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It’s been an intense week. The toddler has had a fever since Saturday, and the pneumonia Dx came in this evening. I was running a fever but seem to be on the mend. The President is in trouble. My passionvines have started to bloom:

I grow passiflora in my garden because it thrives in zone 8b, a notoriously tricky location. They are vibrant, alien-looking little things–indigo! Not divas at all. Caterpillars love it though. Luckily, birds love the caterpillars. When I put these in the ground in March, I got a few blooms until summer kicked in and the plant focused on leaves. When we got a “cold” blast (low 90s) recently, I wondered if the plant would decide it was fall and put out buds. Sure enough, this little one said hello over the weekend and many more are on the way.