Posts Tagged ‘four o’clock flowers’

Opening to the storm

July 25, 2016 Leave a comment
Before the storm

Just as the storm began

These so-called four o’clock flowers hadn’t opened even though it was about seven o’clock.

But when fierce winds brought in torrential rain, they spread their petals wide.


August 16, 2013 2 comments
Yellow four o'clock flowers (there are pink ones, too, but the pink here is balsam)

Yellow four o’clock flowers (there are pink ones, too, but the pink here is balsam)

Our courtyard has a small section given over to four o’clock flowers.

They insist on growing in the gravel there rather than in the flowerbed above where they were planted.

They also show a very independent spirit about when they open their flowers.

Four o’clock is wildly inaccurate;  these ones don’t open till late evening.

Then they party all through the night and into the next morning.

This post is my 730th since I started posting regularly every day. To complete 2 years, I need one more because 2012 was a leap year! At the precise anniversary, I’ll be moving over lock, stock and barrel to Daily Reflection on our company website, where you’ll already find a duplicate of this photo. Please come and follow me there!