Posted on March 30, 2019
Grabbed a few more graffiti shots and, enjoyed the newest and littlest Spring offerings. All photos are my personal collection. ~Vic
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I like the Japanese Beetle…and the Wild Violets
That beetle…hm. That fence is up on a small hill facing a children’s playground, adjacent to the dog park. It’s a unique curiosity.
Those violets are all over my front yard. They make me smile, they are so cute. They started to show up about four years ago when I finally convinced Ken to stop using Round-up. Technically, to him, they are weeds and not proper ‘grass’. *eyes rolling*
If they look good they look good…weeds or not lol.
I got some pepper plants two years ago that are decortive more than eatible…but they are cool and come up every year.
Growing up, I never grasped the manicured lawn thing. I spent my very early years on my maternal GP’s farm…gardens everywhere. They worked the land for food. My paternal GPs had a small yard in the middle of town. Not much to mow. With my parents, my dad hated mowing (weird dude) so, my mom handled it (she was a neat freak anyway). But, there was no active cultivation.
I remember being fascinated during a trip to Las Vegas. Desert. Most folks had very little grass. They decorated with sand, rocks & concrete. Culture shock but, it made me think how lawns were useless.
I’d rather have a yard full of trees or gardens. Natural grass fields are fine but, the up keep of a perfect grass yard is a waste of time & money.
Yes very small peppers and they are different colors…I bought them at a plant shop…it’s close to these
I’m with you…you know what I never understood? Raking leaves. I will go over them with a mower but that is it. It’s not that I’m lazy I just never saw the need. The grass grows in the same spot the next year.
My yard in front is narrow and long and the back is a yard but it’s mostly forest which I love. We are in full agreement on this…no Dylan and Lennon disagreement lol.
OMG, those are beautiful! I didn’t know there was a perennial pepper plant…unless they are annuals like their larger cousins and just seed their children in the same place? Are they moving?
LOL! Yep. I’ve had arguments with Ken about that. The leaves, to me, are food for the lawn & cover for the frosts & snow. Leave it alone! The leaves will break down during the winter an feed everything. Nature knows what to do. It is a perfect cycle. Besides, they, themselves, are pretty on the ground.
In the fall when the Mums are everywhere, when the weather finally drops, I put my Mums in the ground. Those leaves are perfect mulch for them. It’s food. It’s a blanket. They weather better. I’ve had Mums, which, technically, are not perennials, live for several years & get HUGE.
I like Dylan & Lennon…2nd gen. 😉😁😆💕
Oh these are annuals but…the peppers fall off and the next year they come up again. I wanted perennials but the shop said they are not BUT the peppers fall and regrow… they do.
Finally! Someone who agrees with me. It does act as fertilizer for grass. I just never get why some people freak over that.
The Next Generation lol…
I’m not a big plant guy but there are some if they catch my eye…I get them. The peppers did because they are different. I also bought a Weeping Willow tree and planted it because I like them. I made sure it wasn’t around the septic tank or any pipes.
What I really want…is a Palm Tree…they will grow here if you cover the base up in the winter. I would love just to see the looks….of course I live off the beaten path but I want to get one.
Yep! The little buggers re-seed the next group. Heh. Might as well be perennials. And, perennial is a fluid word, anyway, regarding plants. Some plants that are regarded as perennials still have short lifespans. Trees are the very definition of perennial but, plant one in a part of the country that it is not native to and you shorten its lifespan. Central Texas was overplanted with Arizona Ashes when development spiked in the 80s from migration. They grew fast for front yards but, spent most of their time shedding their half-brown leaves 24/7. They were sickly & would drop branches all the time. They belonged in Arizona, not Central Texas. And, the Central Texas Cedars aren’t native, either. They don’t belong there, have shortened life spans and clog up everyones’ noses. Sick trees spew sick pollen & everyone is jacked up on antihistamines.
People are programmed to grow grass, mow grass, rake leaves and waste water. 🙄
Oh, yeah. Weeping Willows. Beautiful trees but, Oh My Lord, the roots…invasive because they were born thirsty but, do very well on riverbanks. It’s a symbiotic relationship.
Palm trees don’t do well in frigid weather. What is stopping you? Money?
I know I shouldn’t want one because they really don’t belong here. Summer is no problem…yea it’s money. They are expensive for something that can be done but could go wrong. Nothing I would like more to look out and see a palm tree. I saw one in Brentwood Tn last winter with snow on it…but it was covered about 10 up on the base.
Those pepper plants are really cool and not too expensive.
I don’t water the lawn either…that is what nature is for….
I made sure I planted away from anything it could wraps it’s roots around. …Now I do water the Willow some…it’s my favorite native tree.
You a shutterbug? You could post pix of your peppers & Willow. 😁
I guess Palms like warm feet. I know I do. 😉🌴
My son is big time….he is going into video production…. I’ll get him to do that when they come up. They come up in fall usually.
That beetle would make a cool logo for something.
Yeah it would. I’d love to know why it was done…there…on the fence…🤔🤨
I love when you do these graffiti pics. The one with the eyeball looks like a smiling person with their arms in the air. That’s my take on it anyway.
Thanks. This will be it for quite a while unless more show up.
I’m glad you saw something in that, Carolyn. I will have to look again. ❤
You know something, you are right. I turned the photo sideways & there it was! It looks like an alien but, it’s there. Thanks!!
The first one was clearly a person swimming…. in a puddle of pee (yellow paint).
Graffiti often seems like an alien language to me. Can’t decipher most of the words (?).
LOL! Carolyn, above, had to point out to me that it was person (using the term, loosely), sideways. And, with your comment, it does look like pee. Heh.
Graffiti words baffle me most of the time as well.
A great example how we look at the same thing, yet see something different.
Hello. I just clicked over from Goldie’s blog and found this post. When I saw that you could not ID some of the plants I thought I would try to help. I can’t tell if the first two pictures that you couldn’t ID were the same plant as the last two. The last two photos look like Ground Ivy according to my plant book. The book says they are not really an Ivy but are part of the mint family. It is highly fragrant and can be ID’d by crushing some up and smelling it. Hope this helps. Have a great day!
After the wild violets photo, the next two pix are spikes with leaves that sometimes have a pink tint and have tiny, bright pink flowers. The last two pix, those are ground cover with tiny lavender/purple flowers. I hadn’t thought to see what they smelled like. The spikey-pink flowers had bees all in them. The tiny purple ones, no. I know these things are what lawn enthusiasts would call ‘weeds’ but, they are just gorgeous. I can’t help but stop, stare and smile.
I haven’t come across anything that looks like the first two photos but I am fairly certain that the last two are the Ground Ivy. I love IDing plants and discovering their usefulness. Many of what some might think of as weeds are indeed edible or medicinal. Rather than poisoning them with weed killers we should probably be cultivating them and eating them. We don’t use any chemicals on our lawn or at our farm. I can’t wait to see all the dandelions bloom. 🙂
Oh, honey. I’d rather have the weeds than the manicured grass. What a waste of space and water.
I was photographing dandelions, yesterday. Plus, I routinely eat dandelion greens! Good for the gallbladder & liver.
Thank you for your help.
Maybe it’s my caffeine free state but initially I thought the beetle was a barbecue. On reflection it is a fine beetle.
LOL! That’s different. You mean like a barbecue grill?
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