Here is yet another stage of the flowers on the mystery tree, all stages present at the same time. Click to enlarge photos. Go HERE to see a later stage of the blooms.
See Cee’s gorgeous hydrangeas HERE.
Cee’s flower today is a gorgeous poinsettia. See it HERE.
I love that in more northern climes, succulents give us the illusion that flowers are blooming all year long. I love the subtle shades in this one.
Okay, Cee–this is HARD for me!! I have flipped, flopped, reversed and stood these images on their heads and for every one, I know which version I prefer, but my mind just doesn’t work in the analytical way yours does. I am totally inductive, not deductive, but nonetheless I tried to figure out the why of why one photo works better than the other, so let’s go and see how I do!!!
So, I think I just made the same argument over and over in this exercise, but at least I did the assignment!!!
I found two of these gorgeous long clusters hanging down from a tree near the entrance to the house. Yolanda says it has been there for 14 years, but I have never noticed the blooms before. How could this be? It is so shaded by the Poinciana tree that it hasn’t leafed out below. This bloom cluster was higher up where it could get some sun. Amazing. It has a long skinny pistil that curves up. If you click on the photos, you’ll be able to see it. Thanks to Gaya for identifying it for me.