These were taken some time ago, in the front garden. If you remember my pictures of the budding roses that were only beginning to open, this is the beautiful version of the end result. Eventually, they get dried out and bedraggled in the sun and rain. I tend to forget that roses naturally look like this, at some point, on the bush, because I’m so used to see the long-stemmed variety in the florist shops.
As for these purple beauties, I think they’re called either dewflowers or vygies. That second name sounds really strange to me, but you can look it up, see what you find. If you search “purple-flowered succulents”, the search engines still think you’re looking for cactus plants that are purple, instead of green. Um, no. This type of succulent comes from a family with a long, unpronounceable name, better known as “ice plants”. Now, THAT is a cool name, don’t you think? No pun intended.