FOTD : Wildflowers #19

IMG-20200906-WA0098Photos : Tino de Monte

BUGLE LILY – THE WATSONIA

Sometimes known as the Bugle Lily, the Watsonia is from the Iridaceae family and boasts more than 50 accepted species within the borders of South Africa alone. It is no wonder that the Watsonia has been given its common name, as the flower has a distinctly bugle (or trumpet) shape to it.

The flower of the Watsonia can be pink, orange, white, or a pink-orange. IMG-20200906-WA0096

 

 

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL – Pick a Word – 2020 – 2

It is time for another Pick a Word themed challenge. As usual you get five words to choose from:

Lunar (of, determined by, or resembling the moon)

Full moon

Volte- Face ( Synonyms: about-faceabout-turn [British], flip-flop, reversalturnaboutturnaroundU-turn)

Soaring (flying or rising high in the air.)

A glider or sailplane is a type of glider aircraft used in the leisure activity and sport of gliding (also called soaring).

Reposing (lie down in rest.)

and

Impregnable (of a fortified position) unable to be captured or broken into.

(I think so 😀 )

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FOTD : Wildflowers #15

Photos : Tino de Monte

Hesperantha cucullata

Aandblom (Afrikaans, meaning ‘evening flower’)

This South African bulb is somewhat of a night owl. The flowers open in the late afternoon (but early enough to get to enjoy them) and are closed by morning. It blooms in early spring. The flowers have six petals, three of which have pink backs. The white and pink alternate, creating a neat pinwheel effect. The front of the flowers are all white.

 

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