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Monday, July 7, 2008

Look what I found!

There is a bush that creeps over onto my deck. I really didn't think anything of it, but the other day I noticed some color in that bush. It's hard to see in this pic unless you click to enlarge it, but there it is, on the left side of the picture.
I watched closely, and look what bloomed! I think these are such pretty flowers! I didn't know that this is what grew on that bush. They didn't sprout at all last summer, but we were in a drought then.
Here is another view, but a bit blurry. I think this is called a trumpet flower. I have a picture of the same flower on my sidebar, but it was taken in central Ohio at Ravenwood Castle. I thought they were cool then, so imagine my surpise when I found I have them right here in my own yard!
What a great find!

I hope all of you find something special in your lives today too!

17 comments:

Raxx - A day in the life said...

It's nice when these little 'miracles' occur. they just make my day!

I know exactly how you feel.


Raquel

Justine said...

Ooh, you must have been so excited to see that bush blooming!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

WHEW! At first I thought you were gonna say you found FLOYD! LOL! EEK!
Well lucky you, found a trumpet vine. I used to pluck the trumpets out and suck the nectar out of em as a kid. Hmm, wonder if they're poisonous?
Nikki

artis1111 said...

I love it when I happen on a plant blooming .It just makes my day. Kathy

anenchantedcottage said...

Oh, Kady - it's beautiful! I just planted mine this year- no flowers yet... They are a FAVORITE of the little hummingbirds, so don't be surprised if you see some hummer activity now that they're in bloom! And thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my dad's birthday post - it meant so much to both of us!...Donna

Picket said...

Love that trumpet vine...I get excited anytime I see something come to life and bloom! Hope you had a great 4th weekend girl and thanks so much for coming by....enjoy your pretty vine..take care and have a great week!

Tara said...

Hi Kady

What joy when you find something right at home! How nice for you!

Rhondi said...

What a nice surprise. I love the color of the trumpet.
Hugs, Rhondi

Jean said...

What a beautiful flowering vine. It is the trumpet vine, and its flowers draw hummingbirds to your garden. They sometimes can be hard to get to flower but glory be you did it. Enjoy!
Jean in Virginia

another day in paradise said...

There was a drink when I was in college called 'Tequila Sunrise' and it reminds me of that - what a beautiful color.

Shelia said...

Hi Kady and thank you for stopping by my tea party. You know, I never thot of bullion tea. I'm sure Miss Prissy Face would like that!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

What a beautiful flower and vine! Wish a little treause like that would find my fence.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tootsie said...

I am so excited for you! you must have been thrilled!

Rue said...

Lucky woman! I would love to have a surprise like that bloom in my yard :)

rue

linda said...

What a very pleasant surprise! Beautiful!

Sharon said...

How fun is that~ a surprise blooming bush~ keep the groundhog away!! Hi~ how are you? Sorry I have been missing a bit~ busier than I ever imagined and loving every minute of it! I will vist more often~ promises promises~oxox~S

Anne Fannie said...

What a nice surprise to find something beautiful growing instead of a weed!
I have enjoyed reading your blog tonight.
Love, Ann