Can you see the little purple flower against this backdrop?
How about now?
perhaps if I climbed up closer.
Do you see it now?
Why didn’t I think of breaking off a piece earlier? Much easier to identify it in person.
But alas, no luck.
Here are some more shots of the little purple flower that I played around with yesterday. I don’t think I gave any idea of how tiny it is, so I’m trying again today. As you can see, it is smaller than a thumbnail and difficult to see against all the color of flashier flowers and foliage surrounding it. My research didn’t yield the name of this flowering bush, although at one point I saw two pictures of it on my screen that matched exactly. I was so excited before I determined that I was looking at my own photos! Back to the drawing board. (If you want to read the captions you need to either hover over the photo or click on first photo to enlarge them all and show captions.)
I took these pictures at my friend Harriet’s house. She has no idea what it is. Nor do I. Al? Anyone else? I know someone gave me a link to a place that identifies flowers from a picture but I misplaced the URL. If you know what this is or have a guess, please comment!
This was my friend Chuy’s plant and every time I look at it, I think of him. He used to take my friend Betty and me out into the small villages to see precolumbian artifacts and ruins. I love the buds as much as the flowers–the shading and the tight little promise of delicate white flowers to come.
They are like presents that open themselves. Every day a new collection of perfect blooms.
Impossible to choose a favorite shot, so I’ll be as profuse as the plant and just include them all!
I sprinkled seed from an earlier zinnia plant over this plot of dirt left after I dug up a big cactus to transplant. My plans were to put a fish pond here, but I can’t bear to dig up the zinnias which have been blooming almost constantly since. You’ve seen them at other stages, but this is what they look like now. They are loving the rainy season!