One of the South's most beautiful trees is the stately Southern magnolia with evergreen leaves, bright red seedpods, and dinner-plate-sized flowers that have a heavenly citrus scent. We don't have one in our yard, but can admire them in our neighbors' gardens and pretty much everywhere else we look.
Last night, I just had to snap a picture of our castor beans in bloom. Do you remember the silly little video I shot of our castor beans germinating? Well, this is one of those tiny plants and I'd say it is doing well!
Above the delicate flowers of the butterfly gaura against the silvery leaves of our artemesia. So pretty!
Our oleander is just about to break out into full bloom and I can't wait to see it in its bright, colorful glory! My aunt gave us this gorgeous bush two years ago when it was about knee high. It is now at least 6 ft in height and growing steadily!
We discovered these dramatic red flowers growing up a mail box in one of the neighborhoods surrounding us when we were walking with Winslow.
Now, here's a weird flower... Actually, I am now moving on to something funky for Funky Friday, which my friend Beth started. It constantly has me on the lookout for funky finds, and I am amazed at how many I see around our own house... Above is an example of a strange mushroom growing around trees in the backyard. Does anyone know what it is?
The other night I was lowering the blinds when I spotted this little frog clinging to our window. It had been raining and the frogs were singing!
Now, look what I got from the wonderful Mary at The Fresh Notes (make sure to visit her lovely blog):
I definitely want to pass this on, and because I think your are ALL most lovely, please copy this to your blog if you wish to spread the joy. Otherwise just enjoy looking at it here and know that your blogs inspire me every day!