Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peregrina.

By the fish pond, near the cement steps, was an old bench of cedar planks, a carpet of dried leaves clinging to the rusted metal legs like some gremlins whirled in a spell, and on it sat a woman, Madame Sosostris, an old lady with a strict, angular face.

I wondered if she would stay or continue to gaze distractedly at the restless coral glitter of the Peregrina. Did the color indelicately cross a threshold in her mind and illuminate a forlorn memory or was it another specious daydream, the kind she’d been used to having on days when her arthritis dominated?

Peregrina - Jatropha integerrima



Little dove makes her nest in a bunya-bunya tree. These Australian trees have extremely sharp spines, keeping predators at bay.



Gladiola.



Canna Lily.



Wildflower.



Salmon Geranium.



Peachy Peaches.

8 comments:

  1. I love your gladiola too! Also, I love your canna lily especially.

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  2. That glad is wonderful. Can't believe they are blooming already. I am impatient! Mine will be coming up soon!

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  3. I like your thoughts about the lady and the peregrina.

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  4. The pictures are all so pretty! That tree doesn't look too comfortable for a nest, but I guess it would keep the predators away!

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  5. Hi Prospero, The Peregrina flower is just so wonderful. I would think that the flower will bring both forlorn memory and comfort to Madame Sosostris's arthritis :-) The Canna Lily is pretty too.

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  6. What a wonderful shot of the dove nestled in the tree. And you really highlight the beauty of a simple geranium. They're so common here in France that one tends to forget how lovely they are.

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  7. Beautiful photos! Thanks for dropping by, who is Teza? I would love to invite him to look at my unidentified shade plant. Feel free to invite him over.

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  8. So many beautiful flowers! Hard to believe the bird can like that pokey tree! But it does make sense for protection, just as a momma I would worry about my babies getting poked. :)

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