Tuesday, August 7, 2018

a surprise flower

I'm not entirely sure of the nature of the surprise - what is this?  It's curiously bent over here (from an upstairs window I thought maybe it was some kind of hibiscus) - from the ground, it looks more like gladioli.  Either way, I've never seen this bloom before.  It's surely yet another horticultural compensation for being here all summer - either because it always flowers this week in August, and we're usually still hungrily grabbing the last few days of monsoon-filled New Mexico - or because being here, I've watered it assiduously every other day - it is, after all, next to my trough of arugula, which continues to grow on a happy cut-and-come-again basis.

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