Here’s a bit of Frivolous Friday fun with flowers! Aoife came at the exact right time of year. Springtime in Seattle is filled with blooms: it seems like absolutely everything wants to put on a display. Even on a short walk around the neighborhood, you can see thousands of lovely blooms in all shades. These delicate pink stars were falling over a fence, and so we of course had to stop to get a closer look.
I really love plants like this that drape over things. And these are really fabulous on closer inspection, because the flowers are stars!
Wandering around new-to-me parts of Seattle this spring has reminded me how little I know about the native and ornamental plants around here. It seems like there’s about a billion different ones. And nearly all of them not only have beautiful flowers, but vibrant green leaves that are all like “LOOK AT US!! WE ARE VERY GREEN!!!!” It can be overwhelming at times.
And, of course, the flowers are all, “We will not be outdone,” and sort of explode all over the place.
I swear to you, after growing up in Arizona, living here is like being transported to Faerie. I just wish I knew what everything was. But thanks to you, I can recognize about 1000x the plants I could identify when I first got here, so you all rock! Bonus rock if you know what our darling little stars are.