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E fructu arbor cognoscitur…..

By its fruits is the tree recognized. But I prefer Jananese--or is it Chinese--lanterns

By its fruits is the tree recognized. I don’t know the name of the tree, but I think of them as Japanese–or is it Chinese–lanterns

Or maybe not, in this case. Or, maybe not by me, but perhaps one of my readers?  I have been travelling for work, and came across these little beauties in the parking lot of one of my stops. They look like the most delicate Japanese lanterns with little orange lights within. But from which tree or shrub? Of course, when we are out and about we miss our wild pets (birds, squirrels, bees), and apparently they miss us. The birds do anyway, or rather they miss the food. I swear they know the sound of the car, and the call goes out as we make our way up the road. The bees, what’s left of them, tolerate our presence. Just so long as I can see activity, I am satisfied. The mean bees won’t let us down… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfE9VrC7Ui0&feature=youtu.be One blessing of a kind when you are away at work during the day time at this time of year, when you finally get to see your yard/garden during the day it reveals itself to you as a surprise gift. Where there were only green shoots last week, by weekend there are buds. And where there were only buds, there are now flowers. It’s like someone presenting you with a bouquet of flowers after a long, depressing day: it gives you an immediate lift. Another gift: little lambs. One of the places I visit is a sheep farm, and this is lambing season. And they have hundreds.

Not exactly the ones I have been seeing, but you get the idea

Lambs Attribution:  By Black Angus Girl at en.wikipedia. Later version(s) were uploaded by Fneep at en.wikipedia. [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Romney_Ewe_and_Lamb.jpg


6 thoughts on “E fructu arbor cognoscitur…..

  1. Awww. Lambs and their mommies are so cute. I haven’t seen that type of bee entrance before, with the bars. Is it to keep some sort of vermin out?

    Posted by Tina | March 14, 2015, 5:31 pm
  2. they are Physalis, or chinese lanterns. There are many varieties and some are edible although I’m told they are an aquired taste. We have some in our garden as I love the juxtaposition of the skeltetal frame with the jewel inside. They just make me smile.

    Posted by Josephine | March 14, 2015, 5:46 pm
  3. I always feel sad being away at work during the day at this time of year and coming back to see the garden has changed. But, you have put it in perspective, ‘It’s like someone presenting you with a bouquet of flowers after a long, depressing day’. Thank you.

    Posted by P&B | March 21, 2015, 1:05 am

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