Friday, January 29, 2016

Floral Friday

The sarcacocca bushes that line the north side of our house are in full bloom now. Since we aren't often on the north side of our house this time of year, I smelled it before I saw it; it's potent perfume! Yesterday when I stepped around the house to get a photo for you, I found out why the hummers haven't been frequenting my feeder lately; they like sarcacocca, too. (If it had been summer, I would have been spooked by the loud buzzing that met me!) The flowers aren't big or showy, but there are a LOT of them (I need to take a shot that shows the whole row of bushes):

Inside, the orchid show continues. Three of the four buds are open now, and I think they are breathtakingly beautiful:

That's it for now from . . .



6 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, you are so fortunate to have hummer year round. We get our ruby throats only spring through fall.

Fiona said...

You have such flowers around you. Our winter hardy unknown bush finally succumbed to the cold and wind.

Nancy Kay said...

I love smelling really fragrant flowers outside; that's a real treat!

Mary Ann said...

Blooms already!

Pamela Kerr said...

Sweet scented blessings for your heart.

Pamela Kerr said...

Sweet scented blessings for your heart.