First Shot

As I was walking to the post office I saw to my right, and at a good distance, some brightly colored flowers. They appeared to be connected to some leaves — either the yellow and green leaves you see here, or some that looked like Dietes (African iris). Well, I couldn’t keep walking to the post office before checking the flowers out. Which leaves did they belong to?

Turned out they belonged to neither. The flowers were geraniums. Go figure.

I once had someone tell me geraniums were just boring and not worth photographing. I told him I disagreed. I hope you take my side!

First Shot: Geranium, 5.7.20

Good Thursday Morning

Last year when i was looking at this plant the homeowner came out: I’m pretty sure he was concerned about what I was doing, but he didn’t ask. He just came out to see what was going on. I asked him what this plant was but he didn’t have an answer for me. I’m now in a Facebook group that identifies plants and, so far, there was only one they never managed to ID, and that one (not my image, actually) didn’t have enough of the plant to determine what it was. This year the plant was in full bloom and I took a number of photos with my iPhone. (Sadly I don’t have any with my good camera, but oh well!) Below are four of those images. I think the plant is gorgeous. It is an Australian shrub.

Prostanthera ovalifolia ‘Variegata’ (I through IV), 4.8.2020