Flower of The Day – Hot Lips Salvia

Hot Lips Salvia, a tiny beauty. This photo was taken in Istanbul, Turkey on the grounds of a palace garden.

This place is now a museum – the Topkapi Palace Museum.

Hot Lips – What a name! Who else thought of Hot Lips Hoolahan from MASH?

For Flower of The Day over at Cees.



from the shoulders of ancestors, our elders tell their truths

incidentally – with purpose, without judgement

giving voice to a history

awash in wisdom –

this oral narrative

this homage to lineage –

the unheralded wind beneath all of our wings

unvarnished, at times colorful truths

as we gather together on this day