Sunday, May 4, 2014
Find Beauty Everywhere
~Vincent van Gough
Nature fascinates me. Those of you who have been visiting here for a while already know that. Being outside, discovering & photographing, enjoying the feel of sunshine on my skin, & breathing in the fresh, clean air are some of my favorite things to do. I love to look at the big picture and then take the time to zoom in to discover that which I might have missed had I not taken the time to look.
Here's the big picture...my mama and daddy's container gardens....
and fruit trees.
The big picture is beautiful on it's own...
but just look what you find, if you take the time to look.
Such a pretty cluster of beans. They are going to be picked soon. There's almost enough for what we refer to in the south as a "mess" of them. Basically that means...enough to be worth cooking!
Peek through the leaves and see what's growing in there...a plump, green bell pepper.
Do you know what this hairy little guy is? Why, it's a cucumber of course!
The squash blossoms are such a vibrant shade of yellow. Look at the water pooled in the center of the flower after a couple days of rain.
The zucchini blossoms are pretty too, and just look at that perfect zucchini attached to it!
Tomatoes are coming along nicely!
And the citrus trees are putting on fruit too...lemons, oranges, and grapefruit!
I think these are lemons.
If you enlarge this photo and look really close, you'll see a little friend behind the stem underneath the blossom. A fat, little bumble bee. I tried to get a better shot of him, but he flew away!
The angel wing begonia blossoms are so pretty and the sun peeking out beyond was a welcome sight after so much rain.
I wanted to show you this planter my daddy built for mama. He built her two of them to plant some of her lilies in. She planted spider plants and impatiens in the triangular cut-outs. The pipe in the middle is for water.
The jasmine blooms remind me of a pinwheel and they smell so sweet!
Look at the blackberries! I love these tasty little berries! My granny (Willie Mae) used to make blackberry dumplings for the grandkids when we were little. Such sweet memories...in every sense of the word!
I love how the grapevines grab onto and wind themselves around whatever they can find.
And just look at the baby grapes....:)
Walking home now and I had to snap a picture of my sparkle berry tree.The rain washed the little white blooms off and the ground looks as if it is covered in snow.
When you zoom in, you will see that the little blooms look like bells. So pretty!
On into the house now...I decided to clean the table off and placed my new runner on it with a simple white pitcher. It needed something in it and when you live in the woods, it isn't hard to find some greenery. I went back out to the sparkle berry tree and cut a small branch off that still had some blooms on it. Here it is....simple but I love it!
I'm hoping to get to the plate wall later this afternoon. I have three new additions and can't wait to see them hung!
I pray each of you has a lovely Sunday afternoon.
Mine will be...we're headed to mama and daddy's in just a bit for an early birthday dinner for my daddy. Today is also my niece, Taylor's 18th birthday. We celebrated hers last night with a little surprise party after she got home from work. This has been a lovely weekend filled with many wonderful family memories. I do wish my daughter Miranda could have been home, but I hope to see her next weekend since we have a family reunion and it's Mother's Day!
Thank you for dropping by and until next time.....