Where I sit, I'm hearing Cicadas trumpeting the arrival of Summer.
Just a week ago, I took the liberty to announce Summer cos it was simply hot, Hot, HOT! We're probably in the transition period between monsoon and Summer, but everytime the rain stops, I feel myself cooking inside a steam basket.
The impending heat has soon roasted my flowers at the porch, and many others are not spared.
These adorable Allium ' Lucy Ball ' were standing before homes some weeks ago, but here no more.
Clustered in rich violet, they're too eye-catching not to notice. I always walked intentedly slow along houses that grew them, eye-wide in wonder, because...
They are this HUGE!
I couldn't capture those owned by private homes, but we're fortunate to find them at other locations. Here, they stood in abundance like wildflowers.
These flowers are actually grown from bulbs belonging to the onion family, which probably explains the scent in the air. Strangely, I was convinced that I smelt provoking pineapples, while Bear could not figure out what it was. Some of these stood slightly shorter than me before my nose, seemingly saying ' smell me '. I couldn't as I was too amused. Don't they look like a crowd with Dads, Moms, and kids? I had to gently push them apart in order to make my way in, without not saying ' excuse me ' at the same time. These fellas looked like cute clumsy heads nodding as they swayed in the wind. =D
Bear spotted this Mickey-look-alike, with 3 balls in union.
Let's play a game, find ' Mickey ' in the picture below!
Cousins of Lucy Balls, these spherical beauties too are grown from onions.
This picture shows the evident roots. Indeed, they are grown from onions, smell like onions, round like onions, true to characteristics of onions. =P
These are a little different though, as they are cultivated in sheltered environment with heavy attention. Their size fit in nicely within my palms, and attract a great deal of busy bees. Just as we wonder why the unusual number of bees, we found bee boxes nearby. So these flowers are grown especially for making of honey! Yum!
Now, these rounded heads are begining to look like pretty honeyed-lollies to me. Ha!
Kind words are like honey - sweet to the soul and healthy to the body. Proverbs 16:24
Lord, help me to remember that I should always speak kindly and bring sweetness to those around me. =)
And so, I hope that your week is smooth and sweet like honey of gold. Have a blessed week ahead! =)