Pictured is a specimen of the purple flowered agapanthus variant.
It grows like a weed in the drier areas of New Zealand and the flowers (white also) are absolutely everywhere in summer.
None of the rose’s nobility and romance, but definitely not so high maintenance and just as beautiful in my eyes!
…when darkness closes in and threatens to engulf, it is an openness of spirit that will transcend that darkness…
…together we have great effect…
‘Innocent And Shy’
“I am convinced that most people do not grow up …our real selves, the children inside, are still innocent and shy as magnolias.” – Maya Angelou
‘Red Hot Poker’
That really is the name of this flowering plant, or one of its names at least.
Very apt, for this harbinger of summer down south.
‘A Flower Under The Kitchen Window’
‘Old Iron Fleur-de-Lys’
…found in a graveyard, a rusted and unyielding flower…
‘Pink Rose Panache’
…hot pink blooming style…
‘Red Rose Ruffled’
…ruffled petals layered; a beautiful mess…
‘White Rose Purity’
I know what a white rose is supposed to symbolise, but purity would have to be the most elusive human quality of them all. It is certainly aspirational though.
The white rose also means ‘new beginnings’. That might be a bit more relatable, given that our lives are a succession of endings and fresh starts, whether we plan them or not.
So then, take your pick – just don’t get pricked…
‘Orange Rose Explosion’
…the colour of a sunset, the form of an explosion…
‘Good Vibrations Emanating’
‘ Morning Magic’
In the morning, when you carry out the mild drudgery of hanging the laundry on the line, and you spy a dew sprinkled flower above the fence catching the sun – there is magic amongst the mundane.
For there always is…