Feb. 26, 2017

seven sisters, Crinum americanum

This one was a small adventure. It was across a creek when I spotted it. Fortunately, there was a log. Not a very big log. The more I considered, the smaller it got. I really didn't want to start the day by going in the water. But I knew I was going to cross. Remembering that anything can go under except the camera, I climbed up. The theory of log crossing is to stay in control. That means that if you start to teeter, you don't fall in, you jump. I made it without a misstep. This time. These flowers are related to hybrid amaryllis, and about the same width. They were worth the risk. Seven sisters grow in shallow water or on wet shores in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TX. Hillsborough Co FL, 1/24/13