Wandering in the gardens at the Kimberly Crest mansion, I spotted these purple freesia blooms. I fell in love with freesia years ago at sidewalk flower stands in Holland, and don't often see them here. They have a wonderful scent that always takes me back to happy travels.
I made a trip up to Kimberly Crest, one of the historic mansions in Redlands, to see what was happening in the gardens. Among other flowers, I found these very bright and unusual Alstroemeria--I couldn't believe the colors on display. I couldn't resist a shot of them.