It took some persistent poking around on Google, but I finally identified these graceful flowers as Dietes bicolor, or African iris. They initially caught my eye because of the triangular shape and dark spots. Each flower lasts only a day, but is quickly replaced by another. Bloom bursts seem to come at 2-week intervals — hence the name fortnight lily […]
Last week I posted images of a red tulip standing boldly in the middle of a lot filled with weeds. Today as I passed the same spot, I could see no evidence the red one ever existed — but a fresh new yellow tulip had sprung up nearby. Unfortunately, this was as close as I managed to get today (thanks […]
A cat is only itself, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go — Charles Bukowski
It’s been pretty cold around here these past few days, especially in the mornings and evenings, dipping down into the area of frost and freeze warnings. The days have been mostly sunny and sometimes downright warm, enough to give courage to a few hardy and hopeful spring flowers.