Two more mornings

Two more morning names: yesterday, Robin Wright; today, the plant photinia.

Robin Wright. From Wikipedia, enough of the article to suggest her versatility:

Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress and television director. She was previously credited as Robin Wright Penn. Wright first gained attention when starring in the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara as Kelly Capwell from 1984 to 1988 … She made the transition to film, starring in the romantic comedy fantasy adventure film The Princess Bride (1987), the fantasy-comedy Toys (1992), the epic romantic-comedy-drama Forrest Gump (1994) …, the romantic drama Message in a Bottle (1999), the superhero drama-thriller Unbreakable (2000), the historical drama The Conspirator (2010), the biographical sports drama Moneyball (2011), and the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Wright in the cult film The Princess Bride:


Photinia. From Wikipedia:

Photinia is a genus of about 40–60 species of small trees and large shrubs

… They are a part of the rose family (Rosaceae) and related to the apple. The botanical genus name derives from the Greek word photeinos for shiny and refers to the often glossy leaves. Most species are evergreen .. The small apple-shaped fruit has a size of 4 to 12 mm and forms in large quantities. They ripen in the fall and often remain hanging on the bush until well into the winter. The fruits are used as food by birds, which excrete the seeds with their droppings and thereby distribute the plant.

… [They are] widely cultivated throughout the world as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits. [Especially notable in some species is] the red colour of the new leaves in spring, contrasted against the dark evergreen older leaves …

Photinia glabra rubens:


The plants are sturdy, thriving even in patches in the parking area of my Ramona Street condo.

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