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Monday, June 20, 2011
I decided (a little too late- but I got them all done) to go out and do work assignments this afternoon. Since we had a really heavy rainstorm this morning, my plans needed to change. So I headed out to chase down some more houses. I'm good with finding interesting plants too.
First up is an old-fashioned garden favorite called mock orange. I love the slightly creamy white blossoms, and they smell wonderful. I would love to have one of these bushes in my yard.
At another place, I had to walk down 153 steps to the beach to see if they had a dock. There I was rewarded with the hairy puccoon, a rare native wildflower of sandy beaches. This one had some insect damage, but I always think the color is astonishing.
I really enjoy seeing all the lovely vacation homes. I get to drive through gates that say "Private Drive," to reach lakeside homes that cost a lot more than I've earned in a lifetime. I'm sure I can't share these pictures with you, but I don't think anyone will complain about sharing flowers.
Actually, this is a small tree, and I'm sure it's not new to many of you. This is the kousa dogwood, a recently popular ornamental, but I hadn't seen one yet. It's really showy. It comes from Asia.
I'm tired tonight... headed for bed. This is shaping up to be another busy week. All good.