My wife has been counting the flowers she has cut down 106 this season. 106! And there are still a few of them blooming. From December to April. I love it. The one pictured is tiny, maybe 10cm across unlike the 16cm or more we usually see, with the first light of the sun upon it.

The feeling when coworkers bring cake because of their birthday and you realize that you could be their father.

Some pictures taken with the bigger camera. Remember to mute the thread if you have seen enough. Apparently we will get new flowers in March. πŸ˜„

Fruit bats at dusk launching. Every mosquito bite was worth it. πŸ˜…

We were at the Tolga Bat Hospital, near Atherton, Queensland, Australia; and we saw fruit bats elsewhere, too.

I just can’t help it. I’m in love with big flowers.
This one also taken with the olβ€˜ iPhone 6S, β€žvivid warmβ€œ setting, and then edited to increase exposure in order to handle the backlight.

Wohoo, this stalk has six flowers! Most only have four, or if they are young, only two.
This is what I love about these flowers: I posted the first pictures mid December and weβ€˜re still going strong!

I think we already cut of more than twenty wilted flowers and there are still more coming. The joy of early spring! 🌺
Also getting used to the M mode on the camera.

Usually, the has two flowers (when small), or four. This one recently got an extra: five flowers!

As an antidote against the shitty US Patent protection of house plants, here’s another picture of our corner. Currently blooming in that large pot: 15. About to open: 3 more.
But please don’t forget to speak up against and vote against intellectual property everywhere: copyright and patent is overreaching and overreacting every day. It is never in our best interest.

Corner of a room, with some context. We use mirrors strategically to make rooms seem larger.

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