Happiness and a short memory! by Maree  Clarkson

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Happiness is health and a short memory!
- Audrey Hepburn

These flower from early summer well into fall and have been growing in a large terracotta pot in my garden for years now – die down every winter and in summer they spring forth with a lovely splash of red. I have found they need very little care and thrive without any attention whatsoever. And I’ve forgotten their name! It’s lying somewhere in the depths of my memory and hopefully will surface soon….

Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Location : Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

(Identified as SALVIA by Ann Palframan)

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    so nice, lovely crispy! maree.

  • Aaah, thanks SO much LisaBeth!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 3 years ago

    A wonderful taste of summer … Fabulous work Maree

  • Thanks a lot Paul and yes, summer is in full swing here in South Africa!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 3 years ago

    Can’t help you with the name of the flower Maree but they surely brighten the picture!

  • Ha ha! Thanks a lot Gilberte!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Maree, such a vibrant splash of colour, wonderful capture.

  • Thanks ever so much Andrea, really appreciate your lovely words!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Hoe rooier hoe mooier!

  • Baie dankie! Smaail!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanabout 3 years ago

    Is it not a Salvia? Beautifully captured, Maree:)

  • Aaaah! There you go! SALVIA!! Thank you Ann, I’m totally thrilled now!

    – Maree Clarkson

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