Monday, December 10, 2007

In the neighborhood

I bundled up and went walking.

Lisa at Greenbow wrote about her pyracantha bush.
I saw these orange berries on one of my neighbor's bushes and thought this must be the bush. I think I will plant a couple in my yard next spring. I think the birds would like the berries and the added nesting branches. I think of Lisa as my neighbor even though she lives in a different state.

The rose bush in my neighbor's yard has roses that have dried and now are frozen.
I think they are lovely. When I see them I think of Anna at Nature Trail.
I call her, "Goddess of the Roses". Her rose garden looks so beautiful. I think of Anna as my neighbor even though she lives far north of me and in a different country.

As I came up the hill towards my house I saw a bush full of red berries.
I do not know its name. I could ask Tom at Monarch's Nature Blog.
He knows the names of many plants, birds and butterflies.
I think of him as my neighbor even though he lives in a different time zone.

The Magnolia Tree in my neighbor's yard reminds me of Chris. She has a beautiful tree in her yard. After seeing her wonderful photos on her blog, Notes from a Somerset Garden, I went looking for Magnolias. I think of Chris as my neighbor even though she lives on a different continent.
I love my neighborhood of friends from all over the world.
Thank you for walking with me.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sherry, if this orange berried plant is a pyracantha I am not familar with it. It looks more like a bittersweet.

On my pyracantha the berries are in tight clusters right on the limb. The leaves are a darker green and smaller too.

BTW it is good to be your neighbor.

Cheers, Lisa

Q said...

Thank you Lisa,
I grow bittersweet and this bush is different! Now that I know that it is not pyracantha I wonder what it is! I will still look for a pyracantha bush. I would love to see one up close. I just might need to go to a nursery. I wonder if it is native to my area. I am growing native. Hopefully it is!
You are a good neighbor.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Wow, you found a lot of color in the snow! That magnolia photo is great - I love their buds. Maybe I should go out & take a photo of my magnolia's fuzzy buds. Thanks for the idea.

Q said...

Hello Mr. McGregor's Daughter,
I was pleased to see so many plants that reminded me of my on-line friends. I popped over to your journal and caught up a bit on what has been going on in your garden. I shall come again. Having garden friends on line is very interesting to me. I have been gardening for over 35 years. Where I live now my gardens are 30 years old. Lots has changed since I first started here. My main focus is butterfly and bird habitat. I am all organic and native, as much as possible. Lots of herbs and veggies are in my garden beds.
Thanks for coming by. I do most of my gardening posts on Q's Corner.
Here I post about my daily walks.

mon@rch said...

LOL, that isn't an easy one! I will be honest, I am not really sure but they remind me of Honeysuckle berries!

Sprite said...


Dear Sherry,

These are very lovely and colorful photos!

It is nice of you to recognize those you consider your neighbors, it is a small world after all, isn't it?


Q said...

Dear Tom,
I think the first photo is of honeysuckle berries! I remember taking photos of honeysuckle in bloom just a few weeks ago right there on this bush. I will keep an eye and see if the berries are from that or are something else.
I am intriqued now.

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
There are more "neighbors in my neighborhood" than just these four!
You are a neighbor and a walking friend! I think of you every day. I think of you when I see the tall trees and the moon.
I think of you often.
Thank you dear friend and neighbor.
It is a small world. I love my world!