Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mandevilla and liriope in bloom

Soaked by rain, the wild liriope went crazy with purple flowers. Thanks to a post by an anonymous commenter, I now know a bit of the relationship, in Greek mythology, between Liriope and Narcissus. Narkissos was her son, and was transformed into the eponymous flower after his short, self-adoring life.


A neighbor does a beautiful job of cultivating flowers, like this Mandevilla. A nice perk for all who live nearby!


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4 comments:

  1. The liriope pictures is beautiful...the way the flowers "echo." And, you are right, these can be seen everywhere in N.C. right now!

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    1. Thank you for appreciating a common sight!

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  2. According to Greek mythology, Liriope gave birth to Narcissus.

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    1. I had no idea! That's something I'll read up on now - thanks! This is the sort of "anonymous tip" that I like!

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