I am catching up here. Some of you have already seen this image on Facebook, but I neglected it during my full moon posts. It seemed short shrifting to shoehorn it in, so I’ve been keeping it at the ready. Hopefully this weekend will see a lot of new entries, but for now here is something from two weeks ago.
Every time I find out that a favorite flower is an alien, it comes as a bit of a disappointment. I am not sure why as they have been here longer than I, but something seems a bit more connected when the plant is native. However, as I am all about showing the beauty of flowers, among other things, and it doesn’t matter in that respect whether something is a “weed”, an alien, invasive or native, here is Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria).This one is just a tiny bit immature, like me, and probably was fully developed with the nice purple/pink anthers on display later that day. At any stage, this is a lovely flower which I look for every year. It is also fairly small, measuring approximately 3/8″/9.5mm in diameter.