Friday, July 31, 2009

Buckets of cenizo blooms

The phone rang a half hour ago. "Get your camera, Sheryl! I've got something I want to show you, and if it rains or the wind blows, it'll be GONE!" exclaimed my neighbor, Monta Knoll. She was breathless with excitement.

"OK, I'll be right over," I said, feeling a bit puzzled.

"No, I'll be in your driveway, waiting for you!" Monta responded.

So off we went, my camera in tow. A few minutes later, we pulled up to our Gem of the Hills Community Center, where I spotted the stunning sight right away–a huge cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) in FULL BLOOM! Wow! It's absolutely stunning. I've never seen a larger specimen! Most likely, our recent rains (which–sorry, Lord–haven't amounted to much) triggered the blooms.

"I just had to call you," Monta said, smiling as we headed back to the house. "You've got to put it on your blog!"

And I sure did, Monta. Thank you thank you thank you!


Pam/Digging said...

Stunning! I saw them blooming Wednesday, and sure enough on Thursday we got a little rain.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

I'm hoping these blooms bring BUCKETS OF RAIN!!!!

Caroline said...

And THAT'S why I want one! Simply spectacular.

Linda/patchwork said...

They are beautiful.

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