Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Flowering Maple



Our Easter Cross

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tonight's Sunset

Tonight, just before 7:30, this is what I saw. Red called me and told me to quickly go look at the western sky. I peaked out my kitchen window and could see a reddish glow. I ran down to my room to grab my camera, and ran outside to see this. Wow!

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the sunset!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring Blooms

These past two weeks have been evident of springtime here in the San Jose area. Following are some of the nicer blossoms I've captured with my camera. Below is what is known as Fringe Flower. This is a fairly new/young plant, that is part of the landscaping for one of the medical offices across from the hospital where I work. I saw this plant while walking to work one day last week. This plant is an evergreen shrub, yet its leaves are showing a reddish tinge to them. It is supposed to grow as much as 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide. And according to a Google search, it likes light shade to partial sun, and hardy in zones 7-9. It sure is an attractive plant, but I don't think it would work in my yard. Too bad, I really like it.
All the flowering fruit trees are in bloom around here, too. Most of them are either white or pink flowers. I think most of the white blossoming trees are either crabapple or pear. And I think that most of the pink flowering trees are plum. This photo was taken in the neighborhood, down the street from where I live.
This is the very fragrant and early blooming flower known as freesia. This is one of about 4 plants I have in pots in my front yard.
This is a macro shot of one of the freesias. You can probably click on it to enlarge it. Notice how glittery it looks. I have to thank my daughter, Red, for her artistic work that encourages me to try capturing more artistic looking photos.
And this is one of two camellia bushes my husband planted last summer in the front yard. I wanted these two plants on the west edge of our front yard for eventually attaining a little more privacy from our next door neighbors. When my husband planted them, I told him these two plants were in memory of our beloved Kodiak, our Siberian Husky who succumbed to hemangiosarcoma last April. And for such a young plant, this camellia is quite profuse with blooms. The other camellia is a white bloomer, and it has several large buds on it, but none of them have flowered yet. It probably is a later bloomer than the red ones. But for now I'll enjoy this bush.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Six word memoir meme

Flora and fauna around equals joy.

Adam Paul tagged me in this post. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. He came up with: For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Here are the meme rules:
1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!


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