When I was out watering Friday morning, I was delighted to see that the artichoke had bloomed at last. This was the first and largest of the artichokes on the plant. I have harvested all five smaller ones (and they were delicious.)
I took that one picture and went on with my watering, waiting for the sunlight to hit the artichoke . . .
The sun was well up but a tall tree at the foot of the garden was blocking it. I finished my watering and waited for the sun to reach the artichoke. For about ten minutes I watched the light creep along, plant by plant.