Tuesday, March 25, 2008

HAPPY SPRING!




At Christmas time, so many of you in the land of blog shared pictures of beautiful little bottle brush trees in various shapes, sizes and colors displayed amongst your decorations. In honor of the beginning of Spring, I thought I'd share a picture or two of my bottle brush tree - decorated by its Creator.


For a large part of the day, this tree is literally alive with the sights and sounds of bees buzzing and birds singing and butterflies of all sizes, shapes and colors fluttering through the branches and blossoms. Even the occasional hummingbird comes to feast on its nectar. And when the sun is in just the right spot in the sky, you're likely to see a feisty little black doxie chasing butterfly shadows across the grass beneath the tree. She's too short to chase the butterflies, so she amuses herself for hours chasing their shadows.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

It's beautiful!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I love that tree...... and your yard.. it is always so peaceful out there!!! So pretty!!
Give Brigi smoochies from me and Joles!!

elaine olsen said...

What kind of tree is this and where can I get one? Beautiful.

peace~elaine

Kentucky Bound said...

FYI, the scientific name for the bottle brush tree is Callistemon Viminalis. It's native to Australia. I had NO earthly idea I had a multi-cultural yard! 8)

Kari & Kijsa said...

This is beautiful! We aren't familiar with this tree, so doubly enjoyed the photos!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

sister sheri said...

Wow! I have never seen such a beautiful tree as this!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is beautiful! I remember having bottle brush trees when I lived in Florida. We are still waiting for our hummingbirds. They will be here in a few weeks..
Penny

Grace said...

We have one of these trees! When JJ returns with our illustrious missing camera, I'll take a photo for you. However, ours is a bit on the scrawny side and only blooms a short while. Maybe it likes your climate better!

Kentucky Bound said...

FYI to Grace, I'm almost ashamed to say that our tree looks like that because it is a survivor. It was ugly and scrawny and bush-like and I tried with all my might to kill it the first couple years we lived here. I have a brown thumb. I can kill anything that's supposed to be green! Right? Ha! Guess Mr. Callistemon Viminalis showed ME who was boss!

Grace said...

I've just tagged you!!!

White O'Morn Cottage said...

That's amazing! I've never seen or heard of it before. Quite beautiful...thanks for sharing it...Cheers...Pam