Posted 9 months ago
Like many other festive days, Valentine's Day has it's stereotypical aspects. We're all different, & so why not approach it in a different way to suit ourselves?
1. I unearthed this stone heart in the garden of my former home some years ago now. It came with me to my new home because it is special & strange. It lives on the mantelpiece now with other special things. And just like the Tin Man (for some reason I always related to the Tin Man) I found my heart at last.
2. I don't know about you, but red roses are kind of...ho hum. Here instead is a black calla lily that has been in bloom for over a month, through extreme heat & wild storms. And it is shaped like a heart! This variety is called "Black Star"....just like David Bowie's final record.
3. On the same theme, a black hollyhock, called "The Watchman". I first saw this growing in the Botanic Gardens in Hobart, Tasmania in 2006, & I thought...I'd love to grow one of those someday. Well, dreams can come true, & here it is, black as midnight & like living velvet.
Happy days to you all, whoever you are & whoever & whatever you love...