Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Welcoming March

I haven't been around much online lately.  Every once in awhile I take a break and retreat to the land of no Internet.  It doesn't last very long - but it seems to work fairly well to refresh my strained brain and well, here I am, back online again. (waving and smiling)

I'm afraid I don't really have a proper post prepared, so I'll just leave you with some images of spring.  I hope they'll make you feel - well - springy!  Here's some purslane in pink.  Love their cheery faces.

Closer shot (just because I love the pink against the different shades of green)  

Pink Dahlia.  I have a feeling this may be a "pink" post...

Yeah, more pink.  But aren't these two a pretty pair!

Oh - surprise, here's some glorious white begonias.

And back to pink.  Maybe super dark, super hot pink or maybe I'd even call this maroon.  Certainly in that family, even maybe red.  Whew - whatever you want to call this color, it's truly flamboyant and a beauty.  Passiflora is one of my favorite flowers.  I wouldn't make tea out of this one though...  What? You've never had passiflora tea?  Well, it's one of my favorite teas too.  

If you're thinking of trying Passiflora tea, I'd recommend getting it from a reputable source.  It's delightful!  Grassy and earthy and beautiful!  And calming....

Okay, then on to more pink.  Love this cosmos!

Whoa, that's HU-GE.  And a completely gorgeous hibiscus.

More pretty pink

Can you get any more cheerier?

And just for fun, the classic Florida lawn ornament -the plastic pink flamingo!  Hope you're getting ready for spring...it won't be long!  Have a wonderful week everyone!