satin flower 1
Originally uploaded by Debbie G.
I took doggies for a walk at Cedar Hill Golf course this afternoon and found the satin flowers (sisyrinchium douglasii) blooming. So delicate they are and lovely - they don't last long, and often I have thought to myself "oh I must go and see if the satin flowers are blooming" and gone to the spot where they grow en masse and found nothing but their grassy stems and a few little dark purple shrivels to show where they've been. They are at their peak right now, so Victoria residents should climb the hill up the golf course on the west side from Finlayson and look to the right at the top and you'll see them on the rocks there. The big mass of them is further north, but that's my secret :)