Brrrrr, Its cold this morning. The cars outside have had frost on them. The first appearance of Jack Frost.
The Windows were covered in Condensation inside and frozen droplets outside. It was cold walking back from work last night. That chilly see your own breath kind of night.
The Photo is my Baby bird of paradise plant, the Strelitzia. It has grown on from the small plant I bought months ago.
It is a long term projects to see if I can induce it to flower eventually. I love the Curve of this leaf compared to the others, like a green wave. Its a South African native in the Southern and Eastern parts of the Cape Province and Northern Natal. It was introduced to England in 1773 by Sir Joseph Banks, and named after Queen Charlotte.
I love the name Bird of Paradise. Its Exotic, dreamy, fanciful. I saw some plants for sale with the flower before. On closing inspection the flower was made of coloured cloth material on a long cane. How bizarre to sell a living plant with a fake flower to show you what it looks like.
I remember having fake pink roses which looked real. The counterfit plants or flowers can look real. Its only when you touch the leaves or petals that you can feel they are not real.
I will photograph the Strelitzia if it ever flowers. I am going to a South African Barbeque tonight before the big game.
The Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa.