May Wild-Flowers

May Wild-Flowers ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

May Wild-Flowers ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014




Ligustrum is just pretty and is such an easy, low maintenance shrub, that I may even learn to accept the scent.

Native to Japan, Ligustrum has glossy ever-green leaves .  The shrub can be trained/pruned  to desirable shapes.  I allow the sun and shadow and rain to “train” those in my garden. I do prune branches that begin to protrude into pathways. As a result they resemble small trees.  The tallest, so far, is about fifteen feet high.  Others are rounder and lower, depending on where the sun is in relation to where they are.  Mine tolerate drought and rain. All are in acidic well drained soil.

Ligustrum   ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Ligustrum ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

This photo is from Dear Son III’s  garden in Yulee, Florida.  All of the Ligustrum in my yard (about a dozen) are rooted from parent plants in his yard.  The flower’s white beauty makes the scent better than it really is.

Bearspawprint 2014

Ligustrum japonicum – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Just Too Pretty To Pass By

In order to keep ahead of the parade, on May Day, so I could take pictures of the FRONT of the my husband as he participated in his first parade, I had to run and cut through side streets.  The problem was that I couldn’t seem to bypass all of the other things that were just too pretty, too pretty for me to pass by without appreciating.   I really had to sprint to get back to the starting point before the parade.  Who knew they would move along so fast?

With rain having fallen heavily most of the day, the light was gorgeous when the clouds finally went out to sea.  Here is a sample of a few of the wonderful things I saw.  I also saw sea-gulls, churches, sky, more sky, clouds, beautiful people, interesting people, children, other buildings, more plants, gorgeous trees …. but I missed most of the parade by staying in front of it.  I did get photos of groups forming up to march, but sixty out of the seventy, or so, group participants were behind the veterans.

These photos are from Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida.