May 27th I potted up this square trough. Although I knew the Sempervivum 'cobweb' (hens & chicks) was putting up a bloom spike, I really didn't think about it as a beauty feature.
Today though I was totally struck by the charm of the bloom in this container. You can see it poking up in this photo.
Getting a bit closer, you see more and more of it's delicate beauty. By the way, those are the plant name tags tucked in behind that small rock.
From right above, it stops me in my tracks and makes me look once more.
One final zoom shot. This is where I wish I had a macro lens. If memory serves me correctly, these semps bloom for a long time. I'll be taking notes this year to see just how long.