Posts filed under ‘plant life’
The weather here in Dallas is just as wacky as the rest of the country: hot one day, chilly the next. But some of the plants and trees in my backyard feel that spring is upon us and are showing their colors just to prove it. Here’s a couple of photos I shot yesterday of my rosemary bush and redbud tree both showing their own shades of purple. Glad to see it. The yard always looks better with some purple blooming. Enjoy.
In the heat of the summer, it is hard to get motivated to do anything after I get home from the day job. Becoming one with the couch is about all I can muster the energy for. But I managed to shoot some flowers that I have in a basket on my front porch that were speaking to me the other day as I was watering them. “We won’t last forever” they said. “Soon we’ll only be a memory”. They were right, so I got out my camera and macro lens and these are my favorite shots of my purple porch petals. Enjoy.
We have four crepe myrtle trees that came with the house when we bought it. The heat right now is miserable in Dallas, but the crape myrtles bask in the sun and emit hot hot pink rays of joy right to your face. Yes it’s hot, they seem to say, but look how pretty I am. How can I argue that?
My first sunflower plants. I never tried to grow them before. I don’t know why, I guess I just didn’t think about it. But now, thanks to my co-worker Claudia, I have blooming plants in my yard. I can’t wait for them to to multiply and turn my whole backyard yellow. The dogs will just have to get used to sharing the yard. Clicking on the photos will take you to my Flickr set of more sunflower images. Enjoy.
Redbuds are starting to bloom in my backyard. Spring is near.
Clicking on the pic will take you to Flickr where you can see more photos of my fruit-to-be.
Right next to my pomegranate bush I have a Chaste/Vitex tree that blooms around the same time as the pom. I just wish my two hot pink crepe myrtles would bloom then too, what a colorful yard I’d have, hot orange pom blooms, deep purple Chaste/Vitex flowers and bright pink myrtles. But the orange and purple blooms do a good job of keeping the yard from being just too green. According to some sources online, like this one, the Chaste/Vitex tree has medicinal and spice uses as well as adding color to the yard. I haven’t tried any of the medicinal uses yet, but a pepper smell is evident when near the leaves and berries and I may give the spice aspect a try.
My pomegranate bush has lots of baby poms on it. I ‘m keeping my fingers crossed that they make it to full size, edible fruit.