Tucked in on his nest, waiting.
Even though these Red Camelia blooms did not have the obvious pollen as the White Camellia there was plenty of bee action.
And this bee was taking full advantage.
Lastly, a view of the full Camellia Tree, looking pretty snazzy.
Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
February 20, 2021
These bright red seeds got my attention in a tangle of vegetation on the side of a pond dike.
Following their stem they I couldn’t identify any corresponding leaves.
I wanted to get a different angle but I was not willing to step any further in; biting insects are my biggest concern.
Perhaps this is Texas Mountain Laurel based on a search for “red seeds in pods.”
August 20, 2020
Late one gloomy afternoon the sole bloom on a hibiscus plant on my patio started to open.
About 2 1/2 hours later, the sun was down but the blossom continued to unfurl.
Evidently the spider didn’t care for the changes to his hideaway and he moved on.
The next morning it was raining and even after sunrise I needed to use flash to get a good image.
Raindrops made a nice visual addition.
A few hours later the “star” was fully open.
The next morning, about 40 hours after it started to open, the bloom had completely curled up, done with its show, and promptly fell off.