Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Current Backyard # 3

 For weeks, I have watched the stick above, waiting to see if it will bloom again.
 We had 2 rains and the stick got new growth.
 MadSnapper tracked the pods every single day

 Saturday evening the pod looked like this. I told Bob, it will pop soon.
 It rained Saturday night and Voila, 6 new blooms

MadSnapper Trivia
Remember the Robe Incident from 2 days back? Now, I will share the reason for the slop jar.

MadSnapper is afraid of the dark, have been since birth. There was no way I would go down the steps into a dark basement and out the door and down the hill to the outhouse IN THE DARK.. Daddy got the slop jar for me. He would not let me have it in the house, but placed it on the top step to the steps that went down into that dark basement with a dirt floor. The steps were the boards that have no back, just empty backs.
If I put my feet on the second step, something could reach through the back of the step out of the DARK and grab me. SO. Picture me trying to use that pot without putting my feet on the second step.. Sorry if that mind image just ruined your day. The Dark, to be continued.

24 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the series of shots as the plant come to life and then flowers, that takes a lot of patience.

Oh my goodness, it's a wonder you weren't traumatized for life. Can't wait to hear the next installment on this story.

Ann said...

what's the name? You find them in South East Asia too.

Remington said...

Oh my! That is funny....but I am certain it wasn't for you when you were young.... The pics are beautiful!

Pam said...

You captured a beautiful series as it grew and the grand finally which is a stunning flower.
Nicely done, Sandra.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have one of these...they're called Mexican Bird of Paradise. I brought some seed pods from Arizona when we moved to Texas and planted the seed pod...it's growing!!!


BOTTOMS UP is my Wednesday post link.

Have a glorious day!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Gracious! Your stick certainly bloomed!!!

Very cute story from out of the past.

You poor little thing... Couldn't you get some adult to go down there in the daytime, and look and see what was sticking through the steps?

Probably just some wispy thing, on the top of some old thing. It could have been moved, and no longer bother you, at night.

-sigh-

TexWisGirl said...

you can skip a few details, okay?! :)

pretty, pretty blooms!

SweetMarie said...

Such a pretty series of photos! I can't wait to have blooms like that from the seeds you gave us. :) I feel for you! I wouldn't want to go in that basement! I was the same way about the dark when I was a kid.

Madi and Mom said...

What a lovely series of budding pictures. The plant looks like some type of fern? I had no idea they bloomed.

Slop pot of my word...they were hard enough to use on a flat floor I cannot imagine your predicament.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Tipper said...

Love the series of photos-I'm so glad you took them so you could put them together here!

Tipper said...

I forgot to say-my Granny called it a slop jar too : )

Susannah said...

What a gorgeous plant...I loved seeing it "in progress" The end product is stunning!

Dying to hear the rest of the story. You have a way of making my day start great!!!!!!!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I love seeing the pictures of the plants progress. And you poor baby - funny - do you like the dark now? I love the dark.
sandie

George said...

I'm glad you kept an eye on that stick. The blossoms are gorgeous.

My grandparents had an outhouse, but at least we didn't have to go down into the basement to get out.

crafty cat corner said...

That's what I love about nature, from something as plain as a stick a beautiful thing is born.
thanks for the lovely pictures.
Briony
x

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

absolutely loved seeing that beautiful plant in progress.

such gorgeous blossoms!
would love to be there right now.

Ann said...

that is some fabulous stick transformation. I wonder if I can get the sticks in my yard to to that :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That simple stick transforms into beautiful flowers.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is sure a pretty flower- and your potty story made me laugh out loud!

Deb said...

so pretty...

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

That's the coolest plant. How do you find them? What is it??

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha----my mind is imagining you and the slop jar... You need to write a book called "Little Sandra and her Slop Jar"... ha ha

Beautiful little flowers... What is that 'stick' plant anyhow??? Do you ever have to water your yard?

Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

You have the most intriguing plants in your yard.

Rose said...

I have found your story interesting...thank goodness I barely remember having to use an outhouse at home...but that is what we had the first 8 years of school.