At a local historical site, while wandering around, a wedding was being set up in the courtyard, under the trees. Dappled light, crystal, gold plates, and bright weavings made for a cheery display, perfect for a summer wedding. Cheers to the bride and groom, whoever they were!
These are the seed pods of the Orchid tree, a flowering shrub or tree with beautiful pink flowers. These pods have burst open – or are ready to do so. I gathered a few seeds to try to plant.
Tulip trees have unremarkable flowers in that they are pale and blend in with the tree – no bright purples or pinks here. The leaves, though, change color when they die, turning wonderful yellows and reds, which are brilliant against summer foliage. Being deciduous, there is a glorious fall display, and then one waits for the coming of spring.
I really should be prepping for class, but couldn’t stand the thought of being inside on such a beautiful summer day. Out the door, down the road, and into the woods. I saw these beautiful bugs having a good time hanging out together.
Here in SoCal, the day lily is ubiquitous and ever-cheerful!
Everywhere, the hills are brown. The only green is found near creeks, or where Jimson weed is growing.
Every now and again it is fun to play with post . . . this is a pano of about 5 images.