Views of the Neighborhood -Check on the Flora and Stuff

I’m glad you could come on a little walk around the neighborhood. Today we are going to look at some blooms and any unusual things we come across. Glad you can join me.

Views of the Neighborhood

Here are a couple of crape myrtles in bloom. A pretty red color.

Here is a beautiful display of Mexican Birds of Paradise.

Here is an old friend with a new rock. Someone has been placing little decorated stones on mailbox holders.

A lovely green rock.

A new mushroom in town with a collection of rocks.

Another crape myrtle.

More Mexican Birds of Paradise.

A white crape myrtle.

A pile of rocks. Not very attractive.

A cute little rock that the sun wiped out. It is decorated with small figures.

This rock says, “promise.”

A stone turkey with a rock that says, “sweet.”

An old pal armadillo with a Texas flag rock.

I took this shot because there is a pink crape myrtle in front of a red one and beside a red oleander.

Another while crape myrtle.

Views of the neighborhood

A fabulous fig tree. You can see the little round figs just starting. (They look like small olives.)

A beautiful morning glory in full bloom.

I thought this flower bed was unusual in that it is outlined with sea glass.

I hope you enjoyed this walk and a check on the flora.

86 comments

  1. I did enjoy it — both for what you showed, and for the memory the photos raised. When I was still pretty young, I remember going through a phase when I’d paint white driveway rocks (who knows what they were?) with my water colors: red, yellow blue, green. Then, I’d run in and give them to my mother as gifts. She always was appreciative!

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    1. Aw. What a lovely story, Linda. I’m sure she was touched. 😊

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  2. Looks like your world is bursting with color, John. Lovely!

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    1. The color prompted me to do the post. Thanks, Lori.

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  3. You have such a pretty neighbourhood!

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    1. Thank you so much. So nice of you to visit. 😊

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  4. What a colourful neighbourhood, John. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for joining me today, Keith.

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  5. A lovely walk around your neighbourhood, John. It looks like a lovely place to live and no burglar bars or high walls.

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    1. Hahahaha. That is so true, Roberta. Most of America has no burglar bars or high walls. I just hope that will continue in the future as we move into the socialism phase of governance. 😁

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  6. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Beautiful neighborhood, John. The crape myrtles are stunning. Oh, the blessings of Texas sunshine. Have a fabulous Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a great Sunday as well.

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  7. Lovely to see more of your beautiful neighbourhood, John. The vegetation is so different to ours, this was quite an exotic insight of Texas. πŸ™‚

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    1. Our zone is called warm weather southern and the vegitation reflects the environment. Thanks for the visit, Dina.

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    2. It’s really amazing there, isn’t it?

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  8. What a lovely neighbourhood you live in.

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    1. We are pretty luck for sure.

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  9. Your neighborhood is really beautiful, John. “A pile of rocks. Not very attractive.” This made me laugh! Happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad. Laughs are a good thing. 😁

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  10. Awesome shots. Must be fun to walk around the neighborhood and see these things.

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    1. It is. Since I only get out to do this I think I enjoy it more than I would otherwise.

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  11. nice walk John. the ugly rocks are code. maybe even a haiku poem.

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    1. Might be a cll for help too. Thanks, John

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      1. Something like send pizza and bourbon

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      2. True. I’ve got both but I think I’ll wait to share.

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  12. I enjoyed the walk around your neighborhood, particularly seeing the crape myrtles. We had them when we lived in Virginia.

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    1. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  13. The attitude of your neighbors is great – and creative! A few gardeners in the bunch too!

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    1. MOst do keep up thire places. Thank you, GP. 😊

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  14. That’s a good exercise routine. I’m glad you brought us along. I’m wondering about the poor fellow whose wife just told him, “John says your rock pile is ‘not very attractive.’ I tend to agree, honey.”

    I hope you’re having a great weekend.

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    1. Now I know why I saw a wanted poster nailed to a telephone pole. I wondered aboyt that.

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  15. Beautiful series.
    The myrtles I really like. We don’t have them over here.

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    1. They are always lovely this time of year. Thank you, Rabirius

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  16. A lovely walk with some beautiful flora and fauna, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  17. Thanks for taking me along on your walk, John — it was most enjoyable! I’m puzzled by the painted rocks atop mailboxes, but I figure it must be a thing particular to your area. My neighborhood doesn’t have mailboxes like those, so we don’t typically see decorations beside them. I do love the crepe myrtles and am fascinated by that fig tree — look at those baby figs coming along so nicely!!

