Sunday, July 14, 2013

Backyard in July #1


Our beloved tree is gone, but it left behind this view from the side yard.


Did you know my favorite exercise is Chewing?



Night blooming cactus bloomed Saturday, 6 blooms and 20 more ready for tomorrow... We are looking UP UP UP. these are 30 feet in the air...

Sunday AM UPDATE: this post was on auto post, got up today and there are 49 of these blooms hanging in the tree like a giant bridal bouquet...


above and below are the same photo, I took it in the dark with flash, below I lightened it so you can see the details.



38 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I expect you were sad to see your tree go but gosh that is a beautiful sky, and your cactus bloom is beautiful!

Ann said...

Love those puffy clouds.
Chewing is one of my favorite exercises too...lol

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Wow, what a sky view, that was!

See, the beloved tree may be gone, but you can salvage with super sky views, now and then.

Ahhhh yes, "Auntie" is being "Miss Polley-Anna" this morning.

-gag-

-grin-

GOOSE said...

Big tree replaced by a heavenly veiw.
Blessings,
Goose

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wow! What gorgeous fluffy clouds!

Haha...your favorite exercise is also one of mine!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Your view is pretty...the night blooms are sure pretty!

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful night blooms. Chewing is a great exercise!! And chewing celery, has a negative effect. But who likes to chew celery, thinking chewing chocolate is better for the soul!!!

TexWisGirl said...

practically choked on my breakfast with your exercise comment. :)

love these blooms! yup, you're gonna be busy!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

You have a little paradise in your backyard. Happy Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

S. Etole said...

Love how the colors in the flowers are similar to the colors in the sky. Blue and white are such a peaceful combination.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Tree gone but God has provided his Heaven of clouds

for you to take. Love it.

Blackberry Lane said...

Awesome view. These blooms are magnificent. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a nice day.

Inger said...

Wow! Those are some gorgeous clouds!

Gail said...

wonderful sky and wonderfully amazing flowers.

photowannabe said...

What amazing clouds Sandra. So beautiful.
I can't believe your backyard jungle. The night blooming cactus is really something.
I like the description of the blossoms like a bridal bouquet.

EG CameraGirl said...

I would be so excited to have a night-blooming cactus in my yard!

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see... the view was worth losing a tree for... I hope. Love seeing your garden.

Madi and Mom said...

49....OMWord...that must have been amazing to see. Do they have a fragrance?
hugs C

Ginny said...

These little blue flowers look like periwinkles, but I bet they're NOT. My very favorite is the next to last one, it looks so natural, but it must be you and not the sun that made it look so sunny! Because NO blooms in the sun, right?

barbara l. hale said...

I hate it when we have to take a tree down, but that sky is so beautiful! And also those blue flowers whatever they are. I am a sucker for blue flowers.

Terri said...

Hey- chewing is an excellent exercise- love it! HA HA

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

With a view of the clouds that look like those, I would take that view over a tree. Dont get me wrong, I LOVE TREES but those clouds are beautiful.

You have an amazing backyard with so much beauty to photograph.

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful view! Chewing!! LOL!! I do love those blooms! I just think they are so pretty!!!

Rebecca said...

GREAT clouds!!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love your sky view, big fluffy clouds are my favorites. Speaking of clouds, your 49 blooms on the cactus must have looked a little like a cloud.

Chewing? You are too funny.

LC said...

Now you have a beautiful sky view. Even though tour tree is gone, I am confident it won't slow your photo documentation of the natural (and sometimes unnatural) in your personal corner of the world.

The exotic cactus blooms are amazing!

George said...

Your night blooming cactus is amazing. That sky you captured is pretty amazing as well.

Betsy Adams said...

I love the Night-blooming cactus plants... GORGEOUS.... Even if you have to look up, they are beautiful. Wow!!!! Do they smell good too????

I know you must miss your big tree---but you certainly get some great sky photos from there now...

Hugs,
Betsy

Chatty Crone said...

What a gorgeous picture of the clouds - girl - so glad there is some joy in the loss of the tree! sandie

Eva Ason said...

Now look at THAT view...the clouds are magnificent. I know you miss the tree though.
Love the pictures of the night blooming cactus.
Hmmm chewing?! too funny.

Have a great day!

Rose said...

I would love to see this in person...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful cactus. I do love the Florida clouds....

Deb said...

beautiful Snaps Sandra...I like to chew too much too...

diane b said...

Amazing plant!!!

Brandi said...

Great pictures. You have a beautiful back yard.

Catherine said...

It's nice to be able to see the sky once in awhile.
Hope you are enjoying your view!
xo Catherine

Cynthia C said...

Beautiful clouds!
Sneaking up on plants at night interesing idea. lol

Dee said...

Your beloved tree is gone but I love your new photo opp spot. I did not know chewing is an exercise...good to know :)