Saturday, July 19, 2008

The hidden heart of the Dierama

Having missed out on blogger's bloom day, this is a bit of a belated celebration of some of the flowers in the garden at the moment. And because in my previous post I concentrated on blue, I thought I'd come over all girly and pink for this one.

Some of these were a bit of a cheat, being more on the mauve side of pink but make up for this by their innate flounciness.

As for the title of the post - well, it's amazing what you don't see unless you look very closely. I'd never noticed this before, until I started playing with the camera. It seems that Dierama doesn't wear its heart on its sleeve, but rather hides it away, making its discovery a real treat.

I'm now off to wheeze up mountains in the Lake District for a week, where the closest we will get to sun are probably some photos of sundews :)


VP said...

Lovely photos - it great how GBBD makes you take another look at plants you thought you know so well isn't it? That Dierama heart is a real discovery.

Have a great holiday :)

Titania said...

Certainly great shots and lovely soft pinks, the inside of flowers are usually as spectacular as the outside if not even more so.
Enjoy your holiday I hope with lots of sunshine.

Catherine Kenny said...

Fantastic photography. Isn't Thalictrum a wonderful plant? So dancing and delicate. Enjoy the lakes. Hope it isn't too wet up there.