Good night, summer. Good night, okra.

“Good night, flowers. Good night, rain showers.”

And so continues the mini-series Good night, summer paying tribute to our dear summer friends.
To fully understand what I’m talking about, scroll up to the top of the page and read the post labeled Good night, summer…


Um, do you see how beautiful this flower is? We had this. In our garden.
Just in case you didn’t see it:

 


A quick note about okra: I just recently discovered that each flower IS a premature okra pod! The flower opens and closes daily, and eventually stops opening and begins to decompose. Underneath, when it falls off, is a safely protected okra pod (much like the one behind the flower in the picture above) ready to face the world.

You can see how supported the flower is in the photo below. Give this flower a few more days and you’ve got yourself an okra pod!

Also, fun fact? Ants LOVE these flowers.

Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place.

Jess

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