Tuesday, October 25, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 33


Discovering that I have a rare
heritage plant growing in my yard.

I was unsuspectingly admiring the fall leaves

on the trees off the side of my drive way,

when I noticed a bush adorned with red berries


I looked a little closer and discovered
that I have a Hearts-a-bustin' in my front yard.

This is a heritage plant that my father

has in his garden.

I've admired it so much and always

make it a point to peek

at his Hearts-a-bustin'

whenever I visit their home.

Okay, I'll admit that I have
actually coveted his exotic and beautiful plant.


I was beyond excited to discover
that I had my very own flowering bush

growing in my own front yard.

It's been there all along

but I just now noticed it.

How could I have overlooked
such a treasure?


Now I can't shut up about it.
I've mentioned my discovery
to Roger more than once.

"Did I tell you that we have
a Hearts-a-bustin' in our yard?"

I said to him as I cleaned the kitchen the other day.

"Uh, this is the third time you've told me"

he said lovingly.

Maybe I'm a little too excited?


So, I called my father

to share the news.

He marveled and celebrated

this fabulous find with me.

I forced the kids to

stop and admire it...

three times.

I told my mom all about it

and she was impressed.

Now I'm telling you!


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angel shrout said...

OH I would be bragging too that is a beautiful plant. I don't think I have ever seen one before but I love it.

AJ said...

I'm so jealous...sò pretty!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful tree.

Linda D. said...

Your photographs are amazing! Beautiful close up shots that show just how pretty that plant is!

Sarah said...

That last one is gorgeous!!

Ashley Sisk said...

What a neat plant...the photographic opportunities are endless!

Jenn Valmonte said...

That is one interesting tree. That's something we don't have here. :)

My post for the Happiness Project can be read HERE.

From Tracie said...

I think it is gorgeous and pretty awesome!!

Now I want one! =)

Jessica said...

I love this!!! I want one!!!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful plant...I have never seen it before!


Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a treat to find that Leigh!!!

Jenn said...

Lovely photos... What a wonderful surprise. I love finding things in my own yard that I never knew were there before.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

It's such a lovely time of year in GA, huh!?

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

How very cool!! I would be oh so very excited too!! :) Happy Tuesday!!

Sue said...

Pretty cool! I don't think I've ever seen one.


Tina´s PicStory said...

so lovely! :)

Ducky said...

You have the coolest most magical yard ever! Hands down!

Susan said...

So awesome! Such a pretty heritage plant too!

Icy BC said...

That is such a unique flower, and so beautiful. I would brag about it too :-)

Rachel Lundy said...

What a cool plant! And you captured it beautifully with your camera.

Katherine said...

That plant is beautiful! We found a new plant that looks a little bit like that on our last walk through the woods.

Meggs said...

These photos are gorgeous. What a great story. I'd be sharing too! =D