About two weeks ago we were, once again, visiting my childhood friend. She has a huge flower garden. She has the flowers planted by color and so that there is flowers in bloom from early spring into late fall. This was the first time I was able to see the Globe Blue Thistle (Echinops Ritro) in bloom. The blooming is almost over. The flowers already fading in color, turning into light blue/gray. Luckily there were still a few rich in blue color. While I was busy photographing she had been busy digging up some plants she gave to me. Thank you so much dear friend. I have planted them and am so much looking forward to next spring and summer to see them blooming. Well, I hope they survive the winter.
On the way back to the car last Saturday after taking photos of the Lamp Holder Men at the entrance of the Central Railway Station I shot snap shots of flowers in huge flower pots. The flowers in the jeans pots were outside a restaurant near where we had parked the car.
It is highly recommended that people wear face masks when traveling by train, tramway and bus. The huge ”stone men” holding the lamps/lanterns, at the main entrance of the Helsinki railway station, support it by also wearing masks.
The Tiger lilies are in bloom. First flower opened on Sunday. On Monday there were six. Soon they all will flower. The wonderful thing with Tiger lilies are that they flower for about two weeks. It depends on the weather. Less sun and warm weather they last for longer.
Here are three photos from yesterday when there was one flower in bloom of this beautiful daylily. Today there are two flowers in bloom. Of course I have to take photos of them too. Will post them later today or then tomorrow.