As I was going around taking photos for Bloom Day, I discovered an unexpected bud.
Hippeastrum "Naranja" outdid itself last Christmas with two enormous heads of bloom. When it was finished flowering, I planted it out in the garden. I certainly was surprised to see it ready to have another go at blooming. In this weather, too...
By yesterday the first bud was breaking open. This morning two blooms are open.
It makes an interesting match with its near neighbor, Penstemon pseudospectabilis. I didn't expect P. p. to still have flowers this time of year either!
Quite a dash of color!
Weather Diary: Fair and hot; High: 103 F (39 C)/Low: 70 F (21 C); Humidity: 5%-29%