She introduced the 2017 Flower Friday a little while ago. What a beauty she was. And, a wonderful heart dog to her human family. We know how much they loved her and she loved them. She stole our hearts too, even those of us who never met her in person.
That's why we are all posting flowers today - in memory of Dory.
|photo from Dory's blog|
Around here high in the mountains, we don't have many flowers blooming outdoors yet. We do have an Amarillus that is going crazy with blooms.
On our usual cold and snowy days of spring, indoor flowers really help my mood!
Unfortunately, we haven't had a very cold or wet spring (making fire danger high) so some flowers are already going wild. Our wild crocuses, called Pasqueflowers, are blooming.
They are distinctive because they totally close their flowers when it gets cold. They can survive being swamped by a foot of snow. They might look a little bedraggled after the snow melts but they keep blooming.
Here are some ice-covered ones.
And here are some in full sunshine on a warm day.
The other flowers that are blooming are our Ball Cacti. I love their blooms!
They, too, have a unique ability to completely close when it's cold and open for the sun. On this cactus, one flower is open, and a few others are still closed.