Thursday, March 06, 2008

Texas Mountain Laurel


When Melanie moved from Houston to the hill country, I found myself being drawn to the Texas Mountain Laurel. I thought they were just one of the most beautiful shrub/tree. And, their fragrance is just devine.
Yesterday, while in the front yard, I looked over to the flowerbed where mine has been growing for at least the past 4 years. I couldn't believe what I saw. Blooms!!!! My very first. I was beside myself. I even called my dh out to take a look. He was mildly impressed-lol.
They have the most deepest, darkest purple grape-like flowers I have ever seen. So delicious!
This afternoon, if it had not started raining and gotten so cold, I would have gone back out to see how many more blooms had opened. I am hoping that this weather doesn't stop it from coming out full and beautiful. I have been waiting patiently for this day!
May you have a blessed and safe Friday.

6 comments:

Anita said...

WOW! How gorgeous!! We don't even have anything green yet, except the winter wheat... :(

Yolanda said...

I love the shot of these flowers so pretty.

kansasrose said...

This is so beautiful Diane! I'd love to see more pics of your flowers. Dh was in Odessa. Is that near you? God Bless YOU!!!

Chris said...

Diane,
What a beautiful flower that plant has!! I don't think I've ever seen this one. How fun to have it finally bloom :-)

A bird in the hand said...

They are so luscious! I've never seen a Texas mountain laurel. Thanks for the gorgeous photo. xoxo

Mary Ann said...

The absolute splendor of the natural world this time of year takes my breath away. I've never seen T.M.L. Look what I've been missing.
Sheesh..........