Rudbeckia, one of my faves. Pretty sure this is Gloriosa.
Gloriosa or not, it’s a beloved garden perennial.
For some reason, the lyrics from Fame keep rolling through my brain every time I look at this click. Baby, remember my name…
And we shall be called Rudbeckia.
That’s the way my brain works.
Not sure I saw the original movie, but I watched the 80’s tv series and the 2009 remake. Go ahead. Google. You know you want to.
Who saw it on the stage?
In Other News ~
I had to move the birdbath which lives in the shelter of the PeeGee Hydrangea tree/shrub. Don’t get me started. The hydrangea is in full bloom and the bees are a hummin’. And a little drunk. Eight beautiful bumble bees drowned in the birdbath since I replenished the water two days ago. Sob.
I had already moved it out in the open once because the hydrangea blossoms were so heavy and covering the birdbath. I moved it for the cardinal bird couple. Out in plain sight where they could see it. Just a few feet away. And two mornings ago, I watched the female land on the supports for the birdbath with a What the hell? expression on her face. Her wings slumped and she flew away. Defeated, I put it back.
And the bumbly bees got drunk on blossomy goodness and decided to go for a swim.
I’m not sure what the moral of this story is… for me, the cardinals, or the bumble bees.
Here be Hump Day.
Nothing to see here.