March 13, 2008

Spice Bush

These are the spice bushes growing beside the parking lot.

spice bush

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Let them praise the name of the Lord!
For God commanded and they were created.
And God established them forever and ever;
God gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!

Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!"
-Psalms 148:5-9


Gawdess said...

They are all beautiful pictures, but there is something about the second one, a matrix or net of twigs with sparkly bits of gold sprinkled on it, that really works for me.

Anonymous said...

What kind of spice? Those are amazing! They're so... bursty.

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Yankee, Transferred said...

Oh my goodness. Breathtaking!

Sharon said...

Beautiful, I love how they are emerging.

Cloudscome said...

It's Lindera benzoin, grows across Eastern N. America - Maine and Ontario to Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas in woodland, Sunny Edge, Shady Edge. Follow the link above for more. People used to make tea from the bark. It's supposed to be good for a cough. It's one of the first trees to flower.

I really like the second picture too - the way the brances spiral is fascinating. I wish it were a little brighter though.

The buds are so small you don't see how amazing they are unless you climb under the fence and get up really close.

Sandy said...

I agree with gawdess ~ there's something about the second one that really catches my eye. I love the criss- cross of the limbs and the little dots of yellow all mixed in. It has a great sense of depth.

Ampersand said...

it's just so amazing how many flowers are packing into that little bud! wow.