We are in Virginia Beach attending my father-in-law's annual shipmates reunion. We are also with our second 'family', all the people we have grown to love and respect who aren't actually family in the strictest sense of the word, but in every other way. This is how I met Rose whose husband (Royal Navy) had contact with my father-in-law's ship during WWII. She had a lot of memorabilia she thought we would all be interested in, came across the ship's website and wrote to ask if she could attend last year's reunion where she brought everything her husband had saved. She was a big hit, everyone loved her and she enjoyed herself so much she came again this year. She knows that she is part of our family now.
There are many different varieties of Lantana and I found this pretty one at the hotel we are staying in at the moment.
The red blooming flower I think is Celosia?
TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.