December 8, 2013
One of the first things I did when we arrived at LOL was plant a pot of violas. I love violas! All the pretty colors sitting on our picnic table just put a smile on my face.
Today, as I was pulling off the "dead heads" ( I am not sure why I call them that!), I noticed these tiny, and I do mean teeny, tiny seed pods.
What a wonder nature is...these tiny little seeds can make such a sweet little flower.
This is Resurrection plant. The live oak trees here have this plant growing all over them.
According to what I read, it evolved long before flowering plants. During drought it becomes dry, turns brown, and rolls inward to survive.
It can remain dormant for decades looking dead! The picture below shows what it looked like when we arrived.
After a rain, it absorbs water, restores chlorophyll to its leaves, and grows rapidly. We have had lots of rain...the trees are full of this beautiful fern-like plant. Thanks Mother Nature!
We had ourselves a walk on the beach this past Friday...spent the morning walking and breathing in some salt air. Oh the sweet smell of the ocean!
Blue Mountain Beach is one of 16 beach communities in South Walton. It is the highest elevation found on Florida's Gulf Coast. Locals say early sailors christened it Blue Mountain after seeing its high sand dunes covered in Blue Lupine.
My, my another week has already begun. What adventures await?
Until next time...
enjoy your view!