Sunday, September 16, 2007
Unexpected Gifts from Nature
We have been inspired by the plants in The San Diego Zoo ever since we moved here 9 years ago. So we have slowly added lots of foliage to our backyard. Bamboo, ferns, ginger and plants we don't even know the names of, but had to have them when we came across them. Every so often one of the plants puts out some amazingly awesome fruit or flower that we had no idea existed, and we consider it a secret gift to us. They are lovely surprises.
Here is one of them.. This plant is referred to as "Elephant Ear" the botanical name is Colocasia Esculentum. Alan bought it because he loved the shape and size of it...we had no idea that it would produce these red seed pods.
While we are on the subject of nature, and gifts, here are some expected bounty from our vegetable garden. These photo's were taken in August just before our vacation..we are sad that we are at the tail end of our vegetables, but we savored every bite we could !
Sun Gold Cherry Tomato's
Marigolds...lots of Green and Orange..two of my favorite colors !
Last but not least, the one of many Flying Green Beatles Chloe befriended.