Friday, May 6, 2011

What's Blooming?

This time of year, no matter what plant zone you live in, it is exciting to see what is blooming.  At our house, my snowballs have come to life.

This is the first sweet pea blossom.  I saw a creative idea, training the sweet peas up the trunk of a bougainvillea vine.  The problem - it's a new bougainvillea in a pot, and the trunk is only three feet tall.  The sweet peas have already exceeded that height, and are trailing down to the ground, looking for something to climb.

Our pomegranate tree attracts the hummingbirds each day.  Yesterday in the afternoon, as we were sitting out on the patio enjoying the early evening sunlight, talking about the day, a hummingbird came and hovered.  The low rays from the sun glistened through its trembling wings, making them look transparent, like a little Tinkerbell. No camera at the ready.  One of those moments just to remember, but wish I could share it with you.

This tree is our neighbor's, but I have a beautiful view of it outside the loft window and my desk.  The blooms are gold and fuzzy, kind of like a bottle brush.  Does anyone know what it is?

And, the gophers are blooming, too, spreading their tunnel excavations all over the lawn and entertaining the cat - which is fine with me, as long as he doesn't bring them inside after he catches them.
What is blooming at your house?

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