Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Memosa Tree

Aren't these blooms lovely?  This beautiful Memosa tree is in our back yard overlooking the pond. Memosa's attract hummingbirds and grow real well in this part of the country (southern Indiana).  They have the most unique soft looking yet spikey blooms I've ever seen.  I suspect there are people wandering out in California with hair modeled after this flower.

We stand under this tree all summer long to feed the fish, turtles, and ducks that swim by--mostly fish.  Last summer our neighbors bought some white ducks with big fluffy tail feathers.  They were pretty cute and hung out on the pond close to our house.  We'd feed them. My daughter encouraged them to come near to the house so she could sit on the step by our back door when she threw bread crumbs.   They'd come on land and in close until something spooked them; it was the funniest thing ever to see them run back to the water.   Talk about waddling!

 It's amazing how fast these trees grow!  We just planted them as small saplings a few years ago and 'poof' now they're regualr trees.  Sort of like kids I guess...

Sadly the two white ducks do not hang out on our pond anymore.  Their quack is louder than the other ducks and more nasal sounding.  I hear that quack every now and then on a different pond so they're still around.

1 comment:

  1. Wow......Your Memosa tree is beautiful. We haven't been there in a while because it's really big. We are anxious to see everything again when we come. Also we loved the picture of Matthew and his girl friend. Love, Mom