Thursday, August 05, 2004

Scarlet among the hyacinth

Somewhere hidden in the luxuriant growth of the hyacinth bean draped over the clothespole is a vine of scarlet runner bean, now making itself known. How dowdy its flowers appear next to those of dolichos lablab! When it's cooler there will be yellow, orange (with both black and green centers), and white clockvine there, also. The hummingbirds visit the Turk's cap often, preferring their blooms to all others, at least at this time of year. K. believes he has seen warblers, which would be fairly early, but perhaps they're in advance of a front of cooler weather.


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