They have waxy leaves

Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Waxy

Among the many varieties of Begonias I grow are the ones called Wax Begonias. So called for their waxy leaves. They are a very old variety of Begonia that aren’t as favourable as they once were. The ones at my place just seem to pop up wherever the conditions are OK for them to grow in various spots in the garden or even in other plants containers. I have a few which have lovely flowers.

Life of a Leopard Lily

In February the Leopard Lillies are in full flower and add a spectacular splash of orange to the garden. The flowers don’t last all that long, less than a week, but the plants this year have been the best I have ever seen them. Actually they are not a lily but an Iris – Iris domestica

Let’s have a look at the life of a Leopard Lily flower

In the early morning as the sun rises, the flowers are still all tucked up after sleeping during the night

A bud and a flower about to unfurl

The buds slowly open in the morning

This one is just starting to open for the day

A selection of the flowers life cycle

The flowers just are so lovely don’t you think? There is always an insect hanging around

I love the markings that make a Leopard Lily

A flower has finally given us its splendor

The plants in full bloom

Hope you enjoyed the Life of a Leopard Lily. Added to Cee’s FOTD

Duck rock and others

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones

Debbie had Lion Rock in her B&W post, which prompted me to find my photo of Duck Rock at Evans Head

Here’s another, one of my favourites from December 2018. Rocks at Boulder Beach I think