|Year-around blooming flowers for my terrace rocking chair view.|
|Up close they are a very bright yellow trumpet-shaped flower|
The Yellow Bells are blooming earlier than I expected or remember from last year and do hope they are still around when Reagan arrives in February. They started with a few blooms on the high tips of limbs that get the most sun and are now spreading all over. They do attract hummingbirds!
|From my lunch table today at about 1:30 facing NW.|
|From the street today at 2:00 PM (bad time for photo)|
|An even worse image at 2:00 PM but you can see that my terrace is surrounded!|
|Bouquets on the terrace!|
|And color below my horizon views!|
|Plus they are already coloring the ground as blossoms drop!|
|A tree in my neighbor’s yard.|
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.~Luther Burbank
|I do selective pruning to keep my garden art bird visible.
It is so full now that a major pruning will be needed by Dec. or Jan.
|Coming in from the driveway.|
|Front yard from my terrace.|
|Terrace view of the Guarumo (Cecropia) Tree which has really grown!|
My yard is truly a constant “simple pleasure” that I enjoy all the time I’m at home. Living in the country or in a forest, next to a national park was always a temptation to be in true wildness all the time, but it would require a 4WD vehicle in most cases, be further from healthcare when needed, and shopping which I could handle the easiest, and further from people, especially those who speak English which I also would like in some ways when my Spanish is better, BUT . . . I think this is the best of both worlds and I am in a small country town. I just need this particular simple pleasure of a garden yard to have nature around me. And a very comfortable house! 🙂
|Strangler Fig Tree by the road in front yard.|
|Palm Tree behind my Guarumo Tree
in side yard which is my front yard, balcony
|Guarumo Tree leaf, up close. This is a type of cecropia tree.
Leaves are the favorite food of sloths, and the seeds of Keel-billed Toucans!
Mine has to get a lot larger for animals though!
|Yellow Bell Tree is the name I choose from many it is called.
My front yard will be beautiful with 4 of them come February-March!
|Ylang-Ylang Tree, is known for its wonderful
smell or aroma! Mine is new, but hope for the
aroma before a year is up! A source of perfumes!
|Unknown Tree (for now) I see out my kitchen window.|
Want to improve your health? Go Live Near Trees says an article in The Washington Post.
A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.
~Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte