The Town Crier, looking out of the window, has seen a change after an unusually snowy and severe winter:
two of the lotus pods have finally lifted their heads in greeting to advancing Spring.
One, more cautious, is still uncertain and is returning to its winter sleep.
Alluaudia (Alluaudia adscensens), a plant native to Madagascar, always nice and warm in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania
Lotus pods actually in late summer 2017 at Mt. Cuba, Hockessin, Delaware