these beauties were shot by my apartment in bellingham, washington, usa. i think the star shaped buds are almost more beautiful and interesting than the flowers. the whole row of these along the sidewalk is quite striking and a welcome sight as one toils up the hill home. this one is dedicated to all my friends and family – here on rb and elsewhere – who’ve so kindly been checking in to see if i’m “in the pink”. bless you all richly with every good thing!