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A different kind of fall color: Hardy cyclamen

I adore hardy cyclamen, more known for its wonderful variegated leaves than its flowers. In early fall they bloom naked, then the leaves come out. Because the small flowers grow close to the ground it is hard to see and appreciate the delicate beauty of the blossoms on their curlicue tendrils without crawling on the ground. Here is a slug’s eye view:

You have to get close to appreciate hardy cyclamen in bloom. The small flowers on their curling tendrils grow close to the ground.
One has to get close to really appreciate these delicate beauties.
You have to get close to appreciate hardy cyclamen in bloom. The small flowers on their curling tendrils grow close to the ground.

For Sunshine’s Macro Monday and Cee’s Flower of the Day

Fall Leaves

Vegetal Growth in my yard today: Notice that I focus on fall leaves not the weeds and unmown grass.

Due to our relatively protected location our Japanese maple is usually a bit later than many trees in changing color. It is a tree of many colors and varies from year to year. Here are some pictures from today:

I have a “thing” for hardy cyclamen. The variegated leaves are so charming. I was delighted to notice that it is starting to spread. I noticed a few single leaves here and there among the fallen maple leaves today when I was sweeping the walk today.  Yeay!

Happy fall to all!

Nancy Merrill Photo a Week Challenge: Leaves