Flower of the Day – White Poinsettia

This one is for Cee who has been posting the most amazing shots of Poinsettias.

My new Poinsettia – a White Princettia.

I thought about saying this is as close as we get to a White Christmas here in Australia, but 36 years ago in 1984, it snowed in Tasmania on Christmas day and that was neither the first nor the last time it did so and, therefore, some of us can experience a White Christmas.

However, Tasmania is more than 2,300 kilometres (1429+ miles) away and our average December temperature in this part of Queensland is 28.9°C (84°F) and, because it can be much hotter than that (it was 34°C/93.2°F a few days ago), the likelihood of snowfall here is less than zero.

Luckily, I have this little pot of joy thanks to a nursery forcing it to flower at this time of the year.

(Poinsettia flowers naturally form in winter when the days shorten so here in the southern hemisphere that’s June – August. Mine start flowering in mid-May.)

–⋅ o ♥ o ⋅–

This is for the Flower of the Day photo challenge hosted by Cee’s Photography.

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

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