It's Blooming Friday again! It's been raining again and I have just a few blooms at this time of the year. But to see other participants' flowers, please visit Katarina at Roses and Stuff.
I can honestly say that 2009 is a jasmine-filled year. And one that's blooming right now is Yesterday Today and Tomorrow/ Brunfelsia pauciflora. I'd bought the plant a few months ago and now the second flush of blooms are out. By tomorrow the purple blooms will turn a shade paler and then they'll turn white. Another fragrant plant that I've added to my terrace garden.
The tiny blooms of the Basil plant attracts a lot of insects. This blue/black wasp was busy feeding as I clicked away. I didn't quite get that metallic blue sheen on its wings in the sunlight.
Have a wonderful weekend....and thanks for stopping by.
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