Some unusual things have been happening in my own back yard. This plant/tree is blooming:
Anyone know what it is? A neighbor gave us a piece trimmed from her tree (it looked like a three-pronged stick), and it’s growing leaves and blossoming. It smells nice, too.
The ginger is blooming:
So is the geranium:
And the angel wing begonia:
One of our sago palms has produced this:
A mature male Sago produces this cone every second or third year. (Though technically, this is in my front yard.)
On the downside, our dog, who is 15 years old, cut her leg badly enough to need stitches and a trip to the emergency vet. Then two days later, she came in from the backyard with a punctured foot—the vet says either a bite or an entrapment injury. She’s now on lockdown—can’t go out in the backyard without supervision—which doesn’t please her, but oh, well. She’s pretty much back to normal, and I’m taking her to have the stitches removed this morning. (I have pictures of those, too, but I’ll spare you!)
Even though I love to go exploring, it’s clear that there are plenty of everyday adventures to be had right in my own backyard.
What’s been happening in your backyard lately?