Florida photos: Lake Baldwin, before the rain…

Late summer afternoons in Florida are typified by three states of being: 1. It’s raining. 2. It’s getting ready to rain. 3. It just rained. Yes, it does get a bit tiring but then one has to remember that this is what makes Florida so gloriously green. Plus, I do love rain clouds... and rainy … Continue reading Florida photos: Lake Baldwin, before the rain…

Florida flowers: Ixiolirion tataricum

Update: So as a wise reader pointed out, this is actually most likely tulbaghia violacea. Society garlic or pink agapanthus is its common name. It's in the onion family and thought to be native to Africa. Just goes to show how easy it can be to misidentify plants. I will still leave up the info about the Siberian … Continue reading Florida flowers: Ixiolirion tataricum

Florida foliage: Egyptian Starcluster

Wow, what a beautiful display the Egyptian Starcluster makes! Its latin name is pentas lanceolata, and it is a favorite for birders and butterfly lovers who want to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to their gardens. As its name implies, this flower is native to Africa and the Middle East, but I snapped these photos right here … Continue reading Florida foliage: Egyptian Starcluster