The trees flower and one of the early bloomers is the Camelia. The shrub-tree is full of these pink beauties. They do not last long, for the ground is covered with pink petals, reminding me of a little flower girl casting petals in front of the lovely bride as she walks to the altar to meet the bridegroom. This could be a sign to us that Jesus, the bridegroom is coming soon.
Mat 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Mat 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
Mat 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
Mat 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
We call this tree the tulip tree .
Wild plum blossoms. Every year I cut back this tree, but it keeps growing and blooming and producing yellow plum fruit.
Luk 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Luk 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
A Mockingbird has taken a defensive position in our pyracantha bush. After a frost the birds eat the berries. Some get drunk from them as one robin flew into my front window knocking himself out for a time.
Pro 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Robins frequent our yard in the early spring. They are gentle birds and often walk near where I am standing. I put this bowl of water on a table for the birds. I had a deeper bowl of water on the ground. Last year a young robin was found drowned in the bowl. After this I put a rock stepping stone in the bowl for the unwise younger birds.
Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
The gray squirrel climbed to the top of our walnut tree to be sure that he doesn't have to share his prize nut that he found in the leaves. It was probably stale anyways. I put some fresh nuts near the tree, but so far they have not been found.
Mat 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.