This week's Illustration Friday word is "journey", so I give you...a shrub.
This is Brunfelsia pauciflora, but I prefer its evocative common name,
Walking through our neighborhood, a friend and I used to pass one of these gorgeous plants, and we'd always comment on how much we liked it. Once I finally learned its name, I liked it even more. The name is derived from the fact that the blossoms start out a bright violet, fade to a beautiful lavender about a day later, and end up almost white. Its poetic name makes it a perfect gift to celebrate a birthday, a new baby, any landmark along life's journey.
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
Note: For some reason, my jpg images are looking fuzzy once they're placed into this post. (Click on the drawing if you'd like to see how it should look.) If anyone has advice for me, I'd love to hear from you!
|My Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow plant|