I was hot, sweaty, and getting tired when I spotted this charming flower in the botanical garden. It made me smile and I had a hunch that this would be best photographed at this phase, when it was just starting to bloom. What fun, and what an appropriate name.
The next week, I saw this plant in another part of the garden and it was in full bloom with all the notes having fallen over. I guess the notes had gone flat.
It is one of those days where I ask myself why I came north so early. I know why, but the cold rain outside my window makes my fibromyalgia flare up so half the clothes I own hurt too much to wear. Nothing serious, just that achy all over feeling with increased skin sensitivity. It won’t last long and I can live with it – but I felt a need to go to last year’s photo files to find some sunshine flowers that these April showers are suppose to bring.
And nothing brightens a day and brings a smile like a fluffy baby.