The Golden Buds Are Blooming
Oh Grace serene! oh virtue heav'nly fair!
Divine oblivion of low-thoughted care!
Fresh blooming hope, gay daughter of the sky!
And faith, our early immortality!
From Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Helichrysum retortum, Silver, a native to Cape Province, South Africa. Growing in my garden here in the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. A couple of other shots I took of this amazing plant a month ago are here and here
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