A brief passion

I did not mean to go nearly 3 months between blogposts, but between visitors and having pinched a nerve in my left shoulder, I’ve not been able to type much. It’s slowly improving but still a way to go. Honestly, I want to go back to just having ME, because this is disabling in a completely different, and annoying, way. Anyhoo…

This is just to wave *hi* really. And since I happened to have these photos of a passion flower, I thought I’d share them too, so you get some plants in the mix. This is actually a neighbour’s plant that steals over the fence and you might say that I haven’t been shy in encouraging it.

A large flower, the size of your hand span, facing towards the right. The outer petals are white, and then it has lots of purple and blue coronal filaments that really add the wow factor. It then has yellow-green stamens, then purplish dotted small stems leading to the three dark yellow pistols meeting in the middle.

Each passion flower only seems to last a brief time (a day or two), but it has lots of flowers, so you get to enjoy them over summer and into autumn.

A green fence showing the plant coming over from the neighbour's place, and threading it's way through a bird feeder. You can see lots of green foliage, lots of unopened flowers, and one single opened flower.
A large flower, the size of your hand span, looking up, and in the sun. The outer petals are white, and then it has lots of purple and blue coronal filaments that really add the wow factor. It then has yellow-green stamens, then purplish dotted small stems leading to the three dark yellow pistol that have separated out.
A large flower, the size of your hand span, facing towards the left. The outer petals are white, and then it has lots of purple and blue coronal filaments that really add the wow factor. It then has yellow-green stamens, then purplish dotted small stems leading to the two dark yellow pistols that meet at the top. You can see raindrops have collected amongst the filaments.

Not only does it add some lovely foliage on my still bare fence, but those flowers – oh my! They want you to notice them, and I certainly have.

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