For all you botanists out there that are up on your plant genera, you'll know that Zantedeschia is the genus for Calla Lily. It's a clean and simple flower with elegant lines at a quick glance, but I find it increasingly detailed and complex the more I look at it up close. Especially with the pop of magenta striations built in to this one.
Against a glittery backdrop.... here's Nerine!
I think it's a pretty name, but you don't hear that flower name used much as a given first name for girls, like: Lily, Jasmine, Daisy, Willow, Holly, Iris, Rose, Violet.
If you're lucky and have a sweetheart partner, you may be called Buttercup or Sweetpea.
Your Grandpa might be a Poppy.
Nobody wants to be called a Pansy.
Daylight Saving Time is ending this weekend, which is when we turn our clocks back one hour. It's been summer-like weather here in Vancouver the last few days, and I'm a bit sad because turning the clock back means going back to the days when we get up and go to work in the dark.... and leave work and go home in the dark. Fewer hours of daylight mean less opportunity to see things like this. I'll have to find some interesting things to take pictures of in the dark. Or start using the flash.
Foxglove is an attractive, stately flower that grows in the wild and in cultivated gardens alike. I didn't realize that it preserves other cut flowers when arranged in a vase, and also stimulates the endurance of root vegetables like potatoes. Just don't go garnishing your potatoes with foxglove petals like how violets and lavender are added to salads and baked goods. Ingesting certain amounts of foxglove is poisonous!