I’m not sure how I remembered the phrase “Daffy-down-dilly” – (it must have been hiding in the depths of my childhood memories for more decades than I care to think about) – but once recalled, it was perfect, at five syllables, for a line in my haiku!
I found this purple flower growing in the wild asparagus pot. At first I thought it was a flower from the asparagus, until I remembered that the asparagus makes white flowers, that later turn into tiny red berries.
Then I saw that the weed had grown up from the lawn at the bottom of the stoep and was actually very tall!
Wild Flower 3
Well, pretty as it is, it’s gone now, as I’ve just weeded there, on my hands and knees.
You may say, “Shame man!” (Well, if you’re South African, that’s the expression you’d use!) But this time of year in Cape Town, Everything grows madly. If I want my flowers to stand a chance of not being strangled to death, I have to weed constantly.
But no worries, this wild flower grows all around my garden.
This is the first rose to open in my garden this early summer.
However, it may be the only bloom that I get from this “rose bush”, because it is actually just one lone stalk!
Still, it is magnificent; large and beautifully scented.
One is enough.
I dedicate this rose to all my loyal readers. Thank you for your support, comments and likes. They are always most welcome, but especially over the last years of Lockdown and isolation, which have been harsh here in South Africa.
While looking through my photos, I came across a few with lovely bokeh effects. This one in particular stood out.
And it made me think!
The object I was focusing on only shone because of the amazing blur, or bokeh, behind it.
Just like life!
If it weren’t for those of us in the background, no-one would be seen to shine!
So here’s in celebration of all of you out there, who, like me, are a Mr Spock and not a Captain Kirk!
post script: So what is the photo? Surprisingly, this was in the background when I was taking a close up of a freesia. It is dappled sunlight filtering through the leaves of a honeysuckle behind the freesia. No I’m not going to show you the whole photo, because today is the turn for those in the shade to shine!