Southern Snow

Need we say more? Our version of a spring “snow” in the South.  Gotta love it.  And there’ll be purple snow later on . . . under the wisteria arbors . . .

I guess it’s kinda romantic walking on a carpet of soft, sweet smelling flower petals (grin) . . .

And there’s so many of them we made this basket one year: A Basket of Flower Petals that filled the room with perfume (and gave us the sneezes BAD!  LOL!)

Can you tell we like flowers?  And we love the smells.  Our yard is planted not just for the eye, but the nose, as this bee enjoying our rosemary bush can tell:

Did you know you can cook with rosemary and onion flowers?  Just sprinkle them on – they taste like the ‘real thing’ (because they are, silly!) – only a tad bit milder – and onion flowers don’t make you cry.  And when your guests see their pork chops or fillet of fish sprinkled with these blue colored flavored flowers – you get the enjoyment of seeing their surprise and expressions of delight as they try these things.  (The onion flowers are really good in a salad, by the way.  We are filled with survival ‘tips’ like these, LOL.)

But flowers and the spring – actually, we like flowers all year long – and take lots of photos of the things.  Here’s some you might enjoy . . .

And yes . . . we were trained as a professional photographer (2 quarters, overseas, Army – including developing, composition, and an ‘eye’ for art and candid shots . . . but I’ll let YOU guess why . . .)  Hope you have enjoyed.  LOL. We only have a few hundred more.

Cuz’ we like flowers and we’re men . . . and if you’ve got a problem with that – take it up with the women in the family, not me.  LOL.

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About jeffssong

JW is an adult childhood abuse survivor with DID*. He grew up in a violent family devoid of love and affection. He is a military brat and veteran. He no longer struggles with that past. In 1976 JW began writing "The Boy". It took 34 years to complete. It is currently on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004T3IVKK ), or if you prefer hard copy, on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681). JW resides somewhere in the deep South. He is disabled and living with family. Note: Please feel free to take what you need; all is free to all. With that in mind, keep it that way to others. Thank you. We have 3 Blogs - One for our younger days, 0-10 (The Little Shop of Horrors); one for our Teen Alter and his 'friends' (also alters) with a lot of poetry; and finally "my" own, the Song of Life (current events and things)
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5 Responses to Southern Snow

  1. cheryllme says:

    oh how beautiful it would be to walk on those petals and smell the scent of flowers all around you. Splendid 🙂

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  2. The Hobbler says:

    Those are beautiful! Hey, your snow, does it grow well in shady areas? I need something for in-between a stone pathway.

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    • jeffssong says:

      This ‘snow’ comes from Chinese Emperoress Parasol trees – an invasive species (as is wisteria, though it’s been around so long folks think it’s native). I chose these trees from a technical aspect: they grow 8 feet in a year (and spread from the roots) until they get 30-40 foot high. They lose ALL their leaves on the 1st frost, so there’s only 1 raking, and the elephant ear like leaves disintegrate into mulch in 1 yr (they are like tissue paper – a quick mowing and you’ve fed your yard; or we dump them into areas for building up dirt). They come with these beautiful aromatic flowers during the spring – covering the house with good shade during those hot summer months down here in Georgia – and drop those leaves “1st frost” allowing light to hit (and warm) the house during the cold weather months. LOL, trust an engineer to never do something just for it’s “beauty”! There’s gotta be a practical side (e.g. that huge Wisteria awning? Shields the side of my metal building which USED to get as hot as a toaster oven during the summer – now nice and cool – and wisteria loses its leaves during cold weather – which means then the sun hitting the tin keeps it warm. All natural ‘air-conditioning’ – both warm and cool. Imperfect, tho! LOL.)

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  3. Noel says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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