These unusual flowers were blooming on a tree behind the railway station in Aveiro.
Out for a brief walk, there was time for a few snapshots …
In the nearby woodlands, the ferns are embracing their autumn colours.
We have a Cypress in the back yard that no matter how hard we try will not grow properly. Now various parts are dying off at different rates, though the colours of the leaves as the life fades are striking.
Just time to say farewell to some old friends in the garden.
The cactus flower continues to decay. http://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/09/decay-closeup-7-september-2021.html
The new palm leaf (if it is a palm of some sort) continues to unfurl. After last night’s rain it’s dotted with water droplets. http://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/09/an-unfurling-leaf-closeup-7-september.html
Remember the cactus flower from yesterday? Already it has started to die off. A thing of beauty that has last just a few hours. We took the opportunity to check on the water lilies, and this morning a new palm leaf was unfurling.
Rotting tree trunks provide a giant vista in miniature. http://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-grand-canyon-closeup-6-september.html
The garden was blooming yesterday. The magnolia tree, with its spiky flower buds and white flowers, a cactus — whose flowers will only last a few hours — and of course, our old favourite the water lillies. http://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/09/in-garden-closeup-5-september-2021.html
Revisiting the water lillies. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/water-lilies-23-august-2021.html
A selection of seaside flowers. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/natural-world-closeup-18-august-2021.html
These plants reminded me of a waterfall … https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/waterfalls-15-august-2021.html
A selection of seaside plants. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/natural-world-closeup-14-august-2021.html
A selection of seaside insects and flowers. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/natural-world-closeup-13-august-2021.html
As the sun rises in the garden, it’s time for some to enjoy a sweet breakfast.
A cactus in the garden. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/natural-world-closeup-8-august-2021.html
A nearby garden pond is filled with lilies. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/water-lilies-7-august-2021.html
Flowers after a night’s rain. https://keithdevereux.blogspot.com/2021/08/natural-world-closeup-2-august-2021.html
A selection of urban flowers.