Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday flower: Bottle brush

Callistemon species are commonly referred to as bottlebrushes because of their cylindrical, brush like flowers resembling a traditional bottle brush. This one is not cylindrical.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Boronia megastigma, or yellow Boronia,

Boronia Megastigma Lutea (Common Name – Yellow Boronia) 

Boronia megastigma, or yellow Boronia, is a species of shrub in the citrus family known by the common name brown boronia. This is one of several species of Boronia cultivated for its intense, attractive scent. It is the main Boronia source of essential oils, while its relative Boronia heterophylla is more often harvested for use as an aromatic cut ornamental. B. megastigma is a small shrub approaching a meter in maximum height. The narrow, thick, linear leaves are arranged in whorls about the thin stem branches.  wiki





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Andrew's birthday month.

On Sunday, a new friend gave me this lovely infinity scarf. I was chatting  with another friend when I  got this glow of fuzzy feeling. When I was pregnant with Andrew, I knitted a coat with a similar texture and colour. I wore it everywhere I went. It was stretchy just like this scarf, and I wore it even when I was 9 months pregnant.

I had forgotten about this purple coat until I chatted with Roz. Andrew might have died, but he is in my heart, and it was having him that I became a writer. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Red: Love your neighbourhood.

This Sat, my church is doing a working bee for "love your neighbourhood." I gave these Tee Shirts to my Kai Son and niece from Taiwan. Good modelling for us.

Friday, September 5, 2014

snap dragon

Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as snapdragons from the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed (thus the 'snap').

Monday, September 1, 2014

gladioli, Roman Gladiators

Gladioli are great flowering summer bulbs for gardens and later they make wonderful cut flowers for the home.  Commonly known as glad it is over, winter is over. They bloom in spring in Auckland, and after the drab winter, it's "Glad it is over."

The Gladiolus flower is the birth flower for August. Gladiolus represented the Roman Gladiators, before the African Gladioli became popular in the West.

Begonia, my friend Annie's

I think this is Begonia Hiemalis. Please correct me if it is not. The Reiger Begonia (also known as Rieger Begonia, Begonia hiemalis, and Winter Begonia) is a hybrid of wax begonia species and tuberous begonias.