I’m typically a late participant in the Weekly Photo Challenge, sneaking in posts with an hour or two ’til deadline. Not so this time! When I opened the front door this morning, I saw something REALLY BIG!!
My neighbour’s Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) is a monster that definitely dominates his property! I estimate it stands 75ft high with a trunk diameter of 3.5 ft.: disproportionately big, but I’m betting his house is cooler than mine at noontime!
While residents of the official “Big Sky” states may raise a skeptic eyebrow, I thought last night’s Florida sky worthy of the title. It was quite stunning when rows of big cotton balls wiped out the blue.
As an aside, see the red splotches on the tree in the corner? Those are seed pods on the Golden Rain Tree in the vacant yard beyond my fenceline. Yesterday, one of my favorite garden scholars blogged in depth about this tree on Anthropogen.com.
I’m not exaggerating when I say Anthropogen is a BIG blog, jam-packed with educational resources, field accounts, and photos of plants both common and exotic. If you’re at all interested in the history of the relationship between people and plants bookmark his hyperlink.
And last but not least, the Blackberry Lily I purchased in February is big, tall, and finally living up to it’s name:
The “blackberries” aren’t berries at all they’re seeds… and they’re making a big mess, pelting the lily bed in ways I never imagined when admiring the flowers in June. ;) Ah….such is life!
If you look closely, you’ll notice greenish pods from which the seeds burst forth; now cast your eyes to the second stalk from the left (along the fenceline,) and you’ll see a pod in the middle of the process, with occasional buds forming randomly on other stems! Definitely a plant with big garden interest!
I hope you enjoyed my interpretations….dare I say……BIGtime?
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