I got myself back in gear today. Did two loads of laundry, all my book sales accounts since I left home on September 6, worked on more restoration of my computer (still a lot to do) and then walked to town to the bank, library, and Post Office. There are still some pretty flowers in to town even though it's October.
Here's a colorful batch of fall crocus, Colchicum sp. This is not the same thing at all as spring crocus, but the flowers look similar.
The absolute colorful flower winner was the planters at the bank. They are still glorious with begonia, coleus, petunias, sweet potato vine, zinnias and what I think is some Cyperus. Someone did a really nice job on the design of these.
And I was delighted to see, when I got closer, that the bright red and pink (not the maroon) is a begonia. Begonia coccinea, variety 'Dragon Wing,' which is a subset of an 'Angel Wing.'
It comes in red and pink. The picture above is actually the red one in the sun. It's much more vibrant in the shade.
Here's the one that's actually pink.
I really love that coleus with the gold leaves with just a hint of maroon, too.
It felt good to rest last week, but it feels good to be back to being active.
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