Today I'm very happy to show these photos of a bromeliad I've had for about five years. For reasons I do not know it took a break from blooming last year. Which is why when I saw the flash of red I went berserk with the camera!!!! The actual colour is seen in the first photo.
This variety of Bromeliad is known as Bliibergia pyramidalis. It's also known as the Flaming Torch, Summer Torch and Foolproof Plant.
The leaves are light green with serrated edges. With all that rain the 'cup' flows over!
Purple Allamanda has been blooming for some time.
It's only now that the pink rain lilies are blooming. The white ones are long gone.
A tiny damselfly landed on a leaf as I was clicking away.
Although I've posted about the red Penta in one of my regular posts I can't resist doing so again... The Lime butterfly, one of my most beautiful winged visitors, stopped by this morning. But, as usual, she was in a big hurry! With the construction going on, plants which are closer to the house, are affected.
Another hibiscus blooming for the first time. Don't you love that yellow?
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Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau