Salome. One of my favorite Salomes is the lusty stepmother-witch in the musical The Robber Bridegroom, based on Eudora Welty's novella set in the Natchez Trace territory. This Salome conspires to kill her stepdaughter so she can have a handsome young suitor for herself. Her name is pronounced to slant rhyme with baloney.
Welty's tale calls on various fairy tale versions but also the Cupid/Psyche myth and the real adventures of an awful bandit of the Trace, Little Harp.
And a character in the musical is Big Harp, Little Harp's bandit brother, who is a disarticulated head carried around in a suitcase!
Stan Shebs for this prickly pear (opuntia, a cactus) in bloom.
And, speaking of Rosamund, my trellis roses are beginning to pop!
Happy Friday the 13th!