Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Mystery Flower

This lovely bloom
that I have seen for several years
here on the California Central Coast
was also growing in the courtyard
of the apartment complex
we just vacated.

Turns out it is
Dietes iridioides,
commonly known as
African iris
Fortnight Lily.

I still find it amazing:
pure white petals
with a daub of brilliant yellow
the beautiful purple center.

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 on 1 July 2016.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Courtyard Hydrangea

These hydrangea
grow in the courtyard of the
apartment complex
from which
we just moved.
In fact,
I was carrying
boxes out to the car
and decided
to stop on my way back
to snap a few pics
of these striking blooms
with my phone.
The bright pink,
which I think is called
and the lavender,
which may be
are growing on the same
Truly lovely.

This is the courtyard.
The brilliant hydrangea in the first pics
are on a bush that is outside the frame
of this photo.

Taken on 1 July 2016 with my Samsung Galaxy S4.