Visited one of my grandmothers today. She has a green thumb. Oh, and she’s pretty good with plants, too. (Nyuk nyuk nyuk.) She has a hibiscus in the back porch which is in the process of reinventing itself from a bundle of bare sticks to a beacon of hope. It is my designated PICTURE O’ THE DAY.
Pictures…pictures of other pictures…are the laziest pictures in the world. But here are some anyway.
At a rest stop on the way to visit Grandma, there were these trees. I liked them. I’m guessing they’re Kentucky coffeetrees. I’m not sure what else has scaly bark like this and leaf stalks (rachises) that may persist through the winter. At one time, I was bold enough to identify trees in the winter, but that was in my own backyard. I saw them year-round. I saw the compound leaves and the telltale pods! But here, at the rest stop, I could get it wrong. The stakes have never been higher! The stalks have never been higher, either! Actually, yes they have — these trees are’t that big.
Later, I spent some quality time with this cat: