Back in the 70s we grew coleus. They were quite popular as houseplants. Now I sometimes see them growing outside. The colors frequently astound me.
Bird on Purple, 5.16.17
Covid has kept me home aside from my daily walks. And now? SMOKE. We are still unable to open our windows, and walks have been out of the question due to the bad air, but then I see the numbers from friends and realize that it’s not as horrendous here.
To distract myself I continue to look at old photos. This one was tricky to work with and I had to desaturate it more than you could imagine in order for it to be viewable and even now it’s barely believable. But honestly, it was this intense!
Persian Flame Rose, 4.17.17
Lilium (I), 6.13.18
Pink & Purple Fuchsia, 6.19.18
I’ve never spotted a red, white, and blue flower. Thus, I will share two flowers. Just squint a lot and combine them.
I hope everyone in the United States has a lovely fourth of July, but even more, I hope you all stay safe. This is not the time to go party with friends. It’s not the time to enjoy that family BBQ, no matter how much you want it. We can visit via our computers and let’s stay well! Pretty please?
I can’t blame this entirely on Covid-19, but I do feel quite unfocussed these days. That would happen when life was “normal” (what is normal?), but seems to be more common now. Thus, when I saw this “Oops!” photo I thought … “it’s a keeper.” It is showing how I feel at the moment, although it is much more colorful (I’m currently in black, grey, and white, wouldn’t you know?!).
The Blurred Poppy, 5.25.20