<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnybreaks/11016631996/” title=”the sunflpower leaves have a billowy shape by esquimauxpie, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/11016631996_17bdb57d35_n.jpg” width=”320″ height=”320″ alt=”the sunflower leaves have a billowy shape”></a>
You know when I look at some plants I get to suspicioning that they might be distant cousins of other plants I vaguely know of. For example, this here sunflower looks just a touch like the tobacco plant. I only ever saw a tobacco plant once and briefly but there’s something familiar. There was another connection I made the other day but I can’t remember what it was now.
I can’t get over how rainy it is. It’s not torrential killer rain but either gentle drizzle rain or short showers followed by sun followed by more showers. It’s a combination of the facts that it was drought conditions the last time I sat through a winter here in victoria and that the only time I’ve been here since 2005 was in January or February — sunny and drying out rapidly. I’m sure we’ll get there but it feels like a long time getting there, not that I’m minding it. More weather and plant news at 11.