A Mexican Sunflower in Aspinwall

Joan’s garden has so many colorful blossoms. I was not familiar with this Mexican Sunflower

 

Tithonia is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower tribe within the family Asteraceae. Tithonia has a center of distribution in Mexico but with one species extending into the Southwestern United States and several native to Central America. Wikipedia
Higher classification: Daisy family
Scientific name: Tithonia
Order: Asterales
Rank: Genus

Flower of the Day Challenge

I have found the inspiration for the Train and Tracks post and the Flower of the Day Challenge from Cee at her CeenPhotography blog

Here is a true lily amongst the daylilies ( which I just learned aren’t true lilies after all ) Found in my backyard under the Eastern Redbud Tree.

Lily  “a bulbous plant with large trumpet-shaped, typically fragrant, flowers on a tall, slender stem. Lilies have long been cultivated, some kinds being of symbolic importance and some used in perfumery.”

 

Found Dried Corsage From Unknown Occasion

Found while cleaning.

Dried corsage from an unknown occasion. It was resting  inside an opaque ceramic lidded box. And now that I look at it, boutonnière seems a more apt description. But here’s the thing- Preserved to remember a special occasion?  A sentimental moment. And I’ve not a clue what it could be.

I’m certain other people wear the flowers for the occasion, remove them from their clothing, then slip them into the trash.

 

A six word Saturday