Daily Archives: April 19, 2013

The lipstick has landed

Five days later, almost all of the lipstick buds are open. Slender fingers with nail-polished tips gather to form a wayward sea urchin within.

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Lipstick rocketship

This capped bud reminded me of both a lipstick and a rocket. It has since taken off leaving behind a¬†billowing plume of petals. I think it’s some variety of magnolia. I’m leaning toward lily (Magnolia liliiflora), but it could be … Continue reading

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