerful and charming!
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.
There’s a bit of chill in the air, but the sun is shining. Still beautiful, but starting to fade out for the season.
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…
For Cee’s Flower of the Day and Wordless Wednesday
Last Saturday we went to an art show featuring some watercolor painting by my husband’s very talented uncle. Beside the library where the show was held there was a pea patch garden. I love pea patches.
Even though it was a rather grey, drippy day I wandered about a bit. This patch of artichokes, past the harvest stage, caught my eye. From different angles the flowers* brought to mind roses and waterlilies.
These were processed using various effects in Topaz Studio 2.
*The artichoke we eat is the bud of a large, thistle-like flower. This post shows the artichoke flower we found when we came home from a vacation last year.