A reason to venture into the heat

It continues to be toasty here with no sign of rain on the horizon. In such weather I tend to stay indoors until the sun starts to set which is thankfully earlier and earlier. But it’s not easy to get pictures of Penito and child in the shadows of the giant pine trees that line our property and block the setting sun.

This shot was taken at about 2:30 this afternoon. As you can see, lots more blossoms! I tried to capture the bee who was checking things out but he spotted me and took offense. Luckily I managed to escape his ire.

Mother Penito is now up to my eyebrows.

Eye to eye

It’s hard to get a good shot in the blazing sun but, as the blossoms cascade up the stalk, the ones left behind close. They still cling to the mother but they will not reopen. Once the blossoms reach the tip, all of them will close. The bereft stalk will struggle to stay erect, and then, lay down to rest for at least a year.

In the shadows of late afternoon. Mother is leading the way.

18 thoughts on “A reason to venture into the heat

  1. Lots of lovely blossoms and what an interesting plant. It’s been hot here of course but this year we’re finally getting rain. What a blessing! Hopefully you’ll have some soon.

    janet

  2. jT is was so beautiful the way you described this and with the photos really added a nice vibe to floral beauty, changing seasons, hit afternoons, and an author/photographer’s reflections!

    “The blossoms cascade up the stalk, the ones left behind close. They still cling to the mother but they will not reopen. Once the blossoms reach the tip, all of them will close. The bereft stalk will struggle to stay erect, and then, lay down to rest for at least a year.”

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