Springtime in Mississippi

by on September 29, 2007
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Of course, it’s not really springtime in Mississippi, but try telling that to the flowers! I’ll be posting a new recipe soon, but in the meantime, I thought you might enjoy a look at the local color.

Spider Lily

This is one of my “Katrina survivor” spider lilies. After the hurricane, huge pine trees littered my parents’ yard, and I went down to help with the clean-up. We found lots of bulbs right underneath one of the massive trunks, and I took a few home with me and planted them in my back yard. Not all of them survived, but a few sprang up the next year and continue to bloom every fall.

Southern Summer Rose Azalea

My father developed this azalea, which he named Southern Summer Rose. It’s supposed to bloom twice, in the summer and winter, but I find that it blooms at various times throughout the year.

Hibiscus

This hibiscus was a gift from a neighbor. The neighbor has since moved, but the hibiscus keeps going.

Bougainvillea

Finally our bougainvillea is blooming! We had a hot, dry summer, and it just never bloomed. Now that our days are cooler and we’re getting some rain, it’s decided it’s safe to show some color.

Jazzy the Mix

It was such a beautiful day today that we ate lunch on a blanket in the grass. Jazzy was happy that her humans were spending more time outside for a change.

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post. I appreciate all of your concern. Things are looking up around here, and as you can see, I decided to literally stop and smell the roses. (Darn–I forgot to get a photo of the rose!)

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