snow white & almost rose red…

No, I don’t have a fairy tale to tell you, I’m sorry if I tricked you there. Just more delightful and exquisite flowers (some are delightful and some are exquisite, but not always both). It really has been more than a few weeks since I was paying so much attention to the early blooming spring blossoms!DSC_1028

DSC_1019DSC_1037By the way, I have been looking up more synonyms for the words “beautiful” and “flowers”. There’s only so many times you can use these words, before you feel like the most repetitive person! Honestly, though, has anyone ever described a flower as “pulchritudinous”? When I manage to work that into a sentence about a rosebud, you’ll know I have succeeded at life. I think I will have to write a post about synonyms, at some point.DSC_1039

DSC_1041DSC_1042For now, summer is getting started, but we only just turned the air-conditioning on (it’s humid out there, and staying about 70 at night), and there are new blooms coming into season. The magnolias continue to bloom, and I keep looking for better photo opportunities with them.DSC_1043

DSC_1049DSC_1050While wandering near my workplace, I found this bush of berries that were in the process of exploding into red flowers. I have absolutely no clue what they are, but I found the “berry” edges to the flowers to be fascinating. It was also handy that there was a manhole cover located in the surrounding grass, so I could stand on it. As opposed to losing my balance in the longish grass. I had spent enough time wandering in the weeds near the magnolias, over the last few days.DSC_1051

DSC_1052DSC_1053These little branches covered with white “buds”, made me think of how the bushes sometimes look, after snow has fallen. Of course, if we got snow in this heat, something really would be messed up. But I thought they were lovely, with the white on green, and really liked how even some of the spider webs showed up in the pictures.DSC_1055

DSC_0004DSC_0007I found some winners amongst the Southern magnolias. I love how you can see the little curlicues of the developing “fruit” of the magnolia. I’ve read that these flowers are pollinated by beetles, because they have no nectar to attract bees and other insects. The beetles are attracted by the scent of the magnolia flowers (as are we humans).DSC_0008

DSC_0009DSC_1057Aside from more climbing around in the monkey-grass, I don’t have any adventures to tell you about, from these wanderings. So sorry. I’ll let you know if I get poison ivy or something, but since I’ve never had it, ever, I still assume I’m not allergic. And I still don’t recognize it, if I see it.DSC_1060DSC_1062DSC_1074

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