Happy St. Patrick's Day to my dear friend in Ireland, +DIETRICH LOMBARDE and all the people in Ireland, thank you for a fine holiday! I am getting my green on out in the garden today and sending you flowers on my little fruit trees. (Of course, I will invite you over for pie this summer). Anyway, I encourage you all to start today developing a permanently green thumb! You need the connection to the sun and earth more than you realize. Buy one little plant, put it in a pretty pot in the sun outside your door and water when needed. It is that easy! Enjoy!
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Fat Sissysue getting a drink from Mom's fountain. (No, that is not green beer!)
It is good water!
George Tabor Azalea
Galaxy Tulip Magnolia
My prized Red Baron double red peach blossoms. The best peaches I ever tasted!
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Mayhaw Tree Blossom
Mayhaw is the name given to the fruit of the species of Crataegus series Aestivales that are common in wetlands throughout the southern United States. The principal species are C. aestivalis, the eastern mayhaw, and C. opaca, the western mayhaw.
Mayhaws grow in moist soil in river and creek bottoms under hardwood trees. The fruit ripens in late April through May, thus the name may-haw. The fruit is also found in bayous surrounding lakes, such as Caddo Lake on the Texas/Louisiana border. Mayhaws are often collected out of the water from boats, and the fruit is used to make jelly.
Families would go on outings to collect mayhaws and create stockpiles of the jelly to last throughout the year, but the tradition has declined with the increasing urbanization of the South and the destruction of the mayhaw's native habitat. The fruit has also been cultivated to grow outside of wetlands, and this is increasingly the source of the jelly.
crab apple tree
another crab apple tree
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See you next time!