Sunday, December 4, 2011

THREE RAINY DAYS AHEAD, BUT NOBODY is COMPLAINING

Raindrops on Loropetalum Leaves
We walk by our Loropetalum almost everyday and it seldom gets noticed. Purple leaves just blend in.
It's a wonderful shrub for the Texas Gulf Coast. It even blooms with small, lavender tassles in the cooler months. It is more drought tolerant than you would think and it can take a hard freeze and come back quickly. It's a native of China and was discovered in Hunan Province. It's in the Witch Hazel family.
For more closeups, visit our host, Lisa, at http://lisaschaos.com/. She hosts Macro Monday each week. Thanks, Lisa.
Have a Nice Monday, Ya'll.
David/ :-)

10 comments:

  1. It's going to get cold!! Bundle up. I froze my butt off today in the garden. COOOOOOLD and rainy....but I love it:)

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  2. That's a great macro shot with the rain drops. I like the dark background.

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  3. The leaves are beautiful. You have photographed them well and then also the bigger picture to show the plant better.

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  4. We just had our first full day of rain after our seven-month long dry season. It's just glorious hearing and smelling and watching the rain after going without for so long. Loved the first shot! Enjoy your rain.

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  5. oh, that black and white photo is fantastic!!!

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  6. Isn't the rain wonderful? Your loropetalum is very pretty. I learned information about it that I didn't know. Love your new blog header! Looks like needlepoint. The colors are fabulous.

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  7. Only getting to 40 in Galveston Wednesday night but this rain will help everything take the cold weather a little better. Great photos...

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  8. Yes, I can imagine how welcome rain is in your part of the world. Light rain is welcome in gardens. Takes away some of the work, at least. :-)

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  9. I love the tones in that first photo and the details are excellent as well.

    Happy MM

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I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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