Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Another new flower for me, found in Central Texas, the Desert Willow Tree.
It has willowy looking leaves and beautiful orchid like flowers. It blooms in summer and is so unique. It is not really a member of the Willow family. Other willows grow near water but this one grows in dry, sandy, loamy soil and is very drought tolerant and thrives in the Texas heat.
"GOD looked over all that HE had made, and it was excellent in every way."
This was a new find for me. It is so unusual in that it appears to be some type of flower, but it is a mushroom. The outer shell opens, appearing as petals and the center is a "puff ball" mushroom. The center will burst open sending its brown spores into the wind. The Earth Star, another one of GODS strange creations.
"The LORD is righteous in all HIS ways and loving toward all HE has made."
The Texas Mountain Laurel blooms in early spring and is similar to the Wisteria except this one is a tree. Found in central Texas, grows in poor, sandy soil and is drought tolerant.
They are so beautiful when the tree is covered with these purple clusters of blooms and the fragrance is wonderful.
"This is the day the LORD hath made, rejoice and be glad in it."
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Got this photo from Arkansas wanting to know species. It is a Semi-double Camellia. There are so many that are almost exactly the same I could not pin-point the name of this particular one. They come in white , all shades of pink to vibrant reds and even a variegated one that resembles peppermint candy!
Camellias are evergreen shrubs that have shiny leaves and bloom in spring and again in winter. Very showy plants and so beautiful.
Evergreens are often used to decorate for Christmas as the evergreens represent everlasting life being green year round.
"Behold, a Virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call HIS name EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is GOD with us."
Matthew 1:23 KJV
Friday, July 3, 2015
This is a new find for me and it is in my yard! It is a member of the orchid family and blooms from July - December. It is very similar to the Spring Ladies' Tresses, which are a little larger and blooms placed in different whorled fashion.
Nodding Tresses grow about 12 - 14 inches tall on a long stem with no leaves, once it begins to bloom. It's tiny white flowers are bell shaped and droop. The species name is from Latin word "cernua", meaning "drooping".
"Every word of GOD is pure; HE is a shield unto them that put their trust in HIM".
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
"Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope."
Psalms 15:9 KJV
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This flower is listed a ways back in my blog. Was adopted in 15th and 16th centuries by Spanish missionaries as a symbol of the last day in the life of CHRIST and HIS crucifixion. Each part of the flower has a special meaning.
"...while HE was yet still alive He said "After three days I will rise again."
Monday, June 1, 2015
Love these, I call them wild orchids, but are Purple Pleat-leaf, member of Iris family.
Today I found an open spot in the woods and there was a large patch of these little beauties.
Check out the weird critter top right.
The three inner petals resembles tiny butterflies! :) Another one of GOD'S delicate designs on HIS wildflowers. Again, I say, lots of beautiful things out your back door, you just have to look for them.
"The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."
Proverbs 15:3 KJV