Sunday, December 18, 2011

Our Sunday Walk

After the first good rains a few weeks ago, Mr K and I took the dogs for a long walk one Sunday. We visited two ponds near our house and I was happy to find tadpoles, one of nature's magic tricks. We also saw the most magnificent flower. Sadly I forgot my camera. Neither of us had ever seen that kind of flower before coming from a very nondescript plant.

Today we went out again. The tadpoles are now at that awkward teenage stage of being a tiny frog at the front and still a tadpole at the back. They were hopping and swimming and not quite knowing what they were meant to do.

We also found the flower again, but now it had dried up but it was still wonderful. I brought one home. I decided it would make a nice Christmas decoration. I got out the silver and gold spray paint.



When it dried I hung it up above our front door, a new take on a Christmas wreath. What do you think of it? I'm quite pleased!

7 comments:

OneStonedCrow said...

Looks great Laurie ... I wonder what plant it is ... perhaps you've discovered a new species and can have it named after you? ... :)

Tania Hershman said...

Ooh, I like that! And here's a funny thing: when I read your blog posts now, I hear your voice reading them to me! Any London trips planned? :)

Joyful said...

I like it a lot, Merry Christmas!

Lauri said...

Graham the plant is a bit common. Next time out I'll remember to take my camera. The only thing is that I've never seen it flower. The flower is so over the top magnificant. Like a joke almost.

Tania- that makes me feel nice to know you read my posts like that. :) No London trips in my future, I wish. I'll defintely let you know if one comes up.

Hi Joyful, thanks! Happy holidays to you and your family too.

Selma said...

When I saw that plant I actually thought it was a chandelier. It is quite an incredible thing. Looks utterly FAB!

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