Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Early Morning wander

Come take a wander around my garden and see what is going on this early August morning. It is very early, the sun is barely up and a light sprinkling of rain (Yes-RAIN) is coming down. I wish the day could freeze and I could hang onto these moments.
The barrel cactus is budding out- soon those amazing red flowers will be here. I see these in all stages of bloom around town and in the desert area near where I work. Mine must be late bloomers.

The "Natchez" Crepe Myrtle I planted last summer is hanging on in the heat and even puts out a few little flowers now and then.

And the night blooming cactus is getting ready to bloom again. Here are 3 of the 6 buds...looks like tonight will be the night.

In the backyard the grape vine is growing nicely- not sure if it will give me grapes anytime soon but it sure puts out the green.


The tangerines are gaining a little size.


And the little Pomegranate tree only had 3 fruit. One of them showed up in my bedroom this morning, fairly well eaten, a gift from Miss Moo dog, which is what prompted this wander to begin with. So now there are two- are they not the cutest?




Hope you enjoyed this early morning wander as much as I did. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! To see what is blooming in gardens around the world please visit Ms "Green Thumb" Jeans.

11 comments:

Darla said...

Very nice....don't ya just love having fruit growing in your yard?

Carla said...

Wonderful!!!

Deborah Godin said...

I've never seen these fruits on the tree, or so green. I'm sure I'll remember these photos and smile next time I'm at the A&P!

Linda said...

Tangerines are so delicious; wish I had some growing in my yard! I've picked citrus-type fruits from a tree only two times in my life -- one time in Florida and one time in Australia. Nothing like fresh-picked fruit!

Jean said...

Very nice walk, thanks! What fun to have fruit growing. My son gave me a grape plant last year. No grapes this year, maybe next. Jean

Claude said...

well, you've got a lot of stuff happening there... try, if you can, to get a pic of the night blooming cactus. And while you're out, see if you can catch any of the meteor shower that's happening tonight and tomorrow night...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Those barrel cactus flowers look interesting, and I'd love to see the night blooming ones.

The meteor shower is coming from near our constellation - Camelopardalis, the Giraffe!

PAK ART said...

I enjoyed your morning walk. How beautiful. I think I love cacti - I want some when I grow up!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Dee, love all your blooms. Those tangerines are going to be pretty good when they turn ripe!
~Ann

Julie said...

Those are some cute pomegranites!!! I love crepe myrtle blooms up close and far away! They are the sweetest!!!

Deb said...

I wish I had fruit trees...love your early morning wander...