it must be december because my kniphofia is in bloom! i know - i had never heard of it either but it's one of the benefits of buying a home that already has an abundance of mature plants in a climate where just about everything not only grows but multiplies. i keep being surprised!
the first time i spotted these little beauties, i had recently purchased a macro lens and had a ball photographing the minute details. i was really drawn to the colors - the way the yellow kind of melds into the coral color just captivates me!
once i had a friend over who is knowledgeable about such things and she said she thought it looked like a kniphofia (also known as a red hot poker or a torch lily) but they don't generally bloom in december. i guess nobody told it that!