Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel - the best smellin' stuff you'll ever sniff- from Hill Country, Texas on a rainy day this past spring. We actually made this photo into a 'thank you' card for our wedding in August. The mountain laurel smells like grape koolaid, such a good smell! But the laurel bean is extremely poisonous to people and animals. And word on the street is that if you're in an enclosed area with the bloom, after a while, ya get a little tipsy and sick to your stomach. This stuff grows like crazy in the Hill Country and the past three field seasons, we would all happily bask in the goodness of the scent when it started blooming in mid-March. Today's Flower

11 comments:

ksdoolittle said...

What a gorgeous bloom!

Cher' Shots said...

This is simply beautiful. I love the dew drops collected on it.

eileeninmd said...

Jill, gorgeous mountain laurel bloom.

Kitty said...

The purple colour, and the water drops are awesomely gorgeous!

Susan said...

beautiful macro...Ive never seen one, but can imagine grape kool -aid smell..thanks!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Rose of Sharon as they call it.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous purple!

Rambling Woods said...

I had never heard of that...I guess you can smell, but not eat it...@:} Michelle

Judy said...

Anything that blooms in March is a good thing, in my book!! And this is even beautiful, too!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jill: That flower is a real beauty and it can make the hills come alive.

Denise said...

Well, if I went to your wedding and I received this as a thank you card, I would treasure it forever. It's exquisite!