Friday, April 24, 2009

Living Bottle Brushes and Desert Porn..


Yep.  We're growing bottle brushes,

and these yellow, fuzzy balls (protected from the trunk on up by very sharp thorns!),

And if this isn't just a little bit disturbing.... I don't know.

Some of the many life-forms popping up in the yard now.  And there's more we're going to miss because we're about to take off on a 7 week torture tour. (See schedule to the right).  And I can say without any problem at all that if we'd had any inkling we were going to be settling down to a life of landed gentry we certainly wouldn't have committed to the bulk of these.  By the time we get back this will all be gone, I'm sure.  The next excitement will come when the rains start in August.

If anyone can ID these plants, please do so in the comments section.  Adios!

UPDATE:  big Hat Tip to friend Val (who should know!)  From the top:
Bottle Brush...  and I thought I was making a joke,
Sweet Acacia,
and the small yellow flower with the 10 (10 is the number and the  number shall be 10) massive erections stamens is
Desert Bird of Paradise!

We also have an almond tree!

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