I returned yesterday to the scene of the subject of my Portulaca post from the day before. The blossom that I presented then had completely withered and disappeared, but more had appeared, as I had expected. It rained from around 8 pm on Tuesday until 5 am yesterday, and everything was thankfully soaking up the much-needed moisture. There was still quite a bit in evidence on the few blossoms, though, as the sun and wind had not yet combined to evaporate it. This particular one was nestled in among a healthy, deep-red stonecrop plant, which helped to highlight the lighter delicacy of the rose.
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