There is a point at which everything becomes simple
and there is no longer any question of choice,
because all you have staked will be lost if you look back.
Life’s point of no return.
Sorry, I’ve neglected my nature blog for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been very busy offline (furniture repairs and restoration) and hunting for a new (ground floor) apartment. This post is for Linda (who was looking for a few pink water lilies recently).
This image is from that old USB stick I found the other week. Out of the 3000 images on the USB, there are many that were deleted from my old 2012 Mac Pro laptop Photo Library, OR just a double of what I have on my current 2019 iMac desktop. I can’t seem to un-do the editing on any of these images and I’d like to un-crop this one to see what was on the top/bottom of the original image. Quite clearly I cropped about 1/3 off it for the image to be this size and shape.
It was obviously made in deep shade (in the Rhodendron area of the Royal Botanic Gardens) and the flowers such a beautiful mauve that I thought the flower lovers among you might like to see it.
I haven’t been back to the Royal Botanic Gardens since I moved to the western suburbs, but I often wonder what changes the RBG garden staff have made in my absence. I can’t help but wonder how this year’s weird summer weather has affected the current flower beds also.
Not sure whether this unusual flower is a ROUND-LEAF FANFLOWER or a FAIRY FANFLOWER, but I do know it’s genus is Scaevola. I just hate it when my encyclopaedias and the internet have conflicting information as I’m just an amateur when it comes to gardening and don’t have the time, or inclination, to spend hours trying to work out what is right, what is wrong OR even……..whether its just a flower/plant with various Common Names.
If I had a real in-ground garden, instead of 12-15 potted plants on a tiled balcony, this is one plant I’d grow. Gosh, I could even grow it now (in a container), but at the moment, I grow mainly Herbs and a few leafy green vegetables (plus a couple of long-flowering plants). After last summer’s highly successful tomato crop on my west-facing balcony, next Spring I might even try some other sun-loving vegetables that can be successfully grown in containers, but I do prefer the quicker yielding leafy crops.
I love blue or purple/blue flowers and this became a favourite after I made the first photos some years ago.