sounds better than writer’s block. some nights i think tomorrow will be easier. i will write more then. it is a good thought this misguided optimism thing. still optimism is good. and sometimes it even happens. so what will it be tonight ? blocked ? or unblocked ? the flower is Grey Witch. it starts the day with a greyish purple that darkens instead of fading. i guess the contrary magic of darkening rather than fading in the hot sun justifies the witch part of the name. it is a tall plant, taller than the bird bath and its pedestal and the bricks that hold it up even higher. and as you can see it forms a nice clump of blooms. plenty of blooms. now who can argue with that ? ! four images… and i guess not too much block this evening.