More Flowers

It’s gotten even here in the Pacific Northwest, and our summer flowers are bursting out everywhere. This mallow is perhaps the most spectacular because the blossoms are huge and the plant is covered with pink flowers:

Mallow

My favorite plant, though, is this one, (updated: Crocosmia), though I can never remember its name. Even worse, Leslie can’t either. It seems to bloom every July, though it’s behind schedule this year. If it’s beauty wasn’t enough, it also attracts hummingbirds, though I haven’t quite managed to get that shot yet.

Loren's Favorite Flower

I’ve just finished reading Zen and the Motorcycle Maintenance and will have much to say as soon as I’ve Jim finishes reading it and we have a chance to discuss some of the ideas. Now I remember why I chose not to teach it in high school and why there are whole sites dedicated to just it.

I’ve also read several more chapters in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, but have been too depressed to rush into writing an irrational rant, but one will probably be forthcoming shortly.

Meanwhile, hopefully a touch of beauty will hold you until I’m ready to deal with the other side of truth.

2 thoughts on “More Flowers

  1. My father used to call that flower “Watsonia,” so I called it that for years and years until I found out it was called “Crocosmia.” I remember seeing a large planting of them at Fort Ross on the Sonoma County coast in California and being astounded at how many hummingbirds a person could see at one time.

    It was about the same time that I first read ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE that I read BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.

    I have just read Pirsig’s second book, LILA: AN INQUIRY INTO MORALS for the first time. It seems likely that Pirsig gave much thought to BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE.

  2. Odd coincidence, am.

    I bought Lila at the same time and will read it after I’ve had my discussion with my friend about Zen.

    Strangely enough, I was looking at my original site and noticed that I had listed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance as one of my 5 favorite books of all time.

What do you think?