1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident
2. good fortune; luck
This sweet, little, completely unexpected volunteer sunflower reaches valiantly for the dappled sunlight as it lives amongst the foliage of Turk's cap and a sticker vine. A beacon of bright yellow in a sea of shady green!
1. the influence of a particular feeling
2. sudden, involuntary inclination prompting to action
3. a psychic drive or instinctual urge
4. marked by or acting on impulse5. bought or acquired on impulse
While walking around Zilkerfest, (a local spring festival for all things gardening) I spotted a booth with beautiful glass twinkling in the sunshine. Then I noticed this specific piece and immediately knew it would have a home in my garden. The Canyon Lake artist uses found driftwood along with wine and liquor bottles to create the sculptures. I love how it constantly changes as it catches the shifting light throughout the day.
I'm seeing a trend here in re-purposed, organic art in the garden! The new sculpture complements the carved coffee root nicely.
This plant is sometimes confused with Brugmansia. The blooms of datura are upright and the fruit usually spiny whereas the Brugmansia's flower hangs on the branch and the fruit is spineless.
1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight
Although not completely joyous about the photograph, the subject makes me giddy! Do you see the monarch on the milkweed? Look closely at the center of the shot...there she is. I watched her for a few minutes as she flitted about the plant and I'm ever hopeful that she was depositing eggs. She attached herself to the underside of leaves a couple of times before sipping the nectar. Please, please, please let there be caterpillars!
I just love a garden - there is always so much to discover! What are your discoveries of late? Any impulses, serendipitous moments or joyful sightings? Ah, that's a silly question; I know you have them all!