Saturday, August 19, 2017

Because We Are Always Looking At and Searching For Patterns...


....even if we don't always recognize the ones that are there at first. Or ever.


There was a time when I wouldn't have recognized the monarch or Japanese Painted Fern immediately by name, but still it's hard to imagine a time I wouldn't have recognized their beauty.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Remains of the Vine


I wonder exactly how long the vine (or vines) has been dead and then also how much longer it will cling to the wall in that eye-pleasing pattern.


I'm assuming that it was also Boston Ivy.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Getting to the Bottom of It (with Thujopsis dolabrata 'variagata')


What?! These are the undersides of the leaves of this plant? Are they used upside down in flower arrangements is what I'm wondering right now. They must be.


I'm seriously smitten. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Liriope (Flowers Like) muscari


I didn't know the species name for Liriope was Liriope muscari until today, named because its flowers are reminscent of the grape hyacinth. I guess it's possible I will remember the full name now. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Some Groovy Far-out Looking Fruits


The teeny tiny green tomato-looking fruit of the American pokeweed is just for the birds, unless one is looking to be poisoned.


And surely if the fruit of the Southern Magnolia were worth cooking up, there would already be recipes aplenty. (At least that's what I'm thinking).