Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Springtime In Florida

Springtime in Florida feels more like summertime anywhere else. Springtime around here does produce some awfully pretty flowers and since we haven't been in this house a whole year yet, just about every few days we are finding new flowers blooming.

I still have no idea what this is called, but it grows on a tree in our front yard and is bright red with tiny yellow tips. There are literally hundreds of them and they popped up all within two days.


And a B&W version, cuz lately that's been my thing...


Have an awesome day everyone!!



Leece said...

Hello Kim - That's a bottle brush bush (or tree). They are native to Australia originally. They like to be warm and wet to grow well so Florida is ideal.

Now...urgent question (knowing your boys like a bit of gruesomeness)what do you think of the new Nightmare on Elm Street opens here in England in 3 days but I don't know whether to go and see it or not because the original was just *so* part of my teenage years. I spent *years* under my pillow wonderfully afraid of Frddy Kruger...I just don't think they could better the original. What do you guys think?
Love to all. Leece

Shiela in NY said...

AND I SURE DO MISS YOUR SPRINGTIME WEATHER! Another wet, rainy, day here. Yesterday we even saw some snow. Thank God it didn't stick to the ground -- !

Just so you know, we were in Orlando but had no rental car. The trip was a gift from my mother-in-law and we had shuttle service from airport to Orlando. Didn't think it would look too good of me to rent a cab for a side trip, but I sure would have loved to!!

Still loving that red flower, and have always loved B&W pics so think that one is cool too! :)

Have an awesome day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim- That red flower is a bottle brush and they are spectacular. You will find that hummingbirds and butterflies love these blooms!

Anonymous said...

That's called a bottle brush tree. I'm sure there's some other scientific name too, :)

Anonymous said...

That's a bottle brush tree :) We have lots of them in CA.

lauren said...

It's a bottle brush (genus - callistemon) they're native around here (Australia) but I don't think they nturally grow in your part of the world? probably why you have so many!

Sherry Vasquez said...

Hi Kim, It's a bottle brush tree.Check it out the way it's shaped.Anyway have a great night.

Anonymous said...

That flower is from the bottle brush tree. We have lots of them in California.

Amy said...

I can't get over how gorgeous these are Kim. If you find out what they are, will you post it? Perhaps they won't even grow way up north here - oh well, I can live vicariously through your photos! :)

Laura said...

Callistemon or Bottlebrush Tree

That is the name of your tree!

Have a great day!

Kim said...

Thank you all so much, Bottlebrush...and it does look exactly like one too.
Love you all, thanks for jumping in!! :0)

This is just my opinion, I LOVE scary horror flicks, my fave holiday is Halloween so it would make sense.
I would go see it in a heartbeat. According to Kolin though, who LOVES Michael Myers {Halloween}, he doesn't think it will be great. He and I battle over who is the better killer all the time.
Freddie for me and Michael for him. LOL!!


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