Thoroughwort is a weird name for a flower!

Flower thoroughwort2

Thoroughwort is a member of the aster family which is a member of the daisy family! What a strange name for such a lovely plant! Here it is in December, chilling out, enjoying bug-free time! I could look at this plant forever!

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Everyone has a Christmas Cactus. We have a Christmas Dandelion!

Flower dandelion

In my search for flowers blooming in southern Maryland in December, I was greeted by a sunny, very short-stemmed dandelion! The pond is frozen but this flower seems perfectly happy. I wish my camellias looked as happy as this dandelion.   How far North do they bloom in December?

Did you get this blog post Thursday?

Today, tomorrow, yesterday & next year!

Today, tomorrow, yesterday and next year are all in the above photos. See upper right over opening morning glory to find the swirling bud waiting to unfurl tomorrow and the  red dot remainder of yesterday’s collapsed blossom. Right hand photo shows the seed pod that will soon burst and drop it’s treasures to the ground where they will spend the winter waiting to feel the spring sun’s call.