Last week's Spring HubMob inspired me to do a photo article. Some of the photos were taken a few days ago and depict the incoming spring, but most are from last spring and summer. Who's to know what's what, though, as I was smartly told by Shirley Anderson, hubmobster extraordinaire. Thanks for the tip, Shirley!
So here's a collection of wonderfulness from my terrace. Yes, all of them are from home, no copyright issues here. And if I later see these photos circulating around, I don't suppose I'll have a sissy fit. After all, who could blame anyone for snatching a few of these magnificent shots. Ahem...
The capsules are grouped per subject matter, I think it'll be useful (and fun) to read the titles. The captions are a humorous recount of the specimens that ever so graciously share their vital space with us.
I hope you have a good time enjoying the pretty sights and the silly commentary. Here we go, Babbley, baby!
Oh, one last thing: Notice the URL for this hub... I messed up! SPING SPING SPING! Go on and laugh at my expense, I already did!
Close up of the flowery plum tree. I resent that I can't find any photos of the peach tree flowers, because they are beautiful. So we'll make do with a few of the plum tree.
Here's him again. Pretty plum tree of mine!
I guess you know, but in case I help enlighten anybody: These flowers are the "seeds" of the fruits. The tree grows about 60 or 70 plums, very small, but absolutely delicious.
Blooming sage. Behind you can see rosemary and thyme, and red hot chilli peppers. Guess what? We cook with all of it, and more, that I can't find photos for. Grrrr. I resent not to find a decent photo of the ever present basil.
Chilli peppers, and mind them, too, because they really ARE hot!
OK, you don't need to tell me, this is a crappy shot, taken with the cell AND probably while I was on drugs. It's not from spring, either. So, all in all, one's got to wonder how did it make it to this hub? Couldn't let the tomatoes pass, I guess! :
Ready for more flowers? Late spring and early summer!
I have no billowing idea of what this flower is. It came with the wind one day, and all of a sudden the plant started growing like crazy, producing uncountable flowers from mid spring to early autumn.
Hydrangeas, the pink one on the right is its most usual color. Instead the deep pink, not-quite-fuchsia-but-close on the left, is very unusual, at least in Madrid!
Hibiscus flower! We've had them orange, red and white. I can't find photos of the other colors, so...
... here's another one of the same color!
This plant and its flowers have many names, we use "Don Diego de Noche", Don Diego of The Night. Most names reference "night", alluding to the fact that the flowers open at dusk and stay open all night long.
Here's a big Don Diego. Yellow & fuchsia are the most usual colors. Even though the flowers open at night, the plant needs high sun exposure to produce them, and give them their out of this world, honey like fragrance.
And a "panoramic" of some white Don Diegos.