On the brick post

Leanne’s Monochrome Madness
Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome #117

Left
alone out there
forgotten
after yesterdays
fun
wet
hot
summers day
Maybe today
it’s hot……

Life of a Crinum flower

I’ve lost track of the number in my series of the life of a flower so had to have a look. This one will be number ten, a Crinum, which has lots of common names – insert your local name here – it can be found growing along river banks around my part of Australia.

The flower begins life as a spear that comes up from the middle of the plant. Crinums are bulbs and like the soil to be moist a lot of the time. This time two spears are appearing.

Finally breaking free into gentle refreshing rain

Ready to unfurl in the morning sun

The spear has opened that more spears can appear, one by one the flowers take shape,

Finally all of the flowers have emerged into the sunshine

This is an over head. I am standing a few steps up to get it all in shot.

At last flowers have appeared. The ones from the second spear in the rear, are yet to open

They have lovely colours

I tried to get a photo of any insects who visit the flowers. Some tiny bees were there but I didn’t get a photo. But I did find that little spiders set up home

There are always flowers in the waiting

After a while they start to decline. They would be short lived vase flowers I think.

Still a few last lot of buds as more flowers sag

The browning off is the last. It is funny how quickly they go from here to actually gone. Crinums do drop from the stalk as quickly as they appear

Cee’s FOTD

No apples, but red

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Apple Red Colours

I had to go to town early this morning so I had a chance for a quick walk around after having breakfast. Keeping my eyes out for some apple reds The first thing I saw was this car parked across the road from the cafe. There three other red cars in the street but this one had a red that was hard to replicate with a camera.

Further down the street, on the way back to pick up my car, I saw the part of a street that has Poinciana trees instead of the usual Jacarandas. This splash of red just after the purple was delightful to see.

The worse thing was I went into the Green Grocers but didn’t take a camera.Didn’t even think of red apples either 🙄🤪