Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday Sharing

You all were mentioning about jacaranda trees......my parents had a large one in their backyard in Oceanside, Ca.....they do get fairly large and need a big yard......these are native to South Africa but do well here and in Florida too.......they lose their leaves in the winter and then flower in the spring/early summer...green in the rest of the year......
another nice tree we have here is the Coral tree or Erythrina....we always just call it the Coral tree, its native to Argentina but again loses its leaves in the winter and then blooms first with beautiful bright coral/red flowers........our previous condo complex has two large coral trees as you enter.....and I used to write a association newsletter named "The Coral Tree"...couldn't find a photo of our trees but did find a stock one...

This tree is a younger one...ours were older and I think, prettier......most all trees in Southern California have been brought in by humans...the Palm tree isn't native and uses a lot of water...the only native Southern Californian tree we have is the California Live Oak which are protected.
There is a housing tract here that had to move about a dozen of these monsters before they could build....they used big cranes and then replanted them in the backyards of the new homes.
Lucky new homeowners to have such beautiful old trees.

We have a legend here about the wild mustard that grows everywhere in the spring...it says that Father Sierra planted it at the various missions and the seed of course, spread everywhere....I don't know if its true or not but rather romantic....

I guess I have followed the scripture verse today, Ephesians 3:17-19 and " I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." and just like a tree, be rooted and grounded in God's love today....
have a great weekend!
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