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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Hidden Yellow Surprise . . .

 
 


 



 
a sunday afternoonon drive
gorgeous relaxing day
we drove back into an area not far from the big lake
or maybe better known as lake michigan
a few tucked away houses in the midst of the trees and bushes
although not the usual palatial homes one finds on the lake shore
suddenly we saw this glimpse of yellow
we made a circle around to look closer
the look of a mini mum or marigold
yet on a tree like bush
mystery for me
hope you can help me solve
~
 keep in your hearts
the community of oklahoma city
unimaginable  devastation
let's help how and where we can
 

16 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That's interesting. I have never seen them that tall before. Strange! I am so sad about Oklahoma! There is really no safe place is there...

Musings from Kim K. said...

We've never seen those blooms either. I just showed the pictures to Chris too. Just gorgeous. I can't even imagine the devastation. I keep thinking of my little Josie in that school...sigh.

babs said...

,we had something like those. Richie called them Japanese roses. Very invasive....real thorny.

TexWisGirl said...

gosh, they're beautiful! and i love the little cottage tucked in behind them.

Pondside said...

Hi Lynne - Lucky you! I love this plant and haven't found it to be at all invasive. It will multiply in-situ and give a lovely jolt of that brilliant, rose-like yellow. It is called Kerria Japonica. Prune it back after flowering and it will give you pleasure year after year.

Terrie said...

Lynne, very very impressive blooming. Love yellow love this sort of flowers. Looks like the one we can do eco print on fabrics. Pity we do not have it in Hong Kong. Thanks for sharing. My heart goes to the people in Oklahoma. Prayers to them.

Pamela Gordon said...

I see Pondside has given you a name for these beautiful yellow mystery flowers. They sound like they would be okay in a large yard or wooded area and kept trimmed back. It looks like a nice spot with the dappled sun and the cottage in behind. Enjoy the day! Pam

Missy George said...

Very sad about Oklahoma...I think that pretty yellow plant is Japonica..looks like it has gotten out of control..Pretty in the wooded setting..

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I saw the photo and thought Kerria...

When I was little there was a huge bush besides our house, it was our fort, and hangout. I haven't seen one for decades and then suddenly last year there was a shrub. I think I need to get one, for old times sakes.

Jen

Jill said...

Beautiful yellows in a perfectly sweet setting! Love them!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Lynne, it looks like coreopsis and it makes beautiful dye.

Heather said...

Can't help you out Lynn, but it certainly offers a bright splash of colour! Cheers~

Bonnie said...

My first thought is of a coreopsis, but I haven't seen it form a bush. I love the wildness of it. I hope you are having a good week.

koralee said...

So pretty...yellow is becoming one of my favourite colours....Lots of prayers go out to Oklahoma! xox

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, I almost missed this post. I love the pretty flowers. I just love color! My prayers go out to the victims of Moore, Oklahoma. Have a happy weekend!

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