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Pinky

Pink Freesia

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Latest addition

Shyly showing her colours

All pretty in pink

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My freesia bulbs continue to open in a variety of colours. The latest is this pretty pink one.

So far it is the only pink, among many white, red, purple and yellow.

At about R3 a bulb, these were definitely a good buy!

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R3 is about 15p in UK, or 21c in USA.

 

Broken Down

Red Rose

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Broken down beauty

Dusky petals unfurling

Lovely to behold

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Sometimes when I am at the local shops buying boring supplies, I will also buy a bunch of roses. We enjoy them for a week or two, as the buds slowly open.

There are always 15 roses in the bunch. However, when I was trimming them and placing in a vase, I only counted 14 roses. Then I noticed one stalk with no rose!

I found the head of the rose on the floor.

So I popped it in my tiny cut-glass vase, filled to the brim with water, and placed it on the window ledge in the kitchen.

This bud too is slowly opening up.

And it makes the washing up much more pleasant!

 

Background

Background bokeh effect

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Not in the limelight

Never underestimate

Your background power

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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!

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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!

 

Everything is Fine!

Fynbos 1 – Leucadendron salignum

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The world in chaos

However, in my garden

Everything is fine!

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The end of a Cape winter is when my fynbos flourishes.

Fynbos 2 – Erica Quadrangularis

Mr Spaghetti Leg’s plant is covered in tiny white flowers.

Fynbos 3 – Erica Quadrangularis

The whole plant is still very small, as you can see by comparing it to the bricks surrounding its base. But it’s still here!

Fynbos 4 – Erica versicolour

Fynbos grows very well, as it is endemic to the Western Cape and quite unique. This Erica was only planted two years ago and just keeps growing. As does the massive cheese plant behind it!

Fynbos 5 – Erica versicolour

It has been producing flowers for months now.

So yes, everything’s fine – in my garden at least!

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I’ve written about fynbos a few times, so for more info, just click on the links highlighted in blue.