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    1. They are. I hope to report on the figs when they ripen. (I hope not from jail though)

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  18. Wow, such a lovely area! I didn’t know if morning glories did well here, but they obviously can! My dad grew beautiful ones in Michigan, I remember.

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    1. michigan is the morning glory capital. Something about the freezing winters. Thanks, Becky.

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  19. Love your neighborhood views! Crape myrtles are a favorite of mine. Such color variety. Gotta love that armadillo!

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    1. Thank you, Joan. πŸ˜€

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  20. Thanks, John, for taking me around that beautiful neighbourhood of yours. Ours is quite different: mostly old (oak) trees in the front yards. Which makes it nice and shady.
    I like the Crape Myrtles. Ours are not yey in bloom, but soon.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Yes, Hill Country has different flora that’s for sure. Thanks, Pit.

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      1. Actually, we might find front yards like these just a little up the road, in the new developments.

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      2. Yup. They are there in the new developments

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  21. Thanks for including us on your lovely walk. Interesting, this leaving of stones… Those with a word or of colour I understand a bit more than just plain. It must be a take off the Kindness Stone Project…

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    1. It could be Dale. I hope it isn’t the tradition of leaving a stone when visiting a grave. Thanks.

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      1. Lots of Jews in the neighbourhood? I am going to stick with my first thought…

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      2. πŸ™‚

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  22. Fantastic views, John! I love the idea of leaving stones with different messages, or not message at all. I just love rocks. πŸ™‚ And the Mexican Bird of Paradise is just stunning!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I’m so glad yoi could visit

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  23. What a lovely stroll!
    I have a huge fondness for crape myrtle. And my cousins in South Carolina have a fig tree in their yard. I couldn’t believe how delicious they were (first time I ever had figs from a tree).
    Absolutely love the rocks on the mailboxes!
    A delightful still. Thank you for letting me tag along πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Mae. It was a pleasure having you visit. 😁

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  24. Thank you for the stroll, John! I love all the color and (most of) the rocks πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  25. So blooming πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing, feeling like walking there…without actual walking πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰πŸ’«β˜€οΈ

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    1. Anytime . Its the best way to walk. πŸ˜‚

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  26. Thanks for the Sunday stroll, John, and especially for the memories some of the plants evoked. My father loved crepe myrtle, but the only colors I’ve ever seen are the red and pink. Never had I seen a white one. And the morning glories! Such a delightful plant. Dad would string them up and let them grow as vines. As a girl, I liked to hide behind the ones growing up a two-story porch we had. Lovely neighborhood!

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    1. I love morning glories. When I lived in Indiana I had a ton of them. Thanks, Sherrey

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  27. It looks like such a nice neighborhood. You need one of those guys who’s rebuilding his pickup in the driveway to make it feel real.

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    1. Hahahaha. On cement blocks I’m sure.

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  28. That was a lovely walk, John! I love the crepe myrtle and all those painted rocks!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I like that you enjoyed. Thanks for letting me know.

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  29. I truly enjoyed this walk, John, and your neighborhood is lovely. Beautiful blooms and I love that flower bed lined with sea glass.

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    1. Thank you, Laren. Glad you liked it.

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  30. Fabulous flora, Boss. And I love those mysterious stones being deposited at the mailboxes like that. It’s always nice when the mystery is a positive one.

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    1. Yes we can call this good mystery.

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      1. Much needed

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  31. You have a very pretty neighborhood, John. We have those little rocks around us too!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. I hope they make you smile.

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  32. You have such a lovely neighborhood, John – always something interesting to see. Our crape myrtles aren’t looking so good this year – one in particular. Have my doubts they’ll even bloom.

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    1. Sometimes the weather gives them fits. Sorry about that, Teri. Hope your beachtime was good.

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      1. Still here – cloudy, cold, and rainy so far, but hoping for better weather!

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      2. They may burst on the sunshie.

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  33. Those are very fancy mailbox holders, I like the colored rocks, especially the American flag in front of the armadillo. Thanks for sharing another piece of the neighborhood, John.

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Mark.

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      1. It was fun, John.

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  34. So pretty. Too bad crepe myrtle don’t grow in New England. Love the painted rocks. Children at school are painting rocks and leaving them for others to find. Nice!

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    1. What a great project. It teaches pay it forward for sure. Thank you for sharing that. 😊

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      1. It does!

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