Sunday, September 25, 2011

Appearances Can Be Deceiving...

at least when you have Blind-As-A-Blind-Bat vision...or limited attention span...and I can raise my hand on both of those...

I thought the garden was all petered out except for these spider lilies that I completely forgot I planted*...so, nice surprise there...

once I was out & about with my camera, I decided to taunt MB, a northern friend of mine, with this shot...the woman can gather up buckets of osage oranges that are crazy beautiful but, somehow, I still find myself pickin' up dirty old magnolia pods for her...

and then I noticed some blooms here...a couple more here...and I realize this garden is still bloomin' along...and that makes me smile...

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*I truly cannot remember these at all...I wonder if they have been lurkin' under the dirt for the 5 years we've been here, just waitin' for the right time to pop up...but I love these...my granma grew these alongside of her house in Thunderbolt...and since they weren't blooming when we moved away from Thunderbolt, well, I didn't get the chance to bring any along with me...I've regretted that...that and the Snowdrops that didn't come along either...

and what is this strange weed that grew up in one of my butterfly bushes?! it has papery pods that remind me of the orange Chinese lantern pods but I don't know...

3 comments:

Paula said...

You've got a lot still blooming! I had some Spider Lillies like yours but someone (cough, cough) who assists me in the yard sprayed the spring folliage with Round-Up and I never saw them again. I need to get some more bulbs because I really like Spider Lillies. I love you elephant statue!

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Girl, your garden is still going STRONG!! Great pics.

Miss Char said...

Love the spider lillies, they look so delicate. The osage oranges will be ready soon. MB

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