After yesterday's very serious post on the awful state of Garbage on Planet Earth, I just wanted to show off some local flowers to cheer everyone up.
What a beauty. I can't believe they call this "Railroad Vine"- what a prosaic, dull name for such a beautiful plant. I would have named it something more romantic, like, "Juliet's Vine", because I can see Romeo climbing up this one. Oh well, no one asked me, and now it's got a boring name. The Latin is prettier-- Ipomoea pes-caprae, if you can actually pronounce it! It grows in wild profusion all over our beach, and blooms at dawn, spring through fall.
And what would a flower post be without my very prolific Babytoes?? I just can't think of a more cheerful plant. She's very popular around here. The flower has a light honey scent. Just gorgeous.