Monday, April 27, 2009

Here on the homestead

A few of the things I see when I take a walk around our yard...

A mommy cardinal on her nest of three speckled blue eggs.

Common honeysuckle

This purple blossom and the blue one below are both the same flower, a Tradescantia occidentalis, or spiderwort.

The pomegranate bushes are all in bloom now, too... making all those adorable baby Cthulu fruits. These blossoms make me think of a flamenco dancer's dress. Interestingly, the Spanish word for pomegranate is "granada." Think southern Moorish Spain, here... the Spanish city of Granada has a pomegranate on its coat-of-arms.

Even the flower's bud looks a little like a pre-Cthulu, no?

The Latin term for pomegranate is Punica granatum. In case you were wondering.

That's a little glimpse of the beauty that's surrounding me here today. Enjoy!

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