Lily and the Marmalade Prince
Tiny Tuesday: Agapanthus and Marmalade Fly
I've been waiting for the Agapanthus to flower for what seems like weeks, so that I could take a photo of one of them. The Agapanthus is often called an African Lily. What I did not know, but found out today is that the name of this particular plant family is Agapanthoideae, which is derived from scientific Greek: αγάπη = love, άνθος = flower.
They are the most delightful cornflower blue colour. This morning I noticed that the first one had opened and nipped out to take a photo, only to find that the Jack of Hearts here, was busy wooing her already. A "love flower" indeed and a nice thing to have blooming on the patio by the back door.
The extra is a picture of a different type of hoverfly - I have uploaded it as it nicely shows off the compound eyes.
This week's challenge is being judged by Beckett and you should be able to see all the entries here.