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A spray of Mirabilis jalapa ('four o'clocks' or 'themarvel of Peru') blooms beautifully even as its earlier blossoms have faded and closed. A native of South America, four o'clocks have become naturalized in tropical and warm temperate regions around the world. In cooler areas it dies back at the first frost and then blooms again in spring from its tuberous roots. The flowers are not formed from petals but are an extension of the calyx, and one plant can exhibit varied flowers and color patterns. The flowers normally open in the late afternoon and on into the evening, hence the name four o'clocks, and are very fragrant, but close for good the following morning and are replaced by fresh blooms in the afternoon.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.