Friday, June 20, 2014

Dwarf Powder Puff - Something New


I have posted a Gazillion photos of this dwarf Powder puff bush. These are just a little different... we had a rain storm and this is what it did to them.


The big open flower as they should all look, and after the rain, below.. I love them any way at all. Big, drowned or even dead like the one above.





Each morning the sun comes up and a gorgeous sunrise is behind the bush, I could not get a decent photo, had to use the flash to get the bush and that took away the sunrise.


Many years ago Bob found a 10 inch volunteer plant growing in the fence and pulled it up, placed in a pot, then a bucket and next the ground.
He hacks it back several times a year or it would be 20 foot tall.


25 comments:

Mersad said...

What a great looking flower. But that sunrise steals the show. You have to show that to us in its full glory!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

TexWisGirl said...

i'm amazed at that beautiful bush!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Sure catches my eyes. I too am amazed.

Molly The Wally said...

We think it is beautiful. Lovely delicate flowers. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Madi and Mom said...

I CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE SO MANY PICTURES IT IS A GORGEOUS PLANT AND YOU KNOW I LOVE THE COLOR
HUGS CECILIA

From the Kitchen said...

I've never seen a powder puff bush. The color is beautiful!!

Best,
Bonnie

Karen said...

It's a lovely bush! The flowers are gorgeous and rather exotic looking!

Ela said...

Very original and beautiful flowers ! Wonderful photos !
Greetings

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Now that powder puff is pretty, neat to see the cycles of getting rained on

Ginny said...

Love Love your header, sunny leaves and hibiscus!! The powder puffs, in my opinion your most beautiful posts. with a few exceptions. They are girly grass hula skirts, pink brooms for sweeping,pink fireworks. I have a whole Sandra folder of them that I have been intending to frame and hang. But I can't decide which ones to use.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a beautiful bush and the flowers are quite spectacular.

Ann said...

LOVE your powder puff.It's pretty no matter what stage of life it's blossoms are in.
I have a setting on my camera that will take two shots in a row, one with and one without. Could you do that on your sunrise picture and somehow blend the two together so that the sunrise shows up?

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh my gosh- the pulled back shot is just gorgeous...I want one!

Linda said...

Wow, the bush is amazing, the individual flowers vibrant and details so delicate. The sunrise must be so uplifting. Love the photo of the bush and sunrise behind.

Blackberry Lane said...

Your photos are so very pretty. Just a fantastic color of flower.

Angela said...

That is such a beautiful flower! I love the color and it is so unique looking! You sure do have such a big variety of flowers, trees and things in your yard.

marciento said...

Beautiful pictures!
I warmly greet you and invite you to watch a new photo album on my blog. Have a nice weekend!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Reminds me of a form of mimosa with its fluffy boom. The seeds you sent me a few years back, I planted some early this spring and nothing has happen. Doubt they would survive the cold here anyway.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, Sandra, your photos are just awesome! I love the color of the powder puff flower!

George said...

Your powder puff is beautiful -- even when drowned.

Susannah said...

Every year that bush gets prettier and prettier! I love it! And you are right...it does not matter what it looks like....it can be half dead and I still love it. I wish I could grow something like that here but I am sure you told me it is a tropical bush. It is so Beautiful. Each picture is so very vivid. Love this post!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is one beautiful bush and they are so interesting close up!

A Quiet Corner said...

Another tropical beauty!!! That Bob had a green thumb...:)JP

Deb said...

pretty puffs...reminds me of tutus...of course my brain has been on dance lately...

carolann said...

Your flowers are just what everyone needs Monday morning.

Nice here in Canada milder but snow is still lying but one day we will have the delights you show.

Beautiful! That bush is awesome color and blooms.