A few days ago I looked out our back window and saw something really unexpected behind the fence. It reminded me of that weird, stinky flower that blooms only occasionally and draws crowds - and, in essence, the Voodoo lily is a close relation of that noted flower.
Not only was I shocked to find this rather ugly dark purple maroon, rather phallic thing "blossoming" in our woods, but realized it moved - by about 6 feet to the right of where I planted it a decade ago. But - in the picture above - behold the blossom of the Voodoo Lily in all its glory! And, no, I didn't go up and sniff it....
And tonight, while munching our dinner salad on the deck, we noted some deer relaxing in the stilt grass and ferns of the woods behind our house - see below.
What an odd day.....I took a bit of a break (as in rest) from planting things, but will be back at it and start attacking the big garden tomorrow